Support Groups & Workshops
Participating in a Support Group or focused Workshop can be a powerful experience and practical way to work more deeply on a specific challenge. Our Support Groups and Workshops are safe and non-judgmental virtual spaces to explore your feelings and/or learn useful tools. Support Groups require a weekly commitment in order to enrich the experience for your own self-development as well as enhance the connection you create and receive from group members.
CURRENT VIRTUAL SUPPORT GROUPS
Even before the pandemic, stress in teens was on the rise. And now its inching through the roof. Learning ways to talk about, process and tools to cope with stress now in their teen years, will help your teen immeasurably throughout their lifetime. The Stress-Reduction & Mindfulness Support Group for High Schoolers will meet for 10 weeks online with the option to continue.
- For: High School Teens
- Date/Time: Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm-8:15pm ET (4:00pm-5:15pm PT)
Fee for this group is $60 per session/ $600 in total for the 10 week commitment.
Amanda Sacks, LCSW and RYT will be leading the Teen Support Group.
In a world where our voices are often diminished, the Healing Circle is a judgment-free space to speak your truth and genuinely be heard. Group participants show up as they are, expressing their needs and feelings in a setting of emotional intimacy. Support Circle participants listen within and explore desires, needs and patterns while in community. This group is open to adults of all ages and individuals of all experiences.
- For: Adults age 21 and up
- Date/Time: Wednesdays from 12:00pm-1:15pm ET (9am-10:15am PT)
Fee for this group is $60 per session/ $480 in total for the 8 week commitment.
Pam LePore, LMSW, will be leading the Healing Circle.
The unique strengths of women over 50 are too often overlooked. In the Wise Women’s Group, you are invited to explore your distinctive experiences as your life transitions. Group is a safe space where your feelings are acknowledged and honored, to explore topics such as living alone, shifting relationships with adult children or aging parents. Join this group of thoughtful, mature women where you can express yourself and claim the confidence and grace that are gifts at this stage of life
- For: Women Ages 50+
- Date/Time: Tuesday’s from 2pm-3:15pm ET (11am-12:15pm PT)
Emily Shapiro, MS, LMFT, will be leading the Wise Women’s Support Group.
Do you often feel self-conscious about your appearance? Do you avoid your reflection or being in photos? Do you feel shame, guilt, or stress related to food or exercise? Do you feel like you don’t belong in certain spaces because of how you look? Have you heard about things like body positivity or self-love but don’t know where to begin?
If so, this group is for you! It is very common to feel dissatisfied with our bodies, from body size/weight, to skin tone, facial features, acne or skin conditions, or hair type/texture. We are constantly receiving messages about what our bodies should look like based on eurocentric beauty standards, and we often face judgment or criticism from within our communities or families as well.
This group hopes to provide a space of belonging and acceptance for women of color. Together, we will unlearn unhealthy narratives about our bodies, and begin to cultivate more peaceful relationships with our bodies.
- For: BIPOC women, 18+
- Date/Time: Starting Fall 2023, Saturdays from 12:00pm-1:15 pm ET
Fee for this group is $60 per session/ $840 in total for the 14 week commitment.
Sneha Rawlani, MHC-LP will be leading the Making Peace With Our Bodies group.
Parenting is challenging. Parenting a child with ADHD and/or other forms of neurodiversity takes the challenge to a whole other level. Because our children are, by definition, not typical, it’s easy to feel isolated. However, you are not alone.
This group brings together parents of neurodivergent children in a safe, non-judgmental space. Here, no one will ask why you “allow” your child to behave a certain way, or push solutions that may work for typically developing children but don’t work for yours. Your experience will be valued and respected. Your frustrations will be met with resonance empathy, and your triumphs will be celebrated.
The group will offer opportunities to share and commiserate. It will also offer expert guidance, parenting skills, and specific tools to help you and your child thrive together.
- For: Parents of Kids with ADHD
- Date/Time: TBD, weekday morning or afternoon
Fee for this group is $60 per session per parent/ $480 in total for the 8 week commitment. ($100 per session for 2 parents/ $800 for the 8 week commitment).
Emily Shapiro, MS, LMFT, will be leading the Parents of Kids with ADHD Support Group.
Do you struggle with people-pleasing tendencies, setting and maintaining boundaries, or putting others needs and wants before your own? Are you noticing “fixing” and care-giving patterns in your relationships, work, and daily life? Do you find yourself feeling guilty when taking care of yourself?
If so, this group may be for you! In this 12 week support group, learn the tools and skills to manage codependency within your interpersonal relationships, job, your children, partner, family, friends, etc.
Though the pain of codependency may often cause resentment and shame, there are many strengths you have. Learn to integrate your compassion and caring nature, with ways to move forward and grow.
Resources, tools, handouts will be provided as well as a healing and safe space to provide one another with emotional support while navigating this journey.
- For: 21+
- Date/Time: Wednesday midday, 11:30am-12:45pm ET
Fee for this group is $75 per session/ $900 in total for the 12 week commitment.
Alyssa Kushner, LCSW will be leading the Codependency Resiliency Support Group.
All groups will be held Online via a confidential host. For inquiries about the timing of a group and how to join a group, please call BHAVA Therapy Group directly at 646-389-5801 or email at supportgroups@
Support Groups are led by licensed clinicians and facilitated in a coaching format. Groups are self-pay and we do not bill insurance companies for Support Groups. We request payment in full before the start of your Support Group however are able to design individual payment plans as needed.
Amanda Sacks, LCSW and RYT
Amanda brings her experience as a registered yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner to her work with her clients and is highly skilled at supporting teens in their growth. Please learn more about Amanda on our “Meet the Team” page.
Pam LePore, LMSW
Pam has extensive experience with leading groups, where she creates an open space for participants to explore feelings and desires. Pam shares, “Group allows us the opportunity to practice being one’s self with others. In my experience, a support group is a uniquely transcendent place.”
Emily Shapiro, MS, LMFT
She shares, “Our life experience, self-awareness, and cognitive maturity offer us the strength we need to manage the unique challenges of women over fifty.” Her approach to groups is warm and collaborative. Emily listens intuitively and respects each group members’ expertise on their own experiences.
Elizabeth Joseph, MHC-LP, NCC
Elizabeth has experience leading groups with young adults through older adults. She loves witnessing the growth and transformation within group members and the sense of community and support that groups can create. She aims to create a warm, compassionate, and supportive group environment.
Alyssa Kushner, LCSW
Alyssa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with a Masters degree from New York University and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from Rutgers University.
Taking a strengths-based client-centered, relational, and trauma-informed approach Alyssa has a passion for working with adolescents and adults with various needs including anxiety, depression/mood disorders, complex trauma, substance use, codependency, low self-esteem, and life transitions. She also has extensive experience working with emotional dysregulation, ADHD, executive dysfunction, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and crisis intervention.