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Group
Therapy

Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.

Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.

Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Many people experience mental health difficulties, but few speak openly about them to people they don't know well. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you're not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they're going through, and realize you're not alone.

Diversity is another important benefit of group therapy. People have different personalities and backgrounds, and they look at situations in different ways. By seeing how other people tackle problems and make positive changes, you can discover a whole range of strategies for facing your own concerns.

Excerpt pulled from APA's Understanding Group Therapy

Riding the Waves: A PMDD Group

Start Date: To be determined based on interest

Group Time: Thursdays at 12pm for 50 minutes

Description: 6 week course where menstruators with PMDD can learn about the disorder, practice coping skills and cycle management, and connect with fellow PMDD diagnosed individuals. Weekly coping skills include somatic, art, and mindfulness approaches, followed by an open, guided discussion.

Cost: $35 per session with the $210 total due up front before the group begins.

To sign up please email Amber at amber.lundell@aliveaustin.com

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Past Group: Thanksgiving Survival Support Group

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Cost: $20 per session

To sign up please email Alex at alex.paro@aliveaustin.com

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