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Group Therapy New Jersey

Group Therapy Sessions in New Jersey

Picture a secure and encouraging space where you’re able to engage with individuals facing similar challenges, motivating one another to strive for improvement while extending unwavering support. 

Group therapy stands as one of the most effective approaches to experiencing the strength of community-based care. Group therapy takes place in a setting that is both welcoming and confidential,  where all types of individuals can meet and connect while exchanging their life journeys, gaining insights, and finding the strength to heal.

Whether it’s anxiety, depression, or complex relationship dynamics that weigh you down, you might feel isolated in your experience, and that no one can understand your pain. It’s important to remember that you are not alone in your experience. 

If you’re eager to create meaningful bonds and embrace a happier existence, take the step to schedule an appointment or reach out to us today.

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Our Group Therapy Leaders in New Jersey

Our group therapy in New Jersey has trained and experienced group therapy clinicians that will help you create connections, provide understanding, and lend an ear to your experiences. It’s a chance for you to embrace fresh perspectives from others, acquire coping strategies, and enhance your interpersonal skills, all of which can elevate your overall quality of life. 

Jess Haddad

Jessica Haddad, LCSW

Jess is the Clinical Director of The Counseling Center of New Jersey. Her style is attentive, caring, and driven to support and empower her clients as they create a life ...

Exploring The Purpose of Group Therapy

We get it – opening up to a group of unfamiliar faces might seem daunting initially. However, rest assured that group therapy opens the door to connecting with people from a diverse range of life experiences and viewpoints all within a welcoming and supportive environment, where growth, bonding, and healing thrive. 

In New Jersey, our weekly group sessions take place within a secure and discreet environment. These sessions are expertly led by an experienced group therapist, someone who is committed to steering you toward your goals while optimizing the impact of every meeting.

The beauty of group therapy lies in its ability to help individuals of all ages – children, adolescents, and adults alike – in navigating an extensive range of challenges. These may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • Communication difficulties
  • Depression and feelings of isolation
  • Addiction
  • Eating disorders
  • Phobias and fears
  • Grief and loss
  • Panic attacks
  • Trauma or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social, behavioral, or emotional difficulties with children
  • And much more!

Whether you or someone close to you are experiencing any of the challenges mentioned above, it’s important to note that group therapy has the potential to be a transformative experience. And here’s the key – you don’t have to be in the middle of a crisis to gain the rewards from group therapy. Group therapy can be a powerful tool for honing your social skills, enhancing your communication abilities, alleviating social anxiety, boosting self-assurance, and empowering you to stand up for yourself.

Group Therapy at The Counseling Center of New Jersey

We provide a diverse range of weekly group therapy sessions in New Jersey tailored to cater to your distinct needs. Each group is carefully crafted to establish a nurturing, interactive, and therapeutic environment.

DBT Skills
Group Therapy

DBT Skills Groups are group therapy sessions that teach individuals skills from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), an evidence-based treatment for a variety of mental health conditions. These groups provide a supportive, collaborative and educational environment to help participants gain insight into their own emotions and behaviors.

Group Therapy

Process groups are an effective form of therapy that can help individuals make positive changes in their lives. They provide a safe and supportive space for members to share their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. During a process group, members explore their relationships to themselves, others, and the world around them.

Group Therapy

Mindfulness groups are groups that focus on teaching mindfulness techniques and practices to individuals. Mindfulness is the practice of bringing one’s attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way. Through the use of mindful breathing, visualization, and body scan exercises, participants can learn to be present in the moment.

Addiction Recovery
Group Therapy

Our DBT-Informed Recovery Group is an Evidence-Based treatment that effectively treats Substance Abuse/other Process Addictions while simultaneously addressing other complex problems related to emotion dysregulation.

Eating Disorder Recovery
Group Therapy

Eating disorder recovery groups are groups that provide support and guidance to individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder or who are in recovery from an eating disorder.

Emotion Fitness Program
Group Therapy

Emotion fitness program groups are groups that focus on teaching individuals techniques and strategies for managing and regulating their emotions. These groups are led by trained counselors.

Group Therapy

Peer groups are groups of people who come together to support each other and share experiences and challenges. They can be helpful in providing a sense of belonging and connection, as well as a source of advice and guidance. 

The Professional Series
Group Therapy

Professional Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) groups are a type of therapy group that is led by a trained and experienced DBT therapist. They are designed to help individuals learn and practice the skills taught in DBT.

Parent-Child Interaction
Group Therapy

Parent-Child Interaction Group Therapy (PCIT) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving the relationship between parents and their children. PCIT focuses on teaching parents positive discipline strategies, improving communication between parent and child, and helping each parent understand the child’s behavior.

Advanced DBT
Group Therapy

In a Advanced DBT skills group, clients will learn and practice DBT tools to improve their ability to solve problems, cope with crises, manage interpersonal conflicts, and set and achieve goals in various areas of their lives. Together, clients will learn the theory and skills of DBT in an experiential way that helps to integrate these principles into their everyday.

Advantages of Group Therapy

Individualized therapy may not suit everyone’s needs, and you might be in search of an environment where you can freely express your challenges, gather wisdom from fellow participants, and unearth a rekindled sense of optimism and connection.

In our New Jersey-based group therapy sessions, we nurture an intimate group dynamic, typically composed of 4 to 8 participants. Being part of such a group expands your outlook, providing a rich tapestry of viewpoints regarding your objectives and fostering a shared life journey with fellow participants.

Within this group dynamic, you’ll receive valuable support from your peers and also extend your support to them. This mutual relationship holds immense potential for empowerment and healing.

Our skilled group therapists will work with you to uncover the emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that may be keeping you stagnant in your life. They will provide you with the tools and strategies needed to break free from negative patterns, enabling you to lead a more fulfilling life.

Through group therapy, you’ll gain insights from fellow participants’ experiences, hone your interpersonal skills, foster personal growth, and ultimately reach your full potential. It’s a path to finding relief from the various challenges you may be encountering. 

Schedule Your Group Therapy Session in New Jersey

If you’re prepared to embrace empowerment and discover the profound changes that a sense of community can bring, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment or get in touch with us today.