Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!

#59 - Group Therapy: The Collective Work of Emotional Growth | Tanya Cole-Lesnick

June 29, 2022 Dr. Laurena White Season 4 Episode 59
Women's Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!
#59 - Group Therapy: The Collective Work of Emotional Growth | Tanya Cole-Lesnick
Show Notes

Women’s Health, Wisdom, and. . . WINE!  is a weekly conversation with practitioners, providers, patients, and healers about complex reproductive medicine and women’s health challenges, the value of an integrative approach to these challenges, many of the women’s health topics you’re already thinking about but uncomfortable talking about, and my personal favorite. . . WINE!

Depending on the nature of your concern, group therapy can be an ideal choice for addressing your challenges and making positive changes in your life.

Group therapy involves one or more psychotherapists who lead a group of roughly five to 15 patients. Typically, groups meet for an hour or two each week. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to groups, while others participate in groups (or individual therap only.

Many groups are designed to target a specific problem, such as depression, obesity, panic disorder, social anxiety, chronic pain or substance abuse. Other groups focus more generally on improving social skills, helping people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, loneliness and low self-esteem. Groups often help those who have experienced loss, whether it be a spouse, a child or someone who died by suicide.

Benefits of Group Therapy

  • A support network and a sounding board
  • Accountability
  • Perspective
  • Diversity
  • Realizing... you're not alone

Joining a group of strangers may sound intimidating at first and group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not be able to provide. Group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be.

About Tanya:
Tanya Cole-Lesnick has been a psychotherapist (licensed clinical social worker) and coach since 1995. She received her master’s degree in social work from New York University after group therapy changed her life. She has extensive experience in outpatient hospital mental health, private practice, and wellness center settings. From those experiences over the years, she has identified her most important focus—helping people to live lives that light them up. She does this by helping clients to access and honor their truth, to change habits that don’t serve them, and to heal faulty narratives so that they are living in alignment inside and out. Her work revolves around intimate groups as the sharing of inner worlds and being human together in a safe space is what she finds to be the most powerful way for lives to transform.

Resources Mentioned:
Group Documentary

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