Group Counseling

Group Counseling

Group counseling is available for adolescents, families and groups who can benefit from an explorative and interactive counseling environment. The purpose is to help people in therapy find the support and care they need but also to create a safe space where personal experiences are shared and validated. Looking at the benefits of group counseling can help you determine whether it is the choice of therapy for your personal wellness goals. 

What is Group Counseling?

Groups counseling is a form of shared therapy. Individuals who are provided this type of counseling are encouraged to participate in engaging discussion and the sharing of personal stories, emotions and thoughts in a safe and secure therapeutic environment. In group counseling the sessions are introduced and guided by a professional and certified therapist.

Group counseling can help work through problems by including the prejudices, misconceptions and emotions of all participants in the discussion. Whole group therapy is an important part of exploring your upsets, feelings and irritations surrounding a subject. It is popular among families. Your therapist acts as a guide to steer the direction for therapy and acting to keep an eye on the therapeutic analysis.

By listening to the engagement of others and you can reflect on what they are saying and incorporate their perspectives. Group counseling also promotes the power of healing. Participating in the shared experiences of others makes you feel that you are truly not alone. There is something to be said about feeling heard and validated in group counseling.

The Benefits of Group Counseling at Thriveworks McDonough


One of the most incredible benefits of group counseling is the support it provides and the ability to be heard. During therapy, your facilitator and fellow peers will help provide feedback. This is a great way to learn what others are thinking and know you will receive professional and peer support.

Practice New Relationship Skills

During group work, new skills are learned. Your facilitator will encourage the exploration of these skills in group roleplay. Scenarios are introduced and individuals will be required to interact with the purpose of gaining new perspectives and learning effective communication. The goal is to introduce constructive ways of resolving differences and learning how to interact. This is particularly useful for those experiencing constant relationship problems including families.

Feel Motivated

Learning new skills, re-enacting those skills and gaining new perspectives can equip you with the tools and the motivation to pursue personal and relationship goals. Stay on track to healing and achieving balance in your everyday life.

Visit a Professional Therapist for Effective Group Therapy

During group therapy session your therapist will act as a group facilitator. The direction and the goals for therapy are determined and every session guided according to the progress made by members of the group. It is a powerful approach to healing and achieving balance.

Discover professional counseling and support with Thriveworks Group Counseling. Your trusted professional therapist will create a therapeutic environment in which your needs are supported and facilitated. With the necessary measures in place, you can learn valuable skills, insights and more.

We will meet at our convenient location, 1705 Pennsylvania Ave McDonough, GA 30253. Give us a call today at 678-853-5849 ext. 4004. We look forward to helping you on your journey!

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