Group therapy provides participants the opportunity to connect with a strong community of fellow survivors. Our groups offer a safe environment to explore diverse topics as they relate to the experience of domestic violence. Group therapy is a valuable addition to one-on-one therapy. Individual clients are welcome and encouraged to attend.
- Domestic Violence 10 Week Support Group
Topics include but are not limited to cycle of abuse, power and control, red flags and signs of abuse, self-esteem and self-confidence, boundaries, healthy versus unhealthy relationships, intergenerational effects of domestic violence, PTSD, and the process of moving forward.
- Empowerment Groups
Group focuses on moving beyond domestic violence, creating a sense of empowerment & sustainability, and building healthy future relationships.
Benefits of Group Therapy
Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don’t know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.
Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.