Group Therapy Offerings

Group Discussion

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Skills Group

Tuesdays 11:45am - 12:45pm

Are you having a difficult time managing your emotions, maintaining relationships, or identifying your goals in life?

Dialectical behavior therapy is a specialized form of cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) developed to help people to manage their emotions, tolerate distress, interact more effectively with others, and build a life worth living.

 

DBT skills group aims to help participants regulate their emotions, improve impulse control, develop coping skills necessary to solving their own problems and achieve desired goals, and navigate relationship conflicts. Group members learn CBT and mindfulness skills to better identify and manage emotions, including anxiety and depression. Participants practice applying those skills to their daily lives in order to better tolerate life events and improve the ability to interact effectively with others. 

Four skills training modules are taught: Core mindfulness skills- to control the attention and to experience the present moment more fully. Distress tolerance skills - to tolerate painful and/or stressful events and emotions without making the current situation worse. Emotion regulation skills - to identify and modulate emotions without getting overwhelmed by them. Interpersonal effectiveness skills - to express beliefs and needs, set limits and negotiate solutions to problems while protecting relationships.

Our skills group is intended for participants currently meeting regularly with an individual therapist who could benefit from supplemental emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills training. All participants must complete an intake appointment prior to being admitted to the DBT skills group to assess goodness-of-fit and provide information about the group. Our DBT therapists are experienced and intensively trained through Behavioral Tech.

For more information or to refer a participant, please contact info@PleasantvilleTherapy.com to register. Space is limited. 

Best Friends

Standing In Your Power

Fridays, 12pm - 1pm

Find your voice, set boundaries, self advocate, and improve self-compassion with clinical psychologist Dr. Caitlin Stell, Psy.D.

This is a weekly group for women who feel are ready for a change. Groups provide support around friendships, nourishing your interests and hobbies, diversifying where you spend your attention and energy, and connecting with your inner strengths. Boundary setting and having more fulfilling and meaningful relationships will be explored. Learning how to identify and meet your needs will be discussed.

Groups cost $55 per session. Insurance reimbursement may be available.

Contact info@PleasantvilleTherapy.com to register. Space is limited.

Mother and Daughter

Postpartum Anxiety Support Group

Saturdays, 10:30am - 11:15am, 4 week session

The Postpartum Anxiety (PPA) Support Group is a weekly facilitated support group and informational resource for mothers of newborns and infants. Whether you are an expectant mama, a first time mama, or a mom of two or more children who is struggling with Postpartum Anxiety, these groups are for you.

Groups provide support around managing the myriad challenges of new motherhood, with an emphasis of managing anxiety symptoms, including racing thoughts, insomnia,  difficulties  trusting your partner or family with your child, intense emotions towards partners/family, worries about the safety of your child, and more.

Other postpartum topics and struggles may include the emotional and physical toll of motherhood, difficulties with boundary setting and self-care, feelings of disconnect with partners, and "mom guilt" around meeting the overwhelming demands of your tiny human.

Groups cost $250 per 4-week session. Insurance reimbursement may be available.

Contact info@PleasantvilleTherapy.com to register. Space is limited.

Three generations of women

Parenting The Adult Child

Thursdays, 12pm - 1pm

Have your children returned home? Has your empty nest become full again? Are you struggling to balance your role as a parent and peer?

 

How increasingly common it is now for children to return home, whether due to financial pressures, substance abuse difficulties, mental health concerns, or child care demands. This group provides a supportive space to redefine your role as a parent to a child who is no longer a child.  Come and find ways to maintain autonomy and respect, promote healthy boundaries, and strengthen your relationship with your children.

This is a weekly group facilitated by clinical psychologist Dr. Caitlin Stell, Psy.D.

Groups cost $55 per session. Insurance reimbursement may be available.

Contact info@PleasantvilleTherapy.com to register. Space is limited.

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Anxiety Support Group

Tuesdays, 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Anxiety can touch every aspect of our lives - work, academics, family, and social relationships. Our first impulse is to hide our anxiety, to not burden our friends, and just get through our lives. But almost 20% of people in the US struggle with anxiety. There is no reason to feel alone with our worries. With support, we can learn ways to cope and improve our lives.

 

The Anxiety Support Group is a weekly facilitated support group and informational resource for adults who experience anxiety. Groups provide support around managing the challenges of living with anxiety with an emphasis on managing anxiety symptoms, including racing thoughts, insomnia, difficulties reaching out to others, setting boundaries, improving self-care, and more.

 

Groups cost $55 per session. Insurance reimbursement may be available.

Contact info@PleasantvilleTherapy.com to register. Space is limited.

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Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Support Group

Wednesdays, 5pm - 6pm

Fibromyalgia and other Chronic Pain conditions can be painful, confusing, frustrating, and isolating. The “unknown” nature of chronic pain makes it difficult for loved ones and doctors to fully understand your experience. Join Talia Shiovitz, LMSW, a social worker living with Fibromyalgia, to develop coping skills for pain and connect with a community of people who understand your experience. Although there is increasing research regarding the many impacts of chronic pain, which may include, but is not limited to, depression, anxiety, fatigue, sleep challenges, and headaches, it can be healing to share your experiences with others who are going through the similar challenges.

Contact info@PleasantvilleTherapy.com to register. 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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