Group counseling is a form of therapy where a group of people meet regularly to discuss, interact and explore problems with each other and the group leader(s). Groups consist of roughly five to fifteen people and are led by one or more trained mental health clinicians. Group counseling is a collaborative process for exploring personal challenges and growth.
Potential benefits of group counseling include opportunities to:
- give and receive feedback and support in an environment that is conducive to exploration and growth
- gain insight into how each person interacts with others and how others perceive each individual
- practice interpersonal skills in a safe group setting
- gain an understanding of problems and explore possible solutions