Group Therapy

Group therapy is effective, and many patients who have difficulty obtaining rapid benefits from individual therapy find that group therapy can catalyze changes and surmount impasses. Groups offer the opportunity to see ourselves in others and to see ourselves through the eyes of others.


Groups take time to form, and members need to get to know each other before the greatest benefits of treatment are realized. A group involves a commitment to fellow members and the time that they have invested. This is part of the reason that group participation requires a minimum commitment and each group member is expected to attend every group session.


An initial consultation appointment with myself, or a group co-leader, is required to evaluate an individual’s suitability for a particular group and to prepare that individual to join a group. There are different kinds of groups, and group availability is constantly changing as patients are evaluated for new groups and existing group membership fluctuates.