We are currently offering Interpersonal Skills, Mindfulness Meditation and Mom & Baby groups for Fall 2019. If you’re interested, please register here. Space is limited.
Group therapy is a fun, interactive, supportive and confidential form of counselling that lasts for a limited amount of time. Even if your life’s pretty good, if you feel even a little stuck, nervous are uncertain about anything in your life you might want to check out group counselling with Susan Blackburn Psychology!
It can be a great way to gain support, accountability and ideas for whatever you’re currently experiencing in your life. Just like with individual therapy, there are different areas of focus for group therapy. Most of our groups offer collaborative learning and skills for personal development in an area of interest to group participants.
Some of the benefits of group therapy include discovering that you aren’t alone in what you’re experiencing and finding out that your struggles are more common than you know, which can often provide relief and make you feel that you’re actually pretty normal after all. Since there are other people in the group, it’s an opportunity to get a number of different perspectives for a greater sense of hope and encouragement.
Some people find that they benefit from taking part in both individual counselling and group counselling to increase your chances of creating important, lasting changes. If you’ve been participating in individual psychotherapy and find that your progress has stopped, joining a group may accelerate your personal growth. Similarly, some people find that greater results can be achieved if you complete group therapy successfully and then transition to individual counselling. That being said, there are many times that group therapy offers you exactly what you need.
Groups are typically held once a week for an hour or more, for a set number of weeks (usually 6-12 weeks), with a set number of participants (usually 5-15) and take place at regular intervals throughout the year, on a number of topics including:
Our services for Group Therapy are covered by extended health benefit plans that cover psychological services provided by clinicians supervised by, or registered with, The College of Psychologists of Ontario. Fees for group therapy vary based on the number of weeks. You can expect to pay between $200-$500 for a block of weekly sessions, which are eligible for insurance reimbursement under most extended benefit plans.