Richard Hall Community Mental Health Center is pleased to offer many different groups available within our Outpatient Department. If you are a current client of the center speak with your provider to see if he/she feels that this group would be appropriate for you. If you are a provider, please contact the group leader before completing a Service Change Request. For new clients or more information, please contact the Assessment Center at (908) 253-3165 to learn more about these groups and other services that we provide. We accept Medicaid, Medicare and most third party insurances and a sliding scale is available upon request.
Fresh Start Recovery Group: The fresh start recovery group is for individuals dealing with co-occurring substance use and/or mental health concerns to feel as though they can start fresh in their lives and learn healthy coping skills to deal with stressors. Individuals will learn how to recognize triggers for unhealthy behavior and increase ways to positively manage them. Created within a safe environment, group members are free to discuss feelings, relationships and challenges they may be experiencing as well as successes.
Tuesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm -Care Room 218
Grief Group: Grief is experienced differently by individuals and in so many ways -- physical, emotional, and spiritual. Grief is all of the feelings we wrestle with when someone dies and our support group will provide a safe environment to process those feelings with others who can support one another through this difficult time.
Tuesdays 11:00am-12:30pm-Room 143
Healthy Relationships : Most people want healthy relationships in their lives, but defining a healthy relationship can be difficult and often we have little to compare our relationships too. This group provides a safe place to discuss relationships; what makes them healthy and unhealthy, balancing power in a relationship and learning that healthy relationships are based on equality and mutual respect, not fear, threats or violence.
Wednesdays 1:00pm-2:30pm-Room 142
Listen to Your Art: This group is for children age 10-18 struggling with what they feel and how to make sense of it. The goal of this group is to allow the non-verbal process of art making to allow the unspeakable to be spoken. Clients will work with open studio and directive based group sessions. The group will be split in to 2 cycles running for 8 weeks each, age 10-13 and 14-18.
Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:00pm-Room 131
Options: The Options Program is weekly group therapy for male perpetrators of domestic violence. The clients are required to attend 26 weeks to complete the program and it is in an outpatient setting. The program is available to individuals who are either self-referred or court ordered with a willingness to commit to a program of change and personal growth.
Thursdays 5:30pm-7:00pm-CARE Room 219
Peace and Progress: This group is designed to integrate a mindfulness approach with a variety of stress management tools that can be pulled out of your "toolbox" and applied immediately whenever confronted with a stressful situation. Learn to recognize and challenge negative self-talk and how to manage stress and anxiety.
Thursdays 12:30pm-2:00pm-Room 139
Relapse Prevention: The purpose of the group is to offer members a sense of self-efficacy and stability in their ongoing level of functioning in the community. Studies have shown that people can learn to recognize and manage their symptoms and reduce the chances that they will relapse. If they do relapse, the symptoms may be less severe. Actions you can take before symptoms become severe can help lessen the effect of symptoms on your day-to-day life. Self-management can help you identify these early warning signs and create a plan to help with difficult situations.
Wednesdays 10:30am-12:00pm-Room 142
Wednesdays 1:15pm-2:45pm-Room 143
Solutions Group: This group is a structured format on recovering from depression, utilizing behavioral goal techniques, along with education on Psychological underpinnings that help or hinder recovery. The group takes into account barriers in the environment that contribute to clients struggles and encourages seeking practical solutions. This group also operates on using group process through leader guidance, peer support and feedback to positively influence goal achievement. Clients are encouraged to learn what the Therapists have learned through education and experience.
Thursdays 7:00pm-8:30pm-Room 143
Social Butterflies: This group is a play-based social skills group for 8-12 year-olds who are experiencing difficulty with peers relations and emotional regulation. Topics addressed include how to make and keep friends, problem solving, conflict resolution and expressing emotions effectively. This group is geared towards youth who have mild symptoms of ASD, anxiety, ADHD, impulsivity or sensory integration disorder. Youth who are suicidal are not appropriate for this group.
Mondays 6:30pm-8:00pm-Room Varies
Strength and Support: This group will provide a supportive environment for members to explore how depression has impacted their lives. Members are encouraged to share their personal experiences while exchanging support with peers. The facilitator will provide educational materials about depression and will explore coping skills from various treatment modalities, including Strengths Based, CBT, and DBT. Group discussions will focus on helping members attain a balanced life and achieve personal goals.
Mondays 5:30pm-7:00pm-Room 142
Stress Management Group: High levels of stress can significantly impact our minds, bodies, and negatively influence our daily lives. This is an open group for adults who are struggling to juggle daily stressors and responsibilities and would like support. The goal of this group is to provide psychoeducation on the effects stress can have on us and to learn different techniques and coping skills to better manage our busy lives.
Wednesdays 5:30pm-7:00pm-Room 142
Teen Coping Skills: This group is a peer-support and educational group that teaches ways to manage the stress and challenges of teen life through discussion and creative means. Each group member sets a personal goal to work on with the group and each person contributes to the growth of other members. This group is appropriate for teens who are anxious, depressed or who have stress from school or family issues. Teens who are actively suicidal or homicidal, have medical issues arising from eating disorders or who are experiencing problems from substance abuse would require a higher level of care and would not be appropriate.
Thursdays 7:15pm-8:45pm-Room 131
Tween Yoga: This is an open group for 8-12 year-old males and females who would benefit from mindfulness, relaxation, and exercise through yoga. Practicing yoga calms and awakens the mind, body and spirit, leading to long-lasting positive changes. Kids who practice yoga develop healthy stress management, better concentration, and a positive self-esteem. Tween yoga is led by a certified yoga instructor with the support of a clinician.
Mondays 5:30 pm-6:30pm-Room 120
Woman’s Trauma Group: “The two most powerful words when we’re in struggle: me too.” Brené Brown. For many women, the impact of childhood trauma and abuse continues into their adulthood. For others, what they thought was put away gets reignited by new life circumstances. Through this group, women will explore the effects of childhood trauma on how they view themselves, others, and the world. Through compassion and shared experience group members move toward healing, and shame is diminished.
Thursdays 3:15pm-4:35pm-Room 142