Group Therapy

Learn more about our group therapy program at The Bridge to Recovery.

Countless peer-reviewed clinical trials and studies show that group therapy is a crucial tool in treating many psychological disorders.

Power in Numbers

In our five decades of operation, we have found that the group process creates such a unique and effective space for healing that many leave our program calling it the "secret ingredient."

Studies continue to suggest that peer group formats have tremendous benefits.

  • Groups discover commonalities in their purpose and experiences, creating a safe healing space.
  • Peer-to-Peer interactions encourage active listening and hearing.
  • Seeing peers in their healing process encourages others in the group to be active participants in their own healing.
  • Groups provide support for peers during critical times.
  • Studying group interaction is beneficial to the therapist, who can observe patterns of social and relational behavior.
  • Peers in the group often serve as representations of friends, family and loved ones of other peers, allowing them to address issues below the surface they did or did not know they had with that particular family system. 

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Our Group Therapy Near Nashville

Group therapy, while very effective, is often extremely intimidating to some folks. Here are some things you can expect from our group process at The Bridge to Recovery:

  • Therapists leading our groups at The Bridge to Recovery come from all walks of life, backgrounds and experiences.  
  • Therapists have different areas of specialty, education, training, and fieldwork.
  • Certain therapists work with different phases of stay (i.e., 1st two weeks, 2nd two weeks, etc.)
  • Our groups are co-facilitated by two of our therapists.  
  • Sometimes, those therapists work side-by-side, and sometimes, they work solo, but they always work as a team.  
  • Peer-led groups may sometimes be used, but they are mostly rare at The Bridge to Recovery.

While most folks are used to groups that focus on a particular topic and are scheduled with a start and end time, groups at The Bridge to Recovery can be much different.  

  • Our group meets each other on admission day Monday and works together as such throughout their time.  
  • Imagine it being more of a “cohort” than a “group.” 
  • During the process, the group will journey through many trauma-healing techniques together, sometimes working closely together and sometimes focusing on individual work within the group setting.
  • The group process at The Bridge to Recovery is very unique, taking place inside and outside, in different setups and styles, and is always conducive to healing.
  • Groups at The Bridge to Recovery range from several people up to 10 folks in a group at a time.
  • We keep groups small but effective: the magic combination we have found most healing.
  • Group members are represented from all walks of life, experiences, and struggles.

Just an hour and 20 minutes North from Nashville, Tennessee sits our healing refuge. Hidden away on 120 acres of rolling Kentucky hills.

Small Groups at The Bridge to Recovery

At The Bridge to Recovery, we employ a Workshop Model with a Treatment Mindset, setting us apart from other programs. Our care approach is rooted in decades of experience, providing proven positive outcomes for our clients.

Our small, closed groups, with a maximum of 10 individuals, create a safe and secure environment for deep healing. Our groups foster a sense of community, connection, empathy, and authentic healing by embracing diverse ages, ethnicities, community & culture, family systems, socio-economic backgrounds, and experiences. The workshop cycle begins every other Monday to ensure a cohesive experience.

Led by our Co-Founder, Carol Cannon, our unique program curriculum combines five decades of experience with cutting-edge trauma care advancements. Our clinical staff, diverse in backgrounds and specialties, ensures a well-rounded, evidence-based, foundation-rooted program.

Your healing journey is a lifelong commitment, and our aftercare team is dedicated to supporting you through ups and downs. The Alumni Program provides ongoing connection, support, referrals, and more for the lifetime of our clients.

Recognizing the uniqueness of every healing journey, our minimum length of stay is two weeks, with the flexibility to extend based on individual needs. We emphasize aligning with your unique timeline, providing an open and supportive environment.

Unique Things About Our Groups

Our workshop model thrives on the power of group therapy. Contrary to preconceived notions, our unique group process focuses on individual healing work within a supportive community. Graduations coincide with admission dates, ensuring a cohesive and intimate group connection.

  • Closed admission dates create a safe and intimate group environment.
  • Graduations align with admission dates for a seamless transition.
  • Groups consist of diverse genders, ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds, fostering authentic connections.
  • Lifelong friendships and support systems often form within our groups.

What We Are NOT:

While we provide comprehensive care, we are not a "medical model" program with doctors, psychiatrists, or nursing staff. We may not be suitable for those requiring psychological diagnosis, medication stabilization, or primary treatment for active and acute diagnosable behaviors.

Your healing journey is a personal evolution, and at The Bridge to Recovery, we provide the time and space necessary for your comprehensive well-being. Trust the process, including the unique power of group therapy, and embark on a transformative emotional healing journey with us.

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Learn More About Our Groups

The Bridge to Recovery, where our unique approach to group therapy sets the stage for profound and lasting change. With over five decades of experience, our Workshop Model with a Treatment Mindset stands out as a beacon of hope for those seeking resolution from unresolved trauma and codependency.

In the safe and secure environment of our small, closed groups, you’ll find a community that understands the shared commonality of pain. Our diverse group members, spanning various ages, genders, and backgrounds, create a foundation of connection, empathy, and authentic healing. The power of group therapy, often misunderstood, unfolds in our unique process that focuses on individual healing within a supportive community.

As you engage in your personal healing work, nurtured and supported by our experienced clinical staff, you become a part of our Bridge family. The commitment to your well-being extends beyond the workshop cycle through our dedicated aftercare team and Alumni Program. Your healing journey is a lifelong evolution, and we are here to support you through every step – the ups, the downs, and everything in between.

At The Bridge to Recovery, we recognize the importance of aligning with your unique timeline, not imposing a predefined structure. Your minimum stay of 2 weeks provides a foundation for remarkable progress, with the flexibility to extend based on your needs and choices. We have a set 2, 4, or 6 weeks stay, depending on whether it is clinically recommended to recommit to the next phase. 

In the heart of Tennessee, near Nashville, we invite you to experience the profound impact of our group therapy model. Let go of preconceived notions, embrace the power of connection, and trust the process that has guided countless individuals toward authentic healing. Say yes to a supportive community, genuine connections, and a lifelong commitment to your well-being.

Your emotional surgery awaits at The Bridge to Recovery – a place where unique individuals find common ground, create lasting connections, and embark on a journey of transformative healing. Welcome to a brighter, healthier future.