1. Welcome and Introduction
15 to 20 minutes
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.
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.
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:
15 to 20 minutes
20 to 30 minutes
15 to 20 minutes
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.
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.
We are age-specific, not gender-specific. We focus on the unique circumstances that teens and young adults face.
We only use treatment interventions that have been scientifically proven to provide consistent, lasting recovery.
You are not a number, that’s why we provide a comfortable setting where your voice can be heard.
No one person is the same, and neither is their recovery journey. Your treatment program will be tailored to your unique needs.
We want clients to get the most out of life, which means doing their best in the classroom or at their job.
Recovery involves the entire family, so we provide support for the whole family system.
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.
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:
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.
Our commitment to our clients’ lasting success and recovery helps us continually exceed licensing standards of care throughout the industry.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.