Virtual Eating Disorder Group Therapy Now Offered by Riley Wellness Group
“Riley Wellness Group has added group therapy to our treatment options. We have seen over the years the benefits of group therapy for eating disorder recovery at all levels of eating disorder treatment. In fact, most of the intensive treatment settings consist of group therapy for the majority of their days in programming.
With various group therapy and support group options out there, many clients and family members are confused about the difference between the two. It makes sense! So, we will break it down for you.
First, both group therapy and support groups are helpful and supportive to your eating disorder recovery. Both play different parts and have different goals. Simplifying things, group therapy helps clients change. And support groups help clients cope.
Group therapy groups are small, with members attending regularly for a fixed amount of sessions. At the Riley Wellness Group, we require our clients to commit to attending six sessions. Because we keep the groups small, you can feel safe in connecting with the other group members, the licensed therapist and have time to share. Members will not be coming and going weekly.
Support groups can be very large with members coming and going throughout the meeting and weeks. Some are facilitated by a licensed therapist, but the majority are not. You don’t have to commit to attend a certain number of sessions.
Again, both types of groups play a specific role in your eating disorder recovery. And we recommend that neither of them replace individual therapy. Instead, groups should be considered adjunct to your individual sessions.
We encourage group participants to bring their meal of snack for supportive eating and help with accountability.
We would love to answer any questions you may have! Hope this helps clear things up for you. “
We offer the following Eating Disorder Groups:
Adolescent Group (ages 14-17) Saturdays 10 am – 11 am
Adult Group Tuesdays at Noon
Group Cost: $50 per session or $300 total – payment for all 6 sessions before the start of group is required to participate