Group therapy involves one or more therapists working with a group of people with a common focus. Group therapy can be very effective for a variety of distinct groups of people and address a multitude of different issues. Some of the benefits of group therapy are that you can learn from and empathize with your fellow group members, and that it can often be more affordable than one-on-one therapy. Often, people seeking therapy can feel isolated, like they are the only person in the world dealing with their particular life issue or situation. While each person's position is unique, group therapy is a great chance to explore the commonality of some problems and circumstances and to form a support system with those who are on a parallel journey. Some examples of common groups for therapy are for those struggling with alcoholism/addiction, those grieving, people in the LGBTQ+ community, those with eating disorders and survivors of attempted suicide. Group therapy can also be an effective tool to use in tandem with individual counselling. If you’d like to learn more about group therapy you can do so here. Learn more about the group therapy sessions we offer at Rivers Edge Counselling Centre here.