Many people benefit from the support of others
There can be much relief in learning that you are not the only one struggling. In group, people receive understanding, encouragement, and support from others facing similar issues.
Group therapy is a powerful vehicle for growth and change, and it has been an effective treatment option for over 50 years. It is a form of counseling in which up to eight people come together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. For some people, groups can be more effective and produce quicker results than individual therapy.
Other benefits of group psychotherapy include:
- The opportunity to be real with others in an environment of safety and respect.
- Counteracting feelings of isolation and a sense of being alone.
- Learning about one’s usual patterns of relating to people, and allowing for an opportunity to challenge these patterns.
Our groups are 80 minutes in duration, and we meet weekly. Topics include: Trauma Support Group for Combat Veterans, Support Group for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Support Group for the Spouses/Significant Others of Police Officers with PTSD, and Alcohol and Substance Abuse Group for First Responders.