5 Good Reasons to Try Group Therapy

By Kerry Weiss
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
May 08, 2023

Thoughts of therapy may conjure images of one-on-one counseling, where a single person meets with a mental health professional to talk through what’s concerning them and learn individualized coping strategies. However, group therapy is a valid therapeutic approach that’s worth consideration, as well.

What Is Group Therapy?

As the name suggests, group therapy is a type of therapy that’s provided by a licensed professional to a group of people.

Therapy groups are typically composed of people experiencing similar challenges, whether it be feelings of depression or anxiety, self-esteem concerns, grief, anger, loneliness, or other factors that can affect mental and emotional well‑being.