Finding & Evaluating Online Group Therapy & Figuring out What Group is Right for Me

Recently, we’ve been talking about the benefits of group therapy. Last month, we outlined the benefits of group therapy in this blog:

In this article, you can explore if group therapy would be helpful for you. 

But what if you’re looking for online therapy? Do online group therapy options exist? And if so, how do you go about determining which ones are right for you? 

A while back, we explored the benefits of virtual therapy. If you missed that blog, you can check it out here:

This blog explores the many reasons an individual might benefit or even prefer online therapy over in person therapy. The same is true for group therapy. Online therapy removes the location restraints that many people encounter when searching for the right fit. 

This can be even more beneficial when searching for a therapy group that meets your mental health needs. When a person is not limited to the groups offered in their immediate area, it can broaden their options, giving them a better chance at finding the group that best fits their specific goals for support. 

So how do you know what online support groups are right for you? has compiled and rated several online platforms that are worth checking out. You can review them here:

So how do you know if online group therapy isn’t a good option for you? Typically, participants in group therapy need the following things to be successful:

  • A strong WiFi or internet connection
  • A smart phone, tablet, or computer with video and microphone capabilities 
  • A private, quiet place to participate in the sessions 
  • The ability to focus when interacting through a screen, as opposed to face to face in an office setting 
  • The desire to connect with others virtually, and being willing to share your journey with them 

If you either don’t have access to, or they simply don’t appeal to you, you might find that seeking in person individual therapy or group therapy would be more helpful for you. It’s also important to know that you can try out group therapy options to determine if it’s something you’re comfortable with. Most clinicians leading therapy groups are open to meeting with their clients individually if a group turns out not to be the best fit for you. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out to the intake coordinator at a practice to ask questions, or even schedule a brief consult call with the clinician to determine what is the best choice for you! 

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