Attending group therapy in addition to individual sessions can be a complementary way to progress treatment. Members of the group often have similar diagnoses or experiences. The understanding and support of peers can provide additional insight into the individual engaging in the therapeutic process. The therapist facilitates these appointments and tailors the conversations, as well as activities to be mutually beneficial for all participants.
In the first session of therapy, the group together creates a contract for behavioral expectations and rules for participation. Confidentiality and respect of the group members are required of all participants to follow. Current clients of Healing Conversations Counseling may participate in group therapy. Clients of other local mental health therapists may join group therapy in our office, but they must be referred to do so, to ensure that the program is clinically appropriate for that individual.