"Group therapy and creative alternative therapy during a 2 hour session geared towards the empowerment of young women and adolescent girls. Topics include effective communication, body image, self-esteem and putting a stop to bullying. Super supportive environment for a difficult ..."
"Are you in Transition? In Need of Inspiration? Out of Balance &/or Feeling Stuck Wanting a Higher Quality of Life? Come and learn to bring more aliveness and contentment to your life! In this group you will learn ways of ..."
"Parents of adolescents with eating disorders need a village -- find yours here! Learn about eating disorders and get targeted advice so you can be the best possible support to your child. Hear from parents who have been there and ..."
"I have groups to support those entering or newly in their retirement. Working together, we express and explore your feelings, to help you make this new phase of life a happy and productive one. I have grief support groups to ..."
"Our voices are direct expressions of who we are. They carry our joys, our fears, our anticipations. They can flow from our hearts or hide within. Voice is the sound of our life's breath. Explore your voice in a safe ..."
"Expressive Arts Therapy Group for Healers & Helping Professionals Feeling overwhelmed? Disconnected? Want to soak up the healing benefits of nature, creative expression, and community combined? I offer a path for therapists, and other helping professionals move from chronic overwhelm ..."
"An activity-based support group giving adolescents a safe space to make connections, improve self esteem, and build confidence. Activities include: walk and talk therapy, outdoor social skills and exposure therapy, mindfulness and gratitude exercises, creative arts activities, outdoor movie night. ..."
"An activity-based support group giving adolescents a safe space to make connections, improve self-esteem, and build confidence. Activities include: Walk and talk therapy, Outdoor social skills and exposure therapy, Mindfulness and gratitude exercises, etc. Group's focus is to help teens ..."
"As a group, we are here to provide support and guidance for various issues ranging from anxiety, depression, ADHD, marital issues, and many other concerns. Clinicians use solution focused/short term therapy, traditional psychotherapy, elements of DBT, CBT, and behavioral therapy ..."
"Often the most healing work and fastest change can happen from participating as a group member. It is in relation to others that we first develop our sense of self. Being in a group can help us further this process ..."
"Using a Gestalt approach, this psychotherapy group will provide a safe and intimate environment for doing personal work. Each session will be devoted to one in-depth piece of work. Those witnessing will have the opportunity to share their parallel process, ..."
"This is an ongoing Core Energetics group for personal growth. The emphasis is unblocking defensive patterns and activating your aliveness through the use of movement, breath, voice, and creative exercises. In this supportive group you will gain greater understanding of ..."
"NOW ENROLLING! Group starts 12/14/20. This group uses discussion, journaling, and peer support to explore a different topic from Carolyn Costin’s book, “Eight Keys to Recovery” each week. This 8 week group will help you to: Clarify your motivation and ..."
"This group is for women who are going through divorce. In this supportive group we explore deeply where you are stuck and how to move forward into the life you truly want. Come learn to bring more aliveness & contentment ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Chestnut Ridge 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 Chestnut Ridge 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 Chestnut Ridge 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 Chestnut Ridge 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 such as Mindfulness Based group 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 Chestnut Ridge 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.