Group counseling is a process in which 4-8 clients meet once a week for an hour and a half to address a variety of issues. Some of the issues we address include:
- Substance abuse
- Relapse prevention issues
- Traumatic experiences
- Lacking of coping skills
Research has found that a few of the therapeutic factors that influence change from this type of therapy include instillation of hope creating a feeling of optimism, group cohesiveness giving members a sense of acceptable, belonging, security and value, & catharsis, which releases suppressed emotions and promotes healing by disclosing information to group members.