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Schema Group Therapy: A “Laboratory” to Help Improve Your Life
Join an exciting opportunity to enter an on-going weekly schema mode therapy group for women & men. Led by an expert therapist, you will learn with and from other people, and better understand your own patterns of thoughts and behavior that may be holding you back from the life you want.

In group, you can learn how to develop and maintain fulfilling relationships while breaking your cycle of self-defeating behaviors. Many people in group therapy may be experiencing or grappling with some of the same issues you are---issues or frustrations that can be beneficial to share with others.

One aim of schema group therapy may be to help you socialize better---and it can accomplish this---but that is not necessarily the main goal. Schema mode group therapy can help you identify and deal with your emotional blocks and limitations, enabling you to relate better to others, to gain more inner comfort, and to realize your own potential.

Each week in group session, you identify unhealthy patterns you may be repeating, and practice healthier alternatives within the safe environment group therapy provides.

How Group Therapy Works
A group consists of 6 to 10 members meeting each week who have things in common and who can be helpful partners for each other’s growth. The therapist guides the discussion, providing a productive ex-amination of the issues or concerns affecting each member. Group members are encouraged to talk with each other spontaneously and honestly. Much of the learning comes from the interactions between mem-bers as they work to defeat negative thoughts, manage emotions, and develop healthy behaviors.

  • Schema group therapy serves as a microcosm of reality and is an ideal place to solve real issues. Week after week, you create your own impasses in the group, in virtually the same ways as outside the group, blocking friends, lovers, associates, and relatives. Group therapy is a theatre of study and change
  • When you speak in a group, words can echo more loudly in your mind. You can also see how other members respond to your behavior
  • You may use group as a main treatment, or work simultaneously in both group and individual ther-apy to stimulate growth in mutually complementary ways
How Schema Group Therapy Can Help You:
  • Understand your feelings of emptiness in your current relationships, and master how to get your needs met at home & at work
  • Confront ways you feel inferior---change your perceptions or improve yourself in those areas
  • Learn how to stop your overly critical thoughts of yourself or others, & confront people in a healthy way who are critical of you
  • Confront feeling inferior or different in group settings, and gain more confidence in social arenas (public speaking, parties, dating, etc.)
  • Learn how to avoid ambivalent, unstable romantic partners and stick with partners who are stable and committed without clinging or becoming jealous during normal separations
  • Balance your work and personal life to reduce the constant pressure you feel, and enjoy your successes
  • Master expressing and managing your emotions. Develop & deepen intimacy and connection you experience in your relationships

Clinically Proven to Help You Feel Better
Group therapy is a widely used treatment option, practiced for more than 50 years, and is as effective as individual therapy. As you meet and interact with other group members, the whole group learns to work on shared problems--one of the most beneficial aspects of group therapy. Schema group therapy ad-dresses feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety, and can help you make significant changes to feel better.

  • Schema group therapy is affordable, and is reimbursable by most health insurance plans with an out-of-network benefit (Check with your insurance carrier for specific details)

An Expert in Group Therapy
The leader of the group, Travis W. Atkinson, L.C.S.W., is the Clinical Director of Advanced Cognitive Therapy. Travis has been successfully guiding therapy groups in Manhattan for many years. He is affili-ated with the Cognitive Therapy Center of New York and is on faculty of the Schema Therapy Institute in New York City. He is the co-author of the latest schema inventory, the Young-Atkinson Mode Inventory Travis is a graduate of New York University and the Center for Group Studies in group leadership, and a member of the American Group Psychotherapy Association, the Eastern Group Psychotherapy Society, and the Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy.

Call Now to Join
Group size is limited, so call now to schedule a pre-group consultation, or contact us via our online form.

Call (212) 725-7774.



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