Human beings have united in groups for safety, support and play since the beginning of our existence. Modern psychotherapists use this age-old wisdom to help people effect change in their lives in the context of a group, where change is most likely beneficial. Group therapy is experiential in a way that differs from individual or couples therapy. It is an excellent adjunct to individual work. In the context of a group, people relate to others as they do outside of group. These interpersonal dynamics can be explored in an emotionally safe environment, giving the individual the mental space to change aspects about themselves they would like to change and strengthen those areas which serve them well.
Group therapy helps people with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, intimacy difficulties, addictions, obsessions and compulsions. Shame and isolation are often at the root of many debilitating mental health issues. For these and a host of presenting concerns group therapy is the treatment of choice, especially when combined with individual treatment.