Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates the clinical expertise of a trained psychologist and input from individuals experiencing similar, targeted life events, mental health conditions and other concerns into the therapeutic process. Group therapy may be used to address and treat a range of topics to include relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, problems with self-efficacy or self-esteem and/or grief. In group therapy, clients are able to share their concerns and experiences in a confidential manner while receiving feedback and support from the therapist and the group. Group therapists may utilize a variety of approaches, depending on the primary concerns and goals of the group. Some of these may include cognitive behavioral approaches, humanistic approaches and/or psychoanalytic approaches. Group therapy has shown to be effective both when used in combination with individual psychotherapy and when used independently.