Which is better, Individual Therapy or working with a Group? What are the advantages of Individual Therapy?


There are many reasons people seek out the support of a therapist. Participating in regular therapy with a trained professional can provide an individual with a safe space to address depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, chronic pain, and many other life struggles.


Adult, adolescent, and child therapy can be done at our DTC office, one-one-one, between the individual and an experienced professional. However, therapy can also be conducted in a group setting with two or more receiving support at the same time.


Which has more advantages, Individual Therapy or a Group?

There are advantages to both. Whether Individual Therapy or in a group setting, it truly depends on your preference, needs, and circumstances.


What are Advantages of Individual Therapy?
  • Personalized treatment. Therapy is unique to you and your specific goals, leading to an individualized and focused experience. Group sessions may follow a workbook or lesson plan that may or may not apply specifically to your circumstances.
  • Fewer distractions. If you believe you may be thrown off course by what others share, Individual Therapy may be more beneficial for you.
  • Greater schedule flexibility. You can schedule a day and time that is convenient for you or change your appointments from one week to the next. Group sessions often occur on a pre-set day and time and sessions take place regardless of your attendance.
  • Less intimidating. Opening up to one person may be easier for you, thereby allowing you to make progress more quickly.
  • Move at your own pace. You can go faster or slower. And your therapist will nudge you forward…or not. It’s all based on your preferences discussed with your therapist.



What are Advantages of a Group?
  • Less intimidating. Being one of many might feel more comfortable for some than sitting one-on-one with an individual therapist.
  • Contribution of many. You have the opportunity to receive opinions and feedback from multiple individuals, which may help you on your journey.
  • Improve communication skills. Group work may become a great way to break out of your shell and speak more in front of a group.
  • Camaraderie. Realizing others share similar experiences can go a long way to feeling less isolated.
  • Cost efficient. The session fee is shared across the group, and therefore may be more affordable per session.


At Creative Counseling Center, we specialize in Individual Therapy in the DTC for adults, children and adolescents. We offer various modalities such as CBT, DBT, ACT, EFT Tapping, HRT, play therapy for children, art therapy for all ages, and much more.

While we do not offer groups at our Creative Counseling Center in the DTC, we may be able to connect you with support group resources.




If you or a loved one is struggling and feel Individual Therapy would be beneficial, we’d love to hear from you. We offer a Free Phone Consultation so you can get to know us a bit. Simply complete the brief from below and a member of our team will reach out. After learning about your specific circumstances, we can help determine whether our practice and which therapist is a good fit. If our practice is not appropriate, for whatever reason, we’re happy to offer recommendations to providers in the Denver area. We look forward to hearing from you.