When seeking therapy or counseling, you're likely to envision laying on a couch or sitting in a chair, face to face with one trained professional who will listen, ask questions and offer feedback. Indeed, this is a common and often effective way to address problems in living.
Less often considered, though, is group psychotherapy. Group therapy typically involves one or two trained therapists and several people working through similar problems. People go to group therapy for help with a wide range of problems, such as anxiety, addiction and coping with illness.
We've all been members of groups – from our families of origin, to school, work and social settings. Because of this, group therapy comes very close to our real-life experiences, providing a realistic setting to work through real-life problems.
[For more of this story, written by Jeremy Schwartz, go to http://health.usnews.com/healt...nsider-group-therapy]