DR. ROBIN RISLER
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which one or two therapists work together with several individuals at the same time. Group therapy can be an adjunct to individual therapy, or in some cases; group therapy might provide the optimal amount of support and challenge a person needs to help them achieve the changes they are looking for in their life. Group therapy, much like individual therapy, is dependent on the personal qualities of the therapists, the complexion of the group members, and the goals of the group. Group therapy has many benefits including providing a safe space whereby group members can model and learn from each other, feel less alone with their experiences, have opportunities for socialization and practicing new behaviors, gain greater self-understanding through group feedback, and begin to assume responsibility for their choices and behaviors. Groups ideally consist of between 8-10 members and meet consistently for 1 to 2 hours weekly.