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Group Therapy in Bucks County

At Hope Springs Behavioral Health, we offer support group therapy for our patients in order to provide them with the opportunity to participate and interact with other patients facing similar challenges and situations regarding mental health and substance abuse. Although some clients might feel intimidated to share their stories with strangers at first, research studies show that group therapy can be just as powerful and beneficial as individual therapy. In fact, many patients are surprised at how rewarding group psychotherapy can be.

Our mental health facility features therapy support groups led by mental health experts and professionals, all highly-trained, knowledgeable in their field, and eager to provide compassionate care. The mental health services they provide have changed many lives for the better. We’re proud to welcome patients from all over Bucks County, PA, and beyond, including the following areas:

  • Doylestown
  • Levittown
  • Willow Grove
  • Lansdale
  • Abington
  • Warminster
  • Newtown
  • Feasterville-Trevose
  • Yardley
  • Hatboro

What to Expect

With group counseling, there are typically one or two therapists who lead a group of five to fifteen patients. While some group counseling sessions are designed to tackle specific issues, like an anxiety support group or a depression support group, others focus more on interpersonal learning and building social skills.

However, these psychotherapy groups go way beyond being a source of support. Since they are led by therapists with specialized training, members can gain insight into proven strategies for managing the problems. When patients are dealing with interpersonal issues, we may recommend adding family therapy to their treatment plan.

Group Therapy Benefits

There are a myriad of benefits to support group therapy. Regularly speaking with and listening to others helps patients put their own problems and challenges into perspective. Additionally, patients can often feel like no one understands the struggles they’ve experienced; seeing and hearing individuals recount similar situations often proves to be a relief to them. Let’s take a look at some of the distinct benefits of group therapy.

Offer Support

Regardless of what type of mental health or substance abuse issues a patient is going through, hearing the same experiences from others let them know they aren’t alone in their struggles. This provides them with a sense of comfort and familiarity, leading to more insightful interactions with other members. A support group for anxiety or depression could be the perfect solution for someone struggling with those issues who has been unable to find proper help.

Provide a Sounding Board

Sometimes, patients can be too close to a situation to see and understand it clearly. With supportive group therapy, other members of the group can provide insight to one another, where required. This dynamic is more personal in nature as it dives deeper into the issues identified as the root cause(s); this allows for a more tailored treatment plan to reach certain goals. Individual therapy sessions may be required in other cases.

Improve Social Skills

Many patients suffer from a sense of isolation when facing their struggles. By participating in supportive group therapy, it gives patients the chance to re-engage with individuals and leads them to enhance their social aptitude.

Act as a Safety Net

Offering support and shared experiences are not the only benefits of group therapy. It also helps to reduce isolation, build confidence and strengthen the courage to continue their treatment.

Encourage Diversity

Diversity is a valued factor in group therapy. There will be many individuals with varying backgrounds, personalities, and issues. This can help patients look at situations from different perspectives and make positive changes in their own lives.

Supporting Our Community in Southeastern PA

Our group therapy services help individuals from all over Southeastern Pennsylvania overcome obstacles that have been holding them back. During our group therapy sessions, we encounter patients from Hatboro, Yardley, Feasterville-Trevose, Newtown, Warminster, Abington, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Levittown, Doylestown and more. If you or somebody close to you needs help overcoming life challenges, Hope Springs Behavioral Health is here to help.

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