A number of our interventions have been formatted to be delivered to groups of individuals who share similar goals or who are experiencing similar difficulties. Group interventions usually involve one or more mental health professionals who lead a group of 5-15 individuals. Groups usually meet for one to two hours weekly for a specified period of time. Some individuals attend individual sessions in addition to groups, while others may choose to attend group sessions only.
While many groups are designed to target a specific problem such as depression and social anxiety, other groups focus more generally on improving skills, helping people deal with a wide range of issues like anger or shyness, or as a means of prevention for future social, behavioral or emotional difficulties.
Are group sessions confidential?
All group leaders are bound by the same confidentiality laws that apply to in-person sessions. That is, leaders cannot disclose personal information to third parties or to group members without the explicit consent of each individual member. Our team leaders will take all possible steps to increase the sense of security within these groups; however, because other members are not bound by these professional laws and requirements, there is still a risk of loss of confidentiality.