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Westwood, NJ 07675
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Host: Ms. Kristine Bersch, LCSW
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Westwood, NJ 07675
(201) 862-8332
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Host: Ms. Jacqueline Kim Szabo, LCSW
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Westwood, NJ 07675
"DBT skills training is an integral part of DBT treatment. DBT skills are taught in a group format and are designed to teach individuals skills they can have better interpersonal relationships, fewer emotional ups and down, increase skills to manage ..."
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"DBT skills training is an integral part of DBT treatment. DBT skills are taught in a group format and are designed to teach individuals skills they can have better interpersonal relationships, fewer emotional ups and down, increase skills to manage ..."
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Host: Lynne Lambert, LCSW, LCADC
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Westwood, NJ 07675
"This group references the book Codependent No More, written by Melody Beattie. It is informative, educational and experiential. Identification, peer support, and alternative solutions are natural byproducts of the group setting. This group meets in 3 week cycles, focusing on ..."
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"This group references the book Codependent No More, written by Melody Beattie. It is informative, educational and experiential. Identification, peer support, and alternative solutions are natural byproducts of the group setting. This group meets in 3 week cycles, focusing on ..."
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Host: Ms. Kirsten Adams, LCSW
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Westwood, NJ 07675
"Writing your memoir can be a therapeutic, cathartic tool for making sense of who you were and who you are. You will arrive at a fresh understanding of your story, the choices you've made, the paths you've chosen and how ..."
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"Writing your memoir can be a therapeutic, cathartic tool for making sense of who you were and who you are. You will arrive at a fresh understanding of your story, the choices you've made, the paths you've chosen and how ..."
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Host: Ms. Kirsten Adams, LCSW
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Westwood, NJ 07675
"This group provides a safe, supportive place for women who are separated or divorced. You will have the opportunity to talk to others who are going through similar experiences; share your thoughts, perspectives and feelings; feel more connected and less ..."
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"This group provides a safe, supportive place for women who are separated or divorced. You will have the opportunity to talk to others who are going through similar experiences; share your thoughts, perspectives and feelings; feel more connected and less ..."
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Host: Ms. Kirsten Adams, LCSW
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Westwood, NJ 07675
"Whether you are married or single, parenting is one of life's greatest joys and/or one of life's most challenging experiences. You will be tested and forced to develop in ways you likely never imagined. This group will provide a safe ..."
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"Whether you are married or single, parenting is one of life's greatest joys and/or one of life's most challenging experiences. You will be tested and forced to develop in ways you likely never imagined. This group will provide a safe ..."

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