At Heroes’ Mile, we understand that veterans with post-traumatic stress (PTS) and military-induced trauma may find it difficult to adjust to life after service. That’s why we created several programs for veterans seeking rehabilitation, including inpatient residential rehab, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and drug and alcohol detox. If you feel constantly stressed out or emotionally numb and disconnected from others, group therapy can provide help and support as you transition into civilian life after military service.
In our group therapy sessions, individuals can share their distressing wartime experiences with an experienced counselor and other veterans in a safe and supportive setting. Participating in group counseling may sound intimidating, yet it’s important to remember that each member of the group has his or her own fears and insecurities to share. The act of sharing and listening to other veterans who have experienced similar traumatic events provides common ground and can be a powerful treatment on the way to healing.
Our counselors will help you develop positive coping skills for living a happy, balanced life within the confidential setting of group therapy. These sessions are a fundamental part of our intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization programs.
Group therapy provides veterans with the opportunity to develop supportive, trusting and healthy relationships with others. When veterans are exposed to a social support system and the various perspectives of the group, they realize they’re not alone in their struggles. Similarly, fellow group members with PTS are able to recognize and validate a veteran’s experience more easily than those who aren’t affected by the condition.
Another benefit of group therapy is being able to learn from the experiences of others. In a group setting, a veteran can learn coping strategies from others who have found them effective, as well as new ways of addressing problems at work, school or home. Additional advantages of group counseling include:
At Heroes’ Mile, our PTSD group therapy sessions offer a way to uncover blind spots that may be blocking your ability to overcome unresolved issues. If you’re grappling with panic attacks, self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, flashbacks or substance use, our all-veteran staff and supportive environment can provide a unique place for you to recover.
The first step is recognizing that you need help. Group therapy sessions at Heroes’ Mile can help you forge bonds with other veterans while providing a support network that you can rely on as you transition into civilian life.
Interested in finding support through PTSD group therapy? Contact Heroes’ Mile or complete our confidential form to get started.