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Group Therapist: Deirdre Murphy
Time: Wednesdays 6:30-8pm, ongoing (can join anytime)
This group for ages 18-25 is based on Mindfulness and Acceptance tools that will help you learn ways to feel more comfortable in your skin and take control of your life. Instead of avoiding situations or important goals in your life, this group will be a great opportunity to develop healthy coping skills, build confidence and relax with who you are.
Group Therapist: Justin Martino-Harms, PsyD
Time: Thursdays 4:00pm - 5:00pm
This group will focus on cognitive behavioral principles and the cultivation of mindfulness skills to improve emotion regulation and enhance quality of life for young adults.
Please note this group is only for college or graduate students,
Group Therapist: Jane Mizrahi, LICSW
Time: Every Monday at 3:00pm.
This group is a wonderfully empowering group for girls (mostly ages 12-17, exceptions discussed individually) who might be struggling with self esteem or experiencing peer or family based relationship issues. The group includes creative and body based experiences.
Group Therapist: Daniel Even, LICSW, MDiv
Time: Every other Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Ongoing.
This group is for adults ages 24 and older. Candidates for this group are seeking to participate in a non-medically oriented (not targeting a diagnosis) group to increase their interpersonal effectiveness and satisfaction in relationships. Some may be in individual psychotherapy for treatment of a medically necessary condition such as depression, although having an individual therapist is not required.
Group Therapist: Daniel Even, LICSW, MDiv
Time: Every other Thursday 5:00 - 7:00 pm. Ongoing.
In both professional and personal contexts, the importance of relational intelligence is gaining global recognition. In this group, concepts such as emotional intelligence and mindfulness will be used to help members balance professional and personal goals, self awareness and empathy, effectiveness, and authenticity. This group is especially well-suited for professionals who want to increase their capacity for intimacy while coping with high visibility and high stress in their careers. Members value a wellness oriented model of growth which is free from the constraints of "medically necessary" psychotherapy linked to insurance protocols. They are especially interested in learning more about their reactions to others when dealing with conflict, competition, loss, and transition. Interpersonal at its core, the group's most challenging and rewarding work occurs through effective feedback to relational events as they occur in the "here and now" personal encounter.
This group will focus on the use of expressive arts to facilitate self-discovery, increase self-esteem, and encourage positive peer connections. Through the utilization of creative expression, the group will develop strategies for emotion regulation, promote positive self-talk, and foster a sense of belonging and community in a compassionate and supportive environment. Interventions may include journaling, mindfulness, painting, drawing, expressive movement, sculpture, and music.
Group Therapist: Michelle Vitale, LMHC
Time: Every other Monday, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Strengthen relational skills that will help you experience greater mindfulness, compassion, connection, confidence and joy in relationships - with yourself and others. This group invites you to engage in a supportive, insight oriented environment where you will process through life and work challenges. You will be invited to be present, connecting to your emotional experience in the moment as you share and listen to others. Mindfulness and compassion practices will be infused into the process. This group is a rich growth opportunity particularly for women who are navigating change - in relationships, work, environment or emotional health.
Group Therapist: Corey Flanders, LMHC
Where do men turn today to get help and support for their struggles with feelings, relationships, stress, and other problems? Studies suggest that a majority of men struggle in silence. They may be socially isolated, their marital and other relationship problems may result in an inability to talk things over, and a combination of fear and shame inhibit them from reaching out to others. This group will focus on a variety of men's issues including Fathers and Fatherhood; Sex and Sexuality; Money, Work, and Career; Integrity and Purpose; Health and Well-being; and Emotions and Communication, especially among the members within the group.
Group Therapist: Corey Flanders, LMHC
Time: Every Wednesday, 2pm - 3:30pm. Starts November 2nd, 2016.
Group psychotherapy is a dynamic and effective form of change. Group members learn to deepen connections with others, improve communication, and make significant changes to the way they behave in relationships. People often develop ineffective communication styles in the context of growing up in hurtful or dysfunctional family systems. Group therapy is a means of coming to understand and profoundly change limiting and painful ways of being with others. It works to diminish isolation, guilt, and shame.
A group based on principles from Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help college-aged students clarify their own values accept discomfort and uncertainty, and think more flexibly as they build independence and connections and make decisions about their future.
Group therapist: Selene MacKinnon, PsyD
Time: Mondays 5:30pm-7:00pm. Starting February 2018.
The group is a skills-based group and is for adults 18+ yrs old. Group members will learn skills to improve attention and concentration, organization, decision-making, impulsivity, prioritizing, planning, procrastination, and goal-setting, among others.The feedback from past group participants continues to be overwhelmingly positive and participants have improved their management of ADHD symptoms by up to 55% over the 12 weeks.
Group Therapist: Natalie Monaghan, LICSW
Time: Every Monday, 5:45pm - 8:45pm
Eating disorder support groups are closed 8 week groups limited to 8-10 young adults. Members can choose to continue group on an ongoing basis and often do! Group provides a safe, supportive environment that emphasizes positive aspects of recovery. Group members work on being present in the moment and connecting to their emotional experiences as they and other group members share. Members practice naming these emotions to others and experience what it is like to be seen and heard. Members often share that this group has been essential in helping them shift their emotional experiences, relational patterns with others, and ultimately their maladaptive behaviors.
Group Therapist: Kira Manser, LCSW
Time: Tuesdays 6:30pm-8:00pm
This is a therapeutic support group for men who have experienced any form of sexual violence, including assault, rape, coercion, and sexual harassment. Over the course of eight weeks, participants will come together to provide support, perspective, and community as we begin to confront the ways in which unwanted or violent sexual experiences have impacted our lives. Together, we will develop strategies for coping with trauma and moving forward in healthy and positive ways. This group is open to all self-identified men eighteen and older.
Group Therapist: Dr. Heather Schatten
Time: Wednesdays, 5:30PM - 7:00PM
DBT was developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., to help give people skills to manage their emotions and their lives more effectively. In our DBT group, you will learn many skills in the four categories of mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills help you to identify and manage your emotions, participate fully in the present moment, tolerate difficult situations, and improve interactions with your friends, family, and colleagues. The group is organized into two parts, 12 weeks each, and meets on Wednesdays from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. You are encouraged but not required to participate in both parts. In the fall, we will cover the distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness modules, and in the spring we will cover the mindfulness and emotion regulation modules.