Group Therapy

Counseling_GroupGroup Therapy is available for children, adolescents and adults. Groups are a very powerful means of helping individuals develop confidence, competence and more meaningful relationships. In group therapy, clients further their understanding of how they interact with others and have the opportunity to learn and practice more effective interpersonal skills. Clients often find group therapy to be a highly effective way to experience support while simultaneously receiving direct feedback from peers as well as the group facilitators. At Metropolitan Counseling Associates we offer two types of groups:

Psychotherapy Groups are usually open-ended and focus on helping clients develop a greater awareness of their feelings, experience of others and impact of their behavior on those around them. Group members benefit from two simultaneous levels of group interaction. The first level of interaction takes place as participants share pertinent issues in their lives that they experience outside of the group. This allows participants to relate to one another and receive support. The second level of group interaction offers members the opportunity to identify and understand relationship patterns that develop within the group. As group members develop greater awareness of themselves in these relationships, the newfound self-knowledge can be extended and applied in the world outside of the therapy room.

Social Skills groups are generally time-limited and focus on the development of specific social skills. This type of group is ideal for children and teens that struggle with identifying, interpreting, and responding to verbal and non-verbal social cues.

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7201 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 700
Bethesda, MD 20814

Phone/fax 301 654 7770