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Group Therapy or Individual Therapy

Abstract: Group therapy is psychotherapy in groups. It costs less and is often more effective than individual psychotherapy.

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Group Therapy or Individual Therapy

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Written by: Gunborg Palme, certified psychologist and certified psychotherapist, teacher and tutor in psychotherapy.
First version: 22 Jul 2008.
Latest revision: 22 Jan 2013.

What is best, group therapy or in individual therapy?


Advantages with Group Therapy:

  • Group therapy usually costs much less. One therapist charges, for example, 100 €/month for group therapy 90 minutes once a week, and charges 80 €/month for one 45-minute session.
  • Meeting other people with problems can give a wider perspective of your own problems.
  • Listening to other people helps you understand that you can view and handle problems in more than one way.
  • Other people can give encouragement and emotional support; a general feeling for the human condition: "We are all in the same boat."

Advantages with Individual Therapy:

  • No one except the therapist will know your secrets.
  • The therapist gets more time to handle your particular problems.
  • You can often penetrate deeper into your inner problems than with group therapy.
  • You do not have to listen to other people, which may feel better if you have lots of your own problems.
  • You can arrange a time which suits you and you do not have to co-ordinate your calendar with other people and available group therapy slots.
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