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How do I know if group counseling is right for me?

The facilitator on duty can assist you to identify if group counseling is a appropriate for you. If so, you will be referred to the group facilitator for a group screening. This screening and/o assessment will allow you to get to know the facilitator, learn about the group topics, and decide whether the group will be an appropriate match for you.


What issues are groups effective in treating?


Groups can be beneficial thls for clients who have concerns about their relationships and/or topics associated with pain management and/or support networks. Some common concerns of group members include loneliness or isolation, shyness, codependency in relationships, superficial relationships, and/or lack of intimacy or frequent disagreements in romantic relationships. Anxiety in social settings, trust issues, being easily hurt or offended, and/or lack of self-assurance and fear of being left out or abandoned. Group therapy has a high success rate for effectiveness in the following:


  • Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Traumatic Experiences
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders



​ How do I know if group counseling is right for me?

The facilitator on duty can assist you to identify if group counseling is a appropriate for you. If so, you will be referred to the group facilitator for a group screening. This screening and/o assessment will allow you to get to know the facilitator, learn about the group topics, and decide whether the group will be an appropriate match for you.


What issues are groups effective in treating?


Groups can be beneficial thls for clients who have concerns about their relationships and/or topics associated with pain management and/or support networks. Some common concerns of group members include loneliness or isolation, shyness, codependency in relationships, superficial relationships, and/or lack of intimacy or frequent disagreements in romantic relationships. Anxiety in social settings, trust issues, being easily hurt or offended, and/or lack of self-assurance and fear of being left out or abandoned. Group therapy has a high success rate for effectiveness in the following:


  • Chronic Pain and Illness
  • Traumatic Experiences
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Depression
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Substance Abuse
  • Eating Disorders



GROUPS


Group Counseling Sessions are individually customized to provide support, community and life skills. Group counseling involves 4-10 individuals meeting with 1-2 trained counselors, typically once a week for 1.5 hours.  Group members talk about a variety of issues including exploring relationships, improving self-esteem, and enhancing coping skills.