feel isolated and alone with their personal distresses.
Group Therapy gives members an opportunity to experience human
commonality when people in the group share problems and feelings in a
safe, healing environment.
Many clients say that seeing
and helping others work through their problems
provides powerful inspiration and motivation for dealing with their
Often group members become lifelong friends and support partners.
can be set up around a variety of issues, such as aging, abuse,
rape, divorce, etc. I start new groups as the need arises among
my clients. One of the most successful formats has been Therapeutic Journaling
groups. In these
groups part of the time is spent journaling and the rest is spent
processing the journal material with the group--if members want to
share, of course.
therapy can also be successful with children
and adolescents. As the need arises, I set up groups for young
people in my practice. Parenting groups can be helpful whether they are
for parent support or parent training
also has the advantage of being more
affordable than individual
counseling. Fees vary but are lower than the cost of individual