Group psychotherapy is an important and effective type of psychotherapy that has a large body of research behind it. In fact, for some problems of living or certain individuals, attending a group may be better suited to help than individual psychotherapy. Additionally, because it is usually more cost effective, participating in group psychotherapy may be a good alternative to or supplement for individual psychotherapy.
Here are some of the groups that I offer:
- Stress and Anxiety Management
Stress and anxiety are a natural part of life; however, sometimes life picks times to really pile it on. When stress and anxiety begin to feel burdensome, problematic, or overwhelming, finding ways to deal with this on your own can feel like adding another stressor. The Stress and Anxiety Management group offers a place where you can feel comfortable expressing your emotions and receiving validation from others who may have similar experiences. Additionally, the group will provide, implement, and discuss different ways to help manage stress and anxiety so you do not have to feel as if you are on your own.
2. Grief Support Group
Losing someone you care about is one of the most difficult experiences that one can go through. Time does not seem to matter, and regardless of how long it has been since this loved one or friend died, the wealth of difficult emotions can come flooding back at anytime, crashing over you like a wave. The Grief Support group is designed to provide a space where any emotional experience can be shared and understood in the context of support and care from others.
3. Creating Better Relationships
The Creating Better Relationships group is an interpersonal group in which better understanding yourself and how you function in relationships is the goal. The interpersonal interactions in the group provide a unique opportunity to deepen your self-awareness and help you better understand how you relate to others. Members are encouraged to give support and feedback to others, and to work with the emotional responses and reactions that other group members’ feedback bring up for them. Engaging in this vulnerable process can provide an opportunity to try out new ways of relating to and engaging with others.
If you would like more information regarding these groups or would like to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Cole, please call me at 720-675-7918 or schedule online.