Group Therapy for Adolescents & Teens
Group therapy helps you give and receive support while learning from each other and your therapist by discussing the issues you have in common. It can help you realize that you're not alone—all while creating a judgment-free, supportive environment to explore your mental health challenges with others.
Group therapy creates opportunities to connect with other adolescents & teens who understand you and what you are going through! There are many benefits for adolescents & teens to participate in group therapy programs, including:
Reducing Feelings of Isolation
When an adolescent experiences a traumatic experience, they often become reserved and unable to manage their feelings. As a result, they resort to isolating themselves from others. Group therapy can help teens realize that they are all experiencing similar situations in their lives. It provides teens with the opportunity to share their internal struggles with others and then develop strategies to navigate their feelings. Working with others, teens can discover that their struggles are normal.
Peer Wisdom Is Magical
Once teens realize that they can work through their problems with the support of other people, they will become willing to accept feedback from their peers. Teens love to receive and provide advice to their peers. During group therapy sessions, teens can share their experiences and knowledge with others. Teens can then internalize the power of their messaging, making them feel wise to their peers.
Inspiration To Deal With Internal Struggles
When teens realize they are not alone in their feelings and that they have ideas that can help others, they are naturally empowered. In group therapy, teens often discover a feeling of relief and hope in talking to other teens about their experiences. Knowing that they are not battling depression, anxiety, ADHD/ADD, or trauma alone helps teens overcome their struggles in a supportive environment. When teens realize their goals have been achieved by their peers, they work harder to find personal success.