Group Therapy

Group therapy brings together a diverse group of individuals who share common concerns and/or problems. Under the facilitation of the group leader, members share and explore their feelings and behaviors, hear different points of view and coping strategies, and receive encouragement from others facing similar issues. Group therapy provides participants a powerful opportunity to share and learn from others in a safe and supportive environment.

DBT Skills Training:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Skills Training is geared toward helping clients obtain the necessary coping skills to manage overwhelming emotional pain in the moment. The group focuses on teaching skills within 4 modules:

  • Mindfulness- Learning to pay attention, in the moment, non-judgmentally; and to live your life in a deliberate manner.
  • Distress Tolerance- Manage crises without making your problems worse.
  • Emotion Regulation- Learn the function of emotions and improve your ability to describe, change, and cope effectively, rather than let emotions control you.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness- Attend to and improve your relationships while getting your needs met.
  • Middle Path Skills- Move away from polarized ways of thinking and acting and work toward a constructive synthesis of the two instead

We offer age-specific skills groups, as well as, groups with a specialized clinical focus:

  • Adult skills groups
  • Multi-family skills groups for adolescents and one or both parents
  • Young adult skills group for clients between the ages of 18-25
  • Parent/family skills group

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DBT Parent/Family Support Group

The group helps parents and families understand the biosocial origins of their loved one’s condition and see how their self-destructive behaviors are helping them to regulate painful emotions in the moment. Taking a compassionate and non-judgmental stance, we will help you learn to manage stressful interactions with your loved one and work toward building more effective communication strategies.  We teach DBT skills of mindfulness, validation, and, walking the middle path, along with strategizing together how to respond to real-life interactions.  Lastly, we teach strategies to help you regulate your own emotions, so you can feel less anxious and more centered when interacting with your loved ones.

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Hold Me Tight – Couples Group/Workshop

Hold Me Tight® is a relationship enrichment program developed by Dr. Susan Johnson—an internationally recognized researcher and expert in couples therapy. Her approach, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), has been shown in studies to have some of the best results in the field, with 70% of couples moving from a place of distress and unhappiness in their relationship to feeling once again at peace, with 90% of couples significantly helped.

This group/workshop is offered and is based on the wisdom gained from a new scientific understanding of love and the lifelong needs we all have for bonding and a finding shelter in each other. It is designed to teach you and your partner how to move away from cycles of conflict, increase emotional responsiveness, forgive old wounds, and rekindle connection and affection.

Get A Complimentary Consultation With Us.

Are you and your loved one struggling to communicate effectively? The best way to find out if Hold Me Tight can benefit you is to schedule a complimentary 15 minute consultation with us.  Call (646) 868-8249 or visit the online schedule a consultation form to get started today.