Some of the best work that we can do as people is heal within relationship to other people. This is particularly true for adolescents and teens, who are spending more time with peers and friends as they begin to transition into young adults. Group therapy for tweens and teens is especially healing because the therapist creates a space where it is safe for young people to be vulnerable about topics that might be hard for the teens. Often these topics are not discussed in everyday life, or if the topics are discussed, it is not enough. Group therapy helps teens heal in relationship with other teens. This is ideal for social development, as well as individual, internal growth and wellbeing.
If you are not a current client at Sentier Psychotherapy, please email Sarah to get registered for a group: firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need to schedule a Group Intake (for all groups other than Teen Meditation, and Girls Empowerment ). Girls Empowerment group requires a 30 minute phone screening, which can also be arranged by emailing Sarah at email@example.com. An Intake is a 30 minute session with a therapist who will ask you a few questions to determine if you are an appropriate fit for the group in which you are interested.
If you are a current client at Sentier Psychotherapy, talk with your therapist about your interest in a group that is being offered. You and your therapist can talk about whether or not the group will be helpful to you in your current situation.
Will my insurance cover group therapy?
It is likely that your insurance provider will cover some of the expense. Sentier Psychotherapy provides out-of-network services with all major insurance providers. Please see list of out-of-network insurance questions. Your therapist can work with you on this during your Group Intake.
Will other group members tell outside people what I talked about in group sessions?
Your therapist takes confidentiality seriously. Every group member is required to sign an agreement to keep conversations from group time private. Group members are not to share names of others in the group or content from group discussion with people outside of the group. These rules are in place in order to create a safe environment in which people feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and experiences.