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How Groups Help with Anxiety
When someone struggles with anxiety, working in a therapy group can be a very powerful experience. Anxiety can cause a great deal of isolation and being in a group with people who have similar challenges can go a long way in building confidence because you learn that you aren’t alone. Additionally, I have found group members are very supportive of one another and, because of this, progress can happen faster. My groups address social anxiety, fear, phobias, and constant worrying/generalized anxiety, all of which do well within a group therapy format.
Session & Financial Details
|•||The group would meet weekly for a total of 12 sessions that are 90-minutes long. (Occasionally, a week will be skipped during a holiday but the total number of sessions will remain the same. The planned dates will be announced prior to the beginning of the group.)|
|•||Please refer to my rates page for current fees for a 90-minute group session. Payments are to be made in advance, on a monthly basis, regardless of ability to attend. Because of the small size of the group, it’s important to prioritize attendance and your advanced payment is your commitment to attend.|
|•||If you are not an ongoing client of mine, you will also need to come in for an individual, intake session (please see rates page). Note: I don’t schedule these appointments unless I have received enough pre-screening forms that make it likely that I have enough people to make a well-matched group.|
|•||Day and time determined by group member availability.|
Each session will have
|•||an educational component,|
|•||a group sharing component (gradually, as people are comfortable),|
|•||and ideas for things to do between sessions.|
CBTThe group will be focusing primarily on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ideas, techniques, and activities.
|•||CBT is the gold standard treatment approach for anxiety, as it is very strongly supported by decades of research.|
|•||When used properly, it can help people develop the ability to recognize learned habits of automatic, negative thinking that affect how we emotionally feel (and behave).|
|•||It also teaches ways to cope with stress and provides a framework to move out into the world and conquer the things that make you anxious.|
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