Laura Young, LCSW
Counseling Services PC

Psychotherapy & Group Counseling

Strengthening Individuals, Couples and Families

Current Groups

All groups take place at my office located at 315 W. 57th St., Suite 310, NYC. Directions and contact information.

Emotional Communication Group

Tuesday Evenings 5:45pm - 7:15pm and 7:30pm - 9pm

Download the Tuesday Evening Emotional Communication Group flyer.

As a group member you will:

  • Learn to recognize and express your full range of thoughts and feelings in words:
    • Identify and communicate to the group your variety of feelings.
    • Begin to understand and increase acceptance/tolerance for your emotions.
    • Find support as you transform what may be some non-helpful or destructive communication patterns into healthy self-assertion.
  • Begin to identify your maladaptive coping mechanisms. These coping mechanisms may have been helpful in your past and/or childhood but may no longer be helpful and may actually be impeding you from establishing and maintaining more intimate/close personal and professional relationships.
  • Develop the emotional (psychic) insulation necessary to sustain and tolerate all feelings—both positive and negative.
  • Experience the group as a microcosm of the world which may lead you to discover how you are perceived by other group members in a safe environment.

This group can be a benefit:

  • In the development of a more accurate sense of yourself as evidenced by increased self-esteem, self-confidence and/or assertiveness.
  • In relationship building skills—both personal and professional.
  • To increase your feelings of connectedness to others
  • As a Supplement to 12-Step Recovery.
  • In more effectively dealing with co-dependency issues.
  • To increase your skills of self care as well as being able to make and maintain boundaries.

Group Members:

  • Attend weekly 90 minute group sessions.
  • Payment is $50 per group.
  • Agree to take your share of the talking time—support others to take their share of the talking time.
  • Respect and uphold confidentiality of group members.