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. The psychiatrists at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine are passionate about creating a program of care that’s the perfect fit for you. That’s why we offer comprehensive care to all of our patients through group therapy, single therapy, or cognitive behavioral therapy.
Along with single therapy, we also offer group therapy at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine. Some people wonder if and why they should try group therapy. So, here are some reasons why group therapy can be helpful in addition to more traditional single therapy:
Past traumas, mental health issues, addiction, and everyday stressors can all make us feel pretty isolated. At times, we may feel like no one else can understand what we’re going through. However, that’s usually not the case. Group therapy helps us to see that others are experiencing similar things and can create a support network so that we know that we are not alone.
Group therapy can also help us to see how others are handling similar experiences. We can learn from them and see what is working and what’s not. We can also use the members of the group as a sounding board to discuss how we’re personally handling issues in our lives.
In addition to the members of the group, one or more mental health professionals are also present during these sessions to guide the discussions and offer their professional insight.
If you’re considering group therapy, we are happy to answer any questions that you may have about the experience. Just give us a call at Shenandoah Psychiatric Medicine in Augusta County, VA.