Getting a group of teenagers in the same room at the same time to discuss their feelings and resolve their problems. Well, that sounds like a pretty big goal. To some, it may even sound impossible. Similar to any other type of counseling, there are pros and cons to teenage group therapy.
Licensed group therapy is a type of counseling that involves multiple participants, sometimes involving more than one mental health practitioner guiding sessions. In group therapy, everyone takes turns listening, sharing and giving thoughtful feedback.
Family therapy brings each family member together to discuss and understand their family dynamics. Family therapy can help ease the pain of certain events.
Many people who suffer from PTSD do not take advantage of the services that are offered to them. Sometimes it is because they are embarrassed to go to therapy, or they are ashamed of their symptoms. Others want to spend as much time with there families as possible, since they have been away from them for long periods of time. They would rather be with their families than take time for themselves to go to therapy.
Those who suffer from a mental illness have been stigmatized for years. Luckily, as we are about to enter 2016, people are learning more about mental illnesses and learning to say goodbye to the stereotypes of those with a mental illness. Rachel Griffin, a contributor writer for the Huffington Post, says there are 9 main reasons we all need to stop putting a stigma on those with a mental illness.
Group counseling is a form of therapy that can be just as beneficial as individual therapy. In individual therapy you have the gift of meeting with a mental health professional one on one. He or she can hear your concerns and provide a compassionate and warm milieu in which to be heard. Many men, women, and children would say that individual therapy has significantly affected their personal growth and well being.