Sage Neuroscience Center offers multiple group therapy services that focus on various mental health topics to best meet the needs of the community. Because group counseling can seem like an intimidating experience, you may be apprehensive about joining. Most group members, however, are commonly amazed at the rewarding results. At Sage, our highly trained therapists provide our patients with safe and accepting group environments which enhance treatment and foster better outcomes.
Structure of Group Therapy
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that typically involves one or more trained therapists who facilitate a group of individuals. Groups commonly include 4-12 members and meet weekly for a specific amount of time (usually one to two hours). Some individuals only attend group meetings while others attend additional individual therapy sessions. Groups can have open membership, in which members can start and stop at any time, or they have closed membership, in which once a certain number of individuals are in the group, no additional members can join.
Groups are designed in several ways. Many groups address specific problems, such as substance abuse, depression, eating disorders, anger, or trauma. Other groups target more general topics, such as improving self-esteem or teaching social skills and support.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Psychotherapy in a group setting is a unique experience in which you do not feel alone. Groups provide a safe and confidential environment in which common experiences, thoughts, and feelings bring people with similar struggles together. Members receive support, encouragement, and valuable ideas and suggestions from one another. Sharing in a group dynamic helps you view your problems from new perspectives. Similar issues bring people together, while a diversity of individual personalities and backgrounds can contribute to developing effective strategies for handling your concerns in a healthy way.
Sage Neuroscience Center’s Group Therapy facilitators are all clinically trained mental health professionals who understand the need for fairness, equality, and safety. Group Therapy services at Sage Neuroscience Center are operated with compassion and empathy to help individuals work through the stigma and shame often associated with mental illness.
Group Therapy is not appropriate for everyone. We take great care to ensure that patients are screened for therapeutic fit and always have the safety and best interest of each patient in mind. Call today or speak with your individual provider to see about a Group Therapy session that would be best for you.
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