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Why would I want group counseling instead of individual counseling?

For many problems, group counseling can be more helpful than individual counseling. Many people struggle with feeling alone in experiencing their problems. Most people benefit from hearing other people’s experiences and are relieved to find that they are not alone.

Group counseling also provides individuals with a group of people who care about and feel connected with each other. It is a setting separate from other aspects of your life (i.e., school, work, family) where you can talk openly about your problems with other people who are also struggling with similar problems.

Group counseling allows people to give and receive honest feedback. Group members are encouraged to be genuine and candid about their feelings and appropriately share reactions they have to other group members.