Find the Best Therapy Groups in Rhode Island

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

Yoga + Talk: A Support Group for Women’s Emotional Wellness

Group Therapist: Michelle Vitale
Time: This group runs two times per year: Spring cohort starts every March and Fall cohort starts every October.

Join an 8-week group program for women wanting to transform a time of transition in their lives, into a source of learning, possibility and growth.

Together, we'll explore holistic and creative practices while moving through a four-part program designed to strengthen your emotional well...

Thrive

Group Therapist: East Coast Mental Wellness
Time: 5:00pm-6:00pm on the first and third Thursday of the month

THRIVE is a support group in which transgender and gender-variant adolescents and young adults can meet and provide peer support in a confidential and non-judgmental environment. Adolescents will have the opportunity to support one another in shared or differing experiences as well as be supported by therapeutic staff as they explore any questions or concernsregarding gender or gender identity.

Groups will be developmentally appropriate...

Self-Development Through Movement and Mindfulness

Group Therapist: Amy Small
Time: To be determined (day times only)

Would you like to step into new ways of meeting challenges in your life, work, and relationships?This interactive coaching group offers tools to reclaim more of yourself through physical practices and mindfulness exercises.

We will start by exploring the ways you naturally meet challenges through an individualized personality assessment that incorporates both the mind and the body.We will experience four different energy patterns and di...

Worry & Anxiety

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Thursdays at 7:15pm (East Providence)

Does your mind go around and around with thoughts? Do you get stuck in worry or thinking about what you could have done differently or what will happen in the future? Many people spend too much time in their head. They go back and forth with their thoughts, trying to understand them or question why they’re having them. It can be torture! Feelings/emotions (especially anxiety) are similar and often are a result of spending too much time in our...

Weight Loss & Wellness

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Wednesdays at 10:30am

In this group you will learn about the psychological approach to weight loss and maintenance, using Judith Beck’s acclaimed book, The Beck Diet Solution. You will experiment with new thoughts, beliefs, and behaviors when it comes to eating and food. You will end up with a much larger toolbox to reduce anxiety and frustration around eating and weight issues, as well as prevent relapse. The group meets for 12 weeks in the fall and six months in...

Interpersonal Effectiveness: The Challenge of Anxiety & Depression

Group Therapist: Daniel Even
Time: Every other Tuesday at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm. Ongoing.

This group is for adults ages 20 and older. It is an adjunctive group which requires members to have a primary individual therapist and/or psychiatrist who has made a formal diagnosis pertaining to depression and/or anxiety. In spite of their diagnosis, members have considerable strengths and valuable experiences which enable them to contribute to a challenging interactive group.

Common to all participants is a strong desire to seek int...

WAAG: A Women Artist's Accountability Group

Group Therapist: Stacy Cristo
Time: Please contact Stacy for the next available session!

Less bark, more WAAG! Join me for a once a month women artist's accountability group where we will support one another to thrive and live in all of our creative glory! Less bark: less just talking about great ideas! More WAAG: more making these great ideas happen and become the income you need and want! You have the right and ability to to make a living using your greatest gifts and in return it will bring you JOY!

Positive Psychology Therapy Group

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Thursdays at 6:30pm (East Providence)

We are very excited to offer a Positive Psychology Program. The field of positive psychology is concerned with how to use science to help people maximize their strengths, increase their well-being, and flourish in their lives. It was developed by Martin Seligman, PhD, at the University of Pennsylvania and has been expanded by teams around the world. This workshop will int...

Adolescent Girls Group - GIRLS RISING

Group Therapist: Jane Mizrahi
Time: Every Monday at 3:00pm. Groups run for four weeks continually.

This group is a wonderfully empowering group for girls (mostly ages 12-17, exceptions discussed individually) who might be struggling with self esteem or experiencing peer or family based relationship issues. This is a talk therapy group and includes creative and body based experiences.

Monthly Therapist Peer Support Group

Group Therapist: Jane Mizrahi
Time: First Monday of every month (please inquire for the exact time).

This therapist peer group reviews difficult cases, explores ethical concerns and most importantly, experiences that they are not alone in our work as private practitioners. Jane guides the group process as they support and challenge each other to grow as people and as therapists.

Young Adult Eating Disorder Support Group

Group Therapist: Natalie Monaghan
Time: Every Monday, 5:45pm - 8:45pm Closed 8 week groups.

Eating disorder support groups are closed 8 week groups limited to 8-10 young adults. Members can choose to continue group on an ongoing basis and often do! Group provides a safe, supportive environment that emphasizes positive aspects of recovery. Group members work on being present in the moment and connecting to their emotional experiences as they and other group members share. Members practice naming these emotions to others and experience...

Men's Group

Group Therapist: Corey Flanders
Time: Every Tuesday from 11:30 - 12:45

Where do men turn today to get help and support for their struggles with feelings, relationships, stress, and other problems? Studies suggest that a majority of men struggle in silence. They may be socially isolated, their marital and other relationship problems may result in an inability to talk things over, and a combination of fear and shame inhibit them from reaching out to others. This group will focus on a variety of men's issues includi...

Interpersonal Group Therapy

Group Therapist: Corey Flanders
Time: Every Tuesday, 3pm - 4:15pm

Group psychotherapy is a dynamic and effective form of change. Group members learn to deepen connections with others, improve communication, and make significant changes to the way they behave in relationships. People often develop ineffective communication styles in the context of growing up in hurtful or dysfunctional family systems. Group therapy is a means of coming to understand and profoundly change limiting and painful ways of being wit...

Adult Group Therapy

Group Therapist: David Kahn
Time: Wednesdays, 7:30am. Ongoing.

An adult, coed, interactive, psychodynamic, non-theme oriented group, concentrating on in-the-moment, emotional, non-violent, progressive communication!

Elective Interpersonal Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Daniel Even
Time: Every other Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Ongoing.

This group is for adults ages 24 and older. Candidates for this group are seeking to participate in a non-medically oriented (not targeting a diagnosis) group to increase their interpersonal effectiveness and satisfaction in relationships. Some may be in individual psychotherapy for treatment of a medically necessary condition such as depression, although having an individual therapist is not required.

Most members have experienced impo...

Living Wisely: A Group for Women

Group Therapist: Jane Mizrahi
Time: Every Wednesday at 1:00pm.

This group is for women of all ages and provides a combination of gentle yoga, in the Kundalini tradition, with a forum for sharing and support to help you to better manage stress and increase self compassion. It is co-led by therapist Jane Mizrahi, LICSW, and registered yoga teacher Melissa Clark. Experience deep relaxation and learn and practice concepts of wellness, boundaries, empowerment and stress reduction, in body and mind!

Mindfulness and Stress Reduction

Group Therapist: Justin Martino-Harms
Time: Thursdays 11:00am - 12:00pm

This group will focus on cognitive behavioral principles and the cultivation of mindfulness skills to improve emotion regulation and enhance quality of life for young adults.

Please note this group is only for college or graduate students.

Personal and Professional Development Group

Group Therapist: Daniel Even
Time: Every other Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Ongoing.

In both professional and personal contexts, the importance of relational intelligence is gaining global recognition. In this group, concepts such as emotional intelligence and mindfulness will be used to help members balance professional and personal goals, self awareness and empathy, effectiveness, and authenticity. This group is especially well-suited for professionals who want to increase their capacity for intimacy while coping with high v...

Advanced Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ADBT) Skills Group

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Thursdays at 5:30pm

This group is for individuals who have participated in our DBT skills groups before or who have received extensive DBT experience elsewhere. Members discuss their efforts to apply DBT skills to a range of situations and continue to learn more skills. Potential members will meet with Dr. Schatten to confirm the group is a good fit.

Explore + Grow: A Process Group for Graduate Students

Group Therapist: Michelle Vitale
Time: Meets weekly on Thursdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm; spring cohort starts February 2020; fall cohort starts October 2020

This eight-week group offers a space for undergraduate students to explore personal and relational challenges and grow into more helpful ways of relating to self and others.

Members help co-create a connected and supportive space to practice and strengthen self-awareness, self-compassio...

Interpersonal Group for College Students

Group Therapist: Sarit Lesser
Time: Wednesdays from 12:30pm-2:00pm, starting in the fall

This group is designed to improve the quality of students' interpersonal relationships and social functioning. It addresses social isolation, mood difficulties, grief, and difficulties related to life transitions.

Navigating Motherhood: A Group for New Mothers

Group Therapist: Sarit Lesser
Time: Thursdays from 6:30pm- 8:00pm; Sep. 19th-Nov. 14th. (8 sessions)

New mothers often feel overwhelmed with the emotional and identity changes that are entailed in becoming a mother. Some feel stressed, anxious, frustrated, lonely, or angry at times. Theses are all normal feelings that are part of this life-changing adventure. Come join us to share, learn, and grow together.

Groups will utilize evidence-based approaches, including:

- CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy)

- ACT (Acceptance and...

Healing Perinatal Loss: A Group for Pregnancy or Neonatal Loss

Group Therapist: Sarit Lesser
Time: Starting in fall 2019 (TBD)

This eight-week group offers individuals and couples the opportunity to heal in the wake of grief and trauma. The meetings provide a safe shelter and support, as well as information, education and community resources.

Groups will utilize evidence-based approaches, including:

- CBT (Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy)

- ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy)

- IPT (Interpersonal Therapy)

Special speakers wi...

Navigating College

Group Therapist: Barbara Krementz
Time: Tuesdays from 11am-12:30pm; ongoing and open–join anytime (with a 6-week initial commitment).

This is a support group for exploring ongoing adjustment to college life. The group will focus on themes that emerge from its members and may include: finding a new friend group; living with roommates; assimilating new academic expectations; being away from family and familiar supports; dealing with loneliness, isolation, sadness or depression; figuring out self-care;...

Relationships: Everyone's Got One

Group Therapist: Barbara Krementz
Time: Thursdays from 4pm-5:30 pm

Would you benefit from support in your relationship with yourself? With your partner? Your peers? Parents? Professors? Family members? Come join a supportive, interpersonal group to improve your relationships.

This group is co-facilitated with Samantha Becker, LICSW.

Graduate Student Support Group

Group Therapist: Barbara Krementz
Time: Thursdays from 1pm-2:30pm

This group is designed to address any and all topics related to the graduate student experience. The focus will center on themes that emerge from its members and may include: addressing academic rigor and performance pressures; navigating relationships, dealing with physical health, mental health, disability, financial stress, departmental politics, work and family ob...

Managing Diabetes Support Group

Group Therapist: Kevin Gaw
Time: Ongoing (A pre-group meeting is required with Dr. Gaw before being accepted into the group)

Living with diabetes is difficult and the stress and burnout associated with managing diabetes is huge. Just getting the diagnosis is stressful and life changing. Then there's the diet vigilance, the carb counting, the change in eating habits, the giving up of favorites, the meds, the wait for the A1c results, deciding to disclose or not (and to whom), and so much more. The emotional roller coaster covers the gamut and includes for some, the f...

Résumé and Strategic Cover Letter Writing Class

Group Therapist: Kevin Gaw
Time: Classes are once a week on Monday evenings (and occasionally, based on demand, Dr. Gaw offers intensive 6-hour Saturday classes)

Résumés and Strategic Cover Letters! For individuals seeking a very time-limited résumé and cover letter writing class (3 night curriculum), I have openings. This class is designed to teach individuals how to prepare their applications for today's employment market and focuses on résumé content, applicant tracking systems (ATS) employers use to screen applicants before ev...

Mindfulness Group in Providence RI

Group Therapist: Todd Schmenk
Time: Every Thursday at 7pm

This group was designed within the Integral Model to specifically to focus on the practice of the mindfulness skills such as grounding, breathe, voice dialogue techniques and other mindfulness skills. Each session is dedicated to helping you develop your own practice plan, two mindfulness practice sessions, and 1-2 topics for your consideration and support.

Eating Disorder Support Group in Providence

Group Therapist: Karin Lewis
Time: Every second Saturday of the month from 10:00am to 11:30am

We are excited to offer an eating disorder support group, open to anyone looking for a unique perspective on recovery with professional and peer support from two recovered women. This group is co-lead by Karin Lewis MA, LMFT, CEDS and founder of Karin Lewis Eating Disorder Center located in Boston & Betsy Brenner, Recovery Speaker.
This group will be held at Be Collaborative Care, who offers comprehensive eating disorder care, located...

Explore + Grow: A Process Group for Undergraduate Students

Group Therapist: Michelle Vitale
Time: Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm; spring cohort starts February 2020; fall cohort starts October 2020.

This eight-week group offers a space for undergraduate students to explore personal and relational challenges and grow into more helpful ways of relating to self and others.
Members help co-create a connected and supportive space to practice and strengthen self-awareness, self-compassion, healthy communication, assertiveness, boundary setting and an overall improvement in relational effectiveness.
In groups, the interplay among partici...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group (Providence & North Kingstown)

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Tuesdays 4:30-6:00pm or Wednesdays 7:00-8:30pm at East Providence

You may feel disconnected from your feelings, or you may feel overwhelmed by intense emotions. In our DBT group, you will learn many skills in the four categories of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills help you to identify and manage your emotions, participate fully in the present moment, tolerate difficult si...

ADD/ADHD Skills Group

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: East Providence location: Mondays 3:45pm-5:15pm or 5:30-7:00pm North Kingston location: Thursdays 8:00am-9:30am

Do you become distracted easily, have difficulty just sitting still, or constantly feel disorganized? This group will help you learn techniques to be better organized, improve attention on tasks, decrease procrastination, make thoughtful decisions (rather than impulsive decisions), and improve following through with plans and appointments.

East Providence: Selene MacKinnon, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist with particular specialty in...

CPT for Trauma

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Wednesdays at 5:30pm

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, can develop when an individual experiences a traumatic event such as physical and sexual abuse or assault, accidents, threats, military combat, or being a witness to violence or death.

With PTSD, you may find yourself thinking very differently about yourself and your environment. You may doubt your ability to protect yourself and others. You may question your judgment or the judgment and intentio...

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group (East Providence)

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Wednesdays at 5:30pm or 7:00pm

You may feel disconnected from your feelings, or you may feel overwhelmed by intense emotions. Both ways of experiencing emotions can cause major difficulties when facing life’s many challenges. You may end up trying to cope in ways that make life worse in the long run, like using substances, lashing out at others, self-injuring, or overeating.

DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., to help give people skills to manage their emotio...

The 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work

Group Therapist: Kendra Capalbo
Time: Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 2019; 9:30am-5:00pm each day

This two-day workshop, based on Dr. John Gottman's bestselling book, is designed to help couples manage conflict more effectively and learn the tools necessary to develop and maintain a healthy and satisfying relationship. All committed couples are welcome to attend, not just those who are married.

Dr. John Gottman created a love lab in the early 80’s where he observed couples in an apartment setting for a weekend and then followed them...

8-Week Grief Recovery Method Support Group

Group Therapist: Melissa Mastrostefano
Time: 8-week day class starts September 3rd from 10am-12pm; eight-week evening class starts September 5th from 6pm-8pm

The newly acclaimed and only evidenced-based program for grief is being offered in Newport, RI. Most emotional distress is rooted in unresolved grief. Many people receive incorrect information about grief. Time does not heal all wounds and grievers do not go through five stages.

Learn what is proven to be effective and with group support, be guided to take action steps to increase your ability to move forward, heal your heart, and rebui...

Teen & High School Therapy Group

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Thursdays at 5pm (North Kingstown)

This group is based on Mindfulness and Acceptance tools that will help you ease your worries and fears and be comfortable in your own skin. This fun and supportive group will help to enhance resiliency skills such as how to bounce back from drama, focus in school, make good friends, and lift your mood.

Deirdre Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the North Kingstown location of the group practice RICBT. In her practice, Deirdr...

Young Adult & College Therapy Group

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Wednesdays 4:30pm to 6:00pm for 12 weeks

This group is based on Mindfulness and Acceptance tools that will help you learn ways to feel more comfortable in your skin and take control of your life during your college or young adult years (ages 18 - 25). Instead of avoiding situations or important goals in your life, this group will be a great opportunity to develop healthy coping skills, build confidence and relax with who you are.

Deirdre Murphy is a Licensed Clinical Social Wo...

Mind Over Mood

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Tuesdays at 6:30pm

This is a group for people who would like to learn skills to manage a variety of negative moods, including sadness and depression, anxiety and panic, anger and irritability, guilt, and shame. The group teaches members the cognitive behavioral therapy approach to mood management.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a well-researched approach that emphasizes connections between the situations in our lives, the way we filter and perceive those...

iLife: Designing Your Ideal Life Group

Group Therapist: RICBT
Time: Wednesdays at 6:30pm

In a recent essay in the Wall Street Journal titled “It’s Never Too Late to Start a Brilliant Career,” the author Rich Karlgaard (former publisher of Forbes Magazine) states that late bloomers have “greater opportunities to succeed on alternative paths, far from the madness and pressure of early achievement.” With information well supported by experts in the fields of psychology and neurology, he cites countless examples of creative work happe...