Group Therapy NYC

Group therapy can be a transformative experience, providing you with essential skills to manage life’s challenges, enhance interpersonal connections, and deepen self-awareness. If you’re struggling with a mental health concern and want support from others who can relate to your experiences, or if you’re interested in a collective space to foster personal growth, group therapy might be right for you. 

in person and online group therapy to develop interpersonal skills and better mental health practices

What is Group Therapy?

Group therapy is a therapeutic approach where you, alongside others, engage in sessions led by one of our licensed therapists. It offers you a supportive space to share your experiences, learn from fellow participants, and collectively develop coping strategies. 

Through group interaction, you can improve your social skills and address issues ranging from depression, anxiety, stress, and more. By joining a community of individuals facing similar challenges, you’ll find comfort in knowing you’re not alone, gaining valuable insights, and making strides toward your mental health goals.

Group therapy can help with:
Anything shared during group therapy sessions is confidential and safeguarded by strict professional standards (except in cases of imminent harm). This confidentiality is essential for creating a trusted space conducive to open sharing and support.

Benefits of Group Therapy

Each group therapy session takes place in a supportive environment, offering a unique opportunity to connect with others who understand your struggles and giving you a powerful sense of community and shared purpose.

  • Discover you’re not alone in your struggles, fostering a sense of belonging

  • Receive encouragement and understanding from others facing similar challenges

  • Improve communication and interpersonal interactions within a safe setting

  • Gain new insights and ideas from the varied experiences of others

  • Experience the therapeutic power of a community working towards common goals

  • Feel a sense of responsibility to the group, helping you stay committed to therapy

  • Witness the progress of others, inspiring your own journey towards healing

  • Observe coping mechanisms and strategies that others apply in their lives

  • Strengthen your ability to handle stress and emotional distress through shared coping strategies

  • Combat feelings of loneliness by connecting with others in a meaningful way

  • Benefit from the collective wisdom of the group, providing valuable perspectives on your situation

Modern Therapy Group

Experience the benefits of group therapy in NYC.

Our team is here to help you or your loved one begin your mental health journey.

Our Group Therapy Techniques in New York

Modern Therapy Group takes pride in offering a diverse array of group therapy specialties, each tailored to foster particular areas of mental and emotional well-being:

Cognitive Behavioral Groups

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-established form of psychotherapy that’s been rigorously tested and proven effective. In our cognitive behavioral groups, we facilitate a deep and meaningful examination of thought patterns. It’s a collaborative effort where group members learn to identify, challenge, and alter negative thoughts and beliefs. The group setting provides multiple perspectives, allowing everyone to see how common and conquerable their struggles with distorted thinking can be. We provide tools and techniques for members to:

  • Recognize and reframe automatic negative thoughts
  • Develop personalized coping skills
  • Practice these strategies within the group and in real-life scenarios

Interpersonal Groups

Our interpersonal groups focus on exploring and improving the quality of your interactions with others. Within these sessions, you’ll gain insight into how your communication styles, relationship roles, and social expectations affect your mental health. By examining these patterns in a safe space, you can:

  • Develop healthier communication and boundaries
  • Enhance empathy and understanding in relationships
  • Build a robust support network

Addiction Support Groups

Addiction can be a lonely and isolating experience, but our addiction support groups provide a beacon of hope. These sessions are not just about discussing challenges; they are about sharing victories and setbacks alike, which creates a community of accountability and encouragement. Here, members:

  • Learn from others’ experiences with substance abuse, pornography, and gambling addictions
  • Exchange practical recovery strategies and resources
  • Foster resilience through mutual support

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Groups

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) offers a skillful blend of cognitive and behavioral therapies with mindfulness principles. In our DBT groups, participants work on accepting uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors while also striving to change them. This balance helps in:

  • Developing distress tolerance for handling crisis situations
  • Enhancing interpersonal effectiveness for robust relationships
  • Cultivating emotional regulation to manage the intensity and frequency of challenging emotions

Eating Concerns + Body Image Groups

Our groups dedicated to repairing your relationship with food and body image provide an empathetic platform to confront and combat the societal pressures and personal issues that contribute to these conditions. The group setting helps normalize struggles and promotes healing by:

  • Sharing strategies for developing a healthy relationship with food and body image
  • Providing peer support to bolster self-esteem and positive self-perception
  • Offering a non-judgmental environment to discuss vulnerabilities

Trauma-Informed Group Sessions

Trauma can significantly impact one’s mental health and quality of life. Our trauma-informed groups are designed with a deep understanding of the complexities of trauma. The aim is to create a validating community where participants can:

  • Share their stories in a space that recognizes the prevalence and impact of trauma
  • Learn coping mechanisms that are specific to trauma survivors
  • Support each other’s healing processes

Psychoeducational Groups for Empowerment

Education is a powerful tool in managing mental health. Our psychoeducational groups focus on imparting crucial knowledge about various mental health conditions. Participants are equipped to:

  • Understand the symptoms and underlying causes of their conditions
  • Implement CBT-based techniques to manage and alleviate symptoms
  • Prepare for challenges outside the therapeutic environment

Skills Development Groups for Social Interaction

For individuals with mental health disorders or developmental disabilities, the world can often feel confusing and overwhelming. Our skills development groups are dedicated to enhancing necessary social skills, where participants:

  • Practice real-world interactions in a controlled, supportive setting
  • Learn to interpret and respond to social cues appropriately
  • Build confidence in their ability to engage with society

Support Groups for Holistic Well-being

The value of shared experience and empathy is central to our support groups. Covering a wide spectrum of mental health conditions, these groups offer a refuge where you can:

  • Express concerns and feelings often stigmatized in other settings
  • Receive comfort and advice from those with similar experiences
  • Offer your insights, forming meaningful connections that contribute to healing
Remember, at Modern Therapy Group, we are committed to providing a safe, inclusive, and healing environment. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, or any other challenge, our doors are open, and our community is here.

What To Expect During Group Therapy in NYC

During group therapy, you’ll find yourself in a dynamic and supportive environment led by experienced therapists. Sessions typically involve sharing personal experiences, listening to others, and engaging in structured activities designed to facilitate personal growth and healing. 

You’ll learn from the diverse perspectives of fellow participants, gaining insights into your own challenges while offering your understanding to others. 

The setting of group therapy creates a sense of community, helping reduce feelings of isolation. Expect to develop new coping mechanisms and improve your social skills through interactive discussions and feedback. This journey will not only address specific mental health concerns but also enhance your overall emotional resilience. 

Our group therapy sessions typically meet once a week, but this can vary depending on the specific group or therapeutic requirements. Weekly group sessions are important for building trust and fostering a sense of community among group members.

Group therapy in NYC offers a unique opportunity to connect, learn, and grow with others who are on similar paths.

Begin Group Therapy Sessions in a Safe and Confidential Environment

At Modern Therapy Group, we understand the importance of finding a safe and confidential space to embark on your journey toward growth and healing. Our group therapy sessions offer just that – a supportive environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences alongside others who understand and empathize. Led by experienced therapists, our sessions provide a unique opportunity for connection, insight, and personal development. Take the first step towards positive change and join us as we navigate this journey together in our group therapy sessions. Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Group Therapy New York: Frequently Asked Questions

Group therapy provides unique benefits, including the opportunity to develop coping skills through peer support and shared experiences. However, other mental health services such as individual therapy can offer you personalized attention and an in-depth exploration of your personal issues.

Deciding whether you should participate in both group and individual therapy will depend on your specific needs and goals. Discussing this with your therapist can help you make an informed decision.

Group therapy provides unique benefits, including the opportunity to develop coping skills through peer support and shared experiences. However, other mental health services such as individual therapy can offer you personalized attention and an in-depth exploration of your personal issues.

Deciding whether you should participate in both group and individual therapy will depend on your specific needs and goals. Discussing this with your therapist can help you make an informed decision.

Each session at Modern Therapy Group in New York typically lasts between 45 to 60 minutes. This provides enough time for all members of the group to engage meaningfully with each other and the session’s topic.

It’s important to attend group therapy sessions consistently, typically on a weekly basis. Your therapist will discuss your group therapy options during your initial session. 

Modern Therapy Group is in-network with most major insurance providers. However, the exact cost of your therapy will depend on your specific insurance plan. 

The exact amount of time you need to attend therapy is highly personalized based on your specific goals and needs. Our therapists are committed to supporting you toward a more fulfilling life, equipping you with coping strategies and skills.

The therapy journey is gradual. While you might experience immediate relief by sharing and discussing issues with the group, lasting change typically requires continued effort and application of therapeutic strategies to tackle deeper, underlying issues.

Medically Reviewed by Jack Hazan

Jack Hazan, MA, LMHC, CSAT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from The University of New York. With a passion for helping individuals navigate life’s challenges, Jack has honed his expertise in various areas of mental health. He specializes in providing compassionate and effective treatment for challenges with relationships, intimacy, and avoidant behaviors associated with adult childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction (including excessive behaviors related to sex, porn, and apps), LGBTQIA+ identity exploration, as well as impulsive behaviors (including ADHD).


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