I am curious about group therapy, but I do not know if it is right for me. Talking to a group of people about my personal life sounds intimidating. What can I expect from group therapy?
What a great question! Having sat in many group therapy sessions I can tell you that group therapy is very beneficial. It offers the ability to get additional perspectives that are not offered in an individual session and support from others. One of the biggest surprises for those participating in a group is their ability to identify with others. It is comforting to know you are not alone in your personal challenges. A group allows for healing, connection with others, gaining information/education, and more. Each group has a specific purpose that the group members are able to relate to. This makes joining a group less uncomfortable because the group members are able to relate to one another. It is encouraged to participate in group therapy, but ultimately up to you on how much information you choose to share or how much you participate.