SUPPORT GROUPS:

Many people find it helps to work through problems or to increase self-knowledge and self-acceptance by attending a "support group." A variety of support groups are available through community based and self-help organizations such as the 12-step programs and the American Red Cross. Some support groups are run by credentialed, mental health professionals but many are not. A listing of groups NOT overseen by HVPA members can be found here.

GROUP THERAPY:

A number of professionally trained psychotherapists offer group therapy in the Hudson Valley. Some of these therapeutic groups provide opportunities to learn about and manage one's own problems by participating in a group of peers who have a similar diagnosis or difficulty. Other groups are designed to help members understand the ways in which they affect and respond to others by experiencing and examining feelings and behavior of themselves and other group members.

It is always a good idea to ask a provider about his/her training and experience in a particular treatment issue or methodology. As with any other specialized form of treatment, psychologists who provide group psychotherapy typically obtain specialized training ranging from graduate-level coursework in group behavior and facilitation, experiential training in group dynamics, and supervised internships as a group leader, to membership in professional organizations for group psychotherapists and certification by the National Registry of Certified Group Psychotherapists.


Adolescent Transitions Group

Peer support and problem solving involving educational, family, emotional and peer relationship changes and adjustments.

Location: Lagrangeville, NY

Who is Eligible: Ages 13-17

Meeting Times: Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm, ongoing, year-round

Cost/Fees: Sliding Scale. Some insurance plans also accepted

Contact: Lorinda R. Arella, Ph.D. (HVPA MEMBER) 845-797-3642

Adult Psychotherapy Group

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Who is Eligible: Coed, high-functioning

Meeting Times: Thursday 5:15 - 6:30pm ongoing, year-round

Cost/Fees: $40/session; sliding scale available

Contact: Dr. Joy Dryer (HVPA MEMBER) 917-816-8882


Adult Psychotherapy Group

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Who is Eligible: Coed, high-functioning

Meeting Times: Tuesday, 5:45 - 7:15pm ongoing, year-round

Cost/Fees: $60/session

Contact: Kenneth M. Pollock, Ph.D., CGP: Certified Group Psychotherapist (HVPA MEMBER) 845-454-7854


Adult Psychotherapy Group (focus on relationship & self esteem issues)

Location: Poughkeepsie, NY

Who is Eligible: High functioning adult women and men (age range 25-80)

Meeting Times: Group # 1: Tuesday, 5:45 - 7:15pm ongoing, year-round | Group # 2: Wednesday, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm ongoing, year round

Cost/Fees: $60/session

Contact: Kenneth M. Pollock, Ph.D., CGP: Certified Group Psychotherapist (HVPA MEMBER) 845-454-7854


DBT Coping Skills Group

Individual intake interview and orientation session required

Location: St. Francis Hospital Outpatient Mental Health Clinic

Who is Eligible: Adults

Meeting Times: Thursdays 2:00 - 3:30pm

Cost/Fees: Medicaid, Medicare, insurance and sliding scale

Contact: Ellen Waggner, Ph.D. (HVPA MEMBER) 845-431-8286


Young Adult Transitions Group

Peer support and problem solving involving vocational, educational, emotional and relationship changes and adjustments

Location: Lagrangeville, NY

Who is Eligible: Ages 17-22

Meeting Times: Thursdays 5:30 - 7:00pm, ongoing, year-round

Cost/Fees: Sliding Scale. Some insurance plans also accepted

Contact: Lorinda R. Arella, Ph.D. (HVPA MEMBER) 845-797-3642

Social Skills Groups for Children & Adolescents

Peer support and problem solving involving vocational, educational, emotional and relationship changes and adjustments

Location: Lagrangeville, NY

Who is Eligible: Ages 10-12 or 13-17 with peer problems & social skills deficits

Meeting Times: Evenings twice monthly, year-round

Cost/Fees: Sliding Scale. Some insurance plans also accepted

Contact: Lorinda R. Arella, Ph.D. (HVPA MEMBER) 845-797-3642


Young Adults Socialization

Peer support and problem solving involving vocational, educational, emotional and relationship changes and adjustments

Location: Lagrangeville, NY

Who is Eligible: Ages 17 – 25 with peer problems & social skills deficits

Meeting Times: Alternate Saturday Eves, year-round

Cost/Fees: Sliding Scale. Some insurance plans also accepted

Contact: Lorinda R. Arella, Ph.D. (HVPA MEMBER) 845-797-3642

Spousal Bereavement Support Group

Location: Jewish Family Services of Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie

Who is Eligible: Adults with deceased partners

Meeting Times: Mondays 10:00 – 11:15 am

Cost/Fees: Requested donation $10 per session

Contact: Linda Tafapolsky, PsyD (HVPA MEMBER) 845-471-9817 - jfs@jewishdutchess.org

Parents Estranged from Adult Children

Structured group, based on work of Dr. Paul Coleman

Location: Jewish Family Services of Dutchess County, Poughkeepsie

Who is Eligible: Adults, mid-life and beyond

Meeting Times: Daytime - T.B.D.

Cost/Fees: Requested donation $10 per session

Contact: Linda Tafapolsky, PsyD (HVPA MEMBER) 845-471-9817 - jfs@jewishdutchess.org

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