The group experience can provide support, offer alternatives, and comfort members in such a way that difficulties become resolved and alternative behaviors are learned. The group experience also allows a person to develop new ways of relating to people.
During group therapy, people begin to see that they are not alone and that there is hope and help. It is comforting to hear that other people have a similar difficulty, or have already worked through a problem that deeply disturbs another group member. Group therapy also provides individuals the opportunity to learn new skills and ways of handling situations and circumstances.