Studies suggest the group therapy experience provides a highly effective way to tackle life’s problems with the support of a peer group. Hearing how others cope with their challenges can offer great insight into solving one’s own. Group psychotherapy by its very nature provides a context for which adolescents and young children can begin to establish and increased sense of their own identity as well as an effective way of being in the world. These groups help youth in a variety of ways:
- To resolve conflicts with people
- To understand feelings and problems
- To manage feelings
- To try out new solutions to old problems.
- To receive support and nurturance