6 Week Mindfulness & Compassion Group


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 members attend each week. In group you can expect to learn:

  • The research evidence of the benefits associated with self-compassion practices (research shows it can reduce anxiety, depression, stress, and overthinking)
  • Specific formal and informal mindfulness and compassion techniques that you can integrate into your everyday life
  • Resources to help continue your practice at the end of our group work together

Interested folk must meet with me for an initial free one-on-one 30-minute consultation prior to the start of group. During this time, we will discuss your goals, the format of the group, and your concerns. It is also a chance for you to get a feel for my style and for us to decide if this group is the right fit for you at this stage of your journey.

Group Therapist

Dr. Snehal Kumar is a Licensed Psychologist with an office in Midtown, Manhattan. She focuses a large part of her practice on helping people manage everyday stress, create balance in their lives, and develop behaviors that better fit with their goals and values. She specializes in helping her clients navigate stress and transitions, dating and relationships, gender/women’s issues, and burnout. Due to her training in social identities related-work, she pays attention to how gender norms, cultural expectations, race-related experiences, and other identity issues may interplay with stress and mental health.

Dr. Kumar approaches therapy from a relational, integrative, and multicultural framework with skills grounded in mindfulness and positive psychology. Empathetic and collaborative, she is passionate about meeting clients where they are, identifying where they want to be, and working towards meaningful goals.

Dr. Kumar works to provide culturally-sensitive care, and her practice is affirming of folks of all gender, sexual, and cultural identities. Her practice is conveniently located in Herald Square/NoMad, close to the 28th St and 33rd St stations.

Dr. Kumar's initial phone consultations typically last 15 to 20 minutes. Please feel free to schedule your first free initial call directly on her profile!

Snehal Kumar

Dr. Snehal Kumar is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with an office in lower Manhattan. Drawing from personal and professional experience, she focuses a large part of her practice on cultural, racial, and religious identity issues and how they interplay with power and privilege. She works from a multicultural feminist lens, sensitive to the needs of people of color and marginalized socio-cultural identities. Additionally, she enjoys supporting young adults navigating trauma, college stressors, depression, and anxiety.

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

286 5th Ave, New York, NY 10001, USA

$75/week or $400 if paying upfront; some reduced fee slots at $50 available