Group Therapy

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a small group of individuals, usually between 5 to 15 people, meet regularly with one or more trained therapists to discuss and explore their emotional and psychological issues. The group therapy sessions can be conducted in person or online.

During group therapy, participants share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences related to the challenges they are facing. The therapy process is facilitated by the therapist(s), who guide the discussions and provide support to create a safe and constructive environment.


There are different types of group therapy, such as:

Psychoeducational groups

These groups focus on providing information and teaching specific skills to manage particular issues, like stress, anxiety, or anger.

Support groups

These groups are designed to offer emotional support and understanding to individuals coping with similar challenges, such as grief, addiction recovery, or chronic illness.

Process-oriented groups

These groups aim to explore deeper emotional issues, unresolved conflicts, and patterns of behavior by encouraging members to interact and share their feelings and experiences with one another.

Group therapy has several benefits, including:

Shared experience

Participants can relate to each other’s struggles, reducing feelings of isolation and fostering a sense of belonging.

Feedback and perspectives

Group members offer diverse insights and feedback, which can lead to new perspectives and personal growth.

Social skills development

Group therapy can improve communication and interpersonal skills as members learn to interact effectively with others.


Group therapy is often more affordable than individual therapy since the cost is divided among participants.

Supportive network

Participants can build a supportive network within the group, which may extend beyond therapy sessions.

Group Therapy

However, group therapy might not be suitable for everyone, as some individuals may prefer the privacy and individual attention provided by one-on-one therapy. It depends on individual preferences, the nature of the issue, and the therapeutic approach that best suits the person’s needs. Ultimately, the effectiveness of group therapy depends on the expertise of the therapist and the active participation of the group members.


Our Location

1R Newbury st, suite 401,
Peabody MA 01960

(617) 804-2773

Open hours

Monday-Friday: 9am-7pm
Saturday: 9am-2pm