Group Therapy vs. Individual Therapy

There are many ways to help people and children who need therapy. The treatments and solutions can be quite specific. Many of these treatments are subject to the setting, namely group therapy or individualized therapy.Both methods are completely valid and proven medically but Stevenson Waplak and Associates can service very different therapy needs for people who need care.

Group Therapy

Group therapy, also known as group psychotherapy, is a form of treatment where a therapist or multiple therapists work with a group of patients collectively. The term is quite literal covering all forms of therapy covered in a group setting. The type of therapy managed in that group can vary greatly. Group therapy largely helps those with a condition aided by social interaction. Stevenson Waplak and Associates covers the following group therapies and more.

Anger Management Group Therapy
The Anger Management program employs a cognitive-behavioral therapy and solution focused approach.

Social Skills Group Therapy
The Social Skills program focuses on developing pro-social skills, such as, listening, self-image, accepting consequences, exercising self-control, problem solving, dealing with feelings, and dealing with peer pressure.

Eating Disorders Group Therapy
Eating Disorder Group Therapy addresses clients whom have deficits in behavioural coping skills and emotional dysregulation; furthermore, clients may struggle with extreme thinking, regulating emotions, emotional vulnerability, emotional sensitivity, and very intense response to stimuli, resulting in inappropriate behaviours and an inability to organize self or self-soothe.

Solution Focused Group Therapy
Solution Focused Group Therapy provides counselling services to a small group of clients through a Brief Solution-Focused approach.

Stress Management Group Therapy
Stress Management Group Therapy’s goal is to quickly and effectively elicit realistic positive change through the development of self-control and emotional modulation skills in a therapeutic group setting.

Individual Therapy

Individual therapy is the polar opposite to group therapy. It refers to the treatment of a patient in a one on one environment with their care provider. This type of care applies to those that need close attention or to those who need individual assessments to determine the type of care needed.

Individual therapy also has many subsets of care that they focus in on. They include the following types of therapy and more.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on the idea that our thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, and events.

Brief Solution-Focussed Therapy
The Brief Solution-Focused Therapy approach is designed to utilize goal oriented questioning and the client’s own success to illicit positive client change that is both achievable and behavioural in nature.

Clinical Hypnotherapy
Clinical Hypnotherapy is the method of utilizing a heightened sense of relaxation and suggestibility to promote therapeutic growth and change quickly and effectively.

Exploratory Hypnosis
Exploratory Hypnosis allows the client to gain a heightened sense of relaxation, and then utilize the subconscious mind to: (1) gain reasoning behind current thoughts, feelings or ongoing intrusive behaviors by allowing the subconscious to connect past events to present feelings/feelings, (2) experience “Age Regression,” bringing the client back to an earlier time in his/her life, and (3) experience “Past Life Regression,” potentially bringing the client back to a period of time before they were born.

Play Therapy
Therapeutic Play or Play Therapy is a form of psychotherapy for children, using play situations for diagnosis and /or treatment. Play provides a way for children to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process.
SWA takes the time to stay ahead of the curve by running employee training programs and seminars to further educate their staff.

Contact us today for a consultation or for more information on our services visit our group therapy and individual therapy sections of our website for details.