Group Therapy

For some, the idea of participating in group therapy might seem intimidating. But more often than not, participants find that hearing from others with similar issues helps them to see they’re not alone.

Whether you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, or another mental health issue, group therapy may be an excellent supplement or alternative to one-on-one counseling. Contact Capital Counseling, and speak to one of our professional counselors to see if group therapy is right for you.

Participation

Participants in any therapy group are required to speak to the intake team or their Capital Counseling therapist to assure that group therapy is clinically appropriate. You may call us to discuss group participation and schedule.

  • Groups are typically from 8 to 12 individuals
  • May be either open-ended (continuously running), or close-end (for a specific period of time and number of sessions).
  • Some insurances are accepted as noted in the group description. There is a self-pay option of $35 per group.
  • Because group sizes are limited, weekly participation is expected when you enroll.
  • For more information call (518) 462-6531 or contact us online

Current Groups

DBT Group

Location: Capital Counseling: 650 Warren Street, Albany NY 12208
Dates and Time: Start Date: July 3rd

Every Tuesday from 5:30pm-7:00pm

Facilitator: Jacalynn Romeyn, LMHC
Insurances Accepted: CDPHP, Fidelis, Empire Blue Cross (Anthem, Excellus, Horizon), GHI, MVP-Value Options HMO Only (No Medicaid/Essential/Child Health Plus), Emblem, Value Options Empire (Beacon/NYSHIP, no Medicaid), Value Options Commercial

Self-pay $35 per session

Group Description:

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that helps people change unhelpful or destructive patterns of behaviors. This approach works towards helping people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation by learning about the triggers that lead to reactive states and helping to develop coping skills to avoid undesired reactions. DBT combines standard cognitive-behavioral techniques for emotion regulation and reality-testing with concepts of distress tolerance, acceptance, and mindful awareness. Some of the main goals of DBT are to: (1) assist individuals in replacing problematic behaviors with more adaptive ways of coping with distress, (2) help people increase their emotional and cognitive regulation, (3) develop effective problem solving skills to assist individuals to build the life they desire and (4) develop a greater sense of self and/or belongingness to increase overall life satisfaction.

This group will aim to assist individuals in understanding the basic principles of DBT and its effectiveness in addressing symptoms, managing distress and replacing maladaptive behaviors. Individuals will start out by learning the basic facts of DBT, including what it is and how it’s used. During each session, a new set of coping skills will be taught using one of the four skill modules (mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness) and homework will be assigned. This group is intended to be very interactive and participation and committed attendance is required.

  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531

 

Mood Disorders Recovery Group

Location: Capital Counseling: 650 Warren Street, Albany NY 12208
Dates and Time: Start Date: TBD

Every Tuesday from 3:00pm-4:30pm

Facilitator: Jacalynn Romeyn, LMHC
Insurances Accepted: CDPHP, Fidelis, Empire Blue Cross (Anthem, Excellus, Horizon), GHI, MVP-Value Options HMO Only (No Medicaid/Essential/Child Health Plus), Emblem, Value Options Empire (Beacon/NYSHIP, no Medicaid), Value Options Commercial

Self-pay $35 per session

Group Description:

This is a Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Group, designed to help participants to learn and apply lifestyle patterns known to contribute to recovery from depression and bipolar mood disorders. The Mood Disorders Recovery Group helps participants to understand the lifestyle patterns known to contribute to recovery from depression and bipolar mood disorders.

Group members support one another through the introduction of Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLC) and by practicing strategies to achieve and maintain more stable and positive emotional well-being. Group sessions focus on helpful patterns of thinking, social engagement, physical activity, healthy eating and sleep habits and other strategies to support long-term recovery.

This is an open group. There are 12 distinct components to the program, though each session is distinct and helpful for developing new, positive patterns of behavior, without having participated in prior sessions. This means new individuals are welcomed every week and may join at any time. Likewise, individuals are encouraged to continue to participate until they feel they have fully adopted each of the strategies into their daily habits. This group is intended to be very interactive and participation and committed attendance is required.

  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531

 

Anger Management Group

Location: Capital Counseling: 650 Warren Street, Albany NY 12208
Dates and Time: Start Date: October 25

Every Thursday from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Facilitator: Robert Smith, LMHC
Insurances Accepted: FIDELIS, CDPHP, Empire BC, VO-MVP, GHI, Emblem health and Value Option Commercial

Self-pay $35 per session

Group Description:

Anger is a natural emotion that serves a purpose in the human experience. Our problems with anger arise when we react to this emotion in an uncontrollable, violent or destructive way.

This course is designed to increase participant’s knowledge and understanding about anger. In this process participants will increase their understanding of anger as a symptom, and the thoughts and behaviors that impact these symptoms. This course will assist participants with feeling empowered to use the skills they have acquired to manage their feelings of anger in an effective manor.

This is a 12 week group.

  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531

 

Anxiety Group

Location: Capital Counseling: 650 Warren Street, Albany NY 12208
Dates and Time: Start Date: October 8

Every Monday 5:30PM-7:00PM

Facilitator: Wendy Connelly, LMHC
Insurances Accepted: CDPHP, Fidelis, Empire Blue Cross (Anthem, Excellus, Horizon), GHI, MVP-Value Options HMO Only (No Medicaid/Essential/Child Health Plus), Emblem, Value Options Empire (Beacon/NYSHIP, no Medicaid), Value Options Commercial

Self-pay $35 per session

We are currently filling a wait list for this group. Please contact Capital Counseling if you are interested in participating.

Group Description:

This is an eight week long counseling group designed to help those who struggle with anxiety. Members will be introduced to several skills which they will practice in group and through weekly homework tasks in order to develop the ability to keep anxiety in check. As a result of participation in this group members will have less interference from anxiety in their personal and work lives.

This group will be offered in the evening beginning in September, 2018 and will meet at 650 Warren Street, Albany, NY 12208. Please contact our office at 518-462-6531 for more details or to register.

  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531