Acceptance and Commitment Therapy at Souther

Group Therapy Program

men and women sitting in a circle as part of a group therapy program linking arms around shoulders in show of solidarity

Group therapy is a valuable part of many substance abuse treatment plans. In addition to providing structure and routine, which are very helpful in recovery, group therapy offers a safe space for clients to process emotions and experiences with a trained facilitator. Clients also receive positive reinforcement and encouragement from group members. Southern Sky’s evidence-based addiction therapy programs in South Carolina include the strong benefits of group therapy programs.

Learning New Skills in Group Counseling

Group therapy programs in Bluffton, SC teach participants skills that help them maintain sobriety and thrive physically and emotionally in their daily lives. Specific skills training may include:

  • Relapse prevention strategies
  • Techniques to resolve conflict in a healthy way
  • Ways to challenge irrational or untrue beliefs
  • Stress management techniques
  • Methods for managing strong, overwhelming emotions

Group counseling is also an ideal place to practice vital communication skills. Group members learn how to listen actively and compassionately to one another, express their own feelings clearly in a way that others understand, and respond with empathy to others’ dilemmas. These interpersonal skills can help clients in multiple real-life situations, including relationships with family and friends.

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Support and Motivate Other Group Members

People who participate in group counseling get the chance to help other group members in their recovery. They may help by listening, offering advice, or encouraging others to see situations in different ways. Groups may talk through an individual’s problems together and help the individual find new potential solutions. Because every individual has a unique perspective and life experience, a group therapy program in Bluffton, SC provides a great chance for clients to learn from others.

The process of giving and receiving feedback can promote confidence for people in recovery. Observing other group members’ success in sobriety can also be a powerful source of encouragement. Group members cheer on each others’ accomplishments and help each other overcome setbacks and struggles. Having group accountability can help tremendously in the effort to stay sober and practice healthy coping skills.

We Work With Most Insurance

We are an in-network provider with Cigna & Blue Cross Blue Shield, meaning up to 100% of the costs associated with treatment at our program.

Form Lasting Connections and Community

A significant benefit of group counseling is its built-in community. Substance abuse can often be isolating, and people with substance use disorders may struggle with loneliness. This loneliness often perpetuates the cycle of addiction — people may use substances to distract them from negative emotions.

When they join a group of people who have gone through similar experiences and are struggling with similar problems, they won’t feel so alone. The stability of group meetings can bring security and comfort, especially to clients who lack a strong external support network. Group members can advise one another in a non-judgmental way and show a genuine interest in each other’s well-being.

The bonds formed in group therapy programs don’t stop after the program ends. Clients can participate in aftercare programs where they continue to strengthen the relationships they formed in group counseling. In some cases, lifelong friendships can develop.

Group Therapy Programs at Southern Sky Recovery

We believe recovery involves the mind and spirit as well as the body, and group therapy sessions are part of our holistic approach. Clients meet individually with therapists and can also participate in a variety of groups, including 12-step groups.
Our trained facilitators use empathy, compassion, and evidence-based therapy techniques.

Whether you’re participating in our intensive outpatient program, our partial hospitalization program, or outpatient rehab, you’ll have access to group counseling support. Call 843.350.5769 or contact us online to find out how Southern Sky Recovery’s group therapy programs can help you