Though the thought of sharing your personal experiences, thoughts, and feelings with a group of people may sound intimidating at first, you may be surprised by how good you feel after you do it. If you’re interested in intensive group therapy sessions, the Baltimore-based Bergand Group may be right for you.
What You Can Typically Expect From A Group Therapy Session
During intensive group therapy sessions, five to fifteen people are led by one or more psychologists. The group usually meets for 90 minutes to two hours once or twice a week. It is a confidential experience and you choose how much you want to share. If you have a day where you don’t feel like talking, that is okay, but the more you share, the more helpful group therapy will be for you and others.
The Benefits of Group Therapy
Both group and individual therapy are effective and it depends on what setting the patient is comfortable with. Some people do not want to share their experiences with other people while others find themselves opening up more because they recognize themselves in the people in group therapy.
Since everyone in the group has experienced something similar, they can offer you coping mechanisms that have helped them that you may not have been privy to. It provides support by showing you that you are not alone with the struggles you face whether it’s depression, anxiety, or another mental health issue. By hearing other peoples’ experiences overcoming fears or drug abuse, it can help propel you forward on your own journey knowing that recovery is possible and you can also reach the goals that you have in mind. Group therapy not only improves social skills, but it will ease your loneliness or sense of isolation. Lastly, it will give you a chance to see yourself through the eyes of the other group members. This will give you the opportunity to see your blind spots and go within to acknowledge what has been blocking you from overcoming your issues.
The Bergand Group Offers Intensive Group Therapy Sessions in Baltimore
The therapists at Bergand Group have over 20 years of experience helping people like you overcome their personal challenges. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us.
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.