Group therapy is a unique form of therapy in which a small number of children meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist. During this time, children are able to increase their social development skills and also help others develop their skills as well.
Group therapy has been a common practice for over 50 years and has been proven to be as effective, and sometimes more effective, than individual therapy.
Why Group Therapy Works:
1. Group therapy helps children gain a feeling of acceptance from their peers that they may commonly not receive
2. Group therapy improves a child’s self-esteem
3. Children get to “role play” the lessons they learn in groups with their peers
4. Children learn techniques to help them self-regulate their emotions
5. In Group Therapy, children realize that there are other children working through emotional challenges just like them