Group therapy is effective for a number of issues such as addictions and mental health disorders. Guided by a mental health professional, clients address challenges through relationship patterns and roles that play out among other members. Group counseling can help clients feel less isolated by hearing from others sharing similar struggles. Clients also learn how to give and receive support from others.\r\n\r\nAt Promises, we offer a number of groups that help clients gain insight into their difficulties and practice healthy coping skills. Group therapy activities focus on recovery topics such as trauma, relapse prevention planning, art therapy, wellness, 12 Steps, spirituality, addiction, and mental health education, self-care, healthy relationships, and shame resilience.\r\nHow Group Therapy Helps\r\nGroup counseling for addiction, eating disorders, and mental health issues can be an effective way to address some of the isolation and shame that often accompany these difficulties.\r\n\r\nGroup counseling helps clients by providing:\r\n\r\nPeer Support \u2013 Drug abuse, alcohol addiction, and other destructive behaviors often consume people\u2019s lives and isolate them from those they care about. Group therapy helps people see that they are not alone in their struggles. They hear from peers with similar issues. Peers grow together and learn to hold each other accountable in word and deed. They learn the rewards of being vulnerable, having close relationships and connecting with others.\r\n\r\nShame Resilience \u2013 Shame can play a strong role in addictions and other mental health issues. People sometimes use destructive behaviors as a way to self-medicate feelings from past shame and trauma. They may also experience shame about their substance use or other coping mechanisms, which fuels a shame cycle. Shame can feel isolating. Hearing from others who\u2019ve experienced some of the same regrets, guilt, and embarrassment can be a tremendously impactful experience for those with shame.\r\n\r\nInterpersonal Skills\u00a0\u2013 Through natural group dynamics that arise in group therapy, clients learn important lessons about how others perceive them. Group therapy allows clients to gain insight into parts of themselves they may hide from others, nonverbal messages they send and how others respond to their way of communicating.\r\n\r\nRecovery Skills\u00a0\u2013 Group therapy activities may focus on important recovery skills to prevent relapse. Clients may participate in educational groups about addiction and mental health issues to better understand and manage their conditions. They\u2019ll learn to identify and prepare for triggers. Sometimes they\u2019ll role play with other group members to practice effectively dealing with challenges they\u2019ll face after treatment.\r\nA Group Therapy Program at Promises\r\nIn addition to group therapy, Promises offers many other programs and therapies for a complete recovery experience. Our other services include:\r\n\r\n \tAcceptance and commitment therapy\r\n \tFitness therapy program\r\n \tParanoid personality disorder treatment\r\n \tBrief psychotic disorder treatment\r\n \tCodeine addiction treatment\r\n\r\nGet yourself on the path of recovery today. Call us at 866.852.0605 so we can help you get started.