Group Therapy In Chicago, IL

Healing Through Community


Humans are social animals, and many of us find comfort, support, solidarity, ideas and hope from being in community with people who relate to what we are going through or can offer a different perspective we may not have considered yet. Group therapy offers a unique and valuable experience, allowing you to connect with others facing similar challenges, share stories, and work toward positive change together.

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Group therapy is as helpful as individual therapy for many different issues and groups of people, according to the American Psychological Association. It’s effective for a wide range of disorders and conditions, such as depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, eating disorders, substance use disorders and chronic pain. It’s also especially helpful for people with marginalized identities to find community and understanding that may otherwise be hard to find.

Some benefits of group therapy include:

  • Shared understanding: Group therapy is a safe, supportive environment where people can connect with others who have similar experiences and struggles. The sense of validation and understanding members often find in group therapy can be transformative. Knowing that you’re not alone in your journey can bring immense comfort and foster a sense of belonging.
  • Diverse perspectives: In a group therapy setting, each member brings their own unique background, experiences and wisdom. This rich diversity can offer fresh insights, alternative viewpoints and valuable feedback that can broaden your understanding of yourself and others.
  • Emotional support: You can both give and receive emotional support in group therapy. You’ll have the chance to share your own challenges, fears and successes while also offering support to others. This give and take creates a supportive network where you can lean on each other during difficult times and celebrate each other’s victories.
  • Skill development: By talking with other folks in a safe and supportive environment, you can develop communication skills, emotional regulation techniques, empathy and assertiveness. These skills can have a positive impact not only within the group but also in your personal and professional relationships.


At our therapy practice in Chicago and the surrounding areas, we’re committed to providing high-quality and transformative group therapy experiences. Our skilled therapists facilitate a variety of support groups designed to address different needs and concerns.

Our group therapy sessions are carefully curated to create a safe, confidential space where you can share openly and authentically. Our therapists are experienced in creating a supportive and nonjudgmental atmosphere, ensuring that all members feel respected and heard. We use evidence-based approaches and therapeutic techniques that take into account the specific needs of each group.

In our group therapy sessions, you can expect:

  • Supportive community: Joining a therapy group in Chicago means becoming part of a supportive community that is dedicated to growth and healing. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with others who are on a similar journey, share your experiences and learn from one another.
  • Emotional exploration: Through guided discussions and activities, you can gain insight into your own emotional patterns, learn new coping strategies and develop a greater understanding of yourself.
  • Skill-building: Our group therapy sessions incorporate skill-building exercises and therapeutic techniques that help people practice effective communication, conflict resolution, self-care and other valuable skills that can positively impact their daily life.
  • Confidentiality: Confidentiality, trust and respect are fundamental principles that guide our group therapy sessions. We create a safe space where everyone can feel comfortable sharing their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or breach of privacy.

Group therapy sessions typically range from three to eight members. Groups usually meet once or twice each week for an hour or two.

If you’re searching for group therapy in Chicago, we invite you to reach out to our practice and explore the available options. Our compassionate therapists are here to support you on your journey toward personal growth, healing and a greater sense of well-being.


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