Our Therapy Practices
Through the groundbreaking use of integrative evidence-based therapies like Group Therapy, our Veterans Rehab helps meet Veteran needs.
Why Group Therapy?
Group therapy offers Military Veterans the opportunity to receive support and feedback from their peers. In our Treatment Centers community setting, Veterans can share and listen to stories, bond with others who have been through similar experiences, and gain essential communication skills from the group dynamic.
The need for human interaction and contact has been biologically proven. Humans are social creatures and need to be around others to maintain a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. The desire and need to be around others work well in a therapeutic setting. A structured therapy group, led by a licensed counselor, can be excellent support for those with the group. It also encourages others to share personal experiences.
Sharing In a Group Setting
Therapy groups offer a secure place where Veterans can share their journey. Those who participate in a group often find they have a lot in common with others. This reduces isolation and supports the recovery process. Witnessing the growth and improvement of another is also beneficial as it also inspires others. Group sessions are vital to helping those who struggle with issues of addiction, depression, isolation, and shame. Providing this unique peer support increases the chances of a successful recovery.
Group therapy sessions at our Veterans Rehab Centers are led by a professional therapist trained in facilitating meaningful group discussions. Each member of the group can have the opportunity to speak and share any stories, feelings, or thoughts on subjects related to their process of their recovery. As people within the programs share, others can give helpful feedback or offer support once they have finished.
The most significant benefit of group therapy for many people is seeing that everyone has similar stories and has been through many of the same experiences that they have in their addiction. Hearing other people share personal stories can be a massive relief. It makes each person realize that they are not alone and that their problems are not more significant or different from other people’s problems. It can be an essential revelation for people to see that addiction can happen to anyone, and their struggles are familiar to everyone in the group.
Benefits of Group Therapy
The dynamic of a group therapy session is the right way for those recovering to practice the communication and interpersonal skills that can help them once they leave treatment. They can become more accustomed to speaking openly and honestly in front of others and relating to their peers. Many of those struggling with mental health become isolated and avoid sharing their feelings with friends and family members.
Group therapy is a way for them to finally be vulnerable and relate to them instead of escaping. For many clients, it can be hard at first to open up and become comfortable speaking about personal things to a group. Eventually though, every person in a therapy group will benefit from sharing and using their own experiences to help others. The therapist leading the group will act as a moderator and make sure that everyone supports each other and provides their valuable insight.
Veterans in our Rehab will experience the benefits of group therapy. Relating to others and becoming connected with them on a deeper level helps every client grow into a more emotionally intelligent person. Veterans notice positive changes in themselves and the way they interact with others. The more they spend time in a group setting, the more they heal through peer support.