Group Therapy

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What is Group Therapy?

Group therapy provides you with the opportunity to work on specific psychological topics with others who have had similar experiences or similar treatment goals. The group leader will help you and the other group members to grow comfortable being vulnerable and open in the context of the group. Group therapy can be a great adjunct to individual therapy. The dynamics of a group therapy session allow for different kinds of growth through communication, honest feedback, and processing of previous social and familial dynamics. In addition, groups can be a place where you tackle certain types of difficulties or learn specific types of therapeutic skills.

Who do we treat?

We run groups for adults and adolescents on various topics including but not limited to: Loss and Bereavement, Dialectical-Behavior Therapy Skills (DBT), PTSD and Trauma, Process Groups, Singles Groups, and more.  Return to this page for more information on our current groups.

What to expect?

We will conduct initial interviews to determine the goodness of fit of the group for your needs. Our group leader will meet with you and if the group is right for you, you will be invited to attend. Groups are generally closed, meaning that group members agree to attend all group meetings. Groups typically run for about 8-12 weeks depending on the topic.

Myths about Group Therapy:

Myth: Group therapy is not Confidential

Fact: What happens in the group stays in the group. You and the other group members along with your group therapist agree to keep what happens in the group 100% confidential.

Myth: Group therapy isn’t personal enough.

Fact: Group therapy can be extremely personal and intense. Sharing vulnerability in front of others and connecting on shard experiences can be a powerful therapeutic tool for personal change. ----

Myth: Group therapy isn’t good for someone who is shy or socially awkward.

Fact: Group therapy can be a healing tool to help those who feel shy or awkward in social situations. It can be a place to grow and learn to be comfortable in group settings.

Myth: Group therapy isn’t necessary if I already have an individual therapist.

Fact: Group therapy can be a wonderful adjunct to your individual therapy. While your therapist works with you one-on-one, there are dynamics that can be better explored in the context of a group. In addition, groups can offer a specialized therapeutic environment to add onto the gains made in your individual therapy.

Good reasons to start therapy

Anxiety

If you are experiencing stress, worry, overwhelm, panic, and are overthinking things, you may be dealing with anxiety. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand and manage your anxiety.

Depression

Depression can look different for everyone, but some common signs of depression are chronic sadness, lack of motivation, feeling withdrawn, removed, and isolated. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand and manage your depression.

Relationship Problems

Therapy can be helpful in improving relationships. Interpersonal problems can result from trauma, lack of experience, miscommunication, incompatibility, or life stressors and circumstances. We can help you to improve your relationships through individual or couples therapy.

Work-Life Balance

It can be difficult to juggle your work life with your personal life, and there are many stressors that come into play when trying to find a healthy work-life balance. Therapy can help you to set boundaries and achieve greater balance in your life.

Religion and Culture

Everyone has their own unique experience related to their religion and culture. At Behr Psychology we are sensitive and knowledgeable about many cultures and religions. We can work with you to understand conflicts or values related to religion and culture.

Intersectionality

Race, class, and gender identities often overlap and can be the source of trauma, discrimination or disadvantage. Therapy can help you to process these experiences and your unique identity.

Trauma

Trauma is an emotional response to a threatening event that causes long-term reactions such as flashbacks, unpredictable emotions, dissociative episodes, or physical symptoms. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand, process, and manage your symptoms of trauma and anxiety.

Sexual Dysfunction

At Behr Psychology we treat a range of sexual disorders including erectile dysfunction, low libido, premature ejaculation, vaginismus, porn addiction, sex addiction and pain with sex. Sexual health can be related to any of these issues in addition to kink and BDSM. Therapy can be helpful in supporting you to better understand, process, and manage issues and topics related to sex and sexual health.

Life Transitions

We can help support you through life transitions that can create stress and anxiety in your life. This can include moving, changing jobs, beginning and finishing school, starting a family, caretaking responsibilities, marriage, and grief and loss. Therapy can help provide a safe space for you to process your emotions and get the support you need.

Self-Esteem

Self-esteem and self-love are at the core of many other emotional functions. If you are struggling with self esteem you might be dealing with body image, an eating disorder, depression, anxiety, or self-confidence. Therapy can help you to build your self-esteem and confidence while reducing shame and guilt.

Assertiveness

Many people struggle with asserting themselves in the workplace and in relationships. Confidence, communication, and strategy are key when working on assertiveness. Therapy can help to support your abilities to assert yourself in a variety of settings.

Self-Exploration

Self-exploration in therapy is useful for people who want to learn more about themselves but may not know where to start. You may be interested in therapy but are not sure what you really want to talk about. That is ok. You don’t need to know where to start to begin exploring.