Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy in which clients are treated in a small group with one or two therapists. Group therapy is a powerful treatment for many problems because it offers patients an opportunity to heal in a setting where they can, reduce symptoms, experience hope, learn new ways of coping, see that they are not alone and have experiences that help them see themselves and their lives in a new way. Group therapy can be a component of an overall treatment plan that includes individual or other methods and in some cases it may be the only therapy utilized.
In group therapy the group itself is the agent of change with the therapists playing a very important role in guiding, interpreting, educating and supporting each member and the group as a whole. Groups can be undertaken using many theoretical perspectives and for many different issues, including but not limited to eating disorders, emotional dysregulation, trauma, anxiety, depression, parenting, social skills, grief, loss and recovery from addiction. Adults, adolescents, children, families and couples may all benefit from group therapy.
Mindfulness/DBT Informed Therapy Group For Adolescent Girls
A 16-week group for adolescent girls with issues of emotional disregulation, including disordered eating, distress tolerance, interpersonal relationships, self-soothing, anxiety and depression.
For more information please call Dr. Randi Roth (203) 227-9700
Eating Disorder Groups Forming
1 for Adults and 1 for Adolescent Girls
A 10 week group addressing mindless and stress-related eating, disordered eating patterns, weight management and binge eating disorder (BED).
MB-EAT teaches mindfulness meditation techniques and guided mindfulness practices designed to address the core issues of BED, compulsive over eating and related disorders. MB-EAT has been shown to help participants learn how to control responses to emotional states, make more conscious food choices, develop awareness of hunger and fullness cues and cultivate self-acceptance. Research also supports the value of MB-EAT in decreasing episodes of binging, improving a sense of self-control with regard to eating and reducing symptoms of depression. (Kristeller, J.L., Wolever, R.Q., 2011).
The group will also include a process oriented group therapy component. The program includes an initial assessment interview, ten weekly group sessions of 2 hours each and 2 follow-up sessions.
*All groups require an initial intake assessment with Dr. Roth. Individual therapy may be required in addition to group under some circumstances.