Group psychotherapy is a unique treatment approach that incorporates therapist and peer (group members’) involvement. Group leaders discuss strategies to manage specific problems and help group members manage relationships in a mindful way. Therapy groups can serve as a safe place to give and receive feedback; a venue to practice challenging activities or interpersonal interactions; and a support network. Groups can both provide perspective to individuals, and normalize their concerns.
Group therapy consists of one or two clinicians leading a group of approximately five to eight clients. Groups meet between 1-2 hours per week. Some groups are open-ended, while others meet for a predetermined number of sessions.