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A key benefit of group therapy is that it helps individuals realize that they are not isolated in their suffering. Knowing that others are dealing with the same things and sharing strategies can give sufferers hope and help them envision a path to wellness.

People who do not share easily or speak in public readily should not feel that a group therapy session won’t work for them. The healing process can come from the simple act of listening, as well.

Group types can include:

  • Behavioral modification training for parents of oppositional/defiant children

  • Mindfulness-based stress management

  • Positive parenting

  • Emotional coping skills groups

  • Anxiety

  • Adult emotional wellness groups

  • Mens’ groups

  • Health aging

  • Overcoming depression

  • Reducing alcohol use

  • Smoking cessation

Group Therapy for Substance Abuse

Many are familiar with group therapy for substance abuse via organizations like Alcoholics Anonymous. These types of groups can be a mix of those who have been sober for a while and those still in the depths of addiction. Participants share their narratives, and groups may leverage techniques such as step programs or sponsorship to foment recovery.

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