Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups in Westfield, NJ

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Anger Management for Mandated Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCS
Verified
Verified
"This group is for court involved or mandated clients who are recommended or mandated to attend Anger Management. This group is run in workshop format and is interactive, experiential, and covers curriculum mandated by the courts. First session must be ..."
(908) 768-3933
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Westfield, NJ 07090
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Adult and adolescent out-patient substance abuse
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
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Cohesive Health and Wellness
Physician Assistant, DMSc, CAQ-Psy, PA-C
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090

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Photo of Misty A Shores, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westfield, NJ
Anger Management for Mandated Clients
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, CCS
Verified
Verified
"This group is for court involved or mandated clients who are recommended or mandated to attend Anger Management. This group is run in workshop format and is interactive, experiential, and covers curriculum mandated by the courts. First session must be ..."
(908) 768-3933
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Group meets in:
Westfield, NJ 07090
Photo of River and Rose, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westfield, NJ
Teachers Support Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Teachers are having a rough time right now managing things. We have created a group tp support them and provide them with tools during these times. Group is consisted of solely educational staff, and solely positive vibes and uplifting each ..."
(908) 620-5192
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Group meets in:
Roselle, NJ 07203
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Teen Girls Support Group
Treatment Center, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"COVID has made it very difficult for teens to socialize and process their feelings. Issues such as isolation, self esteem, depression, anxiety and loneliness are at an all time high for teens. We provide a safe and supportive space for ..."
(908) 224-7962
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Group meets in:
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Photo of Jodi Bassett, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westfield, NJ
Single working mom's group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"Support single working moms Suns 6-7 via zoom "
(917) 708-8808
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Group meets in:
Summit, NJ 07901
Photo of Maureen Schafer, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westfield, NJ
Young Adults Anxiety Management Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"This group is for young adults (18-30) dealing with anxiety, social anxiety, or just seeking a place to connect. Goals of this group are to: 1) learn about the functions/causes of anxiety 2) process anxiety that comes up day to ..."
(908) 279-0874
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Group meets in:
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
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Fear of Flying Workshops
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Verified
"Dr. Pete, the CWC, along with pilot Julian Alarcon offer workshops for those with the fear of flying. Contact for more information whether in a group or private setting. We offer these workshops between all office and airport locations. "
(866) 369-1090
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Group meets in:
Springfield, NJ 07081
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Yoga Group Therapy
Treatment Center, MA, LPC, NCC, ACS, CCTP
Verified
Verified
"Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault engage in a trauma focused yoga class and a process group at the conclusion. "
(908) 224-7962
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Group meets in:
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
Photo of Salvatore Ridente, Licensed Professional Counselor in Westfield, NJ
Relapse Prevention Group
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LCADC, EdS
Verified
Verified
"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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Group meets in:
Cranford, NJ 07016
Photo of Erica C Lander Miller, Psychologist in Westfield, NJ
Behavioral Parenting Strategies for ADHD
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
"Learn new skills and techniques that have been shown to help children with ADHD and find support from fellow parents. During this 8 week group you will: learn about the different types of ADHD, learn behavioral parenting strategies that have ..."
(973) 557-4864
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Group meets in:
Livingston, NJ 07039
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Professional/Career virtual Coaching
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Verified
"After several years in doing clinical work, I have identified a huge gap in the areas of financial wellness in our communities. 4 year ago I became licensed as a financial coach/advisor to help more individuals and families with providing ..."
(862) 307-9344
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Group meets in:
West Orange, NJ 07052
Photo of Katelyn Smith, Counselor in Westfield, NJ
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
Counselor, MA, LAC
Verified
Verified
"Our DBT Group provides a form of cognitive behavior therapy used to treat a broad range of concerns and assist individuals in regulating emotions, triggers and anxiety. We offer a very safe supportive enviornment that sets clients up for success. ..."
(973) 264-0384
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Group meets in:
Florham Park, NJ 07932
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Gaming Approaches Toward Education (G.A.T.E.)
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, NCC, ACS, BC-TMH
Verified
Verified
"G.A.T.E. a company focused on helping the community by combining gaming and research based therapeutic approaches. We guide our youths through role play and tabletop games to build skills that are developed with their therapy group. Our goal is to ..."
(201) 514-2309
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Group meets in:
Edison, NJ 08837
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Friendship Group Therapy (formerly Social Skills)
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified
Verified
"Does your child/young teen have difficulty making or keeping friends? Does he/she miss out on social events, get excluded, or experience bullying? This dynamic, highly interactive group provides a warm, safe environment for exploring relationships, pro-social behavior, and what works ..."
(848) 257-9848
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Group meets in:
Warren, NJ 07059
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Parenting a Child with Behavioral Challenges
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCBA
"This is a virtual, 10 week, structured group for parents or caregivers of children with disruptive behaviors with Autism, ADHD, OCD or various developmental and life transitions with the family or usual environment. A customised workbook developed by me will ..."
(732) 334-7092
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Group meets in:
Short Hills, NJ 07078
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Gaming Approaches Toward Education, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, EdD, LPC, RPT-S, Autplay, BC-TMH
Verified
Verified
"G.A.T.E. helps youths through role play and tabletop games to build skills that are developed within their therapy session. Our goal is to build up our youths and through them, their friends, family, and communities. Our game-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy ..."
(732) 532-3811
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Group meets in:
Edison, NJ 08837
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ADHD and Women
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCBA
"An 8- week virtual group for adult Women diagnosed with ADHD. The goal is to create a safe space for women to process the impact ADHD has in various domains of their lives, to interact with other women who have ..."
(732) 334-7092
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Group meets in:
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Life Controling Addictions Support Group
Ed, MA
"This 12 step based support group will provide you the tools to overcome and rise above destructive addictions and life controlling issues (grief, anger, and fear0 that are negatively impacting your life. The group also includes individual and family sessions ..."
(732) 410-7430
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Group meets in:
Newark, NJ 07103

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Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Support Groups

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario (catastrophizing) or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.




What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Westfield 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 Westfield 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 Westfield 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.