"Children and adolescents ages 10-19, who face social anxiety or lack the social awareness to connect successfully with their peers.They meet in age appropriate groups with trained peer mentors, in a home setting to learn and practice the skills as ..."
"“Social distancing” doesn’t have to mean “emotional distancing.” Knowing that connections are vital for long-term recovery, these virtual support groups will provide you with an outlet to share concerns with peers and compassionate Mountainside staff. Stay connected and stay on ..."
"Come connect and receive through a journey of relaxation and sharing with others in a healthy, positive, and comforting way. We will use a simple mindfulness strategy, visualization, and a guided discussion to lead us toward feeling more present and ..."
"Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction has been shown to decrease stress and increase well-being. Engage in a hands on 4 hour retreat and learn tools you can use immediately. Retreats are held on Saturdays and Sundays. Please check out my Facebook ..."
"The Life Center’s anger management program is a psycho-educational intervention designed to help participants build skills in stress management, interpersonal communication, empathy, conflict resolution, impulse control and emotional intelligence.The skills you will learn will help keep you in the problem ..."
"This small group virtual class will teach you skills to help foster your child's ability to understand and discuss emotions. Co-lead by a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist, Cristina Bernich, this group will provide you with a deeper understanding of ..."
"A group designed to help teens discover that there is a safe place to share personal experiences, to find new ways to deal with old problems, to increase self-esteem, and to find out what they are really good at. Through ..."
"Many people think they cannot meditate because they have too many thoughts. This is a common misconception. Meditation is for everyone! There are numerous psychological, physiological, emotional, and spiritual benefits to cultivating a daily meditation practice. Join us to learn ..."
"The inner skills of meditation and imagery are essential in time of crisis and uncertainty. Neuroscience now tells us that, in addition to a fear center in our brain, we also have an executive center and a oneness center. The ..."
"Authentic movement is a form of dance movement therapy. Movers explore spontaneous movements and stillnesses in the presence of a witness. The witness observes the mover, tracking their experience with the intention of releasing judgments, and cultivating greater self awareness. ..."
"Meet with other new parents in a non-judgmental, supportive group setting. Topics include: Your new identity as a mom or dad, Expectations vs. reality, Dealing with sleep-deprivation, Relationship issues with your partner, Self-care, Baby Blues vs. postpartum depression. Space is ..."
"For those looking for support during this tough transition. Meeting others going through the same thing. Focusing on individuals dealing with anger, grief, and loneliness caused by divorce. Groups provide a safe and supportive environment to explore your current issues. ..."
"Your teen is struggling and you don't know how to help them. You are met with a lot of, "but you don't get it!" and you feel frustrated. You see how lonely she is, and it breaks your heart. She's ..."
"The Life Center's Adolescent group is geared towards adolescents age 14-17 years old. The group meets every other Wednesday and topics covered include Positive Self Esteem, Relationships, Social Skills, Communication Skills, Coping with Stress & Anxiety, Identifying Emotions And more….. "
"Watching your loved one struggle with addiction can be heartbreaking, but as they begin to heal, you must also embark on your own journey of recovery. For all involved, having a strong support system is key. This support group is ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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 Huntington 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.