Host: Ms. Caren Weingart, LCSW
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
"Cohesive Health and Wellness is a private mental health practice that offers an open, compassionate, understanding and practical approach to mental health. We welcome children, adolescents, adults, and couples to our practice. We advocate for ending the stigma surrounding mental ..."
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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"Cohesive Health and Wellness is a private mental health practice that offers an open, compassionate, understanding and practical approach to mental health. We welcome children, adolescents, adults, and couples to our practice. We advocate for ending the stigma surrounding mental ..."
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Host: Ms. Tracey Saia, MS, ATR-BC, ATCS
Group meets in:
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
"This group is offered for parents that want to gain knowledge and skill in maximizing their childs' potential. This group utilizes art therapy techniques along with verbal processing to enhance a parents' experience in child rearing. Practical skills and application ..."
(908) 242-3816
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Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
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"This group is offered for parents that want to gain knowledge and skill in maximizing their childs' potential. This group utilizes art therapy techniques along with verbal processing to enhance a parents' experience in child rearing. Practical skills and application ..."
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Host: Dr. Alison W Johnson, PsyD
Group meets in:
Summit, NJ 07901
"The Recovery Group is a group of men and women who meet weekly to work together on issues and problems that often arise in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse/dependence. The group is jointly led with Jeffrey S. Kahn, Ph.D. ..."
(908) 913-0940
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Summit, NJ 07901
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"The Recovery Group is a group of men and women who meet weekly to work together on issues and problems that often arise in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse/dependence. The group is jointly led with Jeffrey S. Kahn, Ph.D. ..."
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Host: Dr. Michael Evan Schwartz, PhD
Group meets in:
Springfield, NJ 07081
"This group is intended for individuals who tend to experience instability in interpersonal relationships. Topics to be discussed and explored include: fear of abandonment, self-image issues, codependency, emotional instability as a result of relationship status, communication strategies, etc. A closed ..."
(609) 318-3013
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Springfield, NJ 07081
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"This group is intended for individuals who tend to experience instability in interpersonal relationships. Topics to be discussed and explored include: fear of abandonment, self-image issues, codependency, emotional instability as a result of relationship status, communication strategies, etc. A closed ..."
Host: Mrs. Maureen Schafer, LCSW
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 279-0874
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Host: Dr. David A Helfgott, PsyD
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
"The goal of this group is to help individuals with AN find freedom and more holistic healing as a result of reconnecting with their life passions, goals, and accomplishments, sharing personal journeys of recovery, and providing support and encouragement to ..."
(908) 349-1114
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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"The goal of this group is to help individuals with AN find freedom and more holistic healing as a result of reconnecting with their life passions, goals, and accomplishments, sharing personal journeys of recovery, and providing support and encouragement to ..."
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Host: Miss. Tara Colandrea, LPC, MA, SAC, ACS
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 884-1198
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Host: Mr. Salvatore Ridente, LPC, LCADC, EdS
Group meets in:
Cranford, NJ 07016
"As a member of our Relapse prevention group participants would benefit from understanding how to live a life without drugs or alcohol. Our therapeutic group, facilitated by Salvatore Ridente, LPC, LCADC, Ed.S will focus on offering healthy coping skills as ..."
(908) 258-6481
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Cranford, NJ 07016
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"As a member of our Relapse prevention group participants would benefit from understanding how to live a life without drugs or alcohol. Our therapeutic group, facilitated by Salvatore Ridente, LPC, LCADC, Ed.S will focus on offering healthy coping skills as ..."
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Host: Ms. Carolyn Allen, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 741-6314
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Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Photo of James M Chitty, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mr. James M Chitty, LCSW
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
"My focus upon substance abuse during clinical training is the springboard to the development of Ascent Counseling substance abuse outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The psychodynamic progressive nature of my practice is unique for substance abuse services while maintaining ..."
(908) 982-4463
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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"My focus upon substance abuse during clinical training is the springboard to the development of Ascent Counseling substance abuse outpatient services for adults and adolescents. The psychodynamic progressive nature of my practice is unique for substance abuse services while maintaining ..."
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Host: Dr. Mark Weiner, PsyD
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
(908) 913-6194
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Host: Ashley Blake Strongwater, MPAS, PA-C
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
"To learn about the practice and services we offer please feel free to visit our site and do not hesitate to call our office. We warmly offer comprehensive, thorough psychiatric care to children, adolescences, and adults suffering from a wide ..."
(908) 308-4500
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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"To learn about the practice and services we offer please feel free to visit our site and do not hesitate to call our office. We warmly offer comprehensive, thorough psychiatric care to children, adolescences, and adults suffering from a wide ..."
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Host: Ms. Kara S. Jablonka, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Springfield, NJ 07081
"Outpatient mental health services provided by Kara S Jablonka, LCSW. "
(908) 490-6180
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Springfield, NJ 07081
"Outpatient mental health services provided by Kara S Jablonka, LCSW. "
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Host: Mr. Miguel A Matos, MS, MSCC, MFT, LPC, LCADC
Group meets in:
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
"Do you fume when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure rocket when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion - but it's important to deal with it in a positive ..."
(908) 845-8245
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Elizabeth, NJ 07201
"Do you fume when someone cuts you off in traffic? Does your blood pressure rocket when your child refuses to cooperate? Anger is a normal and even healthy emotion - but it's important to deal with it in a positive ..."
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Host: Mrs. Maureen Wiese-Waibel, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Union, NJ 07083
"This group is held Virtually on a HIPAA compliant video platform and is designed for individuals who have already retired as well as for those who are planning to retire. We will discuss and explore the challenges and joys of ..."
(732) 490-8739
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Union, NJ 07083
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"This group is held Virtually on a HIPAA compliant video platform and is designed for individuals who have already retired as well as for those who are planning to retire. We will discuss and explore the challenges and joys of ..."
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Host: Dr. Diane Handlin, PhD
Group meets in:
Summit, NJ 07901
"As a separate "educational program," I teach Jon-Kabat-Zinn's highly empirically validated eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program twice a year--in Summit and Edison, NJ. The curriculum offers practical instruction in learning new ways to relate directly to whatever is happening ..."
(732) 391-4744
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Summit, NJ 07901
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"As a separate "educational program," I teach Jon-Kabat-Zinn's highly empirically validated eight week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program twice a year--in Summit and Edison, NJ. The curriculum offers practical instruction in learning new ways to relate directly to whatever is happening ..."
Photo of Child & Teen Success Center, Psychologist
Host: Dr. Steven Sussman, PhD
Group meets in:
Mountainside, NJ 07092
"The high school years can be the most challenging to families. I use compelling Teen-Friendly techniques to improve self-control, self-esteem, and academic performance. Young clients are taught respect, discipline, and accountability. Parents are included for input and training. In addition, ..."
(908) 264-2770
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Mountainside, NJ 07092
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"The high school years can be the most challenging to families. I use compelling Teen-Friendly techniques to improve self-control, self-esteem, and academic performance. Young clients are taught respect, discipline, and accountability. Parents are included for input and training. In addition, ..."
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Host: Dr. La'Tesha Sampson, PhD, MPA, MSW, LCSW
Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
"Mental Health Skills Support Groups combine the objectives of removing mental and emotional health barriers to various parts of life with exercises that promote practical outcomes. Participants will learn coping strategies to deal with their emotional concerns, and gain knowledge ..."
(908) 615-4928
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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"Mental Health Skills Support Groups combine the objectives of removing mental and emotional health barriers to various parts of life with exercises that promote practical outcomes. Participants will learn coping strategies to deal with their emotional concerns, and gain knowledge ..."
Host: Ms. Dana Galante, MS, LMFT
Group meets in:
Fanwood, NJ 07023
""How did you know she/he/they were the 'one'?" This seems to be the most common question we pose to married people...which usually yields the less than revealing answer "I just knew". This group will help you answer that question more ..."
(347) 763-3578
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Fanwood, NJ 07023
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""How did you know she/he/they were the 'one'?" This seems to be the most common question we pose to married people...which usually yields the less than revealing answer "I just knew". This group will help you answer that question more ..."
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Host: Ms. Maria M Runfolo-McCormack, MA, LPC
Group meets in:
Union, NJ 07083
"I am starting to explore the need for parenting groups in my area. I was a School Counselor for over 15 years and previously an elementary and middle school teacher. Add the mom-job and you see I'm pretty well-rounded. "
(908) 624-3719
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Union, NJ 07083
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"I am starting to explore the need for parenting groups in my area. I was a School Counselor for over 15 years and previously an elementary and middle school teacher. Add the mom-job and you see I'm pretty well-rounded. "

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Union County Support Groups and Group Therapy both offer a safe place to explore important issues. It is important, however, to understand the difference between the two.

Group therapy in Union County is led by a therapist, group psychotherapist, or group counselor, and is generally structured around an issue. The therapist guides the group through a program as the group works together to better understand thoughts and feelings. Experienced therapists lead psychotherapy groups for various ages, such as adults, and specific issues including anger management, anxiety, and coping skills.

Support groups in Union County are usually facilitated by a therapist or counselor, but can also be led by members with lived experiences. Generally, a support group is less structured than a therapy group. Support groups bring together members to provide support and strength to each other, often around a common challenge such as addiction or grief.

Most therapy groups will meet for a fixed length of time with a consistent group of members, while many support groups meet for an indefinite period of time with members coming and going.
Is Group Therapy Right For You?
Group therapy in Union County allows you to benefit from the experiences and sharing of others. Listening to others, and recognizing what you have in common, allows you to learn about yourself. In the group environment, where therapy types ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based therapy are used, you can recognize aspects of yourself that you may choose to modify or change.

As other members share about their lives, you might see your own experiences or see patterns you hadn’t noticed previously. The group allows you to better understand issues you might not have noticed before.

Hearing the stories of group members gets you outside of yourself and helps you see your life differently. As you do that, a process of self-acceptance and empathy for others occurs as you learn to relate with others in the group.

Group therapy and support groups in Union County can also be a less expensive alternative to individual therapy. While you should check with your insurance company, you’ll often find that therapist led group psychotherapy is covered, while peer-led support groups are not. Either way, group session costs are generally less expensive than individual therapy.