What benefits does group therapy offer?
Group therapy provides a supportive, non-judgmental environment that will help you:
- Learn how to get along better with important people in your life
- Observe others work through issues that you share
- Discover new strengths and talents through feedback from other members
- Discuss sensitive topics
- Develop new skills useful in work and intimate relationships
- Recover from painful life situations (divorce, loss of partner, job or health issues)
How do I select a group that is right for me?
I will meet with you for one or two 45-minute screening sessions. During these meetings we will discuss your current concerns and goals for therapy, including:
- History of your current issues
- Stresses or circumstances hindering your progress
- Approaches available to address your concerns
We will jointly assess:
- Whether the group setting will address your concerns
- Strengths and skills you possess that can enable you to benefit from group
- What kind of group will be the best “fit” for you.
What kinds of groups are there?
- Short-term (12 week) or longer-term (ongoing) group
- Mixed gender or same-sex group
- Topic-focused (anxiety, depression, relationship, grief, divorce, parenting) group
If I don't have a place in a group that is appropriate for you I will help you locate another group therapist who can assist you.
Dr. Wright’s Group Therapy Credentials
Trained by group therapy master Louis Ormont, Dr. Wright is a skilled group leader and teacher. She is a founding member of The Center for Group Studies in New York City, where she is a supervisor and sought-after presenter.
Dr. Wright is a member of the American Group Therapy Association. She conducts group training and supervision for professionals both locally and in the Pacific Northwest, and has authored numerous papers on innovations in group psychotherapy.
Consultation Group for Mental Health Professionals
The consultation/training group provides mental health professionals with the opportunity to:
- Stay current with professional theories and practices
- Examine work dilemmas and stresses with other clinicians
- Build a supportive connection with other professionals in your field
- Identify and address personal issues that hinder your professional success
- Learn about ways to develop and improve your clinical practice
- Prevent and address burnout
- Develop the ability to present and facilitate in group settings (workshops, conferences)