Group Therapy

The power of groups is the gentle, yet profound surprise that the compassion and clear-eyed reflection that we give to others steadily starts to seep into our experience of ourselves, smashing shame and our sense of aloneness in the process.

Adults individual treatments in NYC

In our experience, there is tremendous value in hearing others' stories, struggles, and quite frankly the funny and at times insignificant seeming things that gets us all through difficult experiences. The community created in groups calls our compassion, protectiveness and righteous indignation to action in a way that is sometimes less accessible than in one on one conversations. As trust grows within a group, the dismantling of the isolation, shame and fear born in from our hardest times is gradually overcome with knowing nods, eyes that have seen and the tenderness of a knowing smile.


Shared Grief Group - Because nobody should have to grieve alone.

Shared Grief provides a space for men and women in their 20s to 40s to connect over their experience of loss of a parent, sibling, or partner.
The group runs in 10-12 session cycles, and focuses on supporting members adaptation to loss through three pillars:
Normalization and acceptance of grief-related emotions
Maintaining connection to the person who has died
Restorative processing of members individual goals and aspirations

Group Details


   April - August

location   6:45 PM

location   Rennicke & Associates

   $75 per session


Facilitator:
Dan Wolfson Psy.D.  has been providing support to grieving children and adults for the past ten years. He has received advanced training at Columbia University's Center for Complicated Grief, is the clinical director of Experience Camps for Grieving Children, and is an advisor and contributing author to the website Modern Loss.


Adoptees Joining Together Group

Adoptees Joining Together Group

This six session series is specifically designed for adult adoptees, both international and domestic. This group will be focused on coming together around the shared experience of being adopted. Adoptees share unique layers and complexities that sometimes can only be truly understood by those who have lived it. This space is for those who would benefit from connecting to like minded people, all navigating life's ups and downs with this shared history. Offering a safe, judgement free, attachment focused and fun space this group will give the opportunity to really be seen and heard. Group facilitator is an adoptee herself, who has also really lived it!

Group Details


   March - May

location   7:45 PM

location   Rennicke & Associates

   $75 per session


Elizabeth Studwell, Psy.D.

Facilitator:
Elizabeth Studwell, Psy.D.  is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in adoption, attachment-focused interventions, and adult health and well-being.


Gay Men’s Therapy Group

R&A’s Gay Men’s Therapy Group is a weekly interpersonal process group developed for gay men seeking to learn how to express their vulnerabilities and feelings with others. This group is open to gay men of all ages, and participating in this group could be a great way to supplement concurrent individual or couples work. Group members have the opportunity to improve interpersonal and coping skills, practice new communication techniques in a safe environment, share their experiences of struggles common to members of the LGBTQIA+ community, obtain feedback from other group members who are facing or have faced similar issues, experience relief from emotional distress through the process of connecting with others, and boost self-confidence.

Group Details


   Group starts Spring 2020

location   TBD

location   Rennicke & Associates

   $75 per session


Facilitator:
Brad Stevens, Ph.D.  who identifies as a gay man. While Brad has led a variety of psychotherapy groups, Brad most recently co-facilitated a weekly process group for LGBTQIA+ veterans at the James J. Peters (Bronx) VA Medical Center. Throughout his training, Brad has enjoyed providing individual therapy to LGBTQIA+ clients.


 

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