One of the biggest barriers to people seeking mental health help is the stigma that often surrounds it. This can cause people struggling with mental illness or emotional difficulties to feel very isolated and alone with their challenges. Even if they have close friends or family they can confide in, it can be hard to find people who they feel truly relate. Group therapy introduces an individual to a number of other people who share similar struggles, helping them to understand they are not alone. With this greater sense of belonging, individuals can better relate to issues and gain deeper insights into their own minds.
While a therapist leads group therapy, support really comes from the other people. When individuals feel supported, they can reciprocate those actions and develop a sense of shared goals that helps all o f those involved. Support groups are used to maintain progress, reduce stigma, and introduce individuals to other perspectives.
Group therapy introduces an individual to a number of other people who share similar struggles, helping them to understand they are not alone.
At Reliance Integrated Wellness Center, our mental health professionals often use a combination of different therapies and treatments. We recognize an increasing need for virtual counseling options. For more about virtual therapy, visit our Virtual Therapy page.