Omega’s Group Therapy Programs

Our group therapy programs are structured programs, facilitated by experienced mental health clinicians (psychologists, social workers, and nurses). The focus of group programs is to provide education, as well as teach practical coping skills. Group therapy does not involve sharing deep personal information, but is instead an opportunity to meet people with similar experiences and concerns, and to learn hands-on skills to improve your mental health.

The programs we offer include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Program
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Program
  • Persistent Pain Program
  • Perinatal Psychology Program
  • Group ADHD Coaching
  • ADHD 1-day Workshop
  • Relapse Prevention Program


Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy where a small group of individuals meet regularly, facilitated by a trained mental health clinicians (such as psychologists, social workers and nurses), to discuss and explore shared concerns and challenges, and to learn effective coping skills to improve wellbeing and mental health.

Group psychotherapy is considered one of the best practices in the treatment of several mental health disorders, with several therapeutic groups considered to be level one evidence by the Australian Psychological Society. Research has demonstrated that Group therapy is rated so highly in terms of effectiveness, due to the unique benefits that it offers, such as:

  • Having a support network and sounding board
  • Assistance with problem solving
  • Accountability
  • Recognition that you are not alone
  • Validation and installation of hope by meeting other’s on a similar journey and sharing in their success
  • Learning effective coping strategies

Joining a group of people may sound intimidating at first, but group therapy can provide benefits that individual therapy may not. Often, people are surprised by how rewarding a group experience can be.

Group therapy can address a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relationship difficulties, grief, trauma, self-esteem, and personal growth. It provides a supportive environment to work through these challenges. Group therapy can assist adults, parents, and young people.

In group therapy, participants are given information and education alongside practical coping skills. Group therapy may involve some discussions or group exercises, but it is not necessary or appropriate to share deep personal information. Instead, group therapy programs may use generic examples to discuss ideas. The facilitators ensure that any personal disclosures are relevant for everyone’s personal growth and learning, and they work hard to promote a safe and respectful environment.

Yes, group therapy sessions are confidential. All group programs include strict group rules involving confidentiality, such that what is shared in group cannot be shared with other’s outside of the group. Participants are encouraged to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of the discussions that take place within the group, ensuring a safe space for open and honest sharing.

The duration of group therapy varies depending on the specific program or treatment plan. It can range from a few weeks to several months or longer, with regular meetings typically held once a week or bi-weekly.

Yes, many individuals find it beneficial to combine group therapy with individual therapy. Group therapy offers unique dynamics and support, while individual therapy provides personalized attention and focused work on individual goals.

A referral is not required to attend a group therapy program; however some programs do offer Medicare Rebates. If you are seeking a Medicare rebate you will require a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP or Psychiatrist.

Yes, group therapy has been found to be an effective form of treatment for many individuals. Research shows that group therapy can lead to improved psychological well-being, enhanced social support, increased self-awareness, and overall personal growth. Group psychotherapy is considered one of the best practices in the treatment of several mental health disorders, with several therapeutic groups considered to be level one evidence by the Australian Psychological Society.

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