Benefits of Online Group Therapy for Parents

Parents know the business of life and caring for children takes priority over self-care, often to the detriment of mental health. It’s easy to get caught up in the day to day rush of waking children for school, packing lunches, running errands, sports practices and games and other extracurricular activities. For a lot of parents, mental health winds up on the back-burner of the constant hustle and bustle of family life. Squeezing in your own therapy sessions can be a chore, and has to take a back seat to the needs of your kids. 

This is where online group therapy is a true game-changer. For busy parents and families, joining an online therapy group brings a number of benefits to the table and allows them to balance a busy social and family life with the prioritization of self-care. 

What is Online Group Therapy? 

Online group therapy is a mental wellness tool that brings a group dynamic and virtual convenience to the therapy world. In your online therapy group a set number of patients will meet every week with a mental health professional to participate in therapy together. Most groups will convene by video chat at a specific time each week, or potentially by chat room or voice call. Keep in mind, you’ll never be asked to disclose your location and will not be required to be on camera (although it is encouraged). Online groups have the same members each week in most cases, and usually focus on a group of patients struggling with the same issues or diagnoses (such as anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and more). Online group therapy differs from support groups in that they are always facilitated by a qualified therapist, counselor, psychologist or clinical social worker. 

Online Group Therapy Methods

Your licensed mental health professional may utilize a specific type of therapy (such as CBT, DBT, or other psychotherapy formats), leverage talk therapy and other common therapy tools and types, or modify their approach based on the needs of the group. No matter which method is used, your online therapy group should follow evidence-based treatment methods and a professional format focused on improving your health, wellbeing, and quality of life. Online group therapy can be supplemented with individual therapy or in-person therapy, if desired. 

As a parent, you know that your children deserve you at your best, and you deserve to feel your best! Read below about some of the specific benefits of online group therapy for parents. 

Flexible & Convenient

For parents constantly on the go, being able to attend therapy remotely, from your phone, in a car or office or at home remotely is one of the primary benefits of online group therapy. Participating from spaces in which you feel safe and comfortable can also increase your willingness to open up and share with the group and your therapist. This also makes it less likely for you to miss a session if you have a child at home sick, are balancing a busy workday, are traveling/out of town, or need to make a last-minute adjustment to accommodate a schedule change. 


Traditional one-on-one therapy is extremely pricey and can put a strain on family budgeting. Group therapy/online group therapy is much more affordable for parents, because therapists can charge each group member a lower cost by seeing multiple patients at the same time. Online therapy groups are also more affordable because therapists can charge less due to fewer overhead costs (like travel and office rental and utilities). In many cases your own health insurance might cover your group sessions, so make sure to check with your insurance provider when looking into group options. 


Online therapy is a safe and effective alternative to in-person therapy, and is facilitated by licensed mental health professionals. Every group member is required to sign a confidentiality agreement to ensure the safety and comfort of everyone involved. Therapy sessions will take place over HIPAA-compliant software.


No matter who you are, you can benefit from online therapy group dynamics. Rather than seek out unqualified opinions and guidance from family and friends, it's important to prioritize professional help in order to truly reap the benefits of therapy. You can learn new coping strategies, improve your communication with others, increase your resilience under stress, and so much more. Research continues to show that online therapy is just as effective as in-person treatment for those struggling with mild to moderate conditions. 

Community & Accountability 

Dealing with stress, anxiety, and many mental health conditions alone can increase your sense of isolation and often makes things worse. Joining an online community through group therapy can help you feel supported and understood, which is incredibly validating as you pursue better mental health. Your online group therapy peers will also help hold you accountable for attendance, homework, and real-life application of the skills you learn in your group. 

Finding an Online Therapy Group

We know it can be hard to make time for yourself as a busy parent, but this process is so much easier with Grouport! We want you to experience the compassion, support, encouragement, and guidance you deserve through online group therapy and to get the help you need to feel better every day. You shouldn’t have to struggle to make time for mental wellness, so get started today with the perfect group for you! 


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