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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 struggling with drug or alcohol addiction. We understand that everyone’s situation is different, so we offer a more personalized rehab program than you’ll find anywhere else.

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Age-Specific Care
Age-Specific Care

We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that you face at your specific stage of life.

Evidence-Based Therapy
Evidence-Based Therapy

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

Small Group Sizes
Small Group Sizes

You are more than a number, which is why we provide an intimate setting where your voice can be heard.

Individualized Treatment Plans
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
Academic and Vocational Support

We want you to get the most out of life, which means feeling your best in the classroom or at your job.

The Family Component
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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Interpersonal process
Skills development
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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

Evidence-based therapies (EBTs) use treatment modalities that have been proven effective through scientific research. They include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and more.

These modalities provide real, life-changing results that can help you get your life back on track.

Some additional benefits include:

Lasting Results

The American Psychological Association created the policies for EBTs using the best research available. Studies have shown that these therapy treatments lead to longer-lasting results.

Cost Effective

Since these kinds of treatments are scientifically proven to be more effective, the chances of relapse are less likely, which means less money spent on future treatments.

More Accountability for Therapists

EBTs require specialized training in the different kinds of therapies, which means you are guaranteed qualified, verified therapists are in charge of your care.

Clinically Effective

EBTs are safe and proven treatments, so you can feel confident that your recovery is not left up to chance. Your mental health assessments and preferences will determine which EBTs are used in their treatment plans.

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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 transitional living community, inpatient care, or outpatient therapy, we have a program to help.

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5-21 days of 24/7 on-site medical supervision.

Our Medically-Assisted Detox and Inpatient Center offers private rooms and 24/7 medically supervised care to support a safe recovery from drugs and alcohol, followed by comprehensive treatment that addresses your physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs.

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Detox Explained

2-6 Months

Our Transitional Living Program combines the structure of treatment and group living, with the freedom of living away from home.

This level of care is for young adults (18-30) who are not quite ready to heal from home. This level of care provides a safe and supportive living environment integrated with a PHP or IOP level of care. Here, you’ll learn life skills and healthy recovery strategies in an environment that’s set up for your success.

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Transitional Living Overview

4 weeks of on-site day treatment.

Our Young Adult Day Treatment Program, also known as Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), is a highly structured level of care for young adults that offers five days of robust programming a week.

Our two distinct mental health and substance use tracks help young adults to stabilize, begin to understand their mental health and/or addiction struggles, and heal from them. We strive to help our clients become more like the person they want to be without using negative coping strategies or substances to get there.

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Day Treatment Explained

12 weeks of on-site or virtual treatment.

Our Young Adult IOP, or Intensive Outpatient Program, offers two distinct tracks to address young adult needs, each track consisting of 3-4 days of weekly programming.

In our mood disorder track, we are able to focus on mental health, depression, trauma, and anxiety. In our dual diagnosis track, we are able to support young adults with substance use and mental health challenges. Each focuses on developing positive social, academic, and vocational habits while continuing with their job or school responsibilities.

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Intensive Outpatient Program Explained

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.

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Drug Rehab Virginia Beach

5040 Corporate Woods Dr, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462

(757) 244-9083
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
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Virginia Beach Mental Health Center

5040 Corporate Woods Dr., Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462

(757) 585-3518
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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Addiction Treatment Richmond VA

4880 Sadler Rd, Suite 110, Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060

(804) 534-2950
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis
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Mental Health Richmond VA

4880 Sadler Rd., Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060

(804) 494-6144
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health

Tinley Park Drug Rehab

16325 S Harlem Ave # 200, Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477

(708) 766-7735
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Substance UseDual-Diagnosis

Tinley Park Mental Health Center

16325 S Harlem Ave #260, Tinley Park, Illinois, 60477

(708) 905-2509
Age Groups: TeensYoung Adults
Levels of Care: Partial Hospitalization (PHP)Intensive Outpatient (IOP)Assessments
Treatment Programs: Mental Health
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