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Specializing in aPeople sit and bond in group therapy session comprehensive range of mental health services for children, adolescents, and adults, LightHeart Associates is dedicated to fostering growth, resilience, and well-being through various therapeutic modalities, including the transformative practice of group therapy. Our group counseling options are designed to meet the unique needs of our clients and empower them to build meaningful connections, explore their experiences, and develop healthy coping strategies. Call 425.800.5688 today to learn about our group therapy options and mental health services for our clients.  

A Look at Group Therapy 

Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several individuals simultaneously. This therapeutic approach is built on the premise that human connection, shared experiences, and mutual support can be profoundly healing. In a group therapy setting, participants have the chance to explore their thoughts and feelings within a safe, supportive environment, gaining insights from both the therapists and fellow group members. 

The structure of group therapy sessions at LightHeart Associates is designed to encourage: 

  • Open communication 
  • Empathy 
  • Understanding among participants  

By sharing experiences, challenges, and successes, clients learn from each other, develop new coping strategies, and build a sense of community that often extends beyond the therapy room. Often, people going through mental health issues feel isolated and alone. Group therapy provides a sense of belonging, normalizing experiences and giving individuals the opportunity to share their struggles without fear of judgment.  

Currently Available Groups 

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Therapeutic Dungeons & Dragons Group for Teens  

Join us for a therapeutic Dungeons & Dragons group tailored for teens aged 14-18 grappling with social anxiety.   Through immersive storytelling and collaborative gameplay, participants will practice essential skills like communication, collaboration, and community building in a supportive environment. Led by an experienced therapist, each session provides a safe space for teens to explore their thoughts and emotions, develop coping strategies, and foster self-confidence. As they embark on epic adventures together, forming bonds of friendship and mutual support, they’ll not only conquer challenges within the game but also gain valuable insights and tools for navigating social situations in their everyday lives. Join us on a journey of personal growth and connection where imagination meets therapy. 

  • Where: Redmond Medical Center, 8301 161st Avenue Northeast #202, Redmond, WA 98052 
  • When: Weekly 90-minute sessions, day and time TBD based on group availability 
  • Cost: $60 out of pocket, otherwise covered by insurance 
  • RSVP: Craig Taylor, Craig@LightHeartAssociates.com 

We hope to expand our group therapy offerings in the future to accommodate a variety of needs and interests.   

Examples of Other Groups We’ve Had  

Here are a few examples of group counseling groups we have previously hosted at LightHeart Associates: 

  • Nature walking groups in the Redwood Forest 
  • Coping skills therapy group 
  • Nature-based group therapy 
  • Perinatal support groups 

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Group Therapy for Mental Health 

Group therapy has been shown to be an effective treatment for a wide range of mental health issues, including: 

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety 
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) 
  • Behavioral issues 

At LightHeart Associates, group counseling is tailored to meet the specific needs and goals of its participants, whether they are seeking support for personal struggles or looking to enhance their overall mental well-being. 

The Benefits of Group Therapy 

One of the key benefits of group therapy for mental health is the realization that you are not alone. Many individuals experience a profound sense of relief and validation when they discover others share their feelings and experiences. This communal aspect of group therapy helps to diminish feelings of isolation, fostering a sense of belonging and acceptance. Group counseling can also: 

  • Provide diverse perspectives 
  • Encourage self-expression in a safe environment 
  • Promote empathy and compassion  
  • Foster accountability and responsibility for personal growth  

Group therapy offers the opportunity to learn from others’ experiences, gain new insights and perspectives, and develop healthy coping strategies through shared challenges. 

Contact LightHeart Associates to Discover the Power of Connection 

At LightHeart Associates, we believe in the healing power of connection. Our group therapy sessions are thoughtfully designed to offer a space where individuals can come together to share, learn, and grow in the company of others who understand what it means to navigate mental health issues.  

If you’re ready to take the next step in your mental health journey, click here to reach out to our team of empathetic mental health care experts. For existing clients, please click here and find your office location to contact your office directly.