Interested in coming into social therapy?
Contact the Social Therapy Group. You can call us at 212-941-8844 or 718-797-3220, or use the online form here to send us an email.
You’ll make an appointment for an initial session — an “intake” — with a social therapist. Choosing a therapist is an important decision, and your intake will help you decide if social therapy is a good fit for you.
In the intake session, you and the therapist will discuss your fee. The intake and your session fees will be based on a sliding scale.
If you decide that social therapy is for you, you’ll start with a short series of individual sessions. As your individual sessions are wrapping up, your therapist will recommend you to a weekly group.
Group sessions are 90 minutes long, and therapy is scheduled at a range of convenient times, with locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Social therapy in Brooklyn
The Social Therapy Group offers a full range of services at our beautiful community therapy center in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.
Please contact us for our group schedule.
What happens at our community therapy center?
Generating community conversations on mental health, education, creativity, play, culture and politics . . .
The Social Therapy Group is a community mental health center. We recognize that living in uncertain times along with economic inequality, increasing violence, and bias-related behaviors produces emotional difficulties for everyone in our communities. We treat these emotional difficulties not only in our therapy work. Central to social therapy is community organizing. To that end we engage the community in therapeutic conversations through community events, online dialogues and on the streets. We ask the community important and thought-provoking questions such as:
- What is mental health? How do we create it?
- Does the community need therapy?
- More and more people (including children) now have a diagnosis. How do you think it has affected our larger society and our community?
- How do we listen to and learn from our children and young people and include them in exploring their (and our) understanding of sexuality?
- Can children, young people, adults, families and communities not only survive trauma, but use it to grow and develop?
- What is the role of creativity, art and performance in emotional growth and social change?
Conversations with Practitioners – Along with our international training center, the East Side Institute, the Social Therapy Group sponsors a series of conversations with innovators who are developing new approaches and practices in education, healthcare, psychology and psychotherapy. These conversations are lively discussions open to mental health practitioners, educators, coaches as well as the general public…and all are welcome. We create this series to explore cutting edge work in these fields with the community.
On the Streets - Look for our staff, interns and volunteers during summer months at the flea market, at the farmers market or on a street corner in the neighborhood as we listen to and speak to hundreds of Brooklyn residents about the issues noted above and more.
Atlantic Antic – Look for the Social Therapy group table at this huge annual street festival in autumn presented by the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corp. We speak with many of the thousands of people from all over Brooklyn and New York who attend. We invite them to participate in creating a new psychology with us.
Harlem Day – Look for the Social Therapy group table at this annual street festival and day of celebration and fellowship with Harlem New Yorkers.
Diary of A Social Therapist – Christine LaCerva, the Director of the Social Therapy Group, conducts an online conversation with the community about our work and the latest advances in new psychotherapy approaches. It’s a stimulating discussion and an opportunity to share your ideas with Christine. To participate, click here.
Social therapy in Manhattan
The Social Therapy Group offers a full range of services at our office
Please contact us for our group schedule.
See the listings here for upcoming classes and other events.