Moving Forward in Life Through Relationships
Group Counseling provides a very powerful tool – community. We were all made to have real connections with one another. Often times what propels us forward through a rough patch is being understood, and knowing others have had similar experiecnes. At Lime Tree Counseling, we believe in the power of healing through relationships. Our experienced counselors offer a variety of groups throughout the year. Check out some of our current groups below. Ready to get started? Contact us today to set up your intitial appointment and get set up to join the group!
Why Group Therapy?
Often times, the reason we are hurt is because of our interactions with other people. Whether it’s social anxiety, a past abusive relationship, your substance use, or anything else, relationships with other humans can be messy. Yet, we need each other. Group therapy offers a unique opportunity to heal from past hurts and grow with new skills through relationships with others. The actual thing that made us struggle can offer healing – other people. But this time, you will be with people who understand you and are working towards similar life goals.
How does Group Counseling work?
First, you meet for a one one one session with the group leader. We call this an intake session. This is an opportunity for you and the counselor to make sure you are a good fit for the group. After that, you will attend regular group sessions, lead by the counselor. The length of group sessions varies, but is typically 1 to 1.5 hours. Each week the counselor will lead the group through a specific topic, all geared toward reaching your common goals. There will be plenty of time for group members to share and support one another. Group sessions are of course less confidential than an individual session. Each group member will sign and agree to group rules, which include protecting each other’s privacy. The counselor will go over the group rules at the first group session.
Current Group Offerings
Common Reasons People Seek Group Counseling
Our society is very isolating. Many people find group counseling very helpful for several reasons, including:
- People benefit from not facing challenges alone. Often people think they are the only one struggling with a particular issue. The truth is we all have areas to work on, and group counseling helps us do that along side others.
- Group counseling is more affordable. Since multiple people are in the group, the cost of a group session is considerably less than an individual session.
- People can practice new skills with group members before using them in the real world, such as boundary setting or positive conflict resolution.
- Group therapy allows people to share what they have learned with others. The knowledge of having helped other people is also very healing for many individuals.
- Many challenges in life cannot be overcome alone. Encouragement from support and others can lead to greater success in reaching goals.
Further Reading On Group Counseling
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Additional Counseling Services at Lime Tree Counseling
In addition to group therapy, we also provide a range of counseling solutions, including:
When your faith is a central part of who you are, you need that as part of your counseling. Our team are all Christians, ready to help you learn what God has for you…Learn more
Relationships evolve as life changes. Sometimes partners need help learning new skills to help them communicate better and strengthen their connection. We help couples improve their marriages through couples therapy…Learn more
Anxiety can be overwhelming. Whether it’s a constant worrying or more intense panic attacks, no one should endure regular anxiety. If you or your spouse struggles in this area, please consider anxiety treatment…Learn more
Get Started With Therapy Today!
Please contact Lime Tree Counseling to schedule an appointment or a free consultation. We will get back to you as soon as possible and get you scheduled. In our Ambler, PA office, we serve all of Montgomery County, and our therapists are happy to offer online counseling sessions for residents of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Colorado.