Group Counseling at CAPS

Every semester CAPS offers services in a group format. Group counseling is a form of counseling in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of professionally trained therapists to help themselves and one another. Each of us has been raised in group environments, either through our families, schools, organized activities or work. These are the environments in which we grow and develop as human beings. Group counseling helps people learn about themselves and improve their interpersonal relationships. It provides a place for you to come together with others to share problems or concerns, to better understand your own situation and to learn from and with each other. Group works! In studies comparing group counseling to individual counseling, group has been shown to be as effective and sometimes even more effective than individual therapy. If you have ever been curious about group services or often ask yourself any of the questions below group may be a good fit for you.

  • Have questions about who you are or how others perceive you
  • Find yourself playing the same role in relationships and you want to change this
  • At times despite your wanting to get closer to people you find this hard
  • Challenging others or advocating for yourself is a struggle
  • Feeling "different" from others
  • Feel a sense of shame as a result of a current issue/ circumstance or past experiences
  • Social situations bring up feelings discomfort
  • Have a view of yourself that is overly critical or harsh

Like all other CAPS clinical services groups are held in a confidential setting with mental health professionals. A brief screening with the group leader(s) may be required prior to becoming a member. If you are interested in a group, come in or call to schedule a group preview appointment.

Therapy Groups


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