"One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another, is
listen to each others stories. - Rebecca falls
What is group counseling?
Group counseling involves a small group of people (usually 5-10) who meet
together regularly, to talk about their struggles and problems. These
groups can take a variety of forms. Some focus on a specific topic or
problem, while others address a number of different concerns.
Why share your struggles or issues with a group of individuals you don't know?
In group counseling, real-life patterns of behaving and interacting are
naturally reproduced, and therapists can help individuals see these
patterns, evaluate whether the patterns are helpful or hurtful in
relationships, and, if necessary, change long-held relational patterns
that are interfering with the development of healthy, satisfying
relationships with families, friends and colleagues.
Groups are limited in size, and, after formation, are considered "closed groups";
that is, no new members are allowed to join the group after the group
begins. Before each new group is formed, group therapists ask a few
questions of individuals or couples in order to assure a good match
between all the participants in these dynamic groups