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Young Adult Group Therapy

Young adults spend most of their time in groups, whether in class, hanging out with friends, or playing sports – social interaction is crucial for proper development. Group therapy provides young adults with an engaging and fluid environment where they can share and process their challenges.

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Group Therapy Overview

What is Group Therapy?

Group therapy consists of counseling sessions held in a group and led by one or two licensed therapists. This kind of treatment is especially effective in treating young people who struggle with substance abuse and mental health conditions.

It is human nature to gravitate towards groups. This strategy reduces the feelings of isolation, depression, and shame that are associated with substance abuse and mental health conditions.

Due to the supportive, encouraging, and social nature of group therapy sessions, it is a common and effective treatment method for this age group.

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Group Therapy Format

Group sessions will generally take place a couple of times a week for the duration of treatment, which is dependent upon the level of care being provided.

Each counseling session typically lasts one and a half to two hours, with the typical group therapy session following an outline such as:

1. Welcome and Introduction

15 to 20 minutes

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2. Review of the Week

20 to 30 minutes

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3. General Discussion

45 minutes

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4. Recap and Next Steps

15 to 20 minutes

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Sandstone Care provides age specific care for those who struggle with substance use, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. We have treatment centers throughout the United States.

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The Key to Great Group Therapy

At Sandstone Care, we do not believe in a one-size fits all approach. Each individual and the challenges they face are unique and must be treated as such.

Some struggles may require the use of different treatments, which is why the type of group therapy your counselor uses will change depending on what the session is intended to treat.

Our goal is to treat the person as a whole, help them develop healthy coping mechanisms and achieve their goals, and provide the tools needed for long-lasting recovery.

Anger management, relapse prevention, and trauma treatment all require different models.

How We Are Different

Sandstone Care aims to drive positive lasting change in real people. We understand that you have a life, so we offer a more personal experience than you would find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.

Evidence-Based Therapy

We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.

Small Group Sizes

You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans

No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.

Academic and Vocational Support

We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.

The Family Component

Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.

The Benefits of Group Therapy

Group Counseling for Substance Use, Addiction, & Mental Health

The personal growth that comes from hearing about others’ situations and supporting one another is invaluable in learning how to approach one’s own life in a productive way.

Group therapy offers support to young adults across the addiction spectrum. The facilitator will select the proper model based on the group’s needs and demographics (age, gender, concern, etc.). Group therapy not only helps young adults address their challenges but also helps to build strong social skills.

Group members are able to see examples of others’ recovery, open up about their experiences, and receive support, all of which go a long way in reinforcing positive attitudes and behaviors.

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The benefits of group therapy

Group Therapy Activities

In addition to conventional clinical settings, age-specific group therapy can take on a number of forms including art sessions, time in the outdoors, and recreational activities.

This type of therapy is especially effective in treating addiction because it plays to our intrinsically social nature. An advantage of group therapy is that in these group sessions, young adults are able to build healthy relationships with peers.

Regardless of the format, the models used remain consistent:

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Psychoeducational
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Cognitive-behavioral
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Interpersonal process
Skills development
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Support
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Healthy coping mechanisms
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Online Group Therapy Programs

Our virtual IOP program offers the same programming that we offer in person, all online – this is ideal for those who live too far to drive to an addiction center, have transportation issues, or have health concerns that make in-person treatment challenging.

Benefits of Evidence-Based Therapy

EBTs are scientifically proven therapies that are guided by relevant data. Patient preferences are prioritized, which maximizes their options and adds flexibility to individual treatment plans. Evidence-based therapy is safe and consistent treatment, but most importantly, your recovery is not left up to chance.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBT using the best research available. Their studies have shown that these therapy treatments work due to the combination of clinical training and science.

Highest Quality Treatment

Our licensed clinical staff is trained in therapy treatments that are proven to be effective. This means they had to learn and follow certain guidelines for how they provide care.

Clinically Effective & Cost Effective

Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be effective, the chances of relapse are less likely. This means you’ll be able to save more money in the long run.

More Accountability for Therapists

EBT requires specialized training in the different kinds of therapies. Treatment options aren’t based on the therapist’s mood, they are backed by training and scientific results.

The Continuum of Care

Care for wherever you are in your journey.

Access a full range of treatments for mental health and substance use disorders. Whether you need a safe sober living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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Group Therapy Near Me

Finding a good therapist and a reliable treatment center can be daunting tasks. We would like to make the search easier for you. Please take a look at our location finder to find the closest rehab or mental health center near you.

Buffalo Grove Mental Health Center

Buffalo Grove Mental Health Center

195 N Arlington Heights Rd #101b, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089

(888) 850-1890
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
Mural in Sandstone Care Buffalo Grove Rehab Center

Buffalo Grove Rehab Center

195 N Arlington Heights Rd #101a, Buffalo Grove, Illinois, 60089

847-908-5461
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Towson Mental Health Center

Towson Mental Health Center

521 East Joppa Road, Suite 203, Towson, Maryland, 21286

410-881-8634
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
Towson Rehab Center

Towson Rehab Center

521 East Joppa Road, Suite 105, Towson, Maryland, 21286

410-847-7574
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
Colorado Springs Mental Health Center

Colorado Springs Mental Health Center

5735 N. Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado, 80918

719-621-5732
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
Reston Mental Health Center

Reston Mental Health Center

11415 Isaac Newton Square S, Reston, Virginia, 20190

703-260-9359
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Let’s take the next steps together

We understand taking the first step is difficult. There is no shame or guilt in asking for help or more information. We are here to support you in any way we can.