Group therapy is a shared therapeutic experience that involves the presence of a trained professional and others who are working through similar issues. This collaborative form of healing can focus on interpersonal relationships or on particular concerns shared by group members.
There are numerous psychological and emotional issues that are treated in group therapy, ranging from addiction and abuse, to anxiety and depression.
Some people choose to join group therapy to supplement primary therapy, to access additional support, or to serve as the sole component of healing work. Participants in group sessions find discussing their problems with those who can offer genuine empathy gives them a sense of belonging and encouragement. Additionally, group therapy members provide support and direction for others struggling with the same issues they have faced in the past.