Why Group Therapy is a Good Idea
Group therapy can be a little intimidating if you haven’t been a part of a group therapy session before, or if you imagine that “group therapy” just means “sitting in a circle with a bunch of strangers.” The truth is, group therapy is an incredibly rewarding form of therapy.
Check out these four benefits of group therapy with Sample Therapy, and chances are you will feel a little more open about joining a group!
1. Group Therapy is Led By an Expert
The person who leads group discussions in a group therapy setting isn’t just anybody. They’re a highly-trained social worker who can help the group by asking engaging questions, helping everyone stay on topic, and providing guidance as you verbally tackle your struggle.
Sometimes, the group leader has also worked through similar issues, and can, therefore, add that unique perspective of someone who’s also “been there”.
2. The Group is All Tackling a Similar Issue
These people are your peers. They don’t have the exact same story that you do, but they do have a similar struggle or experience and can understand your story a little bit better than most people. Because of everything that you will have in common with the other group members, you may find yourself being more open than you would expect.
In fact, the American Psychological Association says that most people find group therapy “surprisingly rewarding”, and that’s mostly due to the fact that group members tend to form a strong bond and deep understanding with each other.
3. It’s a Friendly Reminder…
...that you’re not alone. Watching someone else tackle a similar issue can help you think of new ways to navigate that issue in your own life, and your peers can offer advice and support in ways that are very different from someone who hasn’t “been there”.
No man is an island, so you shouldn’t put the pressure of doing this all on your own on yourself. You can thrive and grow in ways you can’t even imagine yet with the right support, and oftentimes that comes from someone who “gets it.”
4. The Biggest Benefit of Group Therapy
When you contact Sample Therapy about our group therapy options, we can help you hone in on which group is the best fit for you and your needs. After all, the biggest benefit of group therapy is learning, growing, and embracing the kind of change that will help you move forward, and you’ll do that best when you’re surrounded by people who truly are working through similar difficulties.
So if you’re thinking about joining a group therapy setting, please reach out and we’ll help you take the next step.