What is Group Therapy?
- Group Therapy is intended for you to gain peer support in dealing with personal or interpersonal challenges.
- It can be especially effective for people interested in exploring their interpersonal style and enhancing their approach to relationships in such areas as trust, intimacy, anger, conflict, assertiveness, taking risks, or improving self-esteem.
One of the most important aspects of Group Therapy is the trust that is built between members. Each member must be prepared to make a commitment of confidentiality and respect for each of their fellow members. Depending on the group, some other commitments might include agreeing to come for a minimum number of sessions, coming to every group meeting or calling if you have to miss a group. As in any relationship, the development of trust, cohesion, and a sense of safety allows people to talk personally and honestly.