Therapy is the cornerstone of treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health conditions. Many evidence-based and holistic types of therapy are used in addiction therapy programs worldwide. At Michael’s House, located in Palm Springs, California, we devise individualized treatment plans with the right combination of therapeutic approaches to meet the individual needs of our patients.
One of the most common and effective forms of therapy is group therapy. A group therapy program allows a person to actively use learned techniques in real-time but in a supportive environment of peers and facilitated by a trusted therapist.
Michael’s House offers a group therapy program in Palm Springs. If you or a loved one are struggling with addiction, including co-occurring mental health issues like anxiety or depression, please call 760.548.4032. Our compassionate staff can answer questions or help you get started on a journey of recovery.
What Is a Group Therapy Program?
The Benefits of a Group Therapy Program in Palm Springs
At Michael’s House, there are many benefits to participating in a group therapy program.
Some of these include:
- Developing a support system by connecting with peers who are also navigating recovery
- Learning from the experiences and journeys of others in the group
- Receiving feedback and guidance from a trained therapist
- Practicing new skills in a safe and supportive environment
- Improving communication, coping, and problem-solving skills
- Gaining insight and self-awareness
- Strengthening motivation for recovery and developing healthy habits
- Building confidence and self-esteem
Some of these benefits are integral to not only success in group therapy but to the overall treatment journey.
Consider the following:
Developing a Support System of Peers
By connecting with others through group therapy that are going through very similar circumstances, a patient does more than make new friends. More than likely, some of the patient’s former relationships were not healthy—perhaps friends or family were also using drugs or alcohol—and renewing those relationships is not a good idea. Group therapy helps create a supportive new network of people committed to sobriety who can hold one another accountable in a non-judgmental way.
Improving Communication, Coping, and Problem-Solving Skills
Eventually, treatment will be concluded, and the patient will be in recovery and back into the everyday world. This can lead to stress, anxiety, or temptations. However, the skills gained through group therapy allow the patient to navigate these obstacles through improved communication, coping skills, and problem-solving abilities. This could be as simple as avoiding people and places that might promote a relapse or more complex interactions like setting boundaries with family members or loved ones.
Contact Michael's House to Learn About Our Group Therapy Program
If you are struggling with addiction or a co-occurring mental illness and are looking for a supportive environment to help you on your recovery journey, consider participating in a group therapy program at Michael’s House in Palm Springs, California. Our compassionate and experienced therapists will work closely with you to help you achieve your goals and discover the tools you need to live a happy and healthy life. To learn more about our programs or to get started, call us at 760.548.4032 or contact us online.