Depression Support Groups in Brooklyn, NY

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Artful Healing: Depression Support Group (Virtual)
This group is for adults who want to express and process adverse emotions related to depression, such as emptiness and hopelessness, effectively though art therapy. Participants will be encouraged to communicate and share experiences from struggling with depression. Also, group ...
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Hosted by Molly G. Simmons Brusick
Art Therapist, LCAT
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11222
This group is for adults who want to express and process adverse emotions related to depression, such as emptiness and hopelessness, effectively though art therapy. Participants will be encouraged to communicate and share experiences from struggling with depression. Also, group ...
(347) 255-1747 View (347) 255-1747
Brooklyn PPD Support / Wednesday Wellness
Monthly meeting of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) groups for pregnanct and post-partum moms. Meeting by Zoom. Visit website (www.brooklynppdsupport.c om) for meeting days/times and other relevant information.
Photo of Melissa Paschke, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Melissa Paschke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11206
Monthly meeting of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMAD) groups for pregnanct and post-partum moms. Meeting by Zoom. Visit website (www.brooklynppdsupport.c om) for meeting days/times and other relevant information.
(347) 434-8336 View (347) 434-8336
psychotherapeutic group
psychotherapeutic group to address symptoms of depression, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, panic attacks, social skills, coping mechanism to deal with stressors in your life.
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Hosted by J. ovalles psychotherapist
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC-G
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11206
psychotherapeutic group to address symptoms of depression, stress, chronic pain, anxiety, panic attacks, social skills, coping mechanism to deal with stressors in your life.
(347) 515-6017 View (347) 515-6017
Online DBT Skills Group
This is an online DBT Skills group for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation or wish to learn DBT skills.
Photo of Liza Mordkovich, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Liza Mordkovich
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, ATR, LCAT, LCSW
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11201
This is an online DBT Skills group for adults experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation or wish to learn DBT skills.
(646) 392-7577 View (646) 392-7577
Wellness Counseling Services, LCSW, PLLC
Wellness Counseling Services' mission is to help people access personalized therapy that works with their life. Our team of dedicated therapists are here to help you achieve the meaningful change you want, fully remotely and at affordable rates. Our therapists ...
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Hosted by Wellness Counseling Services, LCSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R, CASAC-M
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11229
Wellness Counseling Services' mission is to help people access personalized therapy that works with their life. Our team of dedicated therapists are here to help you achieve the meaningful change you want, fully remotely and at affordable rates. Our therapists ...
(929) 362-5274 View (929) 362-5274
DBT Group (Dialectical Behavior Therapy)
Do you want to feel empowered by learning coping skills for anxiety, panic attacks , depression or emotional reactivity? Do you want to learn how to build meaningful relationships, create more daily peace and find inner strength and meaning? Do ...
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Hosted by Dianne Ghiraj Mental Health Counseling
Counselor, LMHC, CASAC
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11201
Do you want to feel empowered by learning coping skills for anxiety, panic attacks , depression or emotional reactivity? Do you want to learn how to build meaningful relationships, create more daily peace and find inner strength and meaning? Do ...
(646) 832-2513 View (646) 832-2513
Therapy Group
This group is available to all adults looking to connect, relate, and deepen their self-understanding, particularly around communication, relationships, and relating to others. Group members discuss issues with depression, anxiety, relationships, stress, family, and loss. Members also observe and explore ...
Photo of Philicia Rubin, Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Philicia Rubin
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11238
This group is available to all adults looking to connect, relate, and deepen their self-understanding, particularly around communication, relationships, and relating to others. Group members discuss issues with depression, anxiety, relationships, stress, family, and loss. Members also observe and explore ...
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Student Wellness Group Coaching
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle and make time for social activities while excelling in school? Join our Virtual Support Group! Closed Group 12 spots every Monday from 6pm - 7pm.
Photo of Justin Shaw, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Justin Shaw
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, NPP, PMHNP, -BC
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11205
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you find it impossible to maintain a healthy lifestyle and make time for social activities while excelling in school? Join our Virtual Support Group! Closed Group 12 spots every Monday from 6pm - 7pm.
(646) 846-7248 View (646) 846-7248
S.Q.U.A.D Girls Group- Virtual Group
Girls learn how to manage stress, build self-esteem, overcome bullying make good decisions and have healthy relationships. The girls also address topics such stress, confidence, social anxiety, communication and so much more. 13-18 years-old. Every other Thursday from 6-7PM. This ...
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Hosted by Peace-Filled Mental Health Counseling Services
Counselor, MA, LMHC, LCPC, CMHC, LPC
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11242
Girls learn how to manage stress, build self-esteem, overcome bullying make good decisions and have healthy relationships. The girls also address topics such stress, confidence, social anxiety, communication and so much more. 13-18 years-old. Every other Thursday from 6-7PM. This ...
(917) 525-5482 View (917) 525-5482
Women's Group
Women's group for women who want to connect, share, support and grow with other women. Group members gain and lend support from one another.
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Hosted by Amira R Martin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11233
Women's group for women who want to connect, share, support and grow with other women. Group members gain and lend support from one another.
(646) 755-9294 View (646) 755-9294
Adult Co-ed High functioning
While we discuss "content" -- PROCESS is the main focus. Your primary task is to learn as much as you can about how you relate to yourself, and to each person in the Group. . . . How you self-disclose, ...
Photo of Joy A Dryer, Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Joy A Dryer
Psychologist, PhD, Mediate
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11201
While we discuss "content" -- PROCESS is the main focus. Your primary task is to learn as much as you can about how you relate to yourself, and to each person in the Group. . . . How you self-disclose, ...
(917) 725-3055 View (917) 725-3055
Psychodrama Group Therapy - Begins March 6th - May
Are you feeling stuck in unhealthy or frustrating patterns & relationships? Or hoping to unpack the messages you received early in life in order to be healthy and free? Psychodrama is an active therapeutic group process that helps folks explore ...
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Hosted by Hollis Witherspoon - Creative Psychotherapist
MA, RDT, LCAT
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11211
Are you feeling stuck in unhealthy or frustrating patterns & relationships? Or hoping to unpack the messages you received early in life in order to be healthy and free? Psychodrama is an active therapeutic group process that helps folks explore ...
(718) 865-2896 View (718) 865-2896
Young Men's Dating & Relationship Support Group
I'm offering a new, 6-week virtual young men's dating and relationship support group starting 1/30/24 Tuesday evenings, covering toxic masculinity, anxiety, self esteem, and more. It is open to anyone in the country/world in his 20's-early 40'. Virtual, direct pay. ...
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Hosted by Francesca Maxime
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW, SEP, IFS, FOT
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11215
I'm offering a new, 6-week virtual young men's dating and relationship support group starting 1/30/24 Tuesday evenings, covering toxic masculinity, anxiety, self esteem, and more. It is open to anyone in the country/world in his 20's-early 40'. Virtual, direct pay. ...
(646) 845-7890 View (646) 845-7890
Post Partem Depression
We created group to help women suffering from Post Partum depression feel supported and gain much needed Psychoeducation and information.
Photo of Leah Grunwald, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Leah Grunwald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LCFP, SIFI, FORENSI
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11219
We created group to help women suffering from Post Partum depression feel supported and gain much needed Psychoeducation and information.
(347) 321-9011 View (347) 321-9011
Orenda Psychiatry
Private practice medication management and therapy group offering wholistic mental health treatment.
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Hosted by Orenda Psychiatry
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11222
Private practice medication management and therapy group offering wholistic mental health treatment.
(347) 707-7735 View (347) 707-7735
Mindfulness Based CBT
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness skills to overcome feelings of anxiety and depression. Start date: Dec 16 and will continue into 2017. We will learn mindfulness and CBT skills that are useful and practical in daily life for living ...
Photo of Beata Bliss Lewis, Psychiatrist in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by Beata Bliss Lewis
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness skills to overcome feelings of anxiety and depression. Start date: Dec 16 and will continue into 2017. We will learn mindfulness and CBT skills that are useful and practical in daily life for living ...
(646) 606-2663 View (646) 606-2663
Chronic Illnesss Support - Online
Join this group to learn about strategies for noticing and managing the difficult thoughts and feelings that come up throughout this health experience. Through this group you will get a foundational understanding of one therapeutic modality that can be particularly ...
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Hosted by Brittany Butts - Jamron Counseling
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11222
Join this group to learn about strategies for noticing and managing the difficult thoughts and feelings that come up throughout this health experience. Through this group you will get a foundational understanding of one therapeutic modality that can be particularly ...
(516) 469-3683 View (516) 469-3683
Single & Empowered
In a world that often emphasizes romantic relationships as a measure of our worth, being single can be an underrated and sometimes challenging journey. "Single & Empowered" is a support group designed to provide a safe space for individuals who ...
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Hosted by Gina Schütz
MA, CAT-LP
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11222
In a world that often emphasizes romantic relationships as a measure of our worth, being single can be an underrated and sometimes challenging journey. "Single & Empowered" is a support group designed to provide a safe space for individuals who ...
(929) 545-6651 View (929) 545-6651
Young Adults with Depression and Anxiety
20s something, dealing with social anxiety, depression, career and education challenges
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Hosted by Talking Works
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11214
20s something, dealing with social anxiety, depression, career and education challenges
(718) 550-1501 View (718) 550-1501
Art therapy workshop
For those who need support moving through daily stress using the arts can help you separate from your problems and learn skills to move forward. In a safe space exploration of complex issues and feelings and art can help unite ...
Photo of CMA Art Therapy, Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Hosted by CMA Art Therapy
Art Therapist, MA, ATR-BC, LCAT, LPAT, ATCS
Verified
Group meets in Brooklyn, NY 11231
For those who need support moving through daily stress using the arts can help you separate from your problems and learn skills to move forward. In a safe space exploration of complex issues and feelings and art can help unite ...
(929) 334-4988 View (929) 334-4988


Depression Support Groups

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.