A few weeks ago, we featured a blog post that helped us to understand what group therapy is really like, and today we break down the topic even further to explore 8 specific benefits of group therapy.
When people start looking for a psychotherapy experience, most don’t think first about finding a therapy group. But group may be the most powerful form of therapy today, as society continues to adjust to the social isolation that technology and social media has fostered. As a trained group therapist with more than two decades of experience, I can tell you that countless clients have reported to me the unique experience of leaving a session feeling uplifted by the connections they’ve made. Below are just a few ways you will benefit from group therapy.
So give group a chance. People often say they’ve never been in a group before. To that I say, we grow up in groups, not as isolated individuals. We are raised in families, educated in classrooms, and we work with our peers. Find a cure in the environment in which you live.
Thank you, Owen, for sharing your perspective and experience with us today.
Group therapy can be tremendously helpful for many people, either on its own, or as a supplement to individual therapy.
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Owen Mazon, LCSW, is an NYC psychoanalyst in private practice on the Upper West Side for more than two decades. He has taught group therapy at the Jewish Board of Family Advanced Training Program and taught Relational Psychoanalysis at The Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He has also conducted anti-racism groups and supervised the Anti-Racism Group Therapy Internship Program at The Jewish Board. To learn more about Owen, please email him at [email protected].