CBT Group Therapy in NYC

We offer a variety of CBT-based group therapy to address specific problems that are particularly amenable to treatment in group settings. If you are interested in participating in any of the groups described below, please complete the form below the group description or contact us at (212) 546-9200. These groups are offered as stand-alone treatments. Individual therapy with a CBT/DBT Associates therapist is not required.
*Due to the current pandemic, all groups and workshops will be conducted remotely*

 

Groups for Adults:

Take Control of Your OCD!

Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 PM | Beginning December 8th | Led by Dr. Shimon Littman

The goals of OCD group therapy are:

1. To provide a supportive environment for individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) to discuss their unique struggles with people who share similar experiences.

2. To engage in exposure exercises to practice pushing back against OCD and taking control of your life!

3. To learn about OCD, the factors that maintain OCD, and how we treat it.

To register for this group, click here.

 

Mindfulness and Zen Skills (Not Currently Being Offered)

Mondays, 11:00AM - 12:00 PM | Led by Practice Founder and Director Lisa Napolitano, J.D., Ph.D.

This 60-minute group focuses on the application of Zen skills to issues of daily living. No prior experience with mindfulness or Zen is required.  The skills taught will vary with the issues raised by the participants in each group.

To register for this group, click here.


CBT for Insomnia (CBT-I) Group (Not Currently Being Offered)

Wednesday, 11:00AM | Beginning October 16

Group duration: 4 weeks; new sessions are offered on a rotating basis monthly.

Our CBT-I Group is a 4-week program, offered either as a stand alone, short-term treatment or in conjunction with ongoing individual sessions. All participants will complete an individual intake session (75 minutes), which will include instruction in the first CBT-I tool, calm breathing. Participants will then complete four group sessions, during which they will learn how thoughts, lifestyle, and environmental factors affect sleep as well as a set of CBT-skills for combating insomnia.  An optional fifth session will be offered for individuals who experience chronic, repetitive nightmares.

To register for this group, click here.


CBT for Social Anxiety (Not Currently Being Offered)

Tuesday, 6:15PM | Beginning February 18th | Led by Michelle Litwer, Psy.D.

Group duration: 8 weeks; new sessions are offered on a rotating basis monthly.

Over the course of 8 weeks, group members will learn how to be in the moment when interacting with others, practice assertiveness and conversational skills, and get feedback from supportive peers. Additionally, participants will:

  • Enhance confidence in social settings
  • Initiate conversations
  • Express positive and negative emotions to others

This group is appropriate for adults 18+.

To register for this group, click here.

 

Groups for Adolescents:

Organizational Skills Training Group for Middle School Students (Not Currently Being Offered)

September 16th - November 4th | Wednesdays, 5:30 - 6:45 PM | Led by William Benson, Psy.D.

We’re excited to announce the return of our Organizational Skills Training Group for Middle School Students on Wednesday, September 16th, now with a new 8-week format adapted for school during these unprecedented times. Organizational skills training (OST) is a proven system for improving executive functioning skills for students who struggle to keep track of their school assignments, organize the materials they need, manage their time, and plan long-term assignments. In each session, students will learn effective routines to increase their academic success. Parents will also participate in a portion of each group to learn how best to support their children in transforming these new skills into habits.

To register for this group, click here.