Group Therapy and Support Group Counseling Services

Professional counseling services for support and therapy groups

Therapy Groups  

Most peoples' reaction to group therapy is "No Way!"  The thought of meeting with a group of strangers and
pouring out the details of our life is pretty terrifying.  But those who have engaged in group therapy will tell
you that it was one of the most profound, freeing, and empowering experiences of their lives.  Under the
direction of a professional group leader, members discover new answers to old problems, find support to
challenge destructive relationships and patterns, and develop greater self confidence and self esteem.  I
am nationally recognized as a Certified Group Psychotherapist and have over ten years of group
experience.  Therapy groups meet weekly at a set time and usually have 4-8 members.  People join and
leave the group at different times, but the group is on-going.

Group Therapy could be right for you if you want to:

  • Learn more about yourself
  • Improve your relationships
  • Deal more effectively with conflict

Support Groups

Support groups are made up of people who share a common issue and allow the discussion of problems
and solutions in a safe environment.  A group member describes it this way:  "In support groups, common
challenges and life events link members together (e.g. pet loss, separation and divorce, quarter-life
crisis).  Members know what's going on with each other.  The main purpose of a support group is to share
that experience and to work through it.  Words that capture the
support group experience are empathy, understanding, sharing, encouragement, and healing."

What Can I Do To Get Involved or Setup a Therapy Group or Support Group?

Call Katherine today at:  703-288-9595

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Katherine Thorn, LPC