Group therapy provides a safe and confidential setting to share your story. If you’re looking for group therapy sessions in Baltimore, the Bergand Group has a variety of specialized group therapy options.
What You Can Typically Expect From A Group Therapy Session
One or more psychiatrists, social workers, registered nurses, and addiction counselors lead a group of 5 to 15 people and will meet once or twice a week from 90 minutes to two hours.
The five group therapy models are psychoeducation, skill development, support group, cognitive-behavioral, and group psychotherapy. Psychoeducation teaches the effects substances have on their bodies and their relationships with friends and family. Skill development teaches how to identify triggers and what to do instead of using. The support group is where people who struggle with the same addictions lean on each other for support through their recovery process. The cognitive-behavioral group is where individuals analyze their thoughts and pinpoint the negative thinking that drives them to use and how to prevent these thoughts. Group psychotherapy is where individuals share their stories and what led to them use so they can understand their actions.
The Benefits of Group Therapy
Group therapy provides you with a range of different perspectives so when you share a story, you may find that someone points out a factor you did not see. It also allows you to see yourself as the people in your group act as a mirror, reflecting the blind spots you may overlook.
With individual therapy, you receive one on one sessions, but with group therapy, the therapists are giving at least five people attention at once. Group therapy can be helpful because hearing that other people have overcome the challenges you are facing can motivate you to keep pushing forward and it promotes social skills whole easing a sense of isolation.
The Bergand Group Offers Group Therapy Sessions in Baltimore
With over 20 years of experience in the addiction recovery and mental health fields, we can help you or your loved ones on the journey to healing. We offer individual therapy, intensive outpatient programs, outpatient detox, and medication management. For more information about our services, contact us today.
About The Bergand Group
At The Bergand Group in Baltimore and Harford County, Maryland, our therapists have more than twenty years of experience in the mental health and addiction fields. Our focus is on providing comprehensive mental health care and appropriate care for addictive disorders. We offer both alcohol rehab and drug rehabilitation. If you or someone you know is struggling with alcohol or substance addiction, there is help available. We also offer several other services, including family therapy and counseling. We can help. Contact us today.