Group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing concerns and making positive changes in your life. Groups involves one therapist leading a group of 6-8 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour each week.
The general tone and direction of the group therapy session will vary depending on the type of group. There are many different kinds of groups with different areas of focus, but they generally fall into one of two categories:
- Psychoeducational/Skills-based – These groups are intended to provide members with the information they need to address or cope with whatever it is that brought them to the group; they are usually structured with specific topics or modules to cover.
- Process-Oriented – These groups are more focused on experience, sharing with one another, and making connections; discussion among the members dominates this group rather than a set agenda (Good Therapy, 2013).