Group therapy offers a unique healing environment where you can connect with others sharing the same challenges and join a supportive community that helps you reach your mental health goals. Nadège Petrie, LPC, LMHC, and the skilled therapists at Hopeful Minds Counseling Services in Newberg, Oregon, offer group therapy for a wide range of goals, mental health conditions, and shared experiences, such as groups connecting people from the BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. Call the office or use online booking today to learn if group therapy can elevate your mental health and well-being.
Group therapy includes three or more people who share the same psychological disorder or life challenge. An experienced therapist leads each session, introducing ideas or topics to discuss, providing relevant information, teaching skills, and guiding structured therapy (if appropriate for your group goals).
Your group leader creates a safe space and encourages group members to share their experiences, feelings, successes, and challenges.
Group therapy gives you the chance to get support and insight from others facing the same challenges. People in the group are usually at different stages, so you can learn how they dealt with the same problems and what may or may not work.
One of the best benefits is the support and encouragement provided by the group. Being able to talk with others working toward the same goals has the remarkable ability to help you heal.
Hopeful Minds Counseling Services runs several groups and adds additional groups as needed for new patients. Some groups focus on learning social skills or managing anger. Other groups support people with a specific mental health condition, such as:
The team also runs groups for shared experiences. For example, you may want to join a BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, or unconventional family group.
Many people feel uncomfortable when they first start group therapy. It doesn’t take long for them to feel comfortable as they realize the relief of talking with people who truly understand.
If you already see a Hopeful Minds Counseling Services therapist, ask them about joining a group. They can let you know about the groups available and if they meet your needs.
If you’re not a patient, call the office to learn about their current groups. They will schedule an appointment for you to meet with a therapist so they can learn about your challenges and determine if a group is the best treatment choice.
Call Hopeful Minds Counseling Services or book online today to learn more about group therapy and how it may help you.