Therapy can be a new and intimidating experience if you are not sure what to expect, and some people feel even more apprehensive about group therapy. The truth is though, therapy sessions are nothing to fear, and as long as understand the process and motivation behind the methods, you should find group therapy a much more comfortable opportunity.
What Is Group Therapy?
Many clients find group counseling to be the most effective means of receiving support. During group counseling, clients with common concerns meet together with one or more counselors to explore a topic or experience. Even though it’s a group meeting, the topics are specifically tailored to provide support and feedback to participants in a safe and comfortable setting. From group therapy on anxiety to support for alcoholism, New Horizons provides a secure environment for sharing feelings and progressing toward recovery.
What is Group Therapy Like?
At our McKinney group therapy sessions, you can expect both giving and receiving among a group of people with similar experiences. Not all groups focus on the same outcomes, but every group is designed to help its members grow and learn about the topic in question. While you’re justified in feeling a bit self-conscious about sharing your feelings and experiences with others, you’ll begin to feel better about the situation and yourself by attending group therapy.
Why Choose Group Therapy Over Individual Therapy?
This is one of the most frequent questions we get asked. While it depends on the individual, many patients find that there are several benefits to group therapy. First and foremost, the additional perspectives and experiences from fellow group members can provide greater support than a one-on-one session with a North Dallas therapist. Another benefit is the fact that the focus isn’t always on you, which often makes it easier to start working through your problems through therapy. In addition, McKinney group therapy is often more cost-effective than individual therapy.
Which Therapy Group is Right for Me?
Our McKinney counseling center in North Dallas has a wide variety of groups available for you to consider, all focused on particular needs and concerns. See below for a list of the groups we offer to decide which one is right for you.
Groups Offered at New Horizons Center for Healing include:
- Breaking Free to Be Me: Adult Children of Alcoholics/ Dysfunctional Families
- Facing the fear: Overcoming Anxiety and Panic
- Sexual Assault and Abuse survivors
- Moving Through Grief: Surviving the Death of a Loved One
- Empowering You: LGBTQ Support
- Alcohol and Substance Abuse Group
- Sexual Dependency and Dependency Group
- Spouses of Sexual Dependency Group
- Spouses of Chemical Dependency Group