Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy or talk therapy. Therapists work with a small group of children or teens who have the same kind of needs. Children find out they are not alone with their illness or fears. They can talk with other children their own age who have the same problems. By working together, they can build trust with each other to share their feelings.
Groups let children talk about their feelings in a safe and private way. They get help with their problems from the therapists and from the group.
Groups can be for anger management, social fears or coping with medical conditions. The therapist teaches children skills to handle their problems. The children practice these skills during group activities. Children can use these skills in everyday life.