Group Therapy And Workshops

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC -  - Clinical Psychologist

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC

Clinical Psychologists & Therapists located in Cambridge, MA

Group therapy helps patients who struggle with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger management problems, and many other mental health concerns. It helps build social skills and self-confidence. At Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, Michael Koren, PsyD, and the team of licensed mental health professionals offer small group therapy options tailored to meet the specific needs of group members. To schedule a consultation for group therapy, call the office in Cambridge, Massachusetts, or book an appointment online today.

Group Therapy and Workshops Q&A

What is group therapy?

Group therapy involves a small number of people working with a trained therapist. Under the therapist’s guidance, the group shares their feelings and experiences and helps one another process their emotions and develop strategies to cope with challenging situations.

What are the benefits of group therapy?

Group therapy offers a variety of benefits. It can help you realize that you aren’t alone and that others struggle with the same issues as you do. It can help you gain confidence in your own ability to problem-solve and support others. And it enables you to improve your interpersonal skills and communication.

Which conditions can group therapy address?

Group therapy at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC can address a variety of mental health conditions and concerns, such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Substance abuse
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Life stressors
  • Work or relationship troubles

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC also offers family and couples therapy to help patients navigate the challenges involved in family dynamics and intimate relationships.

What happens in a group therapy session?

Typically, the team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC selects a focus for each session. They give a brief introduction to the topic, and then you and the members of your group begin a discussion, ask questions, and share information about the subject. All members are encouraged to participate, but you aren’t required to speak at every meeting.

Your provider monitors the conversation and offers suggestions and guidance when needed. Work on a specific topic may continue for several sessions. And sessions can focus on a particular challenge of a group member if required.

Disagreement is a healthy element of group therapy. Your provider helps you disagree with respect and compassion and guides you toward conflict resolution that takes the feelings of all members into account. This helps improve your ability to handle conflict in your everyday life.

Group therapy can help you gain confidence in yourself and expand your understanding of the behavior of others. As part of a combined treatment plan, group therapy can restore your ability to enjoy social interaction and enhance your communication skills. 

To schedule a consultation for group therapy, call Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, or book an appointment online today.