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Group Therapy

Mental health group therapy offers the benefits of a support network while targeting a specific problem shared by the members of the group such as depression, obesity, PTSD, or substance abuse. Group sessions are run by one or more psychiatrists working with several people simultaneously.

Purpose of group psychotherapy

The purpose of group psychotherapy is to improve social skills, and help people deal with a range of issues such as anger, and low self-esteem, and change destructive thoughts and habits. Group psychotherapy is typically part of a comprehensive treatment plan to manage the patient’s condition.

Members of the group introduce themselves and discuss their reasons for participating. As the sessions progress, members discuss their advancements, experiences, and challenges since the last meeting. The aims of the group and the therapist’s style strongly influence how the session and any group treatment activities are run. Pain, guilt, or tension can be eased by talking about feelings and experiences with others. Additionally, it offers a secure setting in which patients can test out new behaviors and skills.

psychologist in the office working on the mental health of the patient

The benefits of group therapy for mental health

Support

People who participate in group therapy for mental health can benefit from encouragement and support from fellow group members. Participants can see how others experience and manage the same thing as them, which can make them feel less alone.

Promoting Social Skills

Working with a group allows the therapist to observe each person’s responses and social interaction up close, which can offer valuable insight in the patient’s behavior. Group therapy for mental health also allows people to practice their modified conduct and reactions.

Learning From Others

Group therapy for mental health offers the chance for role models to set examples for other group members. It gives everyone hope for healing if they personally witness a group member successfully managing a difficult issue.

Rudoy Medical's advantages and experience in group therapy for mental health

Rudoy’s Medical team includes highly qualified and experienced psychiatrists and psychotherapists who are skilled in managing group therapy sessions for mental health conditions.

To help patients live a more controlled and healthier life, our team can identify problems, and explore solutions to meet your specific needs while compassionately engaging with you to understand the challenges in your life.

  • Board Certified and highly experienced providers
  • Individual approach to patients
  • Easy-to-access online psychiatry and psychotherapy services
  • Electronic prescriptions
  • Portal access to your providers and appointments

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Meet our mental health experts

Rudoy’s Medical team is dedicated to providing treatment, tools, and resources in support of your mental wellness. Our mental health experts provide insight and guidance for different mental health challenges that adults and children face today.

Each specialist in the team brings a depth of experience and years of mental health advocacy. Through psychotherapy services, we work with you to treat a range of disorders while focusing on your personal growth and overall well-being.

FAQs about Group Psychotherapy

Can psychotherapy be done with groups of people?

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that brings people together who share similar issues. It aims to help people manage their condition, adjust behaviors, and help them learn to cope with negative experiences.

What is a major benefit of group therapy for mental health?

Group therapy offers patients the chance to improve their communication and socialization skills and help them learn to accept criticism. When you can relate to people with similar concerns, you develop a greater sense of self-awareness while being comforted by the fact that you are not alone in your struggles.

What types of problems are best solved through psychotherapy in groups?

Psychotherapy aims to help people in a wide range of situations. It could be to address a major life upheaval, such as divorce, or to get help managing any type of mental health condition, like depression or addiction.

Does group therapy for mental health really work?

Group therapy for mental health is highly effective and cathartic for patients as they can role-play their emotions with the group’s support. It is common for people to have initial reservations but they ultimately enjoy the sessions and take a preference to group therapy.

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