Group Therapy at PsychStrategies

What is Group Therapy?

“Group therapy involves one or more psychologists who lead a group of roughly 7 to 12 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week.

Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups only.

Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse.

Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it be a spouse, a child or someone who died by suicide.

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.”

Groups Offered

  • More groups coming soon, please check back

For additional information about a group, please view the group page you are interested in and/or contact the clinician to schedule a screening session.

Introduction to Mindfulness

When and where?

  • Four Saturdays- May 11th, May 18th, May 25th, and June 1st 10:30-11:30
  • Deadline to sign up May 1st, 2024.
  • Held in the group room at PsychStrategies 1160 North Dutton, Suite #240 Santa Rosa CA
  • Cost: $100 paid in full before the class. (not billable to insurance) Cash/Charge or Check only.

Minimum participation is 6 and maximum is 20. Spaces Limited and filling fast!

For Reservations Call (707) 303-3243