With therapists in short supply, group counseling offers alternative

With therapists in short supply, group counseling offers alternative
Posted on Jul 02 2022
Washington Post
Teri Brister, NAMI Chief Program Officer, says peer groups can be a good fit for anyone looking for personal support and to learn from others. Although each peer group differs, the underlying goals tend to be the validation of people’s emotions, help them feel less alone, and create community. One study found that these groups can increase resilience and help people feel more empowered and hopeful about the future.