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Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine is a group of psychiatrists in Augusta County, VA specializing in the treatment of mood and thought disorders, major depression, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Schizophrenia. We are here to provide comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.

Participating in therapy can be intimidating and the thought of making yourself so vulnerable can be downright scary. However, the benefits of therapy far outweigh any hesitations you may have about beginning the process. At Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine, we offer a number of therapy sessions including single therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and group therapy.

Now, we know we just said that starting therapy can be intimidating, so why would we even begin to suggest group therapy? You mean we actually want you to share your thoughts and feelings in front of an entire group of people?? Yes!  According to the American Psychological Association, group therapy comes with a number of advantages that you just can’t get with individual therapy alone. Here are a few of them:

  • Group therapy helps you to put your issues in perspective by hearing similar experiences from the people in your group. Many people feel that they are alone in whatever mental health issues they might be experiencing. However, with group therapy you can come to understand that you have a support group and people who understand what you are going through.
  • Group therapy is also a great way to hear how other people are dealing with similar issues to your own. You can learn, through their experiences, successful ways to cope with mental health issues as well as positive steps to take. 
  • Group therapy sessions are typically centered around a specific topic such as anger management or grief. In these sessions, psychiatrists are able to provide your group with a number of strategies to deal with the specific topic that your group is meeting about.

Whether you’re looking to begin individual therapy, group therapy, or both, the psychiatrists at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine are here to help you meet your mental health needs.