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.


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: Mixed Gender, higher functioning adults

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

Dr. Pollock is a trained psychoanalyst, couples, group and sex therapist. He has been a professor at New York Medical College and Columbia University, and spends much of his time writing textbook chapters and professional articles relevant to his specialties.


Adults on the Spectrum

This group is for adults who are on the spectrum to learn to interact with one another while talking about their issues such as anxiety, depression, anger and frustration.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Any adult who is on the spectrum.

Meeting Times: Every other Monday 7:00-8:00pm

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com


Group for Young Professional Women

This group is for young professional women who have experienced some form of trauma.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Any woman between the ages of 21 to 45 years old.

Meeting Times: TBD

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com

Adolescent/Young Adult Group Including Transgender Members

This group deals with issues such as anxiety, depression and plans for the future. There are several transgender members in this group, but that is not the exclusive topic.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Adolescents and young adults between ages of 16-23

Meeting Times: Every other week Tuesdays 6:25pm - 7:40pm

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com


Young Adolescent Group

This is a group for young teens to be able to learn to interact with one another while discussing issues of anxiety, depression, being bullied, or relationships with peers or family members.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Teens between the ages of 11-16

Meeting Times: TBD

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com

Coed Process Oriented Group

This is a group of men and women who want to work on their issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, or distrust of others.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Men and Women

Meeting Times: Mondays 4:30-5:45pm

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com


Thursday AM Group

This is a process oriented group for men and women several of which have physical ailments. The group deals with the members’ anxiety and depression and possible limitations.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Men and Women

Meeting Times: Thursday mornings 9:45-11am

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com


Friday AM Women's Group

This is a group for women who struggle with various issues such as eating disorders, grief and communication with others.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Women

Meeting Times: Fridays 11:00-12:00pm

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com


Women’s Empowerment Group

This group is for women who have experienced some form of abuse. This is a 11 week group to help women get empowered.

Location: Kingston but presently on Zoom

Who is Eligible: Women who have been abused in some form.

Meeting Times: TBD

Cost/Fees: TBD

Contact: www.grunblattpsychology.com - Dr. Andrea Grunblatt | (845) 418-5885 | agrunblatt@gmail.com

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