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-ended (for a specific period of time and number of sessions).
  • Some insurances are accepted if noted in the group description. Each group has a self pay option as well.
  • 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

COVID-19 Virtual Support Group – FREE

Location: Online via Zoom
Dates and Time: Start Date: June 6th

Time: Saturdays 10:00am – 11:00am

4 week group

Facilitator: Micah Ilowit, LCSW
Cost:  

Group is free, no insurance or payment needed

Class Description:

During these unprecedented times, we want to support you. Please join us in avirtual support group,to help build connections and support one another through this time of uncertainty.

  • Please contact Capital Counseling if you are interested in participating.
  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531

 

COVID-19 Grief and Loss Virtual Support Group – FREE

Location: Online via zoom
Dates and Time: Start Date: June 3rd

Time: Wednesdays 6:30PM – 7:30PM

4 week group

Facilitator: Sue Quinn, MS, CASAC, SAP
Cost: Group is free, no insurance or payment needed
Group Description:

Please join us in supporting one another through this difficult time. While our grief isdistinct to each of us, this groupoffers a safe and supportive environmentto share experiences andlearn from others.Thisgroupis free. Registration is required.

  • Please contact Capital Counseling if you are interested in participating.
  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531

 

Virtual Mood Disorder Recovery Group 
Location: Online via Zoom
Dates and Time: Anticipated Start Date: July

Time: Saturdays 10:00AM to 11:30AM

Closed 12 Week Group

Facilitator: Micah Ilowit, LCSW
Insurances Accepted: Most insurances accepted with a copay. Call to find out more.
Group Description:

This group is intended for anyone with a mood disorder, specifically those suffering from depression. Depression prevalence has increased sharply in recent decades. There is mounting evidence in support of the idea that our modern day lifestyles are a “mismatch” with the contexts in which humans have evolved to thrive. As a result of these findings, Dr. Stephen S. Ilardi at University of Kansas has developed the Therapeutic Lifestyle Change for Depression (TLC-D). This treatment approach is designed to help depressed individuals integrate these six “core” antidepressant lifestyle elements back into their everyday lives.

The Mood Disorder Recovery Group uses the TLC-D treatment guide to help individuals improve symptoms related to a mood disorder. This is a 11-session group therapy intervention that consists primarily of 1) Didactic information about the anti-depressant effects and declining frequency of the core elements within the modern day lifestyle 2) Information and suggestions on how group members can incorporate the elements back into their lives and 3) Group discussion and troubleshooting around integration of the elements. Individuals must be 18 or older.

  • Group is open to clients aged 18+
  • Group is limited to 12 clients
  • Please contact Capital Counseling if you are interested in participating.
  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531

 

The Grief Recovery Method®

Virtual Grief Support Group

Location: Online via Zoom
Dates and Time: Anticipated Start Date: July

7 Week Program

Facilitator: Sue Quinn, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist®
Self Pay Only: Self-pay $25 per session
Group Description:

The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses

People say you have to let go and move on in your life, but they don’t tell you what you need to do to accomplish that. The Grief Recovery Method® Outreach Program not only makes that possible, but provides partnerships and guidance to ensure that it happens.

Myths about grief:

• Time heals all wounds
• Replace the loss
• Grieve alone
• Be strong for others
• Bury your feelings

Your feelings are normal and natural. The problem is that we have been socialized to believe that these feelings are abnormal and unnatural.

Whether your loss is from:

• Death
• Divorce or end of a relationship
• Loss of a career
• Loss of trust
• Loss of faith
• Loss of safety
• Loss of health

  • Please contact Capital Counseling if you are interested in participating.
  • For more information or to register, call (518) 462-6531