Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) | Clinical Staff
A therapeutic treatment experience for substance using teens.
What is Group Therapy?
Group therapy differs from individual therapy in that there are more people involved in the therapeutic process. Although for some clients this can create anxiety, for most it is a sign of relief. One of the most beneficial things that group therapy can offer clients is a sense of normalcy and validation regarding their current struggles and concerns. With the help and guidance of a group therapist, clients are able to better understand themselves through the support and care of others with similar issues and for the first time feel okay about their life. What once caused them to feel alone, isolated, and shameful, now can be viewed from a refreshed perspective. Another benefit of group counseling is a client’s ability to learn from others about skills and techniques to help better manage their issues. Additionally, within the group setting clients can begin practicing newly learned skills with others group members. This often helps reduce the worry or fear about beginning the change process outside of the therapy session. Group therapy can also be a more cost effective option for clients looking for a reduced fee option.
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