What is group therapy?
Group therapy are sessions in a group of between 5 and 10 people, led by one or two therapists, who meet regularly to treat a common problem. The therapist is the one who guides the group and the members play the role of co-therapists. Group therapy takes advantage of group dynamics to help participants mobilize some of the issues that are most difficult to bring up in individual therapy.
In group therapy it is important to establish some set rules and goals before you start. Groups can be either open (admitting new members) or closed (where mutual commitment of members is very important).
It is useful both for people who are in individual therapy (to complement the treatment) and for people who only want to participate in group therapy.
However, before joining the group, a prior assessment is necessary to decide if group therapy is an appropriate option and if individual therapy apart from group therapy may be a necessary requirement.