Sometimes it can be helpful to get additional support from individuals who are dealing with or have previously experienced similar problems to you. Group psychotherapy is a counselling format that brings a small group of individuals with similar issues together to share, reflect on, and process their issues while learning and gaining validation from other members of the group. At UPWARD, psychotherapy groups are developed based on client interest. Once a client expresses a desire to participate in group therapy for a particular problem he/she is added to a waiting list. Once sufficient individuals (4 to 8) express similar interest, the client will be contacted to begin group treatment.