Individual counseling may be helpful to you if you are feeling overwhelmed by life problems, experiencing depression, anxiety or anger, or other strong emotions, having difficulties managing a major life decision, an important relationship, coping with a serious illness, or undergoing job stress. You may also want to seek counseling if you feel you need better coping skills, or you don’t know what to do, or where to turn for help.
In group therapy, you learn that you are not alone in experiencing psychological adjustment problems, and you can experiment with trying to relate to people differently, in a safe environment, with a therapist present to assist, as needed. During group therapy, you will begin to see that you are not alone and that there is hope and help. It is often comforting to hear that other people have a similar difficulty, or have already worked through a problem that may be similar to yours. Mutual confidentiality preserves the privacy of the information shared among you and others seeking counseling in the group setting.
Open Group is offered on an on-going basis. Once the group starts, it continues indefinitely, with some group members completing treatment and leaving the group, and others joining along the way as openings become available.
Time-limited Group has a distinct beginning, middle, and end, and usually, does add members (closed group) after the first few sessions.
Focused or Topical Group is categorized into specific topics or areas of focus. Some focus therapy groups are skill development groups, interpersonal relationship focused, or treatment focused.