The idea of group counseling may seem quite intimidating in the beginning. After all, nobody wants to talk about their problems in front of strangers, right? But the fact is that a group counseling session, led by a professional counselor, could have significant benefits for the participating individuals.
Group counseling could take different routes, depending on the purpose for which it is conducted. In some group counseling sessions, ‘interpersonal learning’ is the main area of focus. In such sessions, members usually talk about their feelings in relation to one another. The other type of group therapy takes the form of a ‘support group’. In this type of group therapy, members talk about their own lives and it is usually has nothing to do with the group participants.
Benefits of Group Counseling
In my group counseling sessions, members hear about issues and challenges that are common to everyone present. These could be related to depression, anxiety, panic attacks, anger and other similar mental health problems. There is almost instant relief experienced by members when they find identification in group counseling.
Besides offering extensive support, groups also help the former isolated members to reconnect with other individuals and develop healthy social skills.
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