Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. Groups can be as small as three or four people, but group therapy sessions generally involve around seven to twelve individuals. In many cases, the group will meet in a room where the chairs are arranged in a large circle so that each member can see every other person in the group. Group therapy can be very effective, especially in certain situations. For example, studies have shown that group therapy can be an effective treatment choice for depression and traumatic stress. Some of the advantages of group therapy include, being able to practice skills and behaviors in a safe and secure setting, allowing others to provide support and encouragement while experiencing similar struggles, and providing hope of recovery by seeing the progress of others. Our group sessions are offered intermittently throughout the year.