Group Therapy Benefits

Joining group therapy may sound intimidating at first, but it provides benefits that individual therapy may not.  Psychotherapists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be. Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge and hold you accountable along the way. Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone. Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.


The Counseling Center of Maryland     offers several types of group therapy:


DBT Group Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a skills-based training. Clients will practice DBT tools to improve their ability to problem solve, cope with a crisis, manage interpersonal conflicts, and set and achieve goals in various areas of their lives.  Read more...


Process Group Therapy

Group Therapy is an empirically proven method of therapy. The group becomes a microcosm (or miniature version) of each member outside life as they relate to others. Group members have a safe environment in which they can learn those skills,  practice those skills, and receive feedback. Read more...


Unlocking the Accomplishment Group

Unlocking the Accomplishment (SM) is for individuals that feel ready to have change in their lives.  This change can come in a variety of forms, both internal and external.   The purpose of this group is NOT to share problems and simply console one another.   The emphasis is breaking ongoing cycles and doing something different.  True change is obtained in small incremental steps. Read more...


Mindfulness Training Group

Mindfulness training groups are specifically designed to help individuals live their lives to the fullest and to do so by actually living in the moment. This training focuses on informal mindfulness practices (the day-to-day practice of mindfulness in your everyday life).  Read more...

Addiction Recovery & Education Groups

We offer groups for those recovering from addiction who seek a safe and supportive space to continue working on the issues underlying their addiction. For family members or loved ones with the desire to support someone in recovery, we provide educational groups, as well as process groups where many find healing. Read more...



"Group members have a safe environment in which they can learn those skills, practice those skills, and receive feedback."




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