Groups & 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.


Unless otherwise noted in the description, participants in any therapy group are required to meet first with a Capital Counseling therapist to assure that group therapy is clinically appropriate. You may call or contact us through this website to schedule that appointment.

  • 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).
  • Fees are typically self-pay though some may accept insurance. This will be noted in the group description.
  • Because group sizes are limited, your participation is expected when you enroll. Therefore, there are no refunds for prepayments, cancellations or no-shows
  • For more information call (518) 462-6531 Option 2 or contact us online

Current Groups

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (FULL. New session beginning in April)
Location: Capital Counseling Behavioral Workshop: 650 Warren Street, Albany NY 12208
Dates and Time: Group begins Thursday February 4. Consecutive nights through March 17, 6:00pm-7:00pm
Duration: 7 consecutive sessions
Fee: $89 for all 7 sessions

Led by a trained professional psychotherapist, participants in this group will learn to better manage stress by focusing on the things happening in the present moment while concentrating on calm breathing and consciously letting go of unhelpful thoughts and distractions that run through our mind.

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Registration Instructions:

This group does not require a pre-session appointment. Participants may enroll through this website. Pre-payment is required. Insurance is not accepted for this group. Enroll now and pay online.


Mood Disorders Recovery Group
Location: Colonie Youth Center.
21 Aviation Rd # 8, Albany, NY 12205
Dates and Time: This Group begins on Thursday, March 17th and will be on-going
Duration: Open/ reoccurring
Fee: Some insurance is accepted. Please contact us for self-pay and payment options.

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 TLC 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.

Registration Instructions:

Participation in this group requires a referral from a clinical professional. If you have not been referred and approved to participate, you will need to schedule a one-on-one assessment to determine if this group is an appropriate treatment option.
Please call (518) 380-5026 to schedule an assessment.


Improving Personal Relationships Group
Location The Behavioral Workshop at Capital Counseling, 650 Warren St, Albany NY 12208
Date & Time First session begins Tuesday March 29, through May, 17, 2016.  6:00pm-7:30pm
Duration 8 consecutive sessions
Fee $25 self-pay only. This group does not accept insurance. Prepayment of the first two sessions is required.
Participants my pay in full and receive a $25 discount (total 8-week fee $175)
No Refunds

This therapy group is ideal for people who feel that they struggle with interpersonal relationships, or have difficulty connecting to others; those who struggle with feelings of social anxiety, isolation, disconnection from others, or consistent relationship concerns.

Members will work together, along with the facilitator, to create a therapeutic learning experience. Through open discussions, describing individual experiences, and direct feedback, members will help one another to understand some of the ways in which they may be able to improve social functioning and experience relationships with others in a more positive and fulfilling way.

The group is open to anyone aged 18-35.

Registration Instructions:

Participation in this group requires an initial one-on-one screening, either in-person or by phone, with the facilitating counselor.
To join this group, please call (518) 462-6531 Option 2 to schedule a screening.