Supervision Groups for Psychotherapists and Clinical Social Workers in New York City

I provide clinical supervision groups for therapists new to private practice in New York City.  Supervision groups with peers and facilitated by an experienced clinician provides therapists and opportunity to discuss cases, obtain helpful feedback, see things from a different perspective and connect and apply theory to practice with patients and clients. In addition to sharing cases, supervision offers an important opportunity to discuss countertransference--your own unique reactions, feelings and observations about your work. Many group participants welcome guidance on developing business and professional policies that will form the foundation of an ethical and successful psychotherapy practice. Private clinical supervision can supplement agency that can often feel inadequate and insufficient for new therapists. Small groups can make high-quality supervision affordable in addition to offering peer and professional support and expertise. One speciality that I offer is the opportunity to learn how to integrate couples and family expertise, mind and body techniques, somatic psychotherapies and meditation and mindfulness with more traditional modalities such as psychodynamic psychotherapy, solution-focused therapy and CBT. Dynamic supervision enhances learning, provides support,  improves clinician confidence and deepens practice. Examples of supervision support include:

  • Private practice development
  • Setting fees & business policies
  • Networking & marketing
  • Application of theory to practice
  • Transference & Countertransference
  • Enactments & reenactments
  • Observations and perspective on dynamics & patterns
  • Integrating mind and body techniques and other modalities

Please email me to join a small group supervision located in my New York City office. 

Group Therapy

Group therapy has a long and well-proven record as a highly effective and useful form of psychotherapy. It is as helpful, and in some cases can be more beneficial  than individual therapy for many reasons. For some adults and adolescents, needs  such as reducing  isolation by gaining social support and learning how to sustain healthy interpersonal relationships are important objectives of treatment. Essentially, they learn about how to relate to others and also gain from the support they receive from the group connection. The majority of individuals who participate in group therapy find it beneficial as a stand-alone treatment or in addition to their own psychotherapy.

Groups currently being offered:

Recovery Support for Substance and Process addictions post-rehab (skill reinforcement, coping tips, support, stress and anxiety reduction)

Love and Happiness (sex, romance and intimacy for couples)

Get Grounded (managing dissociation and anxiety for trauma survivors)

Life After Divorce - Men (dating again and balancing work and family demands)

Life After Divorce - Women  (dating again and balancing work and family demands)

Women, Art, Photography, Play & Spirituality (art & photography sharing in a playful environment, mindfulness and meditation)

Group Therapy is an opportunity for the following benefits to occur: 

  • Receive and offer support and feedback
  • Gain insight and understanding into one’s own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by looking at relationship patterns both inside and outside the group
  • Develop awareness  of other peoples’ thoughts, feelings and behaviors
  • Improve self-confidence, self-image, and self-esteem
  • Learn effective communication skills
  • Experiment and practice  new interpersonal behaviors
  • Speak honestly and directly about feelings in a safe environment
  • Benefit from personal change and growth  inside the group with the expectation that new behaviors can generalize into one’s outside life
  • Normalize problems by recognizing that other people  share similar challenges

Confidentiality: What happens in the group stays in the group. The content of group therapy sessions must be held in confidence.  It is an essential part of ethical, professional conduct. Group therapists are pledged to maintain complete confidentiality except in one situation: when there is an immediate risk of serious harm to a group member or to someone else.