A group therapist is a trained mental health professional who treats groups of clients are treated. A group therapist creates a safe space and enough structure to ensure that the group functions well. Group therapy has been demonstrated effective in many groups including individuals suffering from depression, veterans suffering from chronic PTSD, as well as groups comprised of adults suffering from varied diagnoses. Group therapy can be used alone or in conjunction with other types of treatment such as individual therapy and medication. Key therapeutic factors thought to be beneficial in group therapy are recognizing shared experiences among group members, feeling as though one has something to offer to help fellow group members, being able to see other members of the group in varying stages of recovery, being able to glean a wealth of factual information from others, feeling a sense of belonging and the ability to gain insight about one’s own problems. If you are experiencing a life situation or feelings that you are finding difficult to manage on your own it may be beneficial to seek out the help of group therapy.
The clinical psychologists at Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine are trained group therapists and are able to provide a safe and nurturing group therapy environment. We strive to create a space that facilitates the unfolding of clients’ internal wisdom. Our evidence-based practice utilizes interventions drawn from cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based therapy, and humanistic and existential approaches and these approaches are woven throughout our therapy groups.
The psychologists at Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine are experienced and enthusiastic group therapists and believe that group therapy can be a powerful tool in moving towards healing. Our goal is to help you attain your highest level of health and wellness through therapy groups that promote self-understanding.