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"We specialize in depression & anxiety, eating dIsorders, alcohol issues or opioid problems, using natural techniques when possible, short CBT/DBT sessions, plus psychopharmacology or Suboxone as needed. We prescribe safe medications that make it easier to avoid binge eating or ..."
"This is a co-ed group for individuals with mood, interpersonal, inattention, and/or career difficulty. In a safe and energetic environment, group members work through their difficulties within the here and now with fellow group members. The group allows opportunities to ..."
"Online process groups for people impacted by religious harm and trauma resulting from organized religion. One aspect of this is "deconstruction": not only leaving the beliefs, but the loss of so many relationships that have been so central to our ..."
"This is a mix gendered group, with an emphasis on contemplative and movement based practices. This group is appropriate for anybody interested in cultivating a body-mind based practice in community while supporting and challenging each other's authenticity and aliveness. Appropriate ..."
"Short term group designed to restore and enhance sleep for adults struggling with insomnia and sleep deprivation. Combines Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia, Mindfulness Based Relaxation, and Motivational Enhancement methods helping 95% of past clients fall sleep and stay asleep ..."
"Adoptees share unique layers and complexities that sometimes can only be truly understood by those who have lived them. This space is for those who would benefit from connecting to like-minded people, all navigating life’s ups and downs with this ..."
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"Group psychotherapy to address problems of living with a social component is a powerful tool for the individual who repeats unproductive or dysfunctional patterns of relating and thereby sabotages his or her capacity to trust and rely on others in ..."
"You are eligible if you are between the ages of 20 – 39 with a chronic medical illness, such as cancer or lupus. THIS GROUP WILL HELP YOU… 1) Gain a community of young adults with chronic illness and reduce ..."
"Group OCD treatment has been demonstrated to be as effective as individual therapy. I use a customized combination of individual and group treatments to provide a maximally effective and cost efficient intervention. "
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"Do relationships help us or hurt us? Could it be they do both at the same time? This repeating workshop of 10 sessions explores the conflicting needs that manifest in every relationship. Together participants seek to understand how to sustain ..."
"The group is an ongoing group, not time limited. It is open to women dealing with a current eating disorder (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating, compulsive eating), or women who are in recovery. The current age range is from 29-41; younger ..."
"A 10-week, virtual, therapeutic process group for White folx to process and dismantle White privilege, inherent anti-blackness, performative allyship, and how they show up in the covert / overt racist interactions with Black folx. In each 90-minute session, participants will ..."
What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
Lower Manhattan, New York 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 Lower Manhattan, New York 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 Lower Manhattan, New York 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 Lower Manhattan, New York 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 Lower Manhattan, New York 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.