Group Psychotherapy in New York

People sitting at a group therapy session in New York

Connection

Fostering a sense of belonging among participants.

Support

Creating a safe and nurturing environment for personal growth and healing.

Insights

Facilitating deeper insights into one's own thoughts, behaviors, and patterns.

Empowerment

Empowering individuals to take control of their lives and develop coping strategies.

Group Psychotherapy Demystified:
Mind in Motion's approach

Group psychotherapy is a therapeutic approach that brings together individuals facing similar mental health challenges in a structured and supportive environment. Unlike individual therapy, group psychotherapy involves a trained therapist guiding a small group of participants through shared discussions, activities, and exercises. The group setting serves as a microcosm of the broader social world, providing a unique context for exploring interpersonal dynamics, communication patterns, and emotional reactions.

  • Therapy groups help people deal with a range of issues such as anger, shyness, and low self-esteem.
  • Group members gain access to different perspectives and different life experiences.
  • Group members help normalize, support and share experiences and strategies.
  • Group offers a unique type of accountability and investment.

Groups commonly include:

  • 4-8 group members and 1 to 2 therapists
  • Meet weekly on the same day/time for 1-1.5 hours
  • May or may not have a specific end date
  • Closed or open group membership. Open groups are those in which new members can join at any time. Closed groups restrict new members from joining after a period of time
  • Some groups are more psychoeducational and didactic (DBT skills group) and some are more free flowing and experiential (Process group).

Types of Group Therapy at Mind in Motion & It’s Benefits

DBT Skills
Group

A 20-week long, 3-10 group members, DBT group teaches effective skills to manage emotions, build coping strategies and improve emotional intelligence. Topics covered (5 weeks each):

  1. Mindfulness
  2. Interpersonal Effectiveness
  3. Emotion Regulation
  4. Distress Tolerance
  • Virtual group
  • Wednesdays at 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
DBT Skills GroupDo you struggle with …
  • Mood swings, problems with anger?
  • Chaotic relationships, fear of abandonment?
  • Difficulties with a sense of self, sense of emptiness?
  • Intrusive thoughts and impulsive behaviors?
This group is for you!
 
This group was created to help teach resiliency and coping skills to deal with everyday situations. We will use a behavioral frame to focus on building awareness of ineffective coping styles and learning skills to find more effective solutions. Our focus will be on increasing thinking flexibility using dialectics to move from black-or-white thinking to walking the middle path.Groups will be virtual and run for 90 minutes for 20 weeks. Members will be given homework assignments in order to practice and learn the skills taught to them. By the end, you will be able to master these skills!What to expect from a DBT skills group?
  • Four different topics covered (5 weeks each)
1. Mindfulness
2. Interpersonal Effectiveness
3. Emotion Regulation
4. Distress Tolerance
  • Homework
  • Skill-building exercises
  • Building resilience
  • Emotional regulation
  • Coping skills
 

Interpersonal Process Group

Open-ended, 4-8 group members, The Interpersonal Process group is the BEST method for addressing interpersonal difficulties and promoting personal growth. Themes include:

  1. Developing self-awareness and insight
  2. Enhancing communication skills
  3. Fostering supportive relationships
  4. Promoting personal growth and change
  • Virtual group
  • Wednesdays at 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Interpersonal Process Group
Interpersonal Process Group therapy is the most effective way for individuals to promote personal growth by developing skills and expanding awareness of their relationships.
 
The process group encourages members to better understand themselves, their relationships, and their goals while they work together to support each other while working toward a common goal.
 
If you are experiencing challenges like:
  •  Feeling lonely, anxious, or unsure of yourself
  • Longing for deeper and more authentic connections
  • Feeling guarded and cautious about trusting others
  • Struggling to find your voice
  • Wanting to set healthy relational boundaries
  • Experiencing interpersonal challenges – with family, partners, co-workers, etc – and/or having unexpressed feelings that make it tough to develop and maintain satisfying relationships……. This group is for YOU!
In this group, you can expect to:
  • Learn to communicate more effectively in your relationships
  • Experiment with new ways of relating to yourself, others, and the world
  • Improve skills in coping with life stressors
  • Increase your ability to give and receive feedback
  • Examine patterns that are hindering your personal growth and human connection
  • Deepen your level of self-awareness

Signup for the upcoming
group therapy

Due to the limited number of seats in the groups, not everyone who desires can join our groups. But don’t worry, we’ll communicate to you promptly about the availability and in case absence of a spot will add you to a wait list.

Group therapy pros as compared to individual psychotherapy:

  • Affordable
  • Group dynamic & support
  • Personal feedback and skill development
  • Improving communication & relationships
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