Group counseling sessions provide an environment where adolescents can work through interpersonal problems and examine the four basic identity questions: Who am I? With whom do I identify? What do I believe in? and Where am I going?
A group is a natural setting for adolescents. Adolescents are social beings, in the midst of learning their social skills, and are often more trusting of others their own age than of adults. They are taught in groups, live in groups, and often interact in groups.
Group sessions are an ideal choice, as social interaction/learning is a key aspect of the developmental process. Social learning is developed by observing others and the results of their actions.