Group therapy is as effective as individual therapy for concerns such as stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship concerns. It can also benefit you in different ways.
Connect with other students
You are not alone. The group experience can help you connect with other students experiencing similar challenges. The group environment seeks to be encouraging, supportive, and safe.
Learn new skills
Groups offer opportunities for you to be able to realize your strengths and gather new skills to try out. Most groups are offered once a week.
Group therapy can offer a different perspective on your situation and a sense of accountability which can help motivate you to try new strategies.
Build social confidence
It is common for students to feel nervous before coming to their first group. The groups are clear about the purpose of the group and what will happen during the session. You can share as much or as little as you like in the group. The supportive environment can provide an opportunity to practice new skills to help reduce anxiety in a social environment.
As long as you have access to a stable internet connection and are in British Columbia, you'll be able to participate in group counselling.