Group Therapy: What Kinds of Groups Are Available?

Group psychotherapy is a form of therapy in which one or more therapists treat a small group of people together. The benefits of group therapy include its notable cost-effectiveness, but also encompass a greater support system and virtual accessibility to high-quality mental health care.

At Grouport, we have licensed therapists for each online group therapy category, and each group has a maximum of 12 members. The impact of online group therapy versus an individual therapy session is a huge plus; the dynamic itself is used as a tool for developing, exploring, and examining the different experiences we suffer from through different perspectives in a safe and supportive environment.

So what online therapy group do you think would suit your needs the most?

Take 10 seconds to scroll through Grouport’s list of different diagnoses and groups below until you find the one that fits your needs and experiences:

Group Therapy For Anxiety

Anxiety is characterized by uncontrollable worry that interferes with a person’s daily life. People with anxiety become unnecessarily anxious about things that don’t warrant a high anxiety response. Even small triggers can elicit strong emotions for someone dealing with anxiety.

How is it treated at Grouport?

The most common form of therapy to treat anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In CBT, a therapist will help an individual identify what triggers their symptoms, challenge and replace negative thinking patterns, and adopt more constructive behaviors.

Depression Group Therapy

Someone dealing with depression has persistent and intense feelings of sadness, low mood, and helplessness that can significantly disrupt daily functioning. Not only does depression affect your feelings, it can also affect your personality and behavior.

How is it treated at Grouport?

Depression is primarily treated with CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy). In some cases, IPT (Interpersonal Therapy) can be used as well. IPT focuses on an individual’s interpersonal relationships, which can often be a major contributor to the level of distress someone feels.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Group Therapy

A condition that causes unwanted intrusive thoughts - obsessions - that in turn elicit a high degree of uncertainty and emotional distress. These obsessions consistently recur in your mind, resulting in extensive rumination.

How is it treated at Grouport?

The gold standard treatment for OCD is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy known as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). In doing ERP, a person learns to gradually expose themselves to their obsessions and tolerate increasing levels of anxiety, while not engaging in their compulsions.

Borderline Personality Disorder Group Therapy

Borderline personality disorder is marked by a continuing pattern of varying moods, self-image, and behavior, which result in unstable relationships, distorted sense of self, and strong emotional reactions.

How is it treated at Grouport?

Psychotherapy, whether one-on-one or in a group, is the ideal treatment for people with borderline personality disorder. An example of psychotherapy used to treat borderline personality disorder is Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which uses concepts of mindfulness and acceptance or being aware of and attentive to the current situation and emotional state.

Loss/Grief Group Therapy

Grief is a natural response to loss. It’s the emotional suffering you feel when something or someone you love is taken away. Often, the pain of loss can feel overwhelming. You may experience all kinds of difficult and unexpected emotions, from shock or anger to disbelief, guilt, and profound sadness.

How is it treated at Grouport?

Grouport professionals will introduce a few healthy ways for a person to cope with their pain, such as supporting themselves emotionally by taking care of themselves physically, seeking out face-to-face support from people who care about them, and recognizing the difference between grief and depression.

Chronic Illness Group Therapy

A chronic illness is any condition or range of symptoms that last for an extended period of time and frequently cannot be cured completely; although, some illnesses can be alleviated through lifestyle changes and medication.

How is it treated at Grouport?

Our therapists guide people suffering from a chronic illness to learn as much as they can about their condition, maintain a healthy sense of independence, stay connected within their community, and keep doing the things that bring pleasure to their lives.

Trauma and PTSD Group Therapy

PTSD or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a condition that’s triggered by either experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. Symptoms don’t just go away after experiencing the initial shock; they can last months or even years.

How is it treated at Grouport?

PTSD coping techniques usually fall under the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) umbrella and include Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Stress Inoculation Training (SIT). 

Group Therapy for Relationship Issues

The story of a human being is a story of the quality of his or her relationships; they are a foundational element to what makes us who we are. They also can be incredibly complicated to establish and nurture, without help.

How is it treated at Grouport?

At Grouport, we support individuals by helping them identify any stressors in their relationships and the degree of their intensity. Practicing mindfulness of the sensations that arise during interactions is a resourceful method to reach a deeper understanding of each partner. Grouport encourages individuals to be curious about the assumptions we have about ourselves and others. Productive negotiation, fair compromise, and positive communication are a few other topics covered.

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November 30, 2021

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