Find the Best Therapy Groups in NYC

Therapy groups and support groups for DBT skills, addiction recovery, trauma, anxiety, and loss run by the best therapists and psychologists in NYC.

DBT Skills Group

Group Therapist:Aliza Tropper
Time:TBD (morning and evening times offered)
Description:This virtual group is for adults who are interested in learning dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills to better manage their emotionalal dysregualtion, depression, intense anxiety, and/or relationship challenges.

Teen Girls Summer Camp!

Group Therapist:Mary Tate
Time:Wednesdays 1pm-2pm
Description:This 5-week group run by Tate Psychotherapy is designed to help girls learn new things about themselves while having fun!

Emotion Regulation Group

Group Therapist:Nicole Murray
Time:Wednesdays 5:30pm-6:30pm (for 4 weeks)
Description:This 4-week skills-based group helps participants develop techniques to better regulate their emotions in order to more effectively problem-solve, communicate with others, and feel in-control of their life.

Master Your Mind: Bi-Weekly Wellness Workshops

Group Therapist:Angela Teri
Time:Fridays at 3:00pm
Description:This online support group, co-led by a therapist and a Transformational Wellness Coach, offers an open format for clients to discuss and receive support around a variety of life stressors and challenges.

Panic/Anxiety Group

Group Therapist:Merav Gur
Time:Mondays 5:15pm-6:15pm
Description:This 4-session group uses a combination of ACT (acceptance & commitment therapy), CBT, and psycho-education principles to help clients struggling with panic/anxiety better manage their symptoms and triggers.

Single In The City!

Group Therapist:Mary Tate
Time:Wednesdays at 8:00pm (starting July 1 for 8 weeks)
Description:This 8-week group is designed to be a fun and empowering outlet for women looking to receive support and learn about their attraction style as they enter the post-pandemic dating world.

Advanced DBT Group

Group Therapist:Helen Kim
Time:Tuesdays 7:00pm-8:15pm
Description:Open to individuals who have completed at least one full cycle of the standard DBT Skills Group, this advanced DBT group focuses on discussing and applying DBT skills as they are relevant to everyday situations.

DBT Skills Group

Group Therapist:Helen Kim
Time:Thursdays 1:00pm-2:30pm or Wednesdays 7:00pm-8:30pm
Description:Covering all four modules of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), this group helps clients gain skills to stay grounded in the present, cope with difficult emotions, avoid self-harmful behaviors, and improve relationship functioning.

Process Painting Group for Women

Group Therapist:Elissa Arbeitman
Time:Thursdays from 6:30pm-8:30pm and Fridays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Description:Join a community of creative women where you can nourish your creativity, foster self-care, and quiet your inner critic with this online process-oriented painting group.

Koru Mindfulness Group

Group Therapist:Kim O'Connor
Time:Fridays 10:30am-11:15am
Description:This 4-week group utilizes a unique, evidence-based curriculum of mindfulness and meditation to help participants more effectively manage stress, improve sleep, and focus the mind.

NY Healthcare Workers Virtual Support Group

Group Therapist:Happy Apple
Time:Saturdays 2pm-3pm
Description:Find mutual support from fellow healthcare professionals as well as coping skills for managing stress, worry, anxiety, burnout, and relationship concerns.

Mixed Issue Psychodynamic Process Group

Group Therapist:Nathaniel Smith
Time:Wednesdays 7:15pm-8:45pm
Description:This is a psychodynamic "process group" for 8-10 adults selected by appropriate fit with one another. Members are typically working on a variety issues, such as depression, anxiety, socialization, stress, relationship problems, work issues and other common therapeutic difficulties.

Thursday Therapy Group

Group Therapist:Nathaniel Smith
Time:Thursdays 6:45pm-8:00pm
Description:This is a psychodynamic "process group" for 8-10 adults selected by appropriate fit with one another. Members are typically working on a variety issues, such as depression, anxiety, socialization, stress, relationship problems, work issues and other common therapeutic difficulties.

Adult Asperger's Support Group

Group Therapist:George Sachs
Time:Wednesdays at 7pm
Description:This online group is designed to provide a place for adults with Asperger's to connect with others and learn new tools to create a life one wants.

Binge Eating Disorder Group

Group Therapist:Aurora Center NYC
Time:Mondays at 6:45pm
Description:This 4-week group offers support and strategies for individuals struggling with binge eating disorder during these uncertain times.

Recovery in Color

Group Therapist:Aurora Center NYC
Time:Mondays at 7pm
Description:Recovery In Color is an online support group providing a safe space for individuals of color to discuss and process their personal experiences with disordered eating and eating disorder treatment.

COVID-19 College Student Support Group

Group Therapist:Aurora Center NYC
Time:Wednesdays at 7:30pm
Description:This weekly online group provides a space for college students to process the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic with other peers who are also adjusting to this new normal.

Yoga Therapy Group

Group Therapist:Aurora Center NYC
Time:Tuesdays at 5pm & Fridays at 11am
Description:This twice-weekly online yoga therapy group aims to create connection and foster wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wellness While Sheltering in Place

Group Therapist:Aurora Center NYC
Time:Tuesdays at 7:30pm
Description:Wellness While Sheltering Place is an online therapy group designed to support and teach participants skills, tools, tips, techniques, and activities to better cope with the current quarantine conditions imposed by COVID-19.

Self-Care and Sanity!

Group Therapist:Katherine Casey
Time:Fridays at 12:30pm
Description:This group is a supportive space to help you structure a time in your day to connect with others, cope with stress, and create healthy routines for maintaining psychological and emotional health. This is an open, creative flow, support group that does NOT require verbal participation. We will use mandalas, music, writing, and conversation to process emotions and thoughts amidst this health crisis. *Please RSVP to contact@theroottherapynyc.com *Please note this is an OPEN support group facilitated by therapists but is not a therapy group *This group is being offered through the first week of May 2020 in response to COVID-19 crisis and is held completely virtually

New Parent Support Group

Group Therapist:Katherine Casey
Time:Wednesdays at 11:30am
Description:Growing a family is a time of great transition; Experiencing a global health crisis necessitates transformation. Join us to process the unique issues of going through this transition in the time of COVID-19. *Please RSVP to contact@theroottherapynyc.com *Please note this is an OPEN support group facilitated by therapists but is not a therapy group *This group is being offered through the first week of May 2020 in response to COVID-19 crisis and is held completely virtually

Better Together - A Weekly Support Group for College Students During COVID-19

Group Therapist:Repose
Time:Friday 2pm ET
Description:Join Repose Therapy & Wellness for a relaxed online support group for college students experiencing anxiety, loss, and frustration due to our current crisis. This is an open process group appropriate for university students of all ages that will offer focused support and connection through this challenging time. Weekly sessions include guided discussions, grounding exercises, stress-management techniques, and a safe space to share.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Substance Use

Group Therapist:James Benton
Time:Saturdays 12:00pm
Description: This group explores the triggers (thoughts, emotions, memories, physical pain) for avoidant behaviors and the development of willingness to commit to actions that are consistent with our values and personal goals. The group utilizes exercises, discussions, personal examples, and homework assignments to support group members in the development of greater willingness to engage in committed actions and the achievement of their goals.

COVID 19: Parents of Children Under 12 Support Group

Group Therapist:Ann Smith
Time:Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:30pm
Description:This is an online support group for parents of young children who are struggling to take care of themselves and their children during this quarantine.

Single Parents Support Group with a Mindfulness Approach

Group Therapist:Ann Smith
Time:Wednesdays 9:00-10:30am via Zoom
Description:Single parents who are raising children without the support of a partner, friend, or spouse can support each other in the sharing of common feelings and experiences in this group. This online group utilizes a mindfulness approach in order to help parents better manage current stress in their lives due to COVID-19. Group discussion, guided breathing and meditation, and tapping (EFT) are all used to promote calm in the face of these great challenges.

Coping Strategies For COVID-19 Frontline Nurses

Group Therapist:Jennifer Abcug
Time:TBD
Description:Nurses are always on the frontline, and the current COVID-19 crisis is no exception. If you are a frontline RN or NP providing COVID-19 care, who is taking care of you? This group aims to provide coping strategies as well as peer support in this time of crisis. Jennifer is also open to structuring the group based on participants' needs. Members must be an RN or NP.

Virtual Support Group for COVID-19

Group Therapist:Philip Bender
Time:TBD
Description:These are very challenging times. People are worried about sickness, loved ones, losing their employment, and even the stress of self-isolation. It helps to talk with others who share a common struggle. We're all experiencing this together! Being part of a group may help you rediscover how to connect with others during this unusual time. Please note this group utilizes an online platform to connect participants and is completely virtual.

Divorce Support Group for Mothers

Group Therapist:Babita Spinelli
Time:Thursdays and Saturdays (Time TBD)
Description:If you are a Mom separated, going through a divorce or are divorced, this group is for you. Work through your emotional feelings and experiences in a supportive group setting with the guidance of a skilled therapist who has been there! Begin your day with an incentive for positive change!

Telehealth Support Group for Healthcare Workers

Group Therapist:Carter Thornton
Time:TBD (group meetings will be 60 minutes 1-2 times a week depending on availability of participants)
Description:This is a newly formed support group for healthcare workers needing to decompress from current pressures related to the coronavirus pandemic. We will focus on talking things out, learning self care techniques, and utilizing meditation to stay grounded.

Emotional Growth Group

Group Therapist:Joan Ingalls
Time:Weekly (every Monday 6pm-7:30pm or every Tuesday 12pm-1:30pm)
Description:In this group we focus on building an environment in which participants can get help and grow emotionally. As more emotionally developed people, we are better able to create the lives we want.

Coping Skills for COVID-19

Time:Mondays 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Description:This group offers skills specifically geared towards dealing with the impact of COVID-19. Whether it be learning how to self soothe while cooped-up at home, maintaining or forming new relationships virtually, or managing distress, this group offers practical skills that can be transferred to everyday life.

COVID-19 Support Group

Group Therapist:Michael Corning
Time:Mondays 7pm-8pm (starting 4/13/2020 for 8 weeks)
Description:Join us for our intimate online support group where we will videoconference, talk through struggles and shared experiences, and support each other in taking things one day at a time.

LGBT COVID-19 Support Group

Group Therapist:Michael Corning
Time:Wednesdays 6pm-7pm (starting 4/15/2020 for 8 weeks)
Description:Join us for our intimate online support group where we will videoconference, talk through struggles and shared experiences, and support each other in taking things one day at a time.

Coping Skills for Everyday Life

Time:Mondays 7:00pm-8:30pm or Wednesdays 12:15pm-1:15pm
Description:This DBT therapy group provides an accepting and validating environment to learn skills to find joy in the moment, gain control over emotions, tolerate painful experiences, improve confidence, and gain satisfaction in your personal relationships.

Psychodynamic Therapy Group for Substance Use Issues

Group Therapist: Wholeview Wellness
Time: Tuesdays from 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Description: This 24-week group offers a safe environment for individuals in substance use recovery to be supported and understood by peers and an experienced therapist.

New Mother, New Baby: Support Group for New Moms and Babies

Group Therapist: Laura Venuto
Time: Thursdays starting January 31st from 11am-12:15pm for 7 consecutive weeks
Description: This 7-week group offers support and guidance to new moms navigating common challenges in the transition to motherhood.

Now That You Have Two (Or More) Parenting Group

Group Therapist: Laura Venuto
Time: 7 consecutive Thursdays from 9:30-10:45am
Description: This 7-week group offers support and guidance to mothers dealing with the challenges of having 2+ kids.

Relationship Building Group Therapy

Group Therapist: Joan Ingalls
Time: Wednesdays, 7:00pm - 8:30pm; Thursdays, 11:30am - 1:00 pm
Description: This weekly group offers a fun yet serious opportunity for participants to build community with group members while addressing personal difficulties in building intimate relationships.

Trauma Exploration and Imagination Reclamation Group

Time: Eight Mondays starting January 28th at 5:15pm
Description: This 8-week group for cis and trans adult women of color focuses on the impact of trauma while deconstructing stigma and promoting healthy coping strategies to encourage healing and increase self-care.

Depression Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Dan Sharir
Time: This is an ongoing group that meets Wednesdays from 6:15pm to 7:45pm.
Description: This weekly group run by Dr. Dan Sharir, PhD provides a safe and supportive atmosphere for individuals struggling with depression to decrease isolation and increase helpful coping strategies.

Creating a New Normal - Substance Use Support Group

Time: Please inquire for dates and times.
Description: This 8-week group for individuals in substance use recovery provides participants with the support and skills to reduce destructive behaviors, increase beneficial coping mechanisms, and live a more content life.

S.W.A.N.A (Southwest Asian and North African) Women's Group

Time: The group starts Thursday September 5th, 2019 and will be weekly from 8:00pm-9:30pm.
Description: This weekly group offers an opportunity for women who identify with Southwest Asian and North African regions to receive support, share past experiences, and learn methods to facilitate self-discovery and healing.

Parenting Workshop

Group Therapist: Lama Khouri
Time: Mondays from 10am - 11:30am
Description: This weekly workshop offers support and guidance in navigating common challenges faced by parents of preteen and teen children.

A Dungeons and Dragons Social Anxiety Group for Young Adults

Group Therapist: Joe Atanasio
Time: Fridays 4:00pm-5:30pm Forest Hills, Queens teen group: Mondays, 5:00pm-6:30pm
Description: This 10-week group for young adults utilizes the table-top game Dungeons & Dragons to build social skills, manage anxiety, and build assertiveness in the face of the difficult feelings of isolation and depression.

Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) Skills Class

Group Therapist: Maggie Ritnour
Time: Wednesdays from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Description: This weekly group offers the skills for individuals with perfectionism and excessive self-control to live a more flexible life by utilizing Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) concepts.

Navigating Loss: A Grief & Bereavement Support Group

Group Therapist: Anna Zelig
Time: Thursdays from 4:30-5:30pm
Description: This 8-week group provides a supportive and understanding environment for those who have just experienced a loss and wish to move forward in their lives while also exploring different ways of memorializing their loved one.

Creating A Connection - Body Image Group

Group Therapist: Lauren Fabrizio
Time: Mondays 7:00pm-8:30pm (February 10th- April 6th, 2020)
Description: This 8-week group (facilitated by both an art therapist and a registered dietitian) is a place where participants can explore how emotions, body image, and social interactions are impacted by one's relationship with food.

Men's Addiction, Recovery, and Relapse Prevention group

Group Therapist: Peter Carrington
Time: Tuesdays at 6:00pm (tentative); start date TBD
Description: This weekly group for men in recovery from substance use (as well as for those curious about recovery and pursuing sobriety) offers skill-based sessions to prevent relapse, increase resiliency, and provide support.

I Am Magic

Group Therapist: Kezzia Quintyne-Hilaire
Time: Every Saturday from 1:00pm-2:00pm beginning September 7th
Description: This weekly group provides support and empowerment to women struggling to see their worth and maintain self-esteem.

Teen Girl's Group

Group Therapist: Dayana Jiménez
Time: February 25, 2020 - June 16, 2020 (please inquire for times)
Description: This weekly group for teenage girls aims to improve self-esteem and promote healthy coping in the face of stressors, such as peer pressure, social media, and schoolwork.

10-Week Group for Sibling Survivors of Suicide and Overdose Loss

Group Therapist: Rebecca Gerstein
Time: Tuesdays evenings 6:00pm-7:30pm (starting January 7, 2020 and ending March 10, 2020)
Description: This 10-week group run by Rebecca Gerstein, LCSW offers support and guidance for individuals who have lost siblings to drug overdose or suicide.

8-Week Women’s Mindfulness Support Network

Group Therapist: Wholeview Wellness
Time: Wednesdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm
Description: This 8-week group run by Dr. Jennifer Smith helps women explore their relationship with alcohol and utilize mindfulness practices to bring about change and recovery.

12-Week CBT Relapse Prevention Group

Group Therapist: Amy Colley
Time: Mondays from 12:30pm to 2:00pm
Description: This 12-week group run by Dr. Amy Colley from Wholeview Wellness is based upon CBT principles and is tailored for recently abstinent individuals seeking support in early substance use recovery.

6 Week Mindfulness & Compassion Group

Group Therapist: Snehal Kumar
Time: Wednesdays at 7:15pm (beginning Oct. 16, Oct. 23, Oct. 30, Nov. 6, Nov. 13, and Nov. 20)
Description: This 6-week group run by Dr. Snehal Kumar focuses on the integration of mindfulness and self-compassion practices to improve one's relationship with themselves and others.

Grief Support Group

Group Therapist: Diane Brennan
Time: Begins first Thursday of each month and runs for 4 consecutive weeks
Description: This 4-week group provides support and skills to individuals struggling with immense grief following the loss of a loved one.

Young Widows Support Group

Group Therapist: Diane Brennan
Time: Starts on Wednesday 10/23
Description: This supportive group offers a space to explore and cope with the grief that is unique to young widows with the loss of a husband or wife.

26-Week Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Group

Group Therapist: Jody Kemmerer
Time: Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm to 9:00pm; new members may join at the start of a new module (roughly every 6-8 weeks)
Description: This 26-week group run by Jody Kemmerer, LCSW focuses on emotion education and regulation through the development of specific DBT skills.

Adoptee Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Jennifer Griesbach
Time: Every Monday 7:30pm-9:00pm
Description: This weekly group run by Jennifer Griesbach, LCSW supports adult adoptees in identity development, relationship building, and other current life challenges.

Breakup Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Sarah Gundle
Time: Wednesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm
Description: This 4-week group run by Dr. Sarah Gundle, PsyD provides compassionate support for individuals going through a traumatic breakup or divorce.

Committed to Addiction Recovery Group in NYC

Group Therapist: Jaclyn Einstein
Time: Wednesday evenings 6:00pm-7:30pm
Description: This long-term therapy group run by Jaclyn Einstein, LCSW supports professionals in recovery from substance use disorders navigate daily life stressors while maintaining sobriety.

Reclaiming Sexual Intimacy: A 2-Part Workshop for Trauma Survivors

Group Therapist: Sarah Betz
Time: November 9 and November 16 from 2pm-4pm
Description: This two-part workshop for female-identified trauma survivors provides participants with information about trauma and consent in addition to offering skills for dealing with triggers in sexually intimate contexts.

Therapeutic Salon

Group Therapist: Julie Kolzet
Time: Thursday evenings 7:15pm-8:45pm (weekly sessions)
Description: This weekly group provides a space for high functioning females to receive support and discuss communication strategies, relationship enhancement, career transitions, and mood regulation strategies in the face of life's stressors.

CBT Therapy Group for Social Anxiety Disorder

Group Therapist: Amelia Aldao
Time: Monday evenings (starting December 2nd)
Description: This 12-week group run by Dr. Amelia Aldao, PhD provides a place for individuals struggling with intense social anxiety to learn CBT skills, get support from an experienced therapist, and become part of a group community.

CBT Support Group for Anxiety

Group Therapist: Amelia Aldao
Time: Monday evenings (starting December 2nd)
Description: This weekly group run by Dr. Amelia Aldao, PhD provides a safe space for individuals to learn CBT skills, decompress from their busy lives, and receive support from a therapist and peers.

Social Anxiety Group

Group Therapist: Laura Eidlitz
Time: Thursdays 5:00pm-6:15pm
Description: This weekly group provides individuals with social anxiety the opportunity to develop specific goals and work toward them in a supportive, positive environment.

Body Image Group

Group Therapist: Rebecca Brown
Time: Sundays 4-5 PM; starting on 1/19/2020
Description: This 6-week process-oriented group offers support and guidance for individuals dealing with the complexities of body image and/or food issues in today's society.

DBT Skills Group for Professionals in Business, Technology, Law, Healthcare, the Arts & Education

Group Therapist: Matthew Mandelbaum
Time: Mondays at 7:30pm-8:30pm beginning 1/27/20; Wednesdays at 1:30pm beginning TBD
Description: This 10-week group is for professionals looking to improve their interpersonal effectiveness, self-understanding, and stress management skills using evidence-based DBT.

DBT Skills Group for Emerging Adults & University Students

Group Therapist: Matthew Mandelbaum
Time: Tuesdays 3:30pm-4:30pm beginning TBD
Description: This 10-week group is for emerging adults and students looking to improve their interpersonal effectiveness, self-understanding, and stress management skills using evidence-based DBT.

Gay Men's Interpersonal Support Group

Group Therapist: Ryan Jacobs
Time: Wednesdays 8:00pm-9:30pm
Description: This weekly group provides a supportive space for gay men to share common experiences, feel understood, and discuss relevant topics.

Support Group for Alcohol and Drug Misuse

Group Therapist: Justina Dillon
Time: TBD
Description: This group provides a welcoming environment for individuals to move toward their own goals while being supported by group members with similar challenges.

Support Group for Trauma/PTSD

Group Therapist: Justina Dillon
Time: TBD
Description: This supportive group offers a welcoming space for individuals to process trauma and learn practical strategies to more effectively cope with distressing emotions.

Mindful Art Therapy Group

Time: Sundays 10:00am-11:00am
Description: This weekly group blends mindfulness and creativity to foster greater insight, self-compassion, and personal growth.

Adult ADD Productivity & Support Group

Group Therapist: George Sachs
Time: Mondays at 12pm (via the virtual video conference platform Zoom)
Description: This weekly virtual group provides the opportunity for adults with ADD to get support from others and develop skills to improve overall functioning and productivity.

Embracing Body Positivity Group

Group Therapist: Repose
Time: Fridays 12:00pm-12:50pm (February 28th, 2020 - April 24th, 2020)
Description: This 8-week group provides a small group setting for participants to explore and improve their relationship with food, exercise, and their body through skill-building and support.

Young Adult Therapy Group

Group Therapist: Philip Bender
Time: Mondays 6:00pm-7:30pm (ongoing)
Description: This weekly group for adults in their 20s and 30s is a safe space for individuals to address and improve relationship challenges.

Parental Loss

Group Therapist: Rottenberg Therapy
Time: Saturdays 4:30pm-6:00pm
Description: This weekly group for individuals processing the loss of a parent offers a supportive environment for participants to move meaningfully through difficult periods of grief.

Support Group for Parents of Neurodiverse Children

Group Therapist: Hili Tsarfati
Time: Every other week 3/25/20-07/01/20
Description: This 8-week group aims to connect parents of special needs children to other parents facing the same joy and challenges that come with parenting their child.