Group therapy for children and adolescents provides a unique opportunity for them to think about their experiences and receive comfort with others who are having similar experiences.  Together group members help each other develop new coping strategies and insights into their experiences.  Groups are typically interactive and/or skill-based and feedback comes from the therapist as well as other group members.

The Psychological Center offers a number of groups for children. For additional information about these groups call 212-650-6602. 


Play Therapy Group

Thursdays from 4:30-5:20 P.M.

This group utilizes the practice of creative play therapy to promote social interaction and self-regulation as well as integration of unformulated and nonverbal experiences in pre-adolescent children. The goals of the group are to (i) promote self-regulation for children to manage their emotions and behaviors, and (ii) bolster their ability to relate to others while being mindful of their individuality. The group encourages the creativity of the children, providing them with a sense of agency and control.

Group Membership Criteria:

Children ages 7 - 12

self- regulation and social skills group

Wednesdays from 5:00-6:15 P.M.

An integrative skills group designed for kids.  This group integrates a range of activities that promote communication and social skills, impulse control, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and stress management.   New group members enter into the group at the beginning of each new module, which is typically every 2-3 weeks.

Group Membership Criteria:

Children ages 7-12 depending on the composition of the group 

For more information see our The RISE Therapy Program brochure or call 212-650-6978.