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Adult Individual and Group Therapy Services in Albuquerque

Individual And Group Therapy Services for Adults

At Sage Neuroscience Center, we offer a wide range of counseling, therapy services and treatment options. Whether you would benefit more from individual attention or from a group environment, we can accommodate your needs and find a method that works for you.

Our Adult Therapy Services Include:

    • An initial assessment to determine the right program for each client.
    • Specialize in PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Addictions, Bipolar Disorder, Grief and other psychological issues.
    • Use a variety of different therapeutic modalities and theoretical formats.
    • Sessions range from 45 minutes to an hour and take place in a quiet and comfortable office atmosphere.
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Individual Adult Therapy vs. Group Therapy Services – Which Is Right for You?

It’s natural to be nervous or have some resistance prior to starting therapy. After all, our current society rewards people perceived as independent, productive, and successful. Admitting a need for therapy can feel like an admission of weakness, or make you feel like an outcast or a failure. The truth is, most of our patients are average, everyday people. Many of the people you interact with on a daily basis likely go to therapy or have some sort of mental health problem. At the end of the day, mental illness is like any other problem in life. When your car breaks down, no one thinks less of you for seeking a skilled mechanic to help fix the issue. Likewise, when you’re suffering from mental health illness, there is no shame in working with a professional to find a solution.

Types of Therapy

While specific strategies and methods can be very different from one treatment plan to another, there are two main forms of therapy: Individual Adult Therapy and Group Therapy Services. Individual Adult Therapy provides patients with specialized, one on one attention with a counselor. This framework allows the therapist to develop a deeper understanding of what the patient is dealing with, which then allows the patient to be more vulnerable and honest. The more you open up, the easier it is to help you. This exchange creates a strong relationship that can be crucial in making progress addressing mental health illness and its symptoms.

Group Therapy Services consist of sessions conducted with a group of people all experiencing mental health issues. While this may sound intimidating at the beginning, patients often find themselves feeling more supported when surrounded by others with similar backgrounds. In addition to allowing patients a platform to share their struggles with an open-minded audience, they are also given the opportunity to practice offering support to others which develops those important communication skills.

Each type of treatment has specific advantages and disadvantages. It’s important to acknowledge that neither one is better than the other. Making a decision in regard to what type of therapy you should seek out will depend on what issues you’re currently dealing with, as well as your personal preferences. In some cases, patients will even opt for a combination of both. If you’re unsure of which type would be most effective in your case, it may be helpful to get a better understanding of the differences between the two.

Individual Adult Therapy

At Sage Neuroscience Center, Individual Adult Therapy sessions range from 45 minutes to an hour. During the sessions, patients are given undivided attention by a licensed therapist in a quiet, comfortable office or via video chat. Our providers specialize in Anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Eating Disorders, Depression, Grief, Addiction, and Bipolar Disorder, in addition to other mental health issues.

Regardless of your mental health concern, the goal of your therapist is to help you discover the root causes behind your illness and develop a treatment plan that empowers you to manage your symptoms and prevent your illness from affecting your life.

Intake Assessment

We start our process of identifying if a person is in need of individual or group therapy through an Intake Assessment. Our emphasis is on completing a comprehensive Psychosocial Intake Assessment and Identifying what the goals and needs of the patient are. This allows us to assess what may be the best treatment for them. The emphasis is on treatment planning in collaboration with the patient, not on diagnosis.

Our providers are equipped with years of experience and extensive knowledge regarding mental health disorders. However, your input is the most vital component of the process. To receive an accurate assessment, you will have to be honest with your therapist about the symptoms you’re experiencing. Vulnerability can often be difficult, especially if you haven’t confided in anyone about your mental health state before. However, know that all therapists are bound by client confidentiality. The more you share with your therapist, the more precise your treatment plan will be.

Flexibility of Treatment

While conducting Individual Adult Therapy, there are a number of different therapeutic methods our providers can offer. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Gestalt, Solution-Focused Treatment, Mindfulness, and Self Psychology, among others. Our providers’ wide range of skills makes them well equipped to address your specific situation. During your sessions, they will determine which modalities are most appropriate for your case, providing customized, patient-specific care.

Group Therapy Services

The sessions we currently offer focus on issues such as PTSD, addiction, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and more. That being said, all of our groups aim to remind our patients that they do not have to feel alone or abandoned. Group members are encouraged to support one another and bond through shared experiences, and together, become better equipped to handle their individual illnesses in the process.

Groups are designed in different ways. While some are centered over relatively general topics, such as improving confidence or building upon social skills, many are created to address very specific issues. For example, our Seeking Safety Group at Sage Neuroscience Center specializes in providing support for people struggling with substance abuse, addiction, or PTSD.

Talk with your therapist if you think group therapy might be right for you.

Becoming Comfortable With Group Therapy Services

Group Therapy Services can maybe seem more intimidating than Individual Adult Therapy given that there’s a bunch of people there. This apprehension is understandable. Many people are already not particularly fond of public speaking, let alone choosing to share some of your vulnerabilities with strangers. If you have this fear, it’s important to remember that these sessions aren’t self-directed, but rather are led by a professional therapist. Their job is to ensure that the sessions remain a safe, supportive space for all group members, and can intervene at any moment if you start to feel uncomfortable.

Additionally, remember that the other participants in the group are there for similar reasons and may have experienced a lot of the same struggles as yourself. They were probably scared to start too. This is an excellent opportunity to see different people’s perspectives and strategies and learn from each other.

Get Expert Advice from Sage Neuroscience Center

At the end of the day, the choice of which type of therapy you’d like to pursue is all yours. You are welcome to contact Sage Neuroscience Center or talk to your health provider if you want some further guidance in determining what form of therapy will work best for you.

For more information about our services, contact us today at

1 (505) 884-1114

Our mission at Sage Neuroscience Center is to create collaborative teams of healthcare providers to engage those we serve to achieve sustainable wellness.

The Expert: Sage Behavioral Health Blog