Relationship Dynamics

Interaction with other people is vital to the human experience. Social bonding offers you opportunities to share your joys, process your sorrows, and feel a sense of belonging that soothes and fortifies you. However, mental health disorders can deeply damage your social ties and threaten your ability to form and maintain meaningful social connections. The effects of psychological illness can strain and fracture interpersonal relationships, increasing social withdrawal and isolation, and leaving you without the vital supports you need. At Bridges to Recovery, we help you understand your role as a social being, explore your relationship patterns, and work to establish the skills you need to engage positively with others.

Therapeutic Value


Our Relationship Dynamics Group is designed to help you realistically perceive, navigate, and improve your social interactions. Social support and a sense of belonging are two of the primary predictors of positive mental health outcomes, and we believe that developing the skills to create healthy interpersonal relationships is crucial to our clients’ success. Through thoughtful examination of your relationship history and patterns, you will become aware of your own role in creating successful social connections. By learning how to engage with the world around you, you are able to experience a sense of community that can buoy you in times of distress, draw you out of isolation, and help you experience joyful, stable living. Benefits of our Relationship Dynamics Group include:

  • Understanding past relationship struggles and gaining the ability to process distressing relationship histories.
  • Identifying and removing obstacles standing in the way of your progress.
  • Recognizing negative relationship patterns and learning how to disrupt them.
  • Practicing concrete skills in a social environment, creating hands-on therapeutic experiences.
  • Identifying social stressors and forming appropriate responses.
  • Experiencing peer support and validation.
  • Developing increased self-awareness and self-esteem.

As you learn how to enhance your social connections, you also gain a sense of self-worth and confidence that can propel you forward in your healing process. Ultimately, relationship-focused group therapy provides guidance away from destructive behaviors and increases your capacity to love and be loved.

Relationship Dynamics at Bridges to Recovery


Bridges to Recovery’s intimate environment provides an ideal setting to explore and practice interpersonal relationship skills while gaining insight into damaging emotional and behavioral patterns. With a maximum of six clients at a time, the Relationship Dynamics group provides the time and space to address the relationship concerns of all participants. Our small size will help you integrate quickly as you gain knowledge and support from both your experienced therapist and your peers, establishing trusting relationships which invite your engagement. The sense of community you develop as a therapy group can serve as a model for future social experiences.

Because the Relationship Dynamics Group works in concert with an array of intensive therapies, you are able to rapidly incorporate new knowledge. The comprehensive nature of our program ensures that you will have the right supports for all your needs and that your personalized treatment plan remains flexible and responsive. By participating in relationship-focused group therapy as part of a complete therapeutic experience, you can develop the ability to have satisfying social connections and establish the skills you need to flourish.

Contact us at any time for more information about our treatment program, our philosophy, or our facilities. We are available 24 hours a day, and are always happy to answer any questions you may have.