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Group Therapy Center

Why Group Therapy Works

Group therapy offers a unique format to treat problem behaviors for a variety of reasons.  First, in a group setting, chronic problems arise naturally and can be addressed in vivo.  For example, children with social difficulties will find group therapy helpful because clinicians can help them identify and practice appropriate social behaviors within  an accepting and safe context of a group of like-minded peers. This helps them build the competence and confidence to practice skills in everyday social situations.

Additionally, a group provides opportunities to receive support from peers who are experiencing similar challenges.  Emotional difficulties can be isolating, which means connecting with others who share your struggles, can in itself be very therapeutic.  Making connections to peers with the support of a skilled therapist  offers a chance to learn and practice new coping skills and discover personal strengths and confidence.

The group format can be particularly helpful for children.  Young people often learn through peer modeling.  We bring together students with similar issues from different schools, allowing your child to learn and express themselves in a non-threatening environment.

Expressive Therapy Center offers a variety of  groups to meet the needs of our clients. Our groups provide support in dealing with issues relating to:

  • Attention Deficits (AD/HD)
  • Impulsivity
  • Social Skills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and Mood Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Behavior Problems
  • Difficulty in School
  • Communication Skills
  • Active Listening
  • Developmental Delays
  • Identifying Feelings
  • Appropriate Boundaries
  • Self Control

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