Host: Mrs. Teresa Giammella-deBoer, LMFT, LMHC
Group meets in:
Staten Island, NY 10301
"Stressed? AIM for total peace of mind. Are you interested in reducing your stress and developing more conscious living habits? Teresa Giammella-deBoer, LMFT, LMHC is collaborating with Dr. Richard Sears to offer Mindful Stress Reduction Groups (rooted in the principles ..."
(718) 569-8727
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Staten Island, NY 10301
"Stressed? AIM for total peace of mind. Are you interested in reducing your stress and developing more conscious living habits? Teresa Giammella-deBoer, LMFT, LMHC is collaborating with Dr. Richard Sears to offer Mindful Stress Reduction Groups (rooted in the principles ..."
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Host: R. Kevin Douglas, LCSW-R, MPS
Group meets in:
Fishkill, NY 12524
"Westchester Talk Therapy, Myweighsolutions, Women Empowerment. "
(914) 873-0284
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"Westchester Talk Therapy, Myweighsolutions, Women Empowerment. "
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Host: Mrs. Sarah Jean White, LMHC, CYT
Group meets in:
Goshen, NY 10924
"This is an hour long mediation and discussion group that includes brain science education and 2 guided meditations. "
(845) 443-4559
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Goshen, NY 10924
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"This is an hour long mediation and discussion group that includes brain science education and 2 guided meditations. "
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Host: Dr. Linda Cedeno, PhD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10010
"This weekly group provides a safe space in which women can explore issues such as loss, stress, relationships, sadness/anxiety, and spirituality. The meeting is particularly relevant for Black women who have an interest in examining how the intersecting dynamics of ..."
(646) 863-5312
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New York, NY 10010
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"This weekly group provides a safe space in which women can explore issues such as loss, stress, relationships, sadness/anxiety, and spirituality. The meeting is particularly relevant for Black women who have an interest in examining how the intersecting dynamics of ..."
Photo of Jennifer Silvershein Teplin, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Mrs. Jennifer Silvershein Teplin, LCSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10010
"Do you feel selfish when you prioritize yourself? Struggle to say no? Blaming others for crossing boundaries you haven’t set? Boundary setting is a fundamental aspect of our lives that many of us find difficult. Whether they are mental, physical, ..."
(646) 291-6906
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New York, NY 10010
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"Do you feel selfish when you prioritize yourself? Struggle to say no? Blaming others for crossing boundaries you haven’t set? Boundary setting is a fundamental aspect of our lives that many of us find difficult. Whether they are mental, physical, ..."
Photo of Letitia V. Coburn, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Letitia V. Coburn, LCSW, CP, CASAC
Group meets in:
Chappaqua, NY 10514
(914) 361-5924
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Chappaqua, NY 10514
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Host: Mrs. Lauren S. McCabe Sperber, LCSW, LMSW
Group meets in:
Commack, NY 11725
"Are you a 20-30 something female wanting to learn to first love yourself? Are you trying to develop healthier relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners? How do you date and social distance while wearing a mask? How do ..."
(631) 212-1227
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Commack, NY 11725
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"Are you a 20-30 something female wanting to learn to first love yourself? Are you trying to develop healthier relationships with family, friends, colleagues, and romantic partners? How do you date and social distance while wearing a mask? How do ..."
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Host: Dr. Arnold C Morgan, MS, PsyD
Group meets in:
Patterson, NY 12563
"This group is designed to reveal and accelerate your understanding of your highest self. As men we have unique socio-cultural impediments to being intimate not only with others but with ourselves. We all learn to protect our vulnerable parts as ..."
(914) 502-4873
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Patterson, NY 12563
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"This group is designed to reveal and accelerate your understanding of your highest self. As men we have unique socio-cultural impediments to being intimate not only with others but with ourselves. We all learn to protect our vulnerable parts as ..."
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Host: Dr. Jessica Esposito, PhD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10022
"Teenagers are dealing with a unique set of challenges, including having to navigate new social landscapes, manage the expectations and judgements of others, and find their own identity simultaneously. As a result, many teens experience social anxiety and find it ..."
(732) 410-7408
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New York, NY 10022
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"Teenagers are dealing with a unique set of challenges, including having to navigate new social landscapes, manage the expectations and judgements of others, and find their own identity simultaneously. As a result, many teens experience social anxiety and find it ..."
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Host: Giulia M Trojer, MPA, LCSW-R
Group meets in:
College Point, NY 11356
"Children use a variety of materials, explore colors, and learn different techniques. This group helps to process feelings through creative expression, mindfulness and reflection, and reduces stress and anxiety. "
(929) 205-8554
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College Point, NY 11356
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"Children use a variety of materials, explore colors, and learn different techniques. This group helps to process feelings through creative expression, mindfulness and reflection, and reduces stress and anxiety. "
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Host: Lauren Young, LMSW
Group meets in:
Lake Grove, NY 11755
"Are you struggling with your physical health and feel its impacting your mental health? Do you feel alone in what you are going through? If so this is the group for you! This group will focus on supporting individuals who ..."
(631) 250-8743
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Lake Grove, NY 11755
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"Are you struggling with your physical health and feel its impacting your mental health? Do you feel alone in what you are going through? If so this is the group for you! This group will focus on supporting individuals who ..."
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Host: Ms. Susan Pollack, LCSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10003
"This group is a psychodynamic process group for adults in their 20's-40's, mainly dealing with social anxiety and relational issues to be processed in the here and now. "
(917) 791-4095
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New York, NY 10003
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"This group is a psychodynamic process group for adults in their 20's-40's, mainly dealing with social anxiety and relational issues to be processed in the here and now. "
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Host: Mrs. Dolores Joseph, NP
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10028
"Many young adults struggle with mental health or substance use issues but are reluctant to seek treatment because they’re afraid of being stigmatized. We provide a non-judgmental space and personalized treatment plans so people can experience the deep healing they ..."
(914) 278-7618
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New York, NY 10028
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"Many young adults struggle with mental health or substance use issues but are reluctant to seek treatment because they’re afraid of being stigmatized. We provide a non-judgmental space and personalized treatment plans so people can experience the deep healing they ..."
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Host: Mr. Richard Z. Ross, MA, CGP, LMHC, LP
Group meets in:
Tarrytown, NY 10591
"An informal group, focusing on men's issues, that generally fall into, but not limited to, relationships, marital problems, work/career obstacles, family issues, social limitations, including the associated transitional states. Members are welcome to bring in any issue they may be ..."
(914) 984-5303
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Tarrytown, NY 10591
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"An informal group, focusing on men's issues, that generally fall into, but not limited to, relationships, marital problems, work/career obstacles, family issues, social limitations, including the associated transitional states. Members are welcome to bring in any issue they may be ..."
Photo of Elizabeth Mulhare, Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Host: Ms. Elizabeth Mulhare, LCSW
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10022
"DBT skills training groups teach clients how to improve interpersonal relationships, regulate their emotions, reduce impulsivity and tolerate emotional distress. The groups teach mindfulness skills throughout the program. A curriculum is followed and practice assignments are given each week. "
(718) 806-9376
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New York, NY 10022
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"DBT skills training groups teach clients how to improve interpersonal relationships, regulate their emotions, reduce impulsivity and tolerate emotional distress. The groups teach mindfulness skills throughout the program. A curriculum is followed and practice assignments are given each week. "
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Host: Dr. Regina Louise Cofrin, PhD, LMHC, EdD, Hypnosi
Group meets in:
Roslyn, NY 11576
"This group meets once a month and it is for women who seek to become empowered by finding the wonder within themselves as they discover the wonderful beings that they are "
(516) 318-1535
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Roslyn, NY 11576
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"This group meets once a month and it is for women who seek to become empowered by finding the wonder within themselves as they discover the wonderful beings that they are "
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Host: Dr. Sarah Gundle, PsyD, MIA
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10011
"The women's therapeutic writing group is for women who have had trauma histories and are interested in understanding their trauma better through the vehicle of writing. The group begins with a check-in and then we read a poem aloud which ..."
(646) 797-3341
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New York, NY 10011
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"The women's therapeutic writing group is for women who have had trauma histories and are interested in understanding their trauma better through the vehicle of writing. The group begins with a check-in and then we read a poem aloud which ..."
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Host: Mrs. Elissaveta Iordanova, LCAT, BC-DMT, MS, MFA, MA
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10036
"This group currently is suspended due to COVID-10 restrictions for groups "
(646) 860-0474
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New York, NY 10036
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"This group currently is suspended due to COVID-10 restrictions for groups "
Host: Dr. Alexis Conason, PsyD
Group meets in:
New York, NY 10022
"I am the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, a group program designed for people who are struggling with overeating and/or diet-overeating cycles to start eating in more attunement with their body using the principles of mindful eating, self-compassion, and Health ..."
(646) 480-6828
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New York, NY 10022
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"I am the founder of The Anti-Diet Plan, a group program designed for people who are struggling with overeating and/or diet-overeating cycles to start eating in more attunement with their body using the principles of mindful eating, self-compassion, and Health ..."
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Host: Dr. Kateri Berasi, PsyD, EdM, MS, MA
Group meets in:
Brooklyn, NY 11211
"This is a weekly group for queer folks of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities who could benefit from support around their identities. Group creates a safe space in which participants have the freedom to fully express and explore who ..."
(914) 996-4557
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Brooklyn, NY 11211
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"This is a weekly group for queer folks of diverse sexual orientation and gender identities who could benefit from support around their identities. Group creates a safe space in which participants have the freedom to fully express and explore who ..."

What is the difference between Group Therapy and a Support Group?
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 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 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 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 ranging from CBT to Mindfulness Based 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 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.