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Group Therapy

Group therapy offers a supportive and collaborative environment for personal growth and healing.

Group therapy is a powerful form of psychotherapy that can help you increase self-understanding and awareness, reduce loneliness and isolation, and enhance communication skills and abilities. In a group therapy setting, you can interact with a group of people who can provide support, understanding, encouragement, and feedback. Groups can be a critical aspect of treatment and can allow you to learn and grow through your relationships within the group and alongside your fellow group members.

Group Therapy in Manhattan

Group therapy typically consists of 5-12 members who are coming together because of a common life experience or challenge, or the need to develop certain skills or tools. Some of the most common topics for group therapy include:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress management

  • Social and communication problems

  • Depression

  • Eating disorders or Disordered Eating

  • Phobias

  • Grief and loss

  • Relationship issues

  • Trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Attentional problems or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Group therapy can be a cost-effective form of treatment, as you are sharing the cost of therapy with the other members. It can also be a valuable addition to individual, family, or couples therapy, as it will allow you to get feedback on your thoughts, behaviors, and way of relating to others in a non-judgmental space. Additionally, group therapy allows you to experiment with different ways of relating to or behaving with other people prior to integrating it in your normal life. Group members serve as models for alternative ways of being, give information on the ways in which they have made changes and improved in areas that may relate to you, and provide you with opportunities to be altruistic with other group members.

  • What can therapy help me with?
    Therapy can aid you in modifying problematic patterns that are inhibiting you from leading the full life you desire. It can help you lead a more purposeful, harmonious and balanced life and set you free from negative internalized thoughts and self-damaging and compulsive behaviors. In therapy you will gain insights and awareness about yourself, your relationships and the way you interact with the world around you. It will aid you in understanding and building upon your strengths and developing tools and skills for changing problematic behaviors, compulsions and thoughts.
  • Do you accept insurance?
    UES Psychology is an out-of-network provider, but we provide curtesy insurance claim submissions. To obtain an estimate of your out-of-network coverage for mental health services, you can click here to complete our insurance verification form or you can contact your insurance carrier and ask them the following questions: Does my plan include out-of-network coverage for mental health or behavioral health services? Do I have an annual deductible? If so, how much is it and how much do I have left to meet it? After I meet my deductible, what is the maximum amount my plan will reimbursement for individual therapy service code 90837?
  • What is Courtesy Claim Submission?
    UES Psychology takes the stress out of seeing out of network providers by offering courtesy insurance claim submissions. We have an insurance coordinator who helps you with all your insurance needs. We help our patients understand their out-of-network insurance benefits prior to starting therapy by offering a complimentary estimation of benefits, which you can receive by clicking here to complete our insurance verification form. Then once you start therapy, you pay for your therapy sessions and we file insurance claims on your behalf so you can get reimbursed. We offer this service to all our patients as we want them to be able to focus on therapy and their mental health, not on dealing with the insurance insurance claim submission process.

Types of Groups

There are different types of therapy groups, which dictate the way a group is structured, organized, and led. Some of the most common types of therapy groups are:

What types of groups are provided at Upper East Side Psychology?

Upper East Side Psychology conducts virtual therapy groups throughout the year. Please check back to find out more information on upcoming groups.

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