Group psychotherapy

There are usually four to eight participants in the group , who meet regularly for 100 minutes. In this constellation, a very trusting atmosphere usually develops, which is characterized by mutual appreciation and sympathy.

Group therapy has many effective factors and therefore advantages that individual therapy cannot offer. This creates a social dynamic in the protected setting of a therapy group, a “reflection”, so to speak, of social events in everyday life, which can only be told but not lived or tried out in individual therapy.

Other topics brought up by the individual participants are also dealt with in the group. Solutions for various problems can be found here. In group therapy, all participants benefit from each other.

The special thing about group psychotherapy:

In a group, the participants can improve their social skills and learn to better perceive and recognize their own feelings. This leads to the development of more favorable ways of behaving and thinking about one’s own problems.

Participants in a group experience a sense of belonging and learn that they are not alone with their worries and problems. After a few sessions, everyone usually finds the courage to open up and thus benefits from the group dynamic.

Participants’ self-esteem is improved by strengthening their ability to open up. The ability to stand up for one’s own wishes and needs is also directly promoted here. Participants experience being understood and accepted by others. They experience and learn how they can support others. Learning to accept support is also a relevant aspect of group therapy.

The participants in a group can exchange experiences and also benefit greatly from the suggestions of other participants.

In group therapy, participants learn to give, receive and accept feedback. Feedback from others allows you to look at your own situation from a different perspective. Through feedback, participants learn to better assess themselves and their own impact on others.

In addition to group therapy, individual therapy sessions can also be useful, depending on the individual treatment plan.

Group therapy can also be carried out in parallel to individual therapy, even with different treating psychotherapists. This “combination therapy” can also be planned across practices, i.e. individual therapy in another practice can be combined with group therapy in our practice, and vice versa.