Group therapy often involves the same therapeutic backbone as other options, but it is not just individual therapy with more than one person involved. Member-to-member group dynamics and relationships are invaluable, cultivating many new ways of approaching issues. The best outcomes result when each person takes advantage of the setting.
A session with your therapy group will typically last between one and two hours. We schedule our sessions to control group size and ensure that each of the members has time to talk and fully engage. Long term sessions with the same cohort may span one to three months.
Our clients come from high-pressure walks of life, and confidentiality is a professional standard we uphold with the utmost care at all times. While we find members’ similar experiences do promote shared understanding, privacy, and trust, participants are never pressured to divulge more than they are comfortable with.
From professional to relationship issues, to family conflict, to personal emotional struggles and feelings, addiction’s influence can be seen all over everyday life - and therapy groups are encouraged to share organically. The therapist works to facilitate guided, relevant, and balanced conversations but is unlikely to restrict participants on issues.
Group therapy takes manual-informed addiction treatment to a collective setting. Typically, this form of therapy will place special focus on long-term relapse prevention tools, resilience building, and motivational enhancement. It may also involve psychoeducational lectures and discussions, role play, and other interpersonal tools that employ the assets of collective learning.
It could be daily or weekly, this depends on your needs. Vita Recovery clients receive individually crafted schedules informed by: Enrolment in either our PHP or IOP program Personal medical history, the substance of abuse, and any co-occurring disorders Individual client psycho-social and lifestyle needs and responsibilities
In addition to the coping or motivational skills intrinsic to the type of psychotherapy administered, participants in group therapy have the chance to grow in many ways as individuals. Members build relationships and work on social skills, including anger management, trust, and self-compassion - often reporting long-lasting changes in self-esteem and a more positive outlook for life and the future.
Group therapy services can and very often do promote healing from several mental health conditions, including substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, and various other issues - but don't trust those who say 'one-size-fits-all' as it doesn't - group therapy should be a specialist, informed, goal-oriented part of an adaptive treatment plan.
Group therapy is a clinical tool, administered by a therapist to clients expressing similar concerns. A support group is often a meeting of peers that convenes to share feelings and triggers, provide honest feedback, and build a sense of common humanity around shared issues in a supportive environment.
Group therapy at Vita Recovery is about putting the pieces back together. Our therapists and recovery community are centered on helping those interested in healing from addiction do so with privacy, efficacy, and discretion. Reach out to us today to learn more about our programs, or how group therapy could be personalized to your unique situation and hope you recover.