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Group Therapy at KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry

KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry is a mental health service provider serving people in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, OH communities. We seek to diagnose and manage our patients’ mental health issues using a unique combination of psychiatric care, individual counseling, and group therapy. Our goal is to provide our patients with the tools, guidance, and support they need to navigate through everyday life in a healthier way.

One of our offerings here at KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry is online group therapy, a highly valuable part of many patients’ mental health management where they can learn from, support, and connect with their peers virtually. Take a look below to learn more about group therapy, how it works, and the ways KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry employ it as a treatment option.

Group Therapy at KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry

KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry is a mental health service provider serving people in the Cincinnati, Dayton, and Columbus, OH communities. We seek to diagnose and manage our patients’ mental health issues using a unique combination of psychiatric care, individual counseling, and group therapy. Our goal is to provide our patients with the tools, guidance, and support they need to navigate through everyday life in a healthier way.

One of our offerings here at KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry is online group therapy, a highly valuable part of many patients’ mental health management where they can learn from, support, and connect with their peers virtually. Take a look below to learn more about group therapy, how it works, and the ways KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry employ it as a treatment option.

What Is Group Therapy?

Group therapy is a type of counseling program in which a group of people meet to discuss their situations with professional guidance. While our licensed counselors moderate our groups and provide healthy perspective, we encourage our patients to co-lead discussions and focus on topics that are most valuable to them.

We strive to create a confidential, judgment-free, and tight-knit community using our virtual teletherapy platform where our patients can learn from how their peers are facing their own mental health challenges. Group therapy is an excellent way for participants to understand their experiences in relation to others, give and receive support, practice empathy, and truly learn from one another.

What Can Group Therapy Do for You?

Many people find comfort in bonding over shared experiences, and building connections is a key reason that we recommend group therapy. Our patients frequently tell us how group therapy has provided them with greater empathy for others, more comfort with personal responsibility, and — more often than not — new friendships.

You’ll also learn a lot in group therapy. You’ll gain perspectives on mental health, addiction, and life you might not have heard before, discover what’s worked for some people in their lives and what hasn’t worked for others, and be guided to apply these lessons to your own circumstances.

Group Therapy for Depression & Substance Abuse

Over the years, we’ve witnessed the tremendous benefits group therapy has offered our patients, and while our group therapy sessions are effective for anyone with any mental health disorder, we’ve found that this type of therapy offers an especially vital source of support, community, and perspective for individuals who are battling depression, substance abuse, or a combination of the two.

According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, about 20 percent of adults in the US struggling with depression also struggle with substance abuse, and about 20 percent of people with a substance use disorder are suffering from depression [1]. While depression and substance abuse disorders occur independently, they often feed off each other and can intensify symptoms. For example, someone suffering from depression may self-medicate to alleviate symptoms, which can lead to addiction, or an individual abusing drugs or alcohol may make poor lifestyle choices that leads them towards depression. Regardless of which disorder starts first, people can get caught in a vicious cycle that deeply affects their quality of life.

At KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry, we offer specialized group therapy for depression and substance abuse, focusing on topics that are directly related to the common challenges people with these disorders face in their everyday lives. We understand that patients suffering from depression and substance abuse often stay isolated, so we focus on helping them make new, strong connections in a judgment-free setting, so they never feel alone. We also understand that our patients may feel anxious in new surroundings, which is why these group therapy sessions can be a good way to learn how to meet new people in a safe, calming environment.

Group Therapy for Depression & Substance Abuse

Over the years, we’ve witnessed the tremendous benefits group therapy has offered our patients, and while our group therapy sessions are effective for anyone with any mental health disorder, we’ve found that this type of therapy offers an especially vital source of support, community, and perspective for individuals who are battling depression, substance abuse, or a combination of the two.

According to the Anxiety & Depression Association of America, about 20 percent of adults in the US struggling with depression also struggle with substance abuse, and about 20 percent of people with a substance use disorder are suffering from depression [1]. While depression and substance abuse disorders occur independently, they often feed off each other and can intensify symptoms. For example, someone suffering from depression may self-medicate to alleviate symptoms, which can lead to addiction, or an individual abusing drugs or alcohol may make poor lifestyle choices that leads them towards depression. Regardless of which disorder starts first, people can get caught in a vicious cycle that deeply affects their quality of life.

At KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry, we offer specialized group therapy for depression and substance abuse, focusing on topics that are directly related to the common challenges people with these disorders face in their everyday lives. We understand that patients suffering from depression and substance abuse often stay isolated, so we focus on helping them make new, strong connections in a judgment-free setting, so they never feel alone. We also understand that our patients may feel anxious in new surroundings, which is why these group therapy sessions can be a good way to learn how to meet new people in a safe, calming environment.

Why Choose KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry for Group Therapy

People come to KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry for group therapy for personalized and attentive care, our affordable payment options, and the accessibility of our trusted counselors.

Compassionate Mental Health Counselors

KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry is staffed by highly qualified and compassionate mental health professionals, such as Licensed Professional Counselors (LCPs) and Licensed Social Workers (LSWs), who have years of experience. They guide group therapy sessions in positive, carefully-considered directions that help all participants learn and grow — while addressing individual mental health needs as well.

For those involved in medication-assisted treatment (MAT), our Counselors work in tandem with our Psychiatrist and Nurse Practitioners to prescribe medications that, when coupled with talk therapy, make mental health issues much more manageable.

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Teletherapy: Affordable Online Group Therapy Sessions

At KAV Mental Health & Psychiatry, we’re able to conduct group therapy through virtual sessions. You’ll have access to our group support via a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform at convenient times throughout the week. This allows you to connect with your peers and group therapist from the convenience of your own home.

Accessibility is a core value of our practice, which is why in addition to offering virtual teletherapy, we accept Ohio Medicaid insurance and offer affordable payments options for those without coverage. Telehealth group therapy is easy to access, confidential, and ensures that even when you’re checking in with us remotely, you still feel like a valuable part of a community that respects and supports you.

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Am I A Good Candidate for Group Counseling?

It’s safe to say that most people are good candidates for group counseling — even those who have social anxiety. Regardless of your situation, history, or specific mental health disorder, you’ll be welcomed with open arms by an accepting support system for each group counseling session you attend.

If your mental health is suffering, it can affect your physical health as well. For example, if anxiety or depression makes it difficult to go out in public to socialize, prolonged isolation has been linked to weakened immune system function, and even heart disease [2] [3]. Seeking mental health help is not a sign of weakness: it’s the responsible thing to do to stay on top of your overall wellbeing.

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Testimonials

“This place has been a blessing from day one. As a mother of 3, it’s not always the easiest to get away from the kiddos. I love the fact that I don’t have to leave my home to meet with my therapist. The online counseling aspect is really convenient and was honestly the only way for me to get the help I needed. I plan on continuing my monthly sessions because I keep seeing more growth and positive change in myself each time.”

– A.T.
“Depression controlled my life for a very long time, and up until a few months ago I was hopeless of that ever changing. KAV helped me find balance again. They helped me find peace. I rediscovered what being happy feels like. Though I still have bad days, I now have the tools and support systems to get me through them. I finally feel in control of my life again, and for that I am grateful.”

– J.C.
“I started feeling really anxious and depressed after the birth of my first child, which was when one of my close friends told me about KAV. My first visit with the doctor was great. She asked me a lot of questions, was super attentive, and gave me the time to talk through my issues. I could tell that she genuinely cared about trying to help me. We talked about different medication options and she suggested therapy. I was hesitant at first, but I’m really glad I said yes because my counselor has really helped me explore all this new anxiety. It changes every day with a baby, but I do feel like I’m in such a better place now, and so much more available for my daughter.”

-E.M.
“Pain pills took me down a really dark path for many years. I’ve been to rehab several times, but could never stay clean for long after I got out. I thank the doctors and counselors at KAV every day for helping me turn my life around. It hasn’t been easy, but I’ve been sober for 14 months and have the belief in myself that it will stay that way. Most importantly, I can be the father and husband my family needs. Thank you KAV — you all truly saved my life!!!”

– J.K.
“Paying attention for long periods of time has been a struggle for as long as I can remember. It’s made things like school…relationships…holding down a job…etc pretty tough. Prior to coming here I’d heard of ADHD but never really looked into it…but after just a few visits my doctor and counselor helped me better understand it and get it under control. It’s been a really good experience so far…I only wish I would’ve pursued getting help like this sooner.”

– L.B.