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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

  • Proud Parents—for parents of LGBTQ youth
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Parent Management Training
  • Post-Partum Depression
  • Stepping out of Depression for Women
  • Life Skills (for Women) 
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Wellness Self Management
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Assertive Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Grief & Loss
  • Expressive Therapy
  • Self-Care & Self-Compassion
  • Daily Living Skills

Addiction groups

  • Relapse Prevention
  • Early Sobriety 
  • Managing My Recovery
  • Discovering Guilt & Shame
  • Addiction & the Family
  • Medication Education
  • My Story
  • Life Through the 12 Steps
  • Alcoholics Anonymous

Youth mental health groups

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Healthy Lives
  • Fantastical Feelings—a Dungeons and Dragons themed mental health group
  • Anger Management for Youth 8-13

Need help navigating our mental health 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 assist them in addressing the problems they are experiencing, or that will help them to achieve a higher quality life or level of functioning.

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