The two big advantages of receiving therapy in the group format are that it provides: 1) space for learning from other participants, and 2) space to practice relationship skills with a facilitator present. Group therapy is also more cost-effective than individual therapy.

Taking Charge offers gender-specific groups that meet each week for an hour and a half. Because men and women typically have different sources of power and different challenges, giving clients the support of others of their gender promotes healing. Over the course of several months, group counseling covers all the topics in Building Healthier Relationships. It also includes special exercises designed to ensure that the healing “sticks.”