Benefits of Group Therapy

By Kendra Penski on November 8, 2021 in Blog, Therapy

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Three women sitting at a table talking to represent group therapy and the benefits of group therapy.

Sometimes when we hear “group therapy” it’s easy to think of tv shows where people are “forced to go to group” or “one person just talking the whole time.” In our women’s anxiety group, that’s the last thing you get. Let me tell you a few benefits of group therapy and what this group looks like. 

This women’s anxiety group is meant to provide a safe, open, humorous, joyful space that allows women to discuss and interact with one another to have honest meaningful conversations about anxiety and how it plays a role in their lives. This group is held by a licensed therapist, who provides skill-based therapy to the group, but also provides a chance to reflect and share what is going on in each women’s life. 

Advantages of Group Therapy:

  1. One of the benefits of group therapy is it’s a place where you can share openly and safely about things going on in your life with other women who are experiencing similar life situations or difficulties. It’s a space where you can share your struggles and reflect and receive feedback from a licensed therapist as well as other human beings who are there to bring comfort and knowledge to the group aspect. 
  2. Group therapy is beneficial by helping you learn ways to understand anxiety. Knowing some of the signs, symptoms, and triggers that anxiety may look like can help you overcome those challenging feelings, thoughts, and emotions. 
  3. Group therapy teaches coping skills to help manage anxious feelings. Learn skills such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques and exercises to use when you feel anxious and to help combat those internal struggles that we feel sometimes or all the time. 

Group therapy can seem overwhelming or nerve-racking at times, however, there are so many benefits of group therapy that people are often unaware of. I hope these few pros of group therapy opened your eyes a little more to what it looks like to be a part of a group and if you ever considered or wanted to take a skills-based class, or join our women’s anxiety group, try it!