Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, APRN, PMHNP, BC
"We are a group of five psychotherapists, LPCs and one Psychatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who provide professional care to all age groups for all DSM 5 diagnoses. Our therapists provide group, individual, family, and couples therapy, using affirmation and ..."
"We will journey along side a family during their time of struggle, while helping them reach their stated goals. We view our job as the agent that turns on a lamp in a cluttered closet, while the client does the ..."
"NEW SERVICES!!! Starting September 15, 2021 virtual Group Therapy sessions will be available through Ask Coach Gwen Private Practice, on Wednesday evenings from 5:30-7:30 pm, for eight weekly sessions!!! The group therapy sessions available will discuss & support Anxiety and ..."
"This is a skills-based focus and support group that addresses trauma, narcissistic abuse, and PTSD. It is for women experiencing low self-esteem/self-worth, depression, anxiety and low self-love as a result of trauma, domestic violence, spiritual, narcissistic and/or sexual and psychological ..."
"Currently Suspended at least through December of 2020: I run a 12 week basic introduction to DBT group for individuals who struggle with overwhelming emotions or person's who wish to learn to cope better with a variety of circumstances. All ..."
"Anger management issue is a manageable problem. Learn to think through your reactions and communicate your wants and needs effectively. Learn different reasons anger is used, what experts are saying about techniques and self-talk that heal. New concepts/handouts help you ..."
"This group is limited to 10 people with similar concerns. Participants are required to do an intake screening session. Objective 1: to establish concepts of a system of parenting which grows with your child while teaching the child to think ..."
"We break down the barriers to quality counseling. Nothing should separate you from healthy, happy living. Shelley, Issac, and Zach each offer different specialities, accept insurance, and can meet you online, making Hope Connects Counseling assessable to all. We would ..."
"This group is limited to 10 people with similar concerns. Participants are required to do an intake screening session. Objective 1: to establish concepts of causes of your addiction. Objective 2: to assist participants in finding out whether they are ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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 Irving 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.