Group therapy brings together a small number of people to discuss and explore their experiences in the context of an ongoing, open-ended, process-oriented group.
A central tenet of group psychotherapy is the notion that members of a group, through their group interactions, recreate their social situation and characteristic manner of thinking, behaving, and feeling in relationships, and so the group becomes a microcosm of their external lives. Group psychotherapy provides a powerful medium for change through providing a sense of belonging, universality, and hope; altruism in helping other group members; self-disclosure and catharsis; through offering education, guidance, vicarious learning and modeling; and through interpersonal learning and the development of insight.
I help people with:
- Communication difficulties
- Struggles or challenges in relationships
- Anxiety and depression
- Distance, detachment, and isolation
Groups are an extremely powerful experience that can produce significant and lasting change. While the thought of joining a group of strangers to discuss intimate details of your life may seem daunting or terrifying, as a group leader I work diligently to provide an atmosphere and experience that promotes safety, group cohesion, and trust. Over time, members of a group can transition from stranger to trusted confidant. If you are interested in joining a group, please contact me to learn about availability and to discuss options.