Group Therapy

At SoulCraft, there are a few counseling groups offered:
  • Men's Group: a group dedicated to men discussing and exploring men's issues.
  • Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Group: a group dedicated to helping people learn mindful meditative practices to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting general wellness.
  • Couple's Group: a group dedicated to bringing couples together to discuss and explore couple's issues.
Each group is limited to between 6 and 8 individuals (3-4 couples).

Group counseling is a form of therapy, which posits that people benefit from shared experiences. Usually group counseling is focused on a particular issue, for example obsessive-compulsive disorder or anger management. While a therapist usually manages group counseling, contributions from other members in the group are considered valuable since all in the group share similar issues.

One of the main principals behind group counseling is the idea that dealing with specific issues may cause isolation, and a feeling that one is alone in facing one's problems. Group counseling attempts to counteract this isolation by assembling people with similar issues to enforce that difficulties are not singular to one person. Additionally, knowing other people with similar troubles can be comforting to each individual, who may not have access in their own family and friends to people with the same problem.

Group counseling may be highly organized, with people doing specific activities together and then sharing the results. Alternately, it may be more freeform, where people share current issues related to the group's purpose. One person's verbal contributions to a group might be discussed, validated, and provoke problem solving by other group members in a session. It might also be an entry into a discussion regarding a certain aspect of an illness or condition that is then primarily led by the therapist.

If you would like to schedule an appointment, then e-mail Carl Golden anytime or call (206) 778-4465 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).

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