Relapse prevention group is a skills-based group that helps participants to maintain their abstinence from substances. This group helps participants learn skills to maintain the changes they have made and how to apply them in their lives. The group will also cover topics such as what behaviors and situations made substance use more likely to occur and how to build and maintain a values-based life.

Harm Reduction Group is a skills-based group focusing on motivation and goal setting for clients who have moderation goals or would like to reduce the consequences associated with their substance use choices.

Our DBT Groups vary in terms of substance goals, age of group members, and familiarity with DBT skills (e.g. groups for beginners vs. consultation groups). We are happy to discuss the options that are the best fit for each client depending on these variables. We have 4 free standing groups at the following times:

  • Tuesday 4:30-6:00pm
  • Tuesday 6:30-8:00pm
  • Wednesday 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm

Skills-based group that incorporates Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and exposure/CBT to help people understand and cope with anxiety more effectively. Many of the exposures involve going out into NYC to address anxiety directly as a group and leaders utilize a significant amount of experiential exercises (making it a sometimes scary, but fun group!).

STAIR is a manualized (15 – 20 sessions) treatment specifically designed for people who have had traumatic experiences. Clients learn skills to become more aware of (and comfortable with) all emotions, as well as positive, healthy coping skills for distressing feelings. They also learn to identify unhealthy relationship patterns and improve current relationships by gaining an understanding of the impact traumatic experiences have had on them.

This highly-structured group aims to have participants acquire and practice concrete skills to manage and compensate for weaknesses in executive functioning. The work in this group is active and direct practice of behaviors to improve organization, scheduling, and task management, and manage distractibility. The group takes place over a 4-week cycle. Participants are asked to commit to a full cycle and are welcome to stay to continue practicing these life-enhancing behaviors.

This structured mixed goals group uses accountability and SMART goal setting to help participants develop strategies for accomplishing tasks that in the past have been proven challenging. The participants have the opportunity to look at areas of their life that they want to give attention to and gain mastery by breaking the goal into more attainable pieces.

These groups are for clients who have had exposure to skills-based groups and are consistently in the maintenance stage of behavior change. They are designed to support ongoing maintenance, while addressing other life stressors, such as work/school, intimate relationships, social support, and self-care.

  • Adult Mixed Gender Process Group (Abstinence from primary substance) Thursday 6:30-8:00 PM
  • Adult Mixed Gender Process Group (Abstinence goals) Thursday 6-7:30 PM
  • Adult Mixed Gender Process Group (Abstinence goals) Tuesday 5-6:30 PM
  • Men’s Group (Abstinence goals) Tuesday 6:15-7:45 PM
  • Women’s Group (Abstinence goals) Wednesday 12:15-1:45 PM