At first, the idea of participating in group therapy might seem intimidating. Who wants to share their story with strangers? But group therapy, in which one or more therapists lead a group of 5 to 15 people, can be very beneficial. Groups generally meet once a week for 45-90 minutes. Group therapy can give you a host of new perspectives on your situation, and help you see solutions in a new light.
Other benefits of group therapy include:
Support. You are not alone! Many people experience a sense of relief knowing there are others going through the same journey, and are happy to join together on the path to freedom and change.
Sounding Board. Group members may see things in a different than you do, and can provide you with new insights. You will receive a wider range of perspectives on your situation that can help you work through issues in a new way.
Confidence. Being part of a trusted group with people in similar life situations promotes social skills and helps overcome fears or embarrassments.
Learning About Yourself. Hearing others’ stories can often open your own eyes. It’s a way of uncovering the blind spots that may be blocking your ability to overcome your issues. You may also gain a sense of increased self-esteem through group therapy.
Group therapy is strictly confidential. You can rest assured that the information you share remains in the group. This is something that is taken seriously and reinforced among the members.
Kid’s Club (ages 5-6, 7-8 and 9-12) Currently in our Hampton office
The Kid’s Clubs are therapy groups offered at Genesis that provide a structured environment for positive social experiences for children with various social, emotional, and behavioral concerns stemming from such things as anxiety, depression, ADHD, Asperger’s Disorder, and general life stressors. The development and practice of positive social and decision-making skills is emphasized and reinforced. Showing respect is a foundational principle of our interactions together and is practiced by means of sharing positive and negative life experiences, active listening, and positive encouragement and problem solving.
If you have any questions, or wish to discuss whether Kid’s Club would be an appropriate resource for your child, please call Genesis at 757-827-7707.
DBT Therapy Groups in Williamsburg, Hampton, and Chesapeake
Research shows Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT) is effective for bringing positive change to those struggling with relational problems and periods of overwhelming emotion. Sign-ups are being taken at the Williamsburg location for adults and teens. Groups begin periodically throughout the year. If your name and phone # are on the sign-up list, the group leader will call you with more information.
Parent Training and Support Groups in Hampton
Parent Support Groups are held periodically throughout the year. Call 757-827-7707 today to be added to the sign-up list, and the group leader will contact you with more information.
Men’s Freedom Group
This group is held periodically as needed for men who are on the sign-up list. Call 757-827-7707 to be placed on the sign-up list. This group is designed to assist men who are recovering from sexual addiction.