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Group therapy

Group therapy is a powerful tool that allows individuals to work through their issues collectively with the help of trained professionals. Not only does it provide the opportunity to discuss your personal struggles, but also provides emotional support from others who can relate. Through fostering a safe space of understanding and acceptance, group therapy encourages us to find healing within each other while ultimately providing invaluable insight into our own lives.

What is group therapy?

Group Therapy is a supportive counseling process which brings several individuals together to share life experiences, ideas and emotions in an effort to achieve resolution of personal issues.

During these group therapy sessions, your Geode mental health professional will act as the group leader and will provide an opportunity for interaction so that all participants can discover insights into their common problems through the words, thoughts and responses of the group.

This form of therapy helps give individuals in the group a sense of validation that they are not alone in their struggles while gaining access to different perspectives on how to cope.  Engaging in group counseling encourages you to express your feelings without fear of judgment or negative repercussions which can be difficult when discussing personal issues within individual therapy.

Benefits of group therapy

Group therapy is an excellent way to get support and encouragement during difficult times. Some of the many benefits of group counseling sessions include:

  • A sense of belonging in an environment where everyone’s feelings are heard, understood, and validated without judgment

  • Reduced feelings of loneliness or isolation as a result of mental health challenges

  • Increased feelings of self-worth and awareness

  • DBT-based skills to learn how to better manage emotions

Group counseling or psychotherapy sessions allow members of the group to not only provide support, but also practice new healthy behavior patterns while being provided with feedback from others in the session.

Find healing within a group therapy session online or near you

Group therapy sessions provide an opportunity for individuals to find healing and support from people who understand what they are going through. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, or any other issue, group therapy and other forms of mental health treatment can provide the resources you need. Find a Geode location near you to start your search for group counseling that helps you meet your goals.

If you are in crisis and in need of immediate support

Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline by dialing 988 or text the Crisis Text Line by texting HELLO to 741741