Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time.
Groups can be as small as three or four people, but group therapy sessions often involve around seven to twelve individuals. The group typically meets once or twice each week for an hour or two at the given location.
The group contains members at different stages of the treatment process.
Seeing people who are coping or recovering gives hope to those at the beginning of the process. Group members can share their strengths and help others in the group, which can boost self-esteem and confidence.