Benefits of Process Group
Group therapy takes the idea of group dynamics a step further, moving into a space where participants dig deep to work through their experiences rather than simply share them. With the guidance of a trained counselor or therapist, these sessions can become immensely healing, empowering and enlightening.
Group therapy sessions allow each person to see their concerns from different angles. In addiction recovery treatment, it’s helpful for participants to understand that they aren’t the only ones who have felt certain ways or experienced certain things, and to discover that there is more than one way of approaching a problem. Process Group participants are frequently amazed to find that the solution to their worries have been in front of them all along, but that it takes trust in another’s perspective to see it. It can also be incredibly encouraging for participants to see others succeed in their recovery; this instills a sense of hope and confidence for those who feel that their own recovery might be out of reach. These are all experiences that cannot be gleaned from individual therapy alone, or even from forms of group therapy that spend less time on meaningful discussion. Process Group is central to recovery because it provides benefits that can’t be replicated by other approaches. Tree House Recovery seeks to instill a sense of community and camaraderie between our clients, and our Group Process sessions are a key component of this goal.
Process Group at Tree House Recovery
Group therapy can take many forms, including psychoeducation, skills development, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodrama, recreation therapy and experience groups. Process Group is the model that most people imagine when they think of group therapy. These sessions involve groups, typically five to ten people in size, seated with a therapist and talking through whatever is bothering them. The therapist or counselor helps to steer and mediate discussions to ensure each session is appropriate, on-topic and productive for everyone involved. At Tree House Recovery, we emphasize open-minded discussion, honest sharing and respect for others’ experiences. We work with our clients to ensure they are part of a process group that fits their personality, and our therapists are experts in guiding sessions to keep them free from judgment, assumption or discrimination.
Contact Tree House Recovery
Tree House Recovery is a men’s addiction treatment center located in Portland, Oregon. We welcome men from all walks of life who have experienced or are experiencing addiction to a range of drugs or alcohol. We value each of our clients’ stories, understanding that no two addictions are the same; in turn, we help individuals find a path to recovery that is uniquely their own. If you or your loved one is ready to take their first steps toward a sober life, contact Tree House Recovery today to learn more. Our team is available to answer your questions at 855-969-5181.
- Peer support and abstinence accountability
- Reduced isolation
- Witnessing others’ recovery and understanding that sobriety is achievable
- Learning new ways to cope with their problems
- Developing social skills
- Objective feedback and alternate perspectives