Also known as group counseling, it is the process where you will be work with a small group of individuals battling with the same issue, who meets regularly to discuss and explore their feelings around that issue. Groups typically meet once a week and contain between 4-10 people. Depending on the group topic and the group dynamic, groups may be open or closed to new members.
Some common group topics are grief, anger management, eating disorders, anxiety, living with a mental disorder such as bipolar disorder, living with chronic depression, recovering from childhood trauma such as sexual abuse, etc.
My role as the group therapist will be to help cultivate a productive discussion between members and learn from one another the difference between unhealthy and healthy coping mechanisms. Group members will focus on supporting and encouraging one another. Together, members will work towards healing, change, and personal growth.