At CRP, we believe in the power of the group. Our experience shows, and academic research supports it, that individuals that attend group therapy are often more successful in their treatment, and have a much more satisfying personal treatment experience. In cases of abuse or trauma, groups provide social support, they improve social networks and they can reduce stigma, isolation and feelings of alienation among members.
We have designed a number of groups that cater to our clients' needs. That said, as needs continue to change so can our offerings. Our goal is to help you find the support you need! If you don't see a group that is suitable to your needs, please let us know, and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
Level I: The Adolescent Wellness Group is an open-ended treatment program designed for teens (ages 13-17) who are experiencing adjustment issues related to life challenges. The group provides therapy services more frequently than weekly, but not at an intensive level. Topics may include coping enhancement, stress management, interpersonal communication skills, and self-esteem building. The program will include group therapy and family therapy
The group takes place in Sarasota, FL office only, Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Facilitator: Tanya Baker-Graham, LCSW and Robin Richardson, LMHC
Level II: The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is a structured 6 week treatment program designed for teens (ages 13-17) who are struggling in their everyday lives due to mental health or substance abuse issues. The program is designed to help students develop healthier coping strategies, improve communication skills and enhance their relationships at home and at school. An appropriate candidate is a teen who is still able to live at home and function within the community, but one who could benefit from a treatment plan and services more comprehensive than weekly individual therapy. The program is medically supervised and can be an alternative to inpatient treatment or as a transition from inpatient care to outpatient treatment. The IOP will include group therapy, family therapy, and medical supervision.
The group takes place in Sarasota, FL office only, Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 3:00pm-6:00pm
Facilitator: Tanya Baker-Graham, LCSW ; Robin Richardson, LMHC; Barbara Crain
PTSD & TRAUMA GROUP: Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT) is one of the most commonly used anxiety management treatments for PTSD and is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). SIT was originally developed for anxious individuals developed in 1994 by Donald Meichenbaum Ph.D., incorporating psycho-education and skill building techniques such as relaxation, thought stopping, breath retraining, problem solving, and guided self-dialogue. Stress Inoculation Therapy (SIT) is a psychotherapy method intended to help clients prepare themselves in advance to handle stressful events successfully with a minimum of stress. Additional techniques that will be taught, with the goal of helping individuals reduce their symptoms of PTSD, will include processing the trauma narrative, self-regulation and grounding techniques, use of safe place imagery and mindfulness. The goal of the group is to build resiliency and work towards bringing the individual who has experienced trauma to the level of functioning they had prior to the incident.
The group takes place in the Sarasota, FL office on Fridays from 5:30-6:30pm.
Facilitator: Robin Richardson, LMHC
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma Group
The Sustaining Wellness therapy group brings together people, in a nonjudgmental setting, who want support, encouragement and input regarding ways to manage life’s challenges.
The group takes place in Sarasota, FL office on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.
Facilitator: Sylvie Jeanloz, LCSW in Sarasota, FL
Sustaining Wellness Group
Anger Management Group
Participants may come to this group due to relationship problems, job problems, legal problems, domestic violence or simply because they are uncomfortable with their anger level or how they express frustration. The goal for the group is for participants to both decrease the intensity of their feelings and to be able to express themsleves in constructive pro-social ways. The group session in Hackensack is for men only, while the Sarasota group is co-ed.
At its base, the group covers the concepts from the cognitive-behavioral Anger Management treatment manual published by SAMHSA (the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency). Beyond this, the group offers psychological perspectives on anger as it relates to issues of self-esteem, communication, parental modeling, substance abuse, psychiatric disorders and trauma.
The group is small and highly interactive--participants bring in their weekly experiences and subject them to analysis and group discussion. The group is normally completed in 12 sessions, though some participants stay longer for either legal or personal reasons. A certificate of completion is given to those who complete the program.
The group takes place in the Hackensack, NJ office on Wednesdays from 6-7pm.
Facilitator: Elaine Peguero, LCADC
The group takes place in the Sarasota, FL office on Mondays from 5:30-6:30pm.
Facilitator: Brett Sondag, MA RMHI
The Women's Support Group is a therapy group brings together women, who want to talk about ways to manage life's internal and external challenges. Members may share whatever is on their mind, to the degree that they wish, in a setting that is safe nonjudgemental, supportive, and affirming.
The group takes place in:
Sarasota, FL office on Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm
Hackensack, NJ office on Mondays from 12pm-1:00pm
Facilitator: Sylvie Jeanloz, LCSW in Sarasota, FL: Mariya Martynenko, LPC in Hackensack, NJ
Women's Support Group
This group is designed for individuals who are facing ongoing mental health challenges due to medical and psychological issues. This group is a place to share progress and satisfactions, as well as roadblocks faced. If you are looking for compassion and support, this may be the group for you.
The group takes place in the Sarasota, FL office on Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-1pm
Facilitator: Joseph Amato, PHD and Brett Sondag
Seeking Higher Ground Group
This group is for individuals seeking support and encouragement during addiction recovery. By learning from each other, members move beyond the suffering in addiction and push forward through the stages of change. Recurring themes in recovery are explored each week with topics ranging from acceptance, self awareness, and resiliency. The general focus is motivational enhancement and practical relapse prevention skills for sobriety. Our hope is to empower each individual in the present by reinforcing principles of honesty, open mindedness, and willingness from the 12-step program. Let's face the challenge together!
The group takes place:
Sarasota, FL office on Mondays, 5:30pm-6:30pm
Hackensack, NJ office on Mondays and Thursdays, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Facilitator: Susie Alarie, LMHC and Robin Richardson, LMHC in Sarasota; Lisa Guggino-Moses, LCSW in Hackensack
This is a support group for native Russian speakers. People who have been dealing with depression, anxiety, social isolation, recent losses, who have been suffering from chronic physical conditions or age related impairments find validation and acceptance among each other. Group members realize that their issues are shared by many, that there is no shame in feeling depressed, lost, vulnerable, or scared. Supportive community empowers people to be effective in symptom management, in addressing medical problems, in relating to their relatives and friends.
The group takes place in Hackensack, NJ office on Tuesdays,1:15pm-2:15pm
Facilitator: Katya Chizhova, LCSW