Which group therapy?

My psychiatrist recommended that I try group therapy because he thinks that I need to learn more healthier coping skills.

I’ve never been to any group therapy before and I’m afraid that I may not fit in or I may get into a program that is not really appropriate for my needs. I suffer from anxiety and depression.

I tend to isolate myself when my anxiety is over the roof. I know that I need better ways to cope with my anxiety. I live in the southside.I am hoping to try an easier program first before getting into an intensive psychotherapy.

Any recommendations will be greatly appreciated! Thanks.



12 Responses

  1. There are free group therapy programs through the walk in clinic at the u of a. You have to be there at 8 am mon-fri for intake.

  2. Mj Mank Mj Mank says:

    You can call 7804964777 and inquire about their women’s group and see if you qualify to attend It is Free. Good luck my friend

  3. Tim Jacklin Tim Jacklin says:

    I don’t have an answer to your question , but I have had my own battles with anxiety and depression. It has been many years since I went to groups and engaged in other therapies. I commend you for reaching out for help though. One of the things I’ve learnt over the years is self-talk opens the door the to black depths of depression , and it also keeps that same door from flying open. Of course there are many other coping mechanisms . it can get better. Peace.

  4. Chris Dumais Chris Dumais says:

    Just have a beer and you’ll be fine.

  5. Weds at 10:30 womens group mustard seed

  6. Kathleen Rae Kathleen Rae says:

    I took group therapy many years ago at the YWCA- downtown. It was helpful to share.

  7. If you see a psychiatrist do they will be affiliated with one or two hospitals and that is commonly where the group therapy programs are. You might be limited to the groups at a certain location. If you have a good relationship with your dr, I recommend you ask them about the day program….outpatient day program at Grey Nuns. It’s the one in St margarite not the one in the grey nuns hospital. Best program I attended.

  8. Jeff Ross Jeff Ross says:

    I could ALMOST be the op o.O wow, gonna follow these comments now

  9. Your therapist should be the best resource for this

  10. Shawna Perez Shawna Perez says:

    Your doc should steer you towards a good group instead of leaving you stranded to find one for yourself. Good psychiatrists are hard to find, esp. in Edm. That being said, if you also suffer from an addiction, the twelve step groups can be helpful.


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