Group Counseling for Mental Health Disorders

Orange County Mental Health Treatment Center

Breaking Free From Isolation

Social isolation is a risk factor for many mental health disorders. This can be a depressing experience when you’re already dealing with anxiety, depression, and other issues. The pain can become so extreme, you might feel too embarrassed to seek help and place this burden onto someone else. There is no shame in finding a support system, especially group counseling where people like you are in the same position.

Partnering With D'Amore

Regardless of how you feel, it is okay to share your experiences and mental condition with a support group. Group sessions provide a safe space for people who want to listen and are in similar places. Our mental health treatment center in Orange County offers group counseling for mental health disorders. We can help deliver you a sense of inclusion and belonging, so that you can achieve mental wellness.

What Is Group Therapy?

Group therapy or counseling, is a form of psychotherapy involving a therapist that works with several people at the same time. This psychotherapy is widely used at hospitals, mental health facilities, community centers, and private therapeutic practices. A pre-group interview or screening typically meets before to help therapists and potential participants discuss individual goals and group objectives.

Group therapy can be used as a treatment by itself, but is usually part of an integrated, comprehensive treatment plan. Common treatment methods incorporated with group counseling include individual therapy and medication management.

A New Perspective

Individual therapy provides many benefits in the progression of treatment and recovery. However, groups offer a setting that presents unique perspectives from different people struggling with their own mental health.

This type of group setting is compromised with people who have the same issues as the person suffering, or vastly different problems. Regardless, group counseling is a source of knowledge and inspiration from someone who has firsthand experience living with a mental health disorder. Professional therapists and counselors who don’t live with mental health challenges simply can’t provide these firsthand experiences and perspectives.

Benefits of Group Counseling

Depending on the nature of the issue, group therapy can be an excellent choice for discussing problems and making changes. Some of the main advantages of group counseling include:

Support & Encouragement

Group therapy provides an opportunity for people to receive support and encouragement from others in the group. Participation from group members shows that people are not alone and are going through a similar issue.

Role Models

People in group therapy can serve as role models for other members. It is inspirational and hopeful to hear someone successfully cope and overcome a problem. As each person progresses, they can serve as a support figure for others, helping promote a successful recovery.

Affordable

Group therapy provides an opportunity for people to receive support and encouragement from others in the group. Participation from group members shows that people are not alone and are going through a similar issue.

Safe Environment

This therapy acts as a safe haven. The secure environment encourages the behavior and actions of interpersonal relationships.

Valuable Feedback

When people work together in a group, the therapist can observe and see how each person responds to people in social situations. Using this information on their behaviors, the therapist can give valuable feedback.

Support & Encouragement

Group therapy provides an opportunity for people to receive support and encouragement from others in the group. Participation from group members shows that people are not alone and are going through a similar issue.

Role Models

People in group therapy can serve as role models for other members. It is inspirational and hopeful to hear someone successfully cope and overcome a problem. As each person progresses, they can serve as a support figure for others, helping promote a successful recovery.

Affordable

This type of therapy is often more affordable than individual therapy. The therapist or counselor devotes their time to a larger group of people, rather than one person at a time.

Safe Environment

This therapy acts as a safe haven. The secure environment encourages the behavior and actions of interpersonal relationships.

Valuable Feedback

When people work together in a group, the therapist can observe and see how each person responds to people in social situations. Using this information on their behaviors, the therapist can give valuable feedback.

Conditions Group Counseling Can Help

Group Counseling at D'Amore Healthcare

Recognizing you are not alone and that others are going through similar experiences as you can help your journey to recovery. Group counseling allows you to see that you are not broken as well as become inspired by others’ success. Professional and peer support are equally important for long-term recovery, and our residential treatment programs integrate elements of both. We want you to be able to connect with others, because support is the foundation for a successful recovery.

Social support from group counseling at D’Amore benefits you and others in similar situations. Group therapy helps people find direction and hope in their own path to recovery. If you or a loved one may be struggling with a mental health disorder, please call us today. Our professional clinical team can provide a foundation for your recovery moving forward.