Our Services

Group Psychotherapy Offerings

All groups take place at Wholeview Wellness®, 369 Lexington Avenue, Suite 14A (at 41st St.) We welcome participants who receive individual treatment with other providers. If you have any questions about any of our groups or would like to refer a patient who might benefit from additional support, please call us at 212-204-8430. All treatment is eligible for reimbursement through out-of-network benefits.

Group Psychotherapy Offerings

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All groups take place at Wholeview Wellness®, 369 Lexington Avenue, Suite 14A (at 41st St.) We welcome participants who receive individual treatment with other providers. If you have any questions about any of our groups or would like to refer a patient who might benefit from additional support, please call us at 212-204-8430. All treatment is eligible for reimbursement through out-of-network benefits.

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Mindfulness Support Network

Mondays (10:30AM-12:00PM)

This mindfulness-based psychotherapy group is for people who are interested in exploring their relationship with alcohol and drugs.

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CBT Relapse Prevention Group

Mondays (12:30pm-2:00pm)

Dr. Amy J. Colley leads this skill building group for individuals who are recently abstinent and are seeking support in early recovery. The group meets for 90 minutes and runs for 12 weeks. The goal of the group is to enhance self-control and raise awareness of problematic thoughts and behaviors and replace them with new more effective thoughts, skills and strategies for maintaining abstinence. Based on a cognitive behavioral model established at Yale University School of Medicine, we focus on topics such as exploring positive and negative consequences of continued use, self-monitoring to recognize craving early on, identifying internal and external triggers, coping with cravings, practicing refusal skills, articulating goals and addressing ambivalence. Members will have homework to support skills learned in the group meetings. Dr. Colley welcomes collaboration with group members’ individual therapists.

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Mixed Goals Group for Professionals (not abstinent)

Mondays (6:30PM-7:30PM)

Many people have concerns about some aspects of their alcohol or drug use but are not sure that they are ready to stop using for the rest of their lives, while others are clear that they want to stop using one substance such as heroin but feel that they can continue to smoke marijuana or drink alcohol moderately. Dr. Sarah Church has designed this group to assist people in taking an honest look at how they are feeling and functioning to determine what works best for them in terms of their alcohol and drug use. Group members will be encouraged to set individualized goals for moderate use or partial abstinence (e.g. abstinence from cocaine and moderate use of marijuana) and to work with the group to see if they are able to achieve their goals each week. This unique group helps people to live their life in line with their personal goals and values.

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Refreshed Recovery

Tuesdays (10:30AM-12:00PM)

Whether you are ambivalent about making change, or have committed yourself to sobriety, this group will provide a fresh perspective in helping you achieve your ideal relationship with substances. Rooted in therapeutic approaches which help navigate one’s readiness to change, this group intends on ‘meeting you where you are at’. In a secure and collaborative environment, participants will have the opportunity to share openly, and will be encouraged to learn from and to support one another. Through relating with others, and engaging in self-exploration, you may begin to identify how previous patterns in your life have contributed to your present-day experience. Deepening your insights into what brought you to this very moment can empower you to break-through obstacles which may have once seemed daunting or unachievable. The rewards of doing so go far beyond changing one’s relationship with substances; this group aims to support your living an authentic, well-balanced, and meaningful life.

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DBT Night Group

Tuesdays (6:30PM-7:30PM)

This group aims to provide skills and strategies to help you manage difficult emotions, enhance your interpersonal relationships and to maintain balance in your life. We will review the four main DBT skills modules which include Mindfulness Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Distress Tolerance Skills. Practice exercises will be assigned each week to assist in skill acquisition. After we have reviewed and practiced the four core skills, we will work to integrate them and to make them a regular part of your daily routine.

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Inside Out-LGBT Group

Thursdays (6:30PM-7:30PM)

Having a queer identity carries with it a series of joys, sorrows, advantages, and disadvantages, confusion, clarity, shame and celebration. This group will explore and process varied experiences and seek to provide a space to attain an observing distance from these formative experiences. By exploring these experiences this group will seek to better understand being queer from different contexts that contribute to our sense of self. It is a chance to explore the need to escape, the need to numb, a fear of intimacy, hopes for the future, and how we move through life with more self-compassion and a stronger connection to others.

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Mixed Emotions Group

Wednesdays (10:30AM - 12:00PM)

Every Wednesday join Dr. Jennifer Smith and other folks in recovery to talk about the role of emotion in recovery. Whether you’re feeling sad or happy, emotions and feelings can be triggers to use. Sometimes you may have mixed emotions about sobriety in general. Together we will learn how to identify emotions, how to separate our sense of self from our thoughts and feelings, and how to manage sobriety in the face of these mixed emotions

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Emotion Efficacy Therapy

Thursdays (12:30PM-2PM)

Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET) is an evidenced-based therapeutic approach that is rooted on the premise that emotions are valuable signals that guide our behaviors. Learning to skillfully navigate these messages is an integral component to living a more well-balanced and fulfilling life. Through cultivating skills in an open and collaborative environment, participants will enhance their capacity to make values-consistent choices. A focus will be placed on exploring ways to achieve your ideal healthy relationship with substances while supporting your goals in various life domains. To accelerate learning, EET involves an experiential component, and session content promotes relaxation techniques, mindfulness approaches, and various coping strategies. Ultimately, developing ‘high-emotion efficacy’ will empower you to live more authentically, intentionally, and with greater meaning and purpose.

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DBT Skills Group

Wednesdays (12:30PM - 2:00PM)

This group aims to provide skills and strategies to help you manage difficult emotions, enhance your interpersonal relationships and to maintain balance in your life. We will review the four main DBT skills modules which include Mindfulness Skills, Interpersonal Effectiveness Skills, Emotion Regulation Skills, and Distress Tolerance Skills. Practice exercises will be assigned each week to assist in skill acquisition. After we have reviewed and practiced the four core skills, we will work to integrate them and to make them a regular part of your daily routine.

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Sustained Recovery Group for Professionals

Wednesdays (6:30PM-7:30PM)

Dr. Kamala Genece Greene designed this 60-minute group for professionals in recovery who have decided that abstinence works best for their lifestyle. This group will assist group members in their efforts to achieve a healthy work-life balance that allows for sustained positive changes and will offer support during life’s inevitable challenges. The therapist will provide support and will offer skills and strategies for preventing relapse and coping with stress, managing negative moods and achieving a healthy sustainable lifestyle.

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Trauma: Learning, Resourcing, and Reprocessing

Tuesdays (6:30pm- 7:30pm) & Thursdays (10:30AM-12:00PM)

Trauma reaches beyond memory and logic. It is stored in the body and can contribute to relapse, discomfort, anger, depression, and self-destructive behavior. This trauma group will focus on providing supportive resources to manage hypervigilance and traumatic responses, psychoeducation on the neurobiology and physical impact of trauma, opportunities to share trauma experiences with others in a compassionate space, and exercises to move our past experiences from “the here and now” to the “there and then”.

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Community Reinforcement Approach & Weekend Planning

Fridays (10:30AM- 12:00PM)

Dr. Sarah Church will conduct a group using the community-reinforcement approach (CRA) which aims to help build and maintain motivation for abstinence by focusing on increasing pleasurable activities, learning new coping behaviors, and involving loved ones in the recovery process. She introduces practical skills in the group including communication skills and problem-solving skills. As this group meets on Fridays, she will also review and discuss plans for the weekend to ensure that they are both safe and enjoyable. The overall goal of CRA is to help you find healthier ways to meet your social and emotional needs and to develop a meaningful life in recovery that is more compelling than a life using alcohol or drugs.

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#Altsober

Fridays (12:30PM - 2:00PM)

Drawing upon online platforms such as #Altsober, a NYC community of people devoted to ending the stigma related to addiction while welcoming a safe place for people to be open about their recovery, and Medium, a publishing platform covering a variety of topics including addiction, sobriety and recovery, Dr. Amy Colley will lead group members in an engaging discussion of weekly readings. The goal of #Altsober is to provoke new ways of thinking about living without drugs and alcohol and managing the daily struggles and joys of recovery through the personal essays of others who are on the same journey.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Tuesdays (12:30PM-2:00PM) & Saturdays (Noon-1:00PM)

We all experience situations we cannot control, behaviors that are hard to change, and intense emotions. These can be triggers for behaviors (e.g., substance use, isolation) that reduce our ability to function effectively. This interferes with our ability to engage with what we care about such as family, friends, work, and self-care. As a result, we become stuck in a cycle of negative behavior that makes it harder and harder to achieve what we want in life.

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