What is a process group?
Process groups are a safe, confidential environment where individuals can gain valuable insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In a process group, group members learn and practice new ways of interacting with others, ultimately developing the tools they need to create more meaningful and authentic relationships in the real world.
By sharing honest feedback and observations, group members act as a support network and sounding board for one another. Together, they brainstorm specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and they hold one another accountable along the way. This collaborative and supportive environment makes group therapy a powerful alternative to one-on-one counseling — in fact, evidence shows that group therapy is often more effective than individual therapy. Psychotherapists say that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.
In a process group, you can:
- Learn to put your own problems in perspective. You may feel like you are the only one struggling with certain mental health difficulties, but you’re not alone. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they are going through in an open, authentic way.
- Experience diversity of thought. 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.
- Gain a better understanding of yourself and how you relate to others. Learning to communicate your thoughts and feelings in a group setting can help you create deeper relationships in the real world.
Our current and upcoming process groups include:
- Virtual process group for teens (ages 14-19) exploring their gender identity, and who identify as non-binary, GNC, agender, and transgender.
- Process groups for high school and college-age students struggling to adjust to the “new normal.”
- “Sibling Success” process group for the siblings of individuals struggling with mental health and/or medical issues.
- Intersectional process group for Women of Color.
- Process group exploring the connections between spirituality, religion, and mental health.
- Process group for individuals in recovery from, or currently struggling with, an eating disorder.
New groups are forming, so please reach out to us if you’re interested in joining a group with a specific focus not listed above.