Group Therapy Programs:

  • Psychotherapy and Process Group for High School Girls
  • DBT Skills for Binge Eating and Bulimia
  • DBT Skills for Young Adults
  • DBT Skills for High School Girls
  • DBT Skills for High School Students (co-ed)
  • DBT Skills for Parents

Our group therapy program is unique in that we encourage our clients to continue working with their outside therapists when enrolled in our groups.  We will collaborate weekly with your therapist to create a cohesive Treatment Team that focuses on comprehensive, high-quality care.

In group therapy, clients gain support and understanding from others with similar experiences. It also offers the opportunity to learn to express and tolerate difficult emotions in a safe and nurturing environment.  Group therapy is particularly helpful for teens who feel isolated or alone.

We currently offer the following Groups:

Psychotherapy and Process Group for High School Girls.  This group offers adolescent girls the opportunity to share their experiences and receive and offer feedback in a supportive environment led by a licensed therapist.  This group is excellent for someone who would like to practice social interaction and/or feel a sense of community while also receiving support and helpful tools. 

DBT Skills for Binge Eating and Bulimia.  For clients who need to learn skills to manage emotional and binge eating behaviors.  Skills for emotion regulation and relationships are also taught.  Strategies and skills taught will be: behavioral analysis, coping ahead, managing triggers and vulnerabilities, how to ask for what you need from others and get it, how to manage urges, and what to do when you are pulled off track.  

Eating Disorder Recovery Group (women ages 16-26).  For clients who have been in therapy consistently for at least six months and who are looking for a safe and supportive environment to explore challenges and receive feedback from peers and from a Licensed Therapist.  This group is excellent for clients who are looking to connect to other young women with histories of eating disorders and who are committed to recovery.

DBT Skills for Young Adults (ages 18-29) For clients with Depression, Anxiety Emotion Regulation and/or Relationship and Transition issues.  This group is excellent for clients who are stuck in their individual and/or family therapy or just need additional skill-building or support.

DBT Skills for High School Girls.  For girls with Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, School Pressure, and Family or Peer Relationship Issues.  Girls learn concrete strategies to identify, understand and manage their emotions, plus learn skills to form and maintain healthy peer relationships.  The focus of this group is concrete skill building to help teens manage and improve their lives.  The group is also an excellent opportunity for teens to learn and practice mindfulness and breathing techniques.

DBT Skills for High School Students (Co-Ed).  For girls and boys with Depression, Anxiety, Self-Harm Behaviors, Eating Disorders, School Pressure, and Family or Peer Relationship Issues.  Participants learn concrete strategies to identify, understand and manage their emotions, plus learn skills to form and maintain healthy peer relationships, practiced in the group environment.  The focus of this group is concrete skill building to help teens manage and improve their lives.        

DBT Skills for Parents.  This summer intensive program gives parents  the opportunity to learn core Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills that would be useful to use in parenting and also in understanding what skills their child might benefit from and how to engage them in using the skills. The group will focus on Mindfulness training, Emotion Regulation and Distress Tolerance skills, how and when to use them and how to incorporate them into daily parenting.  Case examples and time for sharing and support will be encouraged in this group.

Mindfulness Group: clients learn to gain focused awareness in each present moment.
Mindfulness training offers clients the opportunity to:

  1. create and maintain attitudes that contribute to a satisfied life
  2. notice and savor pleasures
  3. become fully engaged in life
  4. increase capacity for dealing with adversity
  5. diminish worries about the future and regrets about the past
  6. form deep interpersonal connections
  7. improve physical health
  8. decrease mental health issues

If you are interested in more information, please call (973) 220-1885 or email us.