Group Therapy

There are a number of elements to group that you might consider. For example, working in a group offers many people the support and experience of others and the instillation of hope. The group contains members at different stages of the treatment process and seeing people who are coping or recovering gives hope to those at the beginning of their recovery.

In many ways, a group is similar to a family. Each member within the group can explore how early childhood experiences continue to contributed to personality and behaviors. Participants learn to recognize and avoid behaviors that are destructive or counterproductive in real life. Communicating and sharing information allows group members to help each other by exchanging information.

Group participants are able to share their strengths hopes with others in the group, which can in turn help to boost confidence and greater self-esteem. Being part of a group of people who have the same experiences helps people to see that they are not alone and that what they are going through is universal and not uncommon.

The group is the perfect place to practice new behaviors. The setting is secure, safe and respectful which allows for supportive group members to experiment without the fear of failure or judgement.Modeling and Imitative behavior are practiced in the group and in real life. Individuals can model the behavior of other members of the group or observe and imitate the behavior of the group leader.

Some groups that you may wish to consider joining include People with Food Issues and Over-Eating,  Issues of Sexuality as well as an Open Topics and General Well Being group. Group size is limited to assure quality of care to each participant.