Group Psychotherapy

Group therapy is a powerful treatment modality either alone or in conjunction with individual psychotherapy.  Patients typically meet in a group of six to ten participants with one or two therapists.  Most groups meet for 60-90 minute sessions one time per week.  Some groups are time-limited and meet for a pre-arranged time period or number of sessions, while others are more open-ended.  The format of groups varies.  Some groups are psycho-educational with instructional materials, readings and exercises.  Other groups are less structured and promote free dialogue, shared discovery and exploratory processing of thoughts and feelings.

Group therapy offers several unique opportunities for personal growth not usually available in individual treatment: