This eight-week mindfulness-based psychotherapy group is for women who are interested in exploring their relationship with alcohol. Dr. Jennifer Smith leads this group in discussions examining the positive and negative consequences of alcohol use and will integrate mindfulness meditation practices into an exploration of motivation to change and traditional relapse prevention. Each week will incorporate a variety of techniques utilizing mindfulness-based addiction treatment which include ‘awareness of breath’, progressive muscle relaxation, and ‘body scan’. Goals for the group members will be individualized and may include a reduction in stress and increased ability to respond to negative thoughts, sensations, and emotions with an attitude of nonjudgmental, acceptance, and present-moment awareness. Participants will be asked to share their struggles and solution suggestions with one another—as much as they are comfortable to do so. “Homework” assignments will be given each week as increased practice of mindfulness is associated with improved outcome.
All treatment is eligible for reimbursement through out of network benefits. We welcome participants who receive individual treatment with other providers. If you have any questions about the group or would like to refer a patient who might benefit from additional support, please call us at (212) 204-8430.
Wednesdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Initial Group Assessment: $275
Group Fee: $125 per session
Dr. Jennifer Smith is a clinical psychologist at Elevate360, an outpatient addiction recovery center in Midtown, Manhattan. She provides evidence-based and highly tailored care to adults navigating substance use challenges, depression, and anxiety. Dr, Smith is dedicated to working with clients in all stages of recovery and uses motivational interviewing to help clients realize the best version of themselves.
Dr. Smith has over a decade of experience working in addiction treatment and research, which she brings to skillfully support individuals struggling with alcohol, tobacco, or opiate use, as well as their loved ones. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients change negative thought patterns and engage in activities that bring them joy.
Dr. Smith is dedicated to getting to know each client holistically, including their daily habits, relationships, and the life events that brought them to therapy. She has been training healthcare professionals in motivational interviewing since 2005 and is excited to bring that knowledge to support each client in making behavioral change. Her office at Elevate360 is located a short walk from Grand Central.