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Group Therapy Program

Mental health is a complex topic, and it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. At Greater Boston Behavioral Health (GBBH), we understand this struggle and offer mental health services—including group therapy—that are tailored to meet your individual needs. Our group therapy program is an integral part of our approach to treatment. While individual therapy sessions provide a safe space to explore things like past trauma and individual goals, group therapy provides an opportunity to practice new skills in a supportive environment and build a network of support. If you’re ready to learn more about our counseling programs in Boston, Call us today at The Behavioral Health Helpline today.

The Role of Group Therapy in Mental Health Treatment

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that takes place with a small group of individuals facing similar issues. The group meets with a trained therapist who guides the conversation and helps facilitate open communication between members. During sessions, members are encouraged to share their experiences and feelings in order to gain insight and understanding into their own behavior. The therapist also provides feedback and guidance on how best to address problems or challenges that come up during the session.

What to Expect in Mental Health Treatment

Once enrolled in a group therapy program at GBBH, you can expect sessions to occur regularly and last approximately one to two hours each time. Depending on the size of the group and the number of participants attending each session, conversations may vary from week to week, but overall will focus on topics like managing emotions more effectively or building healthier relationships with peers or family members. Additionally, it is important that all members feel comfortable participating in conversations without being judged by other participants or the therapist leading the session; as such, every effort will be made by our team to ensure all participants feel safe throughout their experience at GBBH.  

Starting group therapy for the first time can be intimidating. We understand this and want to make sure you feel comfortable in the program. Our team is dedicated to providing a supportive environment that allows each member of the group to feel heard and respected. We also encourage open communication between all participants so everyone can benefit from the experiences of others in their group. 

The Benefits of Group Therapy for Mental Health

We’ve made group therapy an integral part of our treatment programs because it:

  • Allows for more time in treatment – While one-on-one sessions are incredibly valuable on the recovery journey, time constraints and other commitments may limit the amount of time available for individual therapy sessions. Group sessions provide a way to get more out of treatment in less time.
  • Creates a sense of community – During group therapy, clients are surrounded by people who share similar struggles. This provides an immediate connection that can be incredibly helpful for those dealing with mental health concerns such as depression or anxiety.
  • Provides mutual support – In group therapy, members are able to offer support and understanding to each other. This can be especially valuable for those who don’t have a strong support system outside of treatment.
  • Promotes self-awareness – By talking through issues and listening to the experiences of others, group members can gain a better understanding of their own behavior and feelings. This can help them develop coping skills and create healthier relationships in the future.

Every step of the journey to mental health is important, and group therapy can be an invaluable part of this process.

Reach Out to GBBH for Group Counseling

Healing is within reach. At GBBH, our group therapy program is designed to provide encouragement and accountability as you take steps toward a healthier mental and emotional state. Reach out to our team or connect with us online to learn more about our group therapy program for mental health in Boston.
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