Group therapy is a powerful, cost-effective, and unique form of psychotherapy that is often extremely helpful for many people, across diagnostic categories. Most of my group members participate in concurrent individual therapy when they do group, as this provides the best treatment outcomes.
I offer group therapy to my own individual therapy patients or to individual patients referred to me by other clinicians. People participating in group are usually quite familiar with the format of psychotherapy and have always had the group guidelines thoroughly explained to them before deciding to join group. When people join group, they agree to abide by a very clear group agreement, in which they commit to honor the privacy and confidentiality of other group members. They also agree not to have social contact with other group members outside of group.