Therapy groups offer certain advantages over individual therapy such as:
These benefits of group psychotherapy have been studied scientifically and the results show that group therapy is a highly effective approach to dealing with human problems. For example, Irvin D. Yalom, M.D. has conducted a great deal of research and found 10 curative factors in group therapy (1970 The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy).
There are many different types of therapy groups, and many different methods are used by group therapists. At the Relationship Center Of South Florida, we use three of the most common types of group therapy methods:
At Paradise Counseling and Therapy services of South Florida, we offer the following types of groups:
Men's Therapy Groups
A range of issues unique to men are addressed. Group methods include open discussion and action methods, including psychodrama. The issues addressed include relationships, self-confidence and the inner critic, dealing with emotions, anger management, life stress, anxiety and depression. Special attention is paid to men's roles: husband, father, son, brother, work roles, and balancing the various role demands. A variety of counseling methods are used.
Women's Therapy Groups
These therapy groups are conducted by female therapists who are sensitive to the special circumstances and struggles women face today. The issues addressed include the pressures and demands women struggle with today, unreasonable expectations by others and by women themselves, depression, anxiety, and unhealthy patterns such as eating disorders, addictions, and relationship problems.
This is a brief weekend therapy-workshop with a small group of couples, some married, and some in committed partnerships. Relationships are challenging, and our important relationships need to be challenged. In this group we use open discussion, education on successful relationships, and action psychotherapy methods, such as psychodrama, to explore, heal, and grow our most important relationships.
Couples Therapy Group
This weekly, ongoing group is composed of couples – married couples and unmarried couples in long-term relationships. A wide range of issues are addressed, including communication, dealing with fights and arguments, emotional and physical distance in the relationship, trust issues and affairs, and managing all types of conflicts and power struggles.
Anxiety And Depression
This group addresses mood disorders, such as anxiety and panic attacks, phobias, depression, and bipolar disorder. Education on these problems is provided, and there are open discussion and homework assignments. This therapy group includes open discussion, group support, and a solution-oriented approach. There is a special emphasis on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. This group provides education on how to achieve a successful relationship or marriage, using a variety of marriage and couples counseling methods open group discussion, and action methods, such as psychodrama. Therapy groups are generally provided in the evenings or on Saturdays for approximately two hours, once per week. Some groups are time limited (for example, 8-10 weeks), and some are ongoing. We provide mental health counseling and therapy, substance abuse counseling, depression counseling, anxiety counseling, trauma counseling, stress management, spiritual counseling, addictions, relapse prevention, grief and loss counseling, anger management and other metal health conditions in Davie, FL - Cooper City, FL - Miramar, FL - Weston, FL - Hollywood, FL - Sunrise, FL - Plantation, FL - Pembroke Pines, FL - Ft. Lauderdale, FL and other surrounding cities in South Florida.