Yes. 90% of the 4000 people who responded to a Consumer Report survey (1995) said they were managing life better after therapy. The survey showed that therapy which lasted more than 6 months was reported as more effective than shorter-term therapies.
How does psychotherapy work?
Through developing a trusting relationship with a therapist, individuals are more able to explore their thoughts and feelings. Often they report relief from symptoms. Over time, individuals find they are able to make choices in their lives from a position of greater self-knowledge and acceptance. Therapy can be considered an emotional education, providing benefits that last a lifetime.
What is group therapy?
Group psychotherapy is guided by a professionally trained psychotherapist and takes place with a small number of people meeting together regularly. Group therapy is recognized as being an effective and affordable treatment for many people, and has been widely used for over 60 years.
A therapeutic group provides a place to learn about yourself and improve your interpersonal relationships. We all have experience being members of groups, whether in families, school, work or other organizations. Group therapy provides a place to share concerns, better understand your own situation and learn from and about others.Group therapy can be very helpful in addressing feelings of depression, anxiety and isolation.