Group therapy can be a rewarding experience. This therapy involves a counselor with specialized training, who teaches group members proven strategies for managing specific problems. This counselor will lead a small group of individuals who are struggling with similar issues. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Groups can act as a support network and allow you the opportunity to have other group members help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge.