Learn about yourself while engaging with others
We are relational beings.
We seek connection and community care wherever we go. While some of us can surf waves of uncertainty and overwhelm on our own, others may feel stuck and alone in the process.
When we hear each other’s stories, we may feel less isolated and gain a different perspective. Realizing pain and inadequacy are common to the human experience gives us a fresh bath of compassion, marking the opportunity for a “new beginning.”
At New Beginnings Psych, we offer group therapy services for children, teens, and adults to help you learn from others and nurture your healing journey.
What is group therapy?
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where one or more therapists lead a group of clients at the same time. Think of it as a confidential and judgment-free space to interact with a group of about five to 10 people under the guidance of mental health professionals.
This treatment is an excellent addition to individual therapy, as it helps you embrace vulnerability, authenticity, and hope while you connect and learn from others. Group therapy also presents an ideal setting to practice social skills and coping mechanisms to foster growth.
Do I need group therapy?
Our tagline reads: “Therapy is for Everyone,” and we take this statement to heart.
Anyone can benefit from a therapist’s support, but group therapy is particularly effective because it adds a community factor to the healing process.
Some of the common issues treated in group therapy include, but are not limited to:
- Anger management
- Anxiety (including social anxiety, panic attacks, and more)
- Profound sadness and loneliness
- Communication difficulties
- Fear of rejection
- Lack of confidence or low self-esteem
- Loss of a loved one
- Problems with building or maintaining relationships
You do not have to be in crisis for group therapy to make a positive impact. For example, teens and children can leverage the group setting to learn new social skills and form connections.
If you are going through any of the above challenges or feel unsure about how to help your loved one, we can support you.
How can group therapy help me?
Group therapy goes beyond typical support groups. Licensed professional therapists lead group therapy sessions to provide scientifically-based advice and tools. The goal is to learn about yourself by engaging with others with an expert’s support.
Group therapy can help you in three ways:
#1 – Discover your relational self
Group therapy helps you identify patterns, thoughts, and feelings that configure your relational self. You will experience in real-time how you tend to relate and react to others while getting feedback from the group.
#2 – Apply insights and track progress
Group therapy provides a safe environment to apply the insights and skills acquired in individual therapy (e.g., communication strategies, self-awareness, compassion). Your therapist will also note how you behave in social situations, which is critical information to track your progress.
#3 – Gain accountability and perspective
Your fellow group members will share their stories and respond to yours with diverse points of view. Group therapy can spark new ideas, broaden your perspective, and hold you accountable when handling challenges.
What is group therapy like at New Beginnings Psych?
Our group services change based on the present needs of the community as well as availability of staff. Some examples of common groups are those for: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups, social-emotional skills groups, survivors of trauma, grief and loss, anxiety support, and depression support.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills groups
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (also known as DBT) is a form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy centered on learning skills to manage emotions and behaviors.
DBT skills groups focus on teaching you such strategies to lead a fulfilling life. We will also give you home assignments to put your learning into action.
We offer in-person and online DBT skills groups for adults and teens to teach you:
- Mindfulness practices: Being in the present moment without judgment or control
- Distress tolerance: Accepting and coping with difficult situations
- Interpersonal effectiveness: Approaching relationships with healthy communication, boundaries, and respect
- Emotional regulation: Managing emotions and uncovering where they come from
Social-emotional skills groups
Social-Emotional Learning (also known as SEL) is a process where individuals develop social and emotional competencies to form their identity, establish connections, and reach goals.
Social-emotional skills groups aim to equip participants with tools to support their growth at home, school, and community within a fun environment.
We offer social-emotional skills groups for children to equip them with:
- Self-awareness: Identifying thoughts, feelings, and strengths
- Social skills: Recognizing social cues, practicing empathy, and building healthy relationships
- Communication practices: Learning how to express needs and interact with others (adults and peers)
- Emotional management: Coping with emotions and impulses
Our group services will help you discover your whole self as you gain valuable resources in a group setting.
If you, your teen, or your kid need support, we are happy to help!
For more information about our group therapy services, contact us today.