Myths & Misperceptions
Common Myths and Misperceptions about Group Therapy
MYTH #1: I will be forced to tell my deepest thoughts, feelings, and secrets to the group, or be coerced into doing something I don’t want to do.
MYTH #2: Group therapy will take longer and be less effective than individual therapy because I will have to share the time with others.
MYTH #3: I will be confronted or humiliated by the leader or other group members.
MYTH #4: If I don’t like the other people in the group, it will be a waste of my time.
MYTH #5: A group will just blab my personal issues all over campus.
Thanks to Virginia Commonwealth University’s Counseling Services for allowing us to incorporate their text into this page