There’s a good reason why people don’t recover from addiction, divorce, or toxic relationships by themselves.
Being alone in our own heads — where all our confusion, conflict, and cravings hang out —can make us feel like we’re going crazy.
Without the benefit of perspective, we can get blinded into making the same bad choices, over and over again.
For that very reason, group therapy has long been considered the most effective treatment for addiction and relationship recovery.
You’ll need plenty of guidance and encouragement on this journey.
Not just from a therapist, but also from a supportive, nonjudgmental community that knows all the issues you’re struggling with on a first-hand basis.
Making meaningful connections with other people, who can help you gain confidence and support you unconditionally, is what both clinicians and 12-Step programs have long recognized is the true key to recovery.
Joining a group can be the most engaging and effective way to heal.
Group therapy, which I do with no more than six clients per group, is also my favorite type of therapy. Not only do I get to witness the powerful transformations happening within these groups, but it also brings therapy to life with the humor and support we share by interacting with each other.
Even people who describe themselves as “introverts” or “antisocial” find that they relate amazingly well with the other group members. Not only are we all facing similar challenges, we can also help motivate each other from week to week, as well as provide that invaluable perspective on each other’s issues.
It’s generally easier to trust and open up to the “strangers” in group…
…than it is to friends or family in our day-to-day lives. There’s zero judgment — just support.
I offer open enrollment to any group, since they function best with a combination of newer and more experienced members. An initial individual session or assessment is required to determine if group is the best fit for your treatment needs.
Find healing through therapeutic group support and meaningful connection. Call me today at (574) 276-7306 to discuss if Group Therapy is right for you.
Outpatient addictions treatment is not appropriate for individuals currently experiencing severe withdrawal symptoms and/or physical and psychological effects as a result of drug and alcohol abuse. They will require medical supervision and possible detoxification treatment. A 60-minute individual session is required to determine eligibility for our programs.