Groups

Groups

Participating in a group is a great way to learn foundational skills as well as specific skill sets. Each group member shares at their own pace and level of comfortability. Sharing “your story” with the group is not required in order to participate. Group participation can be coupled with individual sessions to enhance and further your therapeutic goals and experience.

Winter Groups I (1/22/24- 3/11/24)

Piscataway Office:

Sandtray for Big Emotions Group
Kim Finnie, CSSW, LCSW
Monday 6 pm, starting 1/22
Grades 2-4
In-person only

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Art Therapy for Creative Expression Group
Jacqueline Ainsworth-Conte, LPC
Wednesday 6 pm, starting 1/24
Grades 6-8
In-person only

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DBT Skills for Managing Teen Emotions Group
Julie Ferdas, LCSW
Monday 6 pm, starting 1/22
Grades 9-12
In-person only

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Winter Groups II (2/26/24 to 4/15/24)

Hamilton Office:

DBT Skills for Managing Teen Emotions Group
Jyoti Singh, LAC
Monday 7 pm, starting 2/26
Grades 9-12
In-person only

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Voorhees Office:

Sandtray for Big Emotions Group
Medea Petronis, LSW
Tuesdays 6pm, starting 2/27
Grades 2-4
In-person only

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DBT Skills for Managing Teen Emotions Group
AnnMarie Gray, LAC
Thursdays 7 pm, starting 2/29
Grades 9-12
In-person only

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DBT Skills for Parents Group: Help Your Teens Better Manage their Emotions
AnnMarie Gray, LAC
Thursdays 8pm, starting 2/29
Parents Only
Hybrid (Voorhees)

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Express Yourself: A Support Group for LGBTQ+ Youth
Cameron Rea, LSW
Mondays 6pm, starting 2/26
Grades 9-12
In-Person Only

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Embrace: Educational and Supportive Group for Parents of LGBTQ+ Youth
Cameron Rea, LSW
Thursday 6 pm, starting 2/29
Parents only
In-Person Only

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Groups we currently offer:

  • DBT Groups for Teens
    • A group for teens that teaches the foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skill, Emotional Regulation Skills and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. Teens will learn the tools to manage emotions and relationships effectively.
  • DBT Groups for Parents
    • A group for parents that runs simultaneously with the DBT for Teens group, teaches parents the foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Parents will learn the same skills that their teens are learning which reinforces their effectiveness. This group provides tools to assist parents in supporting their teens, as well as build healthier parent-teen relationships. You do not need to have a teen enrolled in order to participate in this group.
  • Sand Play Groups for Youth
    • Sand Play is a non-verbal therapeutic intervention designed to help kids address specific intrapersonal concerns, learn important skills of socialization, and develop a caring community. With the use of Sand Trays and miniatures, children work together to create collective trays or “worlds” while addressing social and emotional issues.
  • Mindfulness Movement Groups Children, Adolescents, and Adults
    • This group explores the connection between movement and emotion. Through guided movement, improvisation, the use of props, music, and verbal prompts, this group will help you to bridge your mind/body connection. Mindfulness Movement Group will utilize movement as well as verbal interventions to integrate emotional stability (stress reduction, anxiety), promote healing and general wellness such as enhanced self-esteem, self-image, body awareness, individual expression, and communication with others.
  • Express Yourself: A LGBTQ+ Group for Teens
    • This support group promotes a discussion of feelings and thoughts about how we view ourselves. Group is largely facilitated and driven by the participation of the group members. Members will utilize active listening, altruism, and universality in order to assist each other in coping with all aspects of LGBT life including the “coming out” process in a non-receptive family as well as “dating as a member of the LGBT community”. There are groups for ages 13-15 yrs & 16-18 yrs old.
  • DBT Groups for Adults
    • This group for adults teaches the foundations of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including Mindfulness Skills, Distress Tolerance Skill, Emotional Regulation Skills and Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills. These tools will help individuals to manage their emotions and relationships effectively.
  • Art Therapy for Creative Expression
    • Art Therapy is a treatment modality that uses creative processes and the production of art as a means of helping people to improve their mental, emotions, and social functioning. Art therapists are licensed clinicians who are trained in both art-making and psychology, and they utilize artistic processes like painting, drawing, or sculpting within the context of a therapeutic relationship. Sometimes art therapy occurs in one-on-one sessions between client and art therapist, whereas other people may participate in art therapy in group sessions.

 

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