The Art of Caring For One's Self During the Caregiving Journey
Wednesdays, 12 - 1 p.m.
June 9, 2021 - August 11, 2021
Location: 1 Third Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505
This group uses a cognitive-behavioral approach to provide support, coping strategies, and increased self-efficacy in order to cope with caregiving demands and stress. Dr. Kristina McGuire, a clinical psychologist from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists, leads this group, which will also teach mindfulness, acceptance, and commitment skills.
Cultivating Calm: Anxiety Skills Group For Youth
Tuesdays, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Does your child constantly worry, have difficulty in social settings, panic attacks or irrational fears? If so, this group is a great fit! The anxiety skills group is for young people ages 10 to 12 who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and experience difficulty with stress management.
Led by Tatyana Gray, a licensed master social worker from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists, this semi-structured group will provide a variety of relaxation and coping skills. Each session will provide education about stress and anxiety as well as provide a supportive environment for young people who are dealing with similar issues. Group members will be provided the time to practice skills during sessions and encouraged to practice in between sessions.
Managing Mood: Teen DBT Skills Group
Wednesdays, 5 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
Does your teen show any of the following?
- Intense emotions and/or mood swings
- Impulsive and/or self-destructive behaviors
- Relationship and interpersonal problems
- Depression or anxiety
- Difficulty staying oriented to current time and space
- Feeling “Empty”
If so, the Teen DBT Skills Group may be a great fit! This skills group focuses on providing teens ages 13 to 15 with skills including mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. These skills are designed to help each participant learn to effectively regulate intense emotions and reduce self-defeating behaviors.
Led by Tatyana Gray, a licensed master social worker from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists, the goal of this group is to help each participant better manage intense, overwhelming emotions. This is primarily a psychoeducational group in which the focus is skill acquisition, development, and integration into everyday life.
Coping With COVID-19
Right now, life as we now it has changed. Are you experiencing stress, anxiety and/or symptoms of depression related to the effects of the global pandemic and social distancing? You are not alone. Group therapy provides a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental space to help you connect with others who share similar struggles and learn skills to manage your feelings.
Chelsea Hoagland, a licensed clinical social worker from Capital Health leads this eight-week support and psychotherapy group.
As a participant in this group, you will be given the opportunity to process your feelings and learn ways to manage symptoms of anxiety and depression with cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness techniques.
SHIFT: Group Therapy for Adults Experiencing Depression
SHIFT will teach you new, healthier ways of thinking, feeling and behaving while you gain new perspectives on how to manage your depression.
Group therapy provides benefits that individual therapy may not. Psychologists say, in fact, that group members are almost always surprised by how rewarding the group experience can be. Groups can act as a support network and a sounding board. Other members of the group often help you come up with specific ideas for improving a difficult situation or life challenge, and hold you accountable along the way.
Regularly talking and listening to others also helps you put your own problems in perspective. Oftentimes, you may feel like you are the only one struggling — but you’re not. It can be a relief to hear others discuss what they’re going through, and realize you’re not alone.
Mindfulness For Stress Reduction Group Therapy
We live in a busy world. We are often consumed by schedules and to-do lists that do not make time for self-connection. Mindfulness practices have been shown to reduce stress, improve physical and mental health and brighten our overall outlook on life. Chelsea Hoagland, a licensed clinical social worker from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists, leads this eight-week program where you will learn various mindfulness techniques to manage daily stress, increase your ability to focus on the present and reconnect to you.
An in-office assessment is required before participating in the program. The program is billed to your health insurance.
Life After Loss
Coming to terms with the loss of a loved one is one of the most difficult challenges we face in life. Although everyone copes with grief differently, many find comfort in sharing their experiences with others who are going through the process. Chelsea Hoagland, a licensed clinical social worker from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists, leads this 10-week support and therapy group for grieving. You’ll connect with group members who are dealing with loss and learn healthy strategies for moving forward.
Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.) and the Holidays
Do the winter months and the holidays get you down more than you think they should? If so, you might have seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.).
SAD is a mood disorder that happens every year at the same time. It generally starts in the fall or winter and ends in the spring or summer. There are biological and environmental causes that may lead to SAD. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you are not alone and our group is here to help:
- Less energy
- Trouble concentrating
- Greater appetite
- Increased desire to be alone
- Greater need for sleep
- Weight gain
Kristin Cardona-Coccia, a licensed clinical social worker from Capital Health – Behavioral Health Specialists, leads this eight-week group therapy program to help you manage symptoms to effectively cope with seasonal depression during this winter and holiday season.
An in-office assessment is required before participating in the program. Click here for more information or call 609-689-5725 to schedule your assessment and to register with the group. This program is billed to your health insurance.