The value of group therapy

By admin / October 20, 2007
By: Jennifer Baxt
Category: Psychology

Many people don't like the idea of group therapy, feeling like it some how invades their privacy. However, group therapy can be extremely beneficial, for a variety of reasons, and you can even take part in group therapy through online therapy. In fact, online therapy takes a great deal of the apprehensiveness of group therapy completely out of the picture.

One of the biggest advantages of group therapy is that you are able to hear the feelings and experiences of others and then to either compare them or apply them to your own feelings and experiences. Furthermore, as a person grows individually, they are able to share that growth experience - and technique - with the group so that others may benefit.

Another advantage of group therapy is that it often costs less than individual therapy. Note, however, that often a problem may be better treated with a combination of individual and group therapy.

Group therapy offers additional support. You not only have the support and help of your therapist, but you also have the help and the support of the other members of the group - people who have had personal experience with what you are going through. Furthermore, you will discover that you are not alone in the world when it comes to your particular problem. This, in itself, often helps therapy to progress faster.

As stated, with online therapy, the idea of group therapy becomes more appealing to many people, simply because they are able to maintain their anonymity, while still benefiting from the group, as a whole. Most people who would not consider traditional group counseling are quite open to the idea of online group counseling for this reason.

Online group counseling is available for numerous different types of therapy, including psychotherapy and various support type therapy. Specific types of group therapy include marriage counseling, eating disorders, alcohol and drug counseling, social anxiety, depression, phobias, and much more.

Depending on what you are in therapy for, or what type of therapy is needed, your online therapist may suggest group therapy. Again, with online group therapy, you don't have to worry about your identity being revealed, making it just as comfortable and safe as individual therapy. Talk to your therapist today to see if group therapy may be something that you will benefit from. It really can be a rewarding experience.

Jennifer B. Baxt, LMHC, LMFT offers online audio/video counseling as well as works with children, individuals, couples, geriatric patients, depression, bipolor, anxiety and substance abuse.Jennifer B. Baxt, LMHC, LMFT offers online audio/video counseling as well as works with children, individuals, couples, geriatric patients, depression, bipolor, anxiety and substance abuse. Please contact jennifer@completecounselingsolutions.com or http://www.completecounselingsolutions.com for any further information.



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