What Is Group Therapy?
Your group will will have five to eight people plus myself, who commit themselves to attend weekly group sessions.
Sessions run for an hour
and a half. Participants agree to keep everyone's name and personal information
confidential outside of group.
At the beginning of each session, group members
decide together who will be the focus of group work that session. If time
permits, more than one group member may volunteer to work with her concern for that week,
Although there is focus on one person at a time, everyone participates through
listening, asking questions, and contributing support.
You may always decline to participate in any facet
of group that feels uncomfortable.
If you have any questions, please call me at 503-342-2510 or you can email
What Is The Therapist's Role?
We are trained in group dynamics and process so we can help you feel safe, while trying out new ways of communicating and relating. We will help you learn and practice new tools with yourself and with your group mates, so you experience first hand what it is to feel safety, belonging, while learning to be yourself. This is how self confidence and self esteem are strengthened.
What Are The Benefits of Group Therapy?
You will experience emotional support, empathic understanding, and
authentic encouragement from one another.
Committed attendance is itself helpful, as you learn to "show up" for yourself and for others.
You will learn to deepen your self-confidence through revealing your inner thoughts and feelings and realizing you are not that different from otheres.
Group therapy is instrumental in healing all emotional and psychological
struggles people experience: depression, anxiety, anger, fear, shame, etc.
You learn to accept support from others and feel less alone in
the world through understanding other people's lives.
people's problems, goals, and solutions helps you clarify their own.
Belonging to a supportive group helps people feel a renewed purpose. You develop a sense of
responsibility to the group because your participation impacts other group
You can experiment with different roles and ways of being in group
that inform, change, and take root in your life.
Group therapy provides
opportunities to transcend your life struggles, as you learn to put things in perspective and live in the
Fees for group therapy are usually much less than for individual therapy. Often
about half the cost. Because fees are lower, insurance payments for group
therapy may be more generous, depending upon you plan. Please note, however,
that insurance reimbursement always requires a mental health diagnosis, no
matter what therapeutic modality is utilized.