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Group Therapy

group of young people seated in a circle as part of a group therapy session led by a mental health professionalGroup therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several individuals at the same time. This method is widely recognized as a powerful modality in mental health treatment programs, offering various benefits that can be particularly effective for teens and adolescents.

Imagine Omaha offers comprehensive mental health services to teenagers and adolescents aged 12 to 18. Our group therapy program enables teens to work together to learn more about themselves and gain insight into their own mental health. In a safe, judgment-free environment, teens can share their experiences and learn from one another.

If your child is struggling with their mental health, reach out to us by calling 888.306.2681.

Key Benefits of Group Therapy

Group therapy provides a unique environment where participants can increase their self-awareness, improve communication skills, and gain social support. The group setting fosters an atmosphere of mutual aid, where members can share experiences, learn from each other, and realize that they are not alone in their struggles.

Increased Self-Awareness

Group therapy allows teens and adolescents to better understand themselves by observing others with similar issues. It facilitates self-reflection, helping participants recognize patterns in their behavior and identify areas they wish to change.

Social Support

The sense of belonging provided by group therapy is invaluable. Participants not only receive support but also learn to give it, thereby enhancing their empathy and understanding of others’ perspectives.

Improved Communication Skills

Group therapy encourages open and honest communication. Members learn to express their thoughts and feelings more effectively and constructively, which can improve their relationships outside of the group.

Why Choose Group Therapy?

While individual therapy focuses on the personal issues of a single person, group therapy offers a broader perspective. The diversity of experiences and viewpoints within the group can provide a more holistic approach to mental health treatment.

Group therapy is an evidence-based practice proven to:

  • Increase self-esteem
  • Reduce feelings of loneliness, anxiety, and depression
  • Develop social skills
  • Increase self-awareness
  • Provide a supportive environment for meaningful conversation

It is used to treat a wide range of mental health disorders, including substance use disorders, trauma-related disorders, and mood disorders, among others.

Who Can Benefit From Group Therapy?

Group therapy can benefit anyone struggling with mental health issues, but it can be especially helpful for teens and adolescents who may feel isolated or misunderstood. Different types of group therapy are available, targeting various issues such as social skills, anger management, grief, and more. Consider these two hypothetical examples:

Example 1

Jamie is a 15-year-old who suffers from social anxiety. She rarely speaks up in class and has difficulty making friends. Through group therapy, she is able to learn more about her own struggles and experiences, as well as listen to the stories of her peers. As a result of the supportive environment, Jamie is able to gain the confidence she needs to reach out and make friends.

Example 2

Jack is a 16-year-old who has been dealing with anger issues since he was a child. He has frequent conflicts with his parents and gets into fights at school. Through group therapy, Jack learns better methods to cope with his rage and express himself more effectively. He also understands that his experiences are shared by other group members, which helps him feel less isolated and more accepted.

At Imagine Omaha, our team of experienced professionals is here to help teens and adolescents find the support they need to achieve mental well-being. Our group therapy program provides an encouraging environment for meaningful conversations, so your child can gain insight into their mental health and gain the tools necessary to live a happier, healthier life.

Group Therapy at Imagine Omaha

At Imagine Omaha in Nebraska, we specialize in providing customized group therapy tailored to meet the unique needs of our participants. Our team of experienced therapists is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive environment where you or your loved ones can thrive.

We invite you to explore the advantages of group therapy for yourself. Contact us today at 888.306.2681 or reach out online to learn more about our services, treatment options, and programs.