Why Group Therapy?
Group therapy can be extremely beneficial, especially for people who want to feel understood by someone who has been through something similar and can relate to your experience, trying to cope. It can also be helpful for you to understand yourself better and how you relate to others. For example, in a group you may find yourself initially judging others in the group in a very positive or negative way. During the course of the group sessions, you can see in what ways your initial impressions are accurate and in what ways you are biased. In many cases, you may learn to like, respect, and develop a connection with someone that you would otherwise see only superficially. It can also be helpful in a group setting to get confidential feedback about what others may see in you that you cannot see in yourself.
Group therapy may be done independently of individual therapy, or in addition to it. Often, individual therapy can be an excellent way for you to process your experience in the group with your therapist.
If you have suggestions for a group you would like to participate in, including one of the previous group topics or a new one, send your suggestion to firstname.lastname@example.org
Throughout the years, Dr. Williamson has run many groups, both short-term lasting 5-8 sessions, and long-term open-ended groups.
Previous groups run by Dr. Williamson: