Group Therapy at GIA Miami
The philosophy that underlies group therapy is that since humans are social creatures, some of our problems are solved better together than apart. This core understanding is rooted in science and backed up by decades of transformation in people’s lives through the use of group therapy.
GIA Miami follows this guiding insight to cultivate empathetic and compassionate group sessions in which patients can understand themselves and each other better, and heal from the problems that they struggle with.
What is Group Therapy?
People often think therapy is a treatment that must be provided one-on-one. While there is no denying that this form of therapy is incredibly useful to many people, individual therapy does not always provide everything you need to recover from a mental health condition and live a flourishing life.
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Group therapy at GIA Miami takes place in a controlled environment where multiple people are present and participate in discussion. Family therapy is another form of group therapy, where the individuals taking part are known to each other as a family unit.
Group therapy at GIA Miami can help address problems within social units like these, and healing toxic relationships, or repairing damage from a difficult time within a family unit.
Different Forms of Group Therapy
At GIA Miami, we tailor our psychotherapeutic approach to the needs of individual patients. We therefore do not limit ourselves to one form of group therapy; our clinicians employ a range of different techniques and approaches.
These may include:
- Interpersonal groups such as family therapy
- Support groups such as alcohol addiction groups
- Cognitive-behavioral groups
How GIA Miami Uses Group Therapy
GIA Miami uses group therapy as one component of its science-led treatment programs. People may begin using group therapy to work through a specific issue within a familial or other social unit. If this uncovers other issues, such as underlying depression, then GIA Miami may provide one or more members of the group with complementary services such as cognitive-behavioral therapy or transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Studies have shown group therapy can be very useful in helping people overcome mental illnesses and for groups working through specific problems within a social unit. GIA Miami holds an excellent track record in supporting individuals, families, and couples via its holistic and compassionate services.
How Can Group Therapy Improve My Life?
Group therapy can improve your life by:
- Building on your social skills
- Providing a sounding board for you to talk through problems you’re facing
- Teaching you about yourself
- Improving your communication skills
- Healing wounds from the past
- Helping you process your feelings as well as your problems
- Addressing issues and discomforts within a social group
- Helping you to understand and express your needs
- Building positive relationships and new ways of being together
GIA Miami treats a range of issues using group therapy. These include:
- Family dysfunction
- Marital issues
- Chronic pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder