Group Counseling can be a powerful and valuable venue for healing and growth.
Many of us naturally learn from our environment without any help; however when we are struggling with emotional or behavioral concerns, we often need a structured environment that has opportunities for us to learn from others.
Group Counseling is based on the belief that a patient’s social, emotional and physical development can be healed through cooperative and non-threatening activities. During group counseling, we are able to simulate familiar situations, while providing structure and support to guide and coach participants through their interactions. This allows for participants to slow down their reactions and responses so they can “see the scene.” Through the use of cueing, mirroring, modeling, prompting, role-playing and reinforcement, participants practice and sustain participating in everyday activities. This safe environment allows participants to try new behaviors and to receive positive responses, thus affording them the self-confidence to bring these new skills outside of group.
At Genesis Counseling & Consulting, Inc. in Boca Raton, Florida, we specialize in working with families who have recently gone through a major life transition, such as divorce or remarriage. We believe that when one member of the family comes in for counseling, the entire family benefits!