The group will focus on issues of recovery from a substance use disorder and co-occurring anxiety and depression.
The group will embrace principles of mindfulness, harm reduction, and attachment theory.
Participants will learn practical strategies for avoiding relapse, communication skills, and alternative approaches for dealing with emotional distress. Participants will be looking at the changes they would like to see in their personal lives and in their relationships with others. Clients will develop awareness of how they impact and are perceived by others within the group, and in the outside world.
The group setting provides a supportive and respectful environment to work through the emotional and interpersonal blocks that may be difficult to uncover in other therapeutic settings. Group participants will learn skills to express themselves to others and listen constructively. In the end, our hope is that this is a transformative experience that will lead each person to feel hopeful and empowered to explore new ways of being in the world without relying on substances.
We believe that this group can be a great addition to a treatment plan for individuals in recovery. We seek to build a community of psychologically-minded individuals in recovery. All members are required to be in individual therapy with a clinician of their choosing in the community.
All prospective clients are screened, and we aim to provide a safe, supportive, and nonjudgmental environment to support each clients needs and goals. The leaders of the group will work closely with a member’s outside therapist and the group should be looked at as a place to compliment and practice the work he or she is doing with them.
All clients in this group are working on relapse prevention and life enhancement. Many clients in the program are returning from inpatient treatment and use the group to support the transition back to their Philadelphia lives.
The group is facilitated by Michael Ascher, MD and Elana Rosof, PhD, both of whom have extensive training, experience, and respect for the complexities in working with people recovering from addictions.
Women with high levels of functioning are most appropriate for this group.
Location and Time
The group meets every other Wednesday for 16 sessions starting September 13th from 7:00 to 8:30 PM and will be held at 191 Presidential Blvd. Suite W10. Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.Please share this post!