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Sunset evoking Addiction Recovery with Citizen AdvocatesSunset evoking Addiction Recovery with Citizen Advocates

You are not alone. When it comes to staying sober and managing mental health, it is helpful to see and hear others who are on a similar path. Citizen Advocates offers regularly scheduled sessions for people who have a shared experience. Together as a group we strive to achieve individual successes. 

Group therapy can include, but is not limited to, 

  • Managing mental health 
  • Problem solving as a group
  • Improving parenting skills
  • Building better interpersonal skills 
  • Helping improve stress tolerance 
  • Achieving or maintaining sobriety
  • Managing co-occurring disorders

Unless noted by the therapist, all sessions take place weekdays during regular clinic hours. Please keep in mind, an initial one-on-one meeting and assessment with a clinician is required before meeting with any group. To schedule an appointment, contact our Malone clinic at 518-483-3261 or Saranac Lake at 518-891-5535.

If you have received an initial assessment from a clinician who recommended group therapy, below are the sessions we currently offer:

Mental health groups

  • LGBTQIA+  adult
  • Parent support—focuses on teaching parents techniques to help change the behavior of their children or adolescents
  • PTSD women’s group 
  • Chronic pain management
  • Grief  

Addiction groups

  • Co-occurring
  • Addiction phase 1—if you are just starting out in treatment for addiction, this group is for you
  • Addiction phase 2—for individuals who are past the initial treatment stage for addiction
  • Sober support group
  • Integrated dual disorder treatment life skills
  • Early recovery—for individuals just starting sobriety and may still struggle with relapse
  • Relapse prevention
  • Suboxone support group

Youth mental health groups

  • Adolescent PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) group

Need help navigating our addiction recovery services?

At Citizen Advocates, we work as a team to provide the best individual, person-centered services to the people we serve. Care coordination assists clients with identifying and accessing the services that will best address the problems they are experiencing. Our goal is to help them achieve a higher quality of life.

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