Group Therapy

Group Therapy in NYC: The Life at Your Best Plan

Set up an assessment session and discover which group therapy is right for you!

Schema Therapy  (ST) | Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) | Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB)

Join an exciting opportunity to enter an on-going weekly therapy or peer support group for men.

We offer two therapy group possibilities:


TUESDAYS: 8:05 – 9:35 PM

Led by Travis Atkinson, LCSW, an expert in group therapy in NYC, you will learn with and from other people, and better understand your own patterns that may be holding you back from the life you want.

Schedule an appointment for an assessment with Travis Atkinson, LCSW, to see if you’re a good candidate for the new group by completing the easy online appointment scheduler below.

Group Therapy



What does this mean? It is a group for guys looking for a supportive therapeutic community of men struggling with similar issues. Most often, these struggles include:

  • Problems with depression or anxiety
  • Loneliness, social anxiety, difficulty making friends
  • Challenges controlling anger/frustration
  • Difficulty opening up with others, talking about emotions
  • Struggles with romantic and personal relationships
  • Intrusions from past situations that get in your way

Schedule an appointment for an assessment with Paul Chiariello, LMSW to see if you’re a good candidate for the new group by completing the easy online appointment scheduler below.

Paul is certified as a Cognitive Behavior Therapist from NYU’s program, and is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and Schema Therapy (ISST).

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. Those issues may include symptoms of anxiety, depression, relationship distress, job and career frustrations, ADHD, emotional eating, and more.

One aim of the “Life at Your Best” group therapy may be to help you socialize better—and it can accomplish this—but that is not necessarily the main goal. The Life at Your Best group therapy can help you:

identify and deal with your emotional blocks and limitations

enable you to relate better to others

gain more inner comfort

realize your own potential

Each week in group session, you identify unhealthy patterns you may be repeating, and practice healthier alternatives within the safety that group therapy provides to explore new, healthier patterns.

How Group Therapy in NYC at the Life at Your Best Plan 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 others’ growth.

The therapist guides the discussion, providing a productive examination 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 members as they work to defeat negative thoughts, manage emotions, identify and change unhealthy beliefs, and develop healthy behaviors.

The Life at Your Best Group Therapy Plan 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, work associates, and more. Group therapy is a theater 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 therapy to stimulate growth in mutually complementary ways. 

How the Life at Your Best Group Therapy Plan can help You:

1. Understand your feelings of emptiness in your current relationships, and master how to get your needs met at home & at work

2. Confront ways you feel inferior – change your perceptions or improve yourself in those areas

3. Learn how to stop your overly critical thoughts of yourself or others, & confront people in a healthy way who are critical of you

4. Address feeling inferior or different in group settings, and gain more confidence in social arenas (public speaking, parties, dating, etc.)

5. 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

6. Balance your work and personal life to reduce the constant pressure you feel, and enjoy your successes

7. Master expressing and managing your emotions. Develop & deepen intimacy and connection you experience in your relationrelationships.

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 for many challenges. 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. The Life at Your Best Group Therapy Plan addresses your feelings of isolation, depression, and anxiety, and can help you make significant changes to feel better.

Group therapy is reimbursable by most health insurance plans with an out-of-network benefit (Check with your insurance carrier for specific details).

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