"In a process group, members interact freely as they offer one another empathy, support, and (sometimes) advice. Members learn to skillfully share the impact they have on one another as a means of building relationships and becoming more aware of ..."
"Everyone grieves differently and there is no one ‘right’ answer for how to cope when someone you love dies. But you don’t need to be alone in this process. No matter how long you’ve been grieving, we offer a safe ..."
"Classes are fun and interactive. Taught in a supportive non-jugemental environment. Co-parenting classes are designed to assist you, or you and your former partner in dealing with the complicated and sometimes painful issues unique to partners parenting the same children ..."
"Men can learn from each other and grow together in a safe group. Men can handle other men's pain, anger and other emotions. I really enjoy and I am amazed how great an experience this can be. Men who have ..."
"Navigating school, family, and social interactions can be a struggle at times. This group is aimed and offering a supportive environment for a small group of girls to connect while processing situations they encounter, as well as learn and practice ..."
"Here, you can talk about the day-to-day impact of your childhood with others who understand. Each person's experience is different, but often the effects are the same. Do you struggle with boundaries, with feeling worthwhile, with trusting others or yourself? ..."
"Are you afraid of judgment of others? Do you avoid social situations? Do you tell yourself that other's won't like you? Do you constantly doubt yourself? If so this group might be right for you! In this group you will: ..."
"Does chronic pain limit your life? Do you find it difficult to enjoy the activities and people you used to? Are you depressed and tired? Or anxious about the pain? You don't have to manage it alone! If you are ..."
"Being a teen is hard enough in the best circumstances, but with social isolation from the pandemic shutdown it is even harder. Rates of depression and anxiety in teens have skyrocketed. In this group your teen will be able to ..."
"For those who have experienced loss. Everyone grieves differently and there is no one 'right' answer for how to cope. But you don't need to be alone in this process. No matter how long you've been grieving, we offer a ..."
""Books are mirrors: You only see in them what you already have inside you." This quote from THE SHADOW OF THE WIND sums up Bibliotherapy With Janice in one sentence! Everyone reads stories differently. I utilize novels and group interaction ..."
"Developed 50 years ago, DBT has been shown to effectively treat problems including depression, bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, caregiver burnout, relationship problems, substance use, and borderline personality disorder. Groups meet once a week for two hours and are like a class. ..."
"This free group will meet for 2 sessions. The first meeting will be Wed., Dec 20 from 4:00-5:30pm, the second session will be Wed., Jan., 17 from 4:00-5:30pm. This is a bereavement group. My co-facilitator is Janet Henderson, LMFT. If ..."
"Bellydance is excellent for increasing blood flow throughout the body. The class will conclude with relaxation inducing stretches and holistic empowerment practice. Register at the Campbell Community Center website. "
"Parenting is one of the most challenging jobs on earth, especially when we are pulled in many directions. It can be full of both triumph and challenging opportunity. Often as parents we feel isolated, overwhelmed, and stressed. You are not ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Campbell Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.
Group therapy in Campbell is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.
Support groups in Campbell are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.
Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Campbell allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types such as Mindfulness Based group therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.
As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.
Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.
Group therapy and support groups in Campbell can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.