The things that bother us, hurt us, make us anxious, and frighten us often involve not only us but other individuals as well. Much of the work we do in therapy includes not just the client in the room, but also the other people in his or her life. Interpersonal relating, or how we interact with others, is frequently central to the work of therapy. This is why group therapy in San Diego can be so beneficial. One-on-one work with a therapist is key to understanding problematic patterns and behaviors; however, a group setting is the perfect scenario to confront and change those patterns.
Group psychotherapy provides a place where you come together with others to share problems or concerns, to better understand your own situation, and to learn from and with each other.
One of the advantages of group therapy is the opportunity to learn from other members’ experiences. For example, you will hear how others have dealt with their depression, anxiety or relationship problems. Hearing from others on what has worked and what hasn’t is a great benefit of group therapy.
As a Certified Group Psychotherapist and a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, I strongly believe that group therapy can transform the way we interact with those around us.
Often, the thought of talking about personal issues in front of others can be daunting. I work very hard to create an environment where my clients feel safe, protected, supported while still being challenged.
If group therapy sounds like a fit for you, contact me today.