Group therapy for trauma and PTSD involves several mechanisms that offer benefit and effectiveness beyond those provided by an individual format. Clients with trauma are often socially isolated and have difficulty trusting others.
Groups provide a safe therapeutic environment for clients to become socially connected to others, create an opportunity to build trust and be an emotionally corrective experience. Group treatment also offers opportunity to normalize symptoms by engaging with others who have similar experiences. Because clients with histories of trauma struggle with intense emotions and symptoms such as dissociation, hyper arousal and reliving, group work can be very containing. Establishing group safety is imperative.
In addition to the above, we have 10 highly-specialized and proprietary trauma group programs, including those involving Neuropathology, Sympathetic/Parasympathetic Systems, and Complex PTSD including leading edge treatments. For further details, please contact Shawn Meier, Clinic Director.