Is Group Therapy the Right Fit For Me?

Myths and Facts About Group Therapy

Many people steer away from group therapy because they do not understand it. This is not surprising, given the number of misleading or unappealing caricatures of group therapy that can be found on TV or in movies. There are a lot of myths flying around out there about group therapy, including:

  • Group therapy is not as good as one-on-one therapy with a professional.
  • Group therapy requires you to share your deepest, darkest secrets with complete strangers.
  • Group therapy is only for people who are good at verbalizing their thoughts and feelings.
  • Participation or sharing with a group will result in judgement, criticism, or gossip from other group members.

However, none of these are true. For those who participate, there are typically a number of needed benefits, including:

  • A safe place to discuss difficulties and celebrate victories with others who share your struggle
  • Controlled discussion and encouragement about your challenges and progress
  • Learning from others who may be further along in their recovery
  • Learning to discuss what you are feeling and experiencing in a way that is healthy and conducive to growth and positive human connection
  • Freedom to be open about your experiences without fear of it being disclosed to anyone outside the group

Don’t be afraid to try something new or attempt a form of treatment that seems scary. Even for introverts or people who are not used to talking about their feelings and experiences, group therapy can be (and often is) essential to recovery and restored health.

Compassionate, Personalized Behavioral Health Care in Chico & Northern California

At Therapeutic Solutions, we believe in personalized solutions, especially when it comes to alcohol abuse, drug addiction, mental health struggles, and other challenging battles our patients face. Group therapy is often a source of comfort, solidarity, and encouragement for people who are working toward recovery while trying to meet life’s other demands, such as work, classes, and family life, and it may just be right for you.

Our team recognizes that not everyone requires the same kind of therapy, which is why we offer a variety of solutions and treatment options depending on your needs. These include (but are not limited to):

No matter what sort of mental or behavioral health challenges you are facing, our Chico team is here to help. Call (530) 899-3150 to speak to one of our friendly team members and learn about our treatment options.


Is it Time to Seek Behavioral Health Treatment?

Signs You May Benefit from Mental Health Care

Unfortunately, many people do not turn to mental or behavioral health care until they have hit rock bottom. Behavioral health treatment can be instrumental in keeping you and the people you love from spiraling downward into patterns of emotional struggles, substance abuse, self-destructive behaviors, and unhealthy coping.

It may be valuable to consider seeking behavioral health treatment if you or someone you love is experiencing any of the following:

  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Controlling fear or anxiety
  • Drug or alcohol abuse/addiction
  • Disrupted sleep, difficulty falling asleep
  • Major shifts in social behaviors, especially if they trend toward isolation
  • Symptoms of post-traumatic stress, such as hyper-vigilance, flashbacks, and high stress
  • Persistently replaying a traumatic event in your mind
  • Coping with personal difficulty by turning to drugs, alcohol, sex, or food
  • Personality changes or suddenly behaving in a way that is out of step with your normal behavior, especially if this means angry outbursts, reckless decisions, putting others or yourself in danger, etc.

Compassionate, Life-Changing Behavioral Health Care in Chico & Northern California

Our team at Therapeutic Solutions is ready to help you or your loved one work through the challenges at hand. We offerDialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for people experiencing a variety of struggles, including:

  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Suicidal thoughts or tendencies
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Failed attempts to treat any of the above with medication or other therapies

We are also able to care for people who require counseling and support after experiencing a traumatic life event or emotionally stressful circumstance. If you are interested in exploring the possibility and potential benefits of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy for yourself or a loved one, get in touch with us right away to get all your questions answered and take the next step toward health and recovery.

Call (530) 899-3150 today to learn more and speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members.