Group Counseling in Round Rock, TX—Counselors and Therapists

Group Counseling in Round Rock, TX—Counselors and Therapists

What’s the point?

To many people, the thought of going into group therapy can be intimidating for many different reasons. If you have experienced individual therapy, you are aware of the level of vulnerability it involves when processing your innermost thoughts and feelings. I often witness clients shrink away and cringe whenever I suggest it might be beneficial to join a therapy group. The thing is, growing connected in a vulnerable way to a group of strangers in a safe holding environment can be healing in ways that we may never experience in individual therapy or out in the world.  And remember, there is a therapist there helping the process

The American Group Psychotherapy Association reports:

Group therapy works. In studies comparing group psychotherapy to individual therapy, group therapy has been shown to be just as effective and sometimes even more effective.  Through developing more comfort with feelings, vulnerability, authenticity, and closeness, group therapy is fast and effective at helping people accept themselves, be more authentic, and trust and enjoy others.

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So what does group therapy look like? 

Each therapy group consists of one or two facilitators who are licensed therapists trained to work with therapy groups. The facilitator is responsible for making sure that each member gets the best help possible. Group therapists will occasionally use other members’ input, and sometimes conduct therapy while other members listen, watch, and at times share. Some group therapists use a specific therapy model to run a group, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Art Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), or a client-centered approach. Other therapists choose not to use an individual therapy approach and rely instead on group interactions as the source for healing and change.

3 of the main agents of change from group interaction:

  1. Sharing
  2. Involvement
  3. Belonging

So group therapy is designed to be a safe holding space for connection, but what does that specifically mean for me?    

Group therapy is helpful in many ways that relate to numerous interpersonal issues as well as internal issues that trigger a deep need for change. Do you have difficulty forming or maintaining intimate relationships? Do you believe that you are alone with your problems? Is it because they are unique and you have few options for making significant life changes? Then a group is a good option for you. It can also help if you are at a loss in knowing how to live well with the ones you love. Group therapy can provide a low risk laboratory and a sense of community where you can see that there is hope in creating a different life for yourself.

According to Yalom (2005), there are 11 curative factors that are generally present within a successful therapy group:

  1. Feeling hopeful about your life
  2. Realizing that you’re not alone as you discover that others have similar concerns
  3. Gaining information about healthy living
  4. A sense of altruism from holding space for other members
  5. Opportunity to experience adaptive interactions that lead to unlearning beliefs rooted in childhood trauma.
  6. Development of better social skills and self awareness
  7. Modeling positive behaviors from other members
  8. Learning to be more comfortable as you interact with others in an intimate setting
  9. Closeness among members, and a sense of belonging
  10. Feeling safe expressing feelings never expressed before
  11. Finding purpose and accepting responsibility in your life

Types of group therapy

There are several main types of groups that we offer at times, including:

  • Psychoeducation: These are focused on particular concerns such as substance use or anxiety, and tend to have more structure.
  • Skills Development group:  Similar to a psychoeducational group, in that their tends to be more structure and a clear focus, such as “making better choices” or social skills.
  • Support groups:  Focus on a topic such as the loss of a loved one or work stress, and support the members with acceptance and reflection, as well as sharing tips and skills.
  • Process group:  These groups are more open ended, but may be defined by the members, such as a men’s process group, young adult process group, or trauma group.

If you are interested in getting into a group, on a waitlist for an upcoming group, or to find out what groups we currently have available, reach out and let us know.  Find us at 512-993-2995 or email us at

Current Groups with opening:

Mary Guthrie, LCSW

  • Once a week Mindfulness, CBT, Coping and Emotional Regulation group
  • Twice a week Mindfulness, CBT, Coping and Emotional Regulation group

Madison Vencill, LMSW

  • Teens Evening Group
  • Parents Weekend Group

More groups coming soon!  Reach out to request one, or get on a waitlist for an upcoming group.

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