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Group Therapy in Brooklyn, NY



Group therapy is one of the most effective ways to provide a sense of community to those struggling with mental health.


Every individual has their own journey with mental health. When someone struggles with their emotions or mood, it can often cause them to lose relationships and feel detached from those around them. Williamsburg Therapy Group offers a safe and confidential setting for group therapy in Brooklyn, NY.



What is Group Therapy?

At Williamsburg Therapy Group, we understand that individual therapy may not suit everyone's needs. That's why we provide a range of therapeutic support groups, where a psychologist facilitates a safe and confidential environment for patients to come together.

These sessions offer an opportunity to delve into personal issues, develop a deeper understanding of emotions, and explore new ways of relating and interacting with others. These group-based interventions provide a warm and friendly space for individuals to connect, grow, and heal together.

We offer several types of collaborative therapy, including:

  • Process group
  • Skills group
  • Psychotherapy group
  • New mothers group
  • Postpartum group
  • Substance abuse group


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Benefits of Group Therapy

In all such therapies, members are encouraged to initiate a conversation by discussing any personal topics they believe are important and/or troubling them. The therapist leading the meeting guides discussion, demonstrates effective communication techniques (such as active listening or giving and receiving constructive feedback), and ensures the group will be safe and respectful.

The benefits of collaborative therapy sessions can include the following:

  • Assures individuals that they are not alone and share similar problems/struggles with others
  • Individuals have the opportunity to gain support from others and give support to others
  • It helps individuals develop social skills and achieve personal growth
  • Sharing similar experiences with others is often therapeutic
  • Individuals in group therapy can learn from other successful behavior, especially when they have gone through similar life experiences
  • This type of therapy is typically less expensive than individual therapy



Group Therapy Techniques


Group therapy can look very different depending on the specific issue or mental health concern it's trying to address. Some groups focus on developing coping strategies for ongoing problems like substance abuse and grief, while others seek to ease symptoms at their source. There are a number of methods a therapist may employ to ensure group sessions are as effective as possible, including:

DBT Skills Group Therapy

DBT, or dialectical behavioral therapy, is a form of therapy designed for those who feel emotions very intensely. Based on cognitive behavior therapy, DBT can be practiced in a group setting as well.

Interpersonal Group Therapy

Interpersonal group therapy focuses on member reactions and interactions in order to accelerate or facilitate progress. Often, one-on-one therapy lacks the emotional response necessary for some people's healing - a group session can often be better for these people.

Cognitive Behavioral Group Therapy

CBT, or cognitive behavioral therapy, seeks to reframe the way the patient thinks about their life situation, their emotional responses to stimuli, and their interpersonal relationships. This can be applied in a group setting for certain applications.


Common Group Therapy Questions


How do I find a Group Therapist in Brooklyn, NY?

If you or your loved one is battling a mental health disorder, our group therapists in Brooklyn, NY, could be the solution. Our experienced psychologists and psychiatrists are ready to help you get over your mental health problem and live a healthier life.

Joining a group to talk about your mental health issues can put you in a vulnerable position, but we are here to help every step of the way. Williamsburg Therapy Group is the first New York family of therapists where every member is a doctoral-level psychologist. That translates into the very best quality of care for any patient.

Contact us to learn more about our team and schedule an appointment today.




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