Why Group Therapy Works
Group therapy offers a unique format that can improve mental health for a variety of reasons. First, in a group setting, chronic problems arise naturally and can be addressed in vivo. For example, those with social anxiety can find group therapy helpful as clinicians guide interactions, processing of anxious thoughts, and support members in practicing appropriate social behaviors within an accepting and safe group of like-minded peers. This helps to build competence and confidence that translates into 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)
Depression and Mood Disorders
Difficulty in School
Children and teen groups are separated by age and grade. For more information on our groups please contact our Intake Office at 301-869-1017 ext. 1.
McLean, Chevy Chase & N.Potomac
Pre-Kindergarten Social Skills
Elementary School Social Skills
Elementary School ADHD Support
Elementary School ASD Social Skills
Elementary School Anxiety Support
Middle School Girls Self Empowerment
Middle School Social Skills
Middle School ADHD Support
Middle School Anxiety Support
High School Anxiety Support
High School ADHD Support
High School Depression Support
High School Social Skills
Young Adult Support
Adult ASD Social Skills
Adult Divorce Support
Adult Depression and Anxiety Support
Adult Support & Life Transition Group