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Therapy groups and support groups for DBT skills, addiction recovery, trauma, anxiety, and loss run by the best therapists and psychologists in NYC

8-Week Women’s Mindfulness Support Network

Group Therapist: Jennifer Smith
Time: Wednesdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm

This eight-week mindfulness-based psychotherapy group is for women who are interested in exploring their relationship with alcohol. Dr. Jennifer Smith leads this group in discussions examining the positive and negative consequences of alcohol use and will integrate mindfulness meditation practices into an exploration of motivation to change and traditional relapse prevention. Each week will incorporate a variety of techniques utilizing mindful...

12-Week CBT Relapse Prevention Group

Group Therapist: Amy Colley
Time: Mondays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Dr. Amy J. Colley from Wholeview Wellness will be leading a skill building group for individuals who are recently abstinent and are seeking support in early recovery.
The group will meet for 90 minutes and run for 12 weeks. The goal of the group is to enhance self-control and raise awareness of problematic thoughts and behaviors and replace them with new more effective thoughts, skills and strategies for maintaining abstinence. Based on a...

Psychodynamic Therapy Group for Substance Use Issues

Group Therapist: William Gottdiener
Time: Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Dr. Bill Gottdiener will be leading a psychodynamic therapy group that will meet for 60 minutes and run for 24 weeks.

Group members will be supported in discussing their personal experiences and will be taught expressive techniques to assist in identifying and working through interpersonal relationship issues.Group members will be encouraged to examine how alcohol and drugs are used in relation to their emotions and behaviors and will l...

New Mother, New Baby: Support Group for New Moms and Babies

Group Therapist: Laura Venuto
Time: Thursdays starting January 31st from 11am-12:15pm for 7 consecutive weeks

Support group for new moms and their babies. Babies welcome!

Now That You Have Two (Or More) Parenting Group

Group Therapist: Laura Venuto
Time: 7 consecutive Thursdays from 9:30-10:45am

Relationship Building Group Therapy

Group Therapist: Joan Ingalls
Time: Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm; Thursdays, 11:30am - 1:00 pm

The activity of the group is building the group. That activity is the therapy. It addresses what many of us suffer from, mainly the inability to build emotionally intimate relationships.

These groups are improvisational and performatory. We do serious emotional work, and we have fun.

Women’s Psychotherapy Support Group

Group Therapist: Michele Kabas
Time: Every other Thursday from 6:30pm-7-45pm

This group is for single women in their 30s - 40s who struggle with relationships, career, and body image issues.

Trauma Exploration and Imagination Reclamation Group

Time: Eight Mondays starting January 28th at 5:15pm

This eight-week group for Cis and Trans Women of Color ages 25-40 will focus on the basics of trauma and its impact on people’s spirits, minds and bodies in the moment and over time. It will also help to break down the stigma surrounding traumatic experiences and responses. In addition to discussing healthy coping strategies and self-care, the group will explore their individual pathways to imaginative power and provide safe space for creative...

Depression Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Dan Sharir
Time: This is an ongoing group that meets Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

For many people suffering with depression, a major contributing factor is a feeling of isolation. Group therapy is a great way to overcome this feeling. It can be extremely helpful hearing about strategies that others use to cope, what methods have worked for them and which ones haven’t. I lead the group and facilitate the discussions among the members. I will provide a safe and supportive atmosphere to help you explore your issues and share t...

Creating a New Normal - Substance Use Support Group

Time: Please inquire for dates and times.

This eight-week process group is for individuals who are looking to discover and get help with how to live a more robust lifestyle.In this nonjudgmental space individuals will explore their substance use with others.They also will be empowered to create a “new normal” that enhances their well-being, by incorporating new and healthier life choices.Through various exercises and discussions, group members will uncover the root of what is keeping...

S.W.A.N.A (Southwest Asian and North African) Women's Group

Time: The group starts Thursday September 5th, 2019 and will be weekly from 8:00pm-9:30pm.

The S.W.A.N.A. (Southwest Asian and North African) Cis and Trans Women's Group is an 8-week process group. The purpose is create a safe space for women who identify with the S.W.A.N.A region so that they can share their histories and lived experiences with one another in an effort to develop culturally specific strategies and methods to facilitate their own self-discovery and healing.Group topics will include overcoming shame, guilt, gender, s...

Parenting Workshop

Group Therapist: Lama Khouri
Time: Mondays from 10am - 11:30am

This is a workshop for parents of teen and preteen children.

A Dungeons and Dragons Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults

Group Therapist: Joe Atanasio
Time: Fridays 4:00pm-5:30pm Forest Hills, Queens teen group: Mondays, 5:00pm-6:30pm

This group utilizes the table-top game Dungeons & Dragons to facilitate the building of social skills, assist in management of social anxiety, and establish supportive relationships. The group also tackles the difficult feelings of isolation and depression. Talk therapy, role-play, emotional sharing, and even some art therapy are all thrown into the mix for a unique immersive experience. Common therapy goals include developing communication an...

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) Skills Class

Group Therapist: Maggie Ritnour
Time: Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm

It is possible to have too much self-control.

This is a counterintuitive idea behind Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO DBT). RO DBT is an empirically based therapy that effectively treats over-controlled clients. Self-control refers to our ability to restrain acting on our urges, emotions, and wants in favor of longer term goals.

Most of the time, self-control is good, but some people can suffer from exces...

Navigating Loss: A Grief & Bereavement Support Group

Group Therapist: Anna Zelig
Time: Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm

This is a sympathetic and caring group that feels like a tight hug.

When you experience a loss, it can be difficult to know where to turn. Octave’s grief and bereavement group will provide a supportive environment for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Surrounded by those who are facing a similar range of emotions, group members will receive and offer emotional support, while gaining an understanding of the stages of gr...

8 Week Eating Disorder Therapy Group NYC

Group Therapist: Lauren Fabrizio
Time: Monday nights from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.

An 8-week series providing education to help participants explore their relationship with food and how it connects to their emotions, bodies and social interactions. This installment of the group will include a specific focus on preparing for the holiday season.

The group is facilitated by an art therapist and a registered dietitian in a small group setting.This unique team approach allows clients to translate the language of food and c...

Stress Management

Group Therapist: Nicole Murray
Time: Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm; August 20th-September 17th

The stress management group is a small (five participants) skills-based group. While emotional support will organically be provided, the purpose of this group is to have participants learn a diverse range of relaxation tools and techniques to reduce stress and optimize day-day functioning.

This group is part of a three-part series in which participants can choose to opt into the remaining two modules once part one is complete.

Men's Addiction, Recovery, and Relapse prevention group

Group Therapist: Peter Carrington
Time: Tuesdays at 6:00pm (tentative); start date TBD

This is a small group for men curious about sobriety, as well as those in recovery seeking structured group therapy and fellowship. The group is an excellent supplement for those invested in the 12 steps and those not currently interested in AA. Groups are part skill-based workshops designed to increase resilience and prevent relapse and part open (but focused) discussion.

I Am Magic

Group Therapist: Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire
Time: Every Saturday from 1:00pm-2:00pm beginning September 7th

This group is a self-esteem rebuilding group for women struggling to see their worth or magic. Participants empower each other and learn how about body positive and ways to improve self love. The ladies and I are here for you. Join us.

Teen Girl's Group for Anxiety and Depression

Group Therapist: Dayana Jiménez
Time: Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 5:30pm beginning September 17, 2019 *Please note: Participants must be followed by an individual clinician.

Recent studies show that, more and more, young people identify anxiety and depression as significant challenges in their lives. The social world for teenage girls has become more stressful and challenging. The rise in peer pressure, conflicts, and unhealthy social media messages go hand in hand with a rise in anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem in teens.

This group will offer a safe space for teenage girls to share experiences that...

10-Week Group for Sibling Survivors of Suicide and Overdose Loss

Group Therapist: Rebecca Gerstein
Time: Tuesdays evenings 6:00pm-7:30pm (starting January 7, 2020 and ending March 10, 2020)

Losing a sibling to an overdose or suicide has unique challenges, which are often overlooked by family, friends, and society at large. This 10-week group is for people in their 20s and 30s who have lost a sibling (half, step, full, etc.) to a drug overdose or suicide. This group creates a space for sibling survivors to support each other and help participants find meaning...

6 Week Mindfulness & Compassion Group

Group Therapist: Snehal Kumar
Time: Wednesdays at 7:15pm (beginning Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20)

Have you found meditation helpful in the past?

Do you tend to be harder on yourself than you are with your friends?

Are you looking for gentler ways of connecting with yourself?

If you answered yes to these questions, please consider joining this group that integrates mindfulness practice with compassion. We will meet weekly for 6 weeks on Wednesdays. Since the material builds on previous weeks, it is important that member...

Grief Support Group

Group Therapist: Diane Brennan
Time: Begins first Thursday of each month and runs for 4 consecutive weeks

This group runs for 4 consecutive weeks on a monthly basis (begins first Thursday of each month - October 3rd, November 7, December 5). It is a supportive environment where you will be able to give and receive support through the sharing of your experiences. It will connect you with others who understand how it feels to experience grief, and help you learn new ways to cope w...

Young Widows Support Group

Group Therapist: Diane Brennan
Time: Starts on Wednesday 10/23

This group is for young widows ages 35-50 years of age. This group will be a supportive environment where we will explore the grief that is unique to a young widow. Losing your spouse means losing your identity as a husband or wife and losing all of the plans you and your spouse had together.

In this group, you will give and receive support from others through the sharing of your collective experiences. It provides a connection with oth...

Mindful Fitness

Group Therapist: Mindful Urgent Care
Time: Tuesdays Starting 10/8/19

Mindful Fitness is a comprehensive program combining Group Therapy and Physical Fitness to help individuals better themselves both mentally and physically. The Mindful Fitness community is open to ages 18 and up; all fitness levels. Weekly Group Therapy Sessions focusing on Stress Reduction and Substance Recovery. Daily Fitness Plan with Online Coaching included.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group (NYC)

Group Therapist: Helen Kim
Time: Wednesday evenings from 6:45pm to 8:15pm

Members will learn skills to stay grounded in the present, cope with difficult emotions, avoid self-harmful behaviors, and improve relationship functioning. We will cover ways to choose composure and skillfulness over emotion dysregulation.
All four modules of Dialectical Behavioral Therap...

26-Week Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group

Group Therapist: Jody Kemmerer
Time: Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm; new members may join at the start of a new module (roughly every 6-8 weeks)

This 90 minute didactic group that helps clients adopt coping skills in the areas of Mindfulness, Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, and Interpersonal Effectiveness. A significant focus of this group is psycho-education of emotions. I teach with an attachment and neurobiological frame in mind.
The goal of this group is to help clients to expand their repertoire of emotional management strategies while learning...

Adoptee Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Jennifer Griesbach
Time: Every Monday 7:30pm-9:00pm

This weekly interpersonal therapy group for adult adoptees will deal with participants’ here and now situation and current life challenges with a special focus on identity and building healthy relationships, and addressing trauma, loss, rejection, connection and disconnection, and other major themes of adoption as they emerge in the group.  In addition to talking, we...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

Group Therapist: Matthew Mandelbaum
Time: Mondays at 5:30pm

Are you an executive, business, education, arts or healthcare professional, emerging adult, or university student looking to make your life more meaningful?
Do you want to be more present in the moment, while reflecting on your past and planning for your future?
Do you want to be more effective in your relationships to get want you want and say no to what you don't, while keeping your self-respect?
Do you want to be able to regulat...

Breakup Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Sarah Gundle
Time: Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm

Going through a traumatic breakup or divorce can be devastating. However, it can also be a time of positive transformation if navigated well. This four-session group will provide compassionate support that will help you both move forward and use the breakup as a platform for emotional growth.

Through a series of guided exercises, Dr. Sarah Gundle will enable you to examine patterns in your relationships, identify areas you wish to chang...

Anxiety and Life Transitions Art Therapy Group in NYC

Group Therapist: Stephanie Saklad
Time: Every Other Tuesday from 8:30pm-10:00pm

Come and find a creative open art therapy studio where you can create whatever you would like. A small group, facilitated by an art therapist, can allow the your stressors and anxieties to come into perspective. This group is focused on helping people experiencing life transitions and anxiety.

Art Therapy Group Supervision for New Professionals in NYC

Group Therapist: Stephanie Saklad
Time: Every other Tuesday 6:15pm-8:15pm

This group is for art therapists who are new to the field. It is a place to process various stressors and successes as you work towards your licenses. We meet every other week for 2 hours, in the evening, to make art, present case studies, and find support from like-minded individuals. ATR-BC credentialing supervision is available, as well as support in attaining your LCA...

Committed to Addiction Recovery Group in NYC

Group Therapist: Jaclyn Einstein
Time: Wednesday evenings 6:00pm-7:30pm

This is a long-term therapy group for professionals in recovery from addictions and substance use disorders. This is an aftercare group that will explore next steps in sobriety after stabilization. Group members must be abstinent from mind and mood-altering substances and have a strong foundation of recovery. The group will discuss ways to cope with daily life stressors in sobriety, such as work/life balance, interpersonal communication, relat...