CBT Relapse Prevention Group


CBT group meets for 90 minutes and runs for 12 weeks. The goal of the group is to enhance self-control, raise awareness of problematic thoughts and behaviors, and replace them with new more effective thoughts, skills, and strategies for maintaining abstinence. Based on a cognitive behavioral model established at Yale University School of Medicine, we focus on topics such as exploring positive and negative consequences of continued use, self-monitoring to recognize craving early on, identifying internal and external triggers, coping with cravings, practicing refusal skills, articulating goals and addressing ambivalence. Members will have homework to support skills learned in the group meetings. We welcome collaboration with group members’ individual therapists.

Group Therapist

Alexa Shelden

Alexa Shelden is a therapist in New York, New York specializing in addiction, alcohol use disorder & addiction, trauma, substance abuse, drug addiction & abuse, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:00pm

New York (Online)

NYS Medicaid, Healthfirst, Fidelis, MetroPlus, CDPHP, Carelon/Beacon, HIP, Amidacare, VNS, Emblemhealth, VillageCare MAX, Elderplan, Hamaspik