Jacob’s Groups

Personal Development Groups (Westfield, NJ)

The Personal Development Group is an ongoing, process-oriented psychotherapy group for people who want to improve their relationships, change dysfunctional behavior, and increase self-awareness. The focus is on expressing thoughts and feelings that members have towards and about each other. This invites honesty, risk-taking and intimacy. In Group, members reenact and experiment with the patterns that cause them distress and undermine relationships. Group attracts people who value authenticity and courage. Members can delve into sexuality, aggression, conflict and connection. They can adventure together in a symbolic space. They learn who they are and who they can become.

Anger Management Group (Westfield, NJ)

Prospective members ask the significant people in their life to list the aggressive behaviors they are doing that are scary, hurtful and upsetting. In group sessions, members practice working through their aggression therapeutically. Six weeks into the program members present to the group on what they have learned. They are evaluated by the other group members on the degree to which they’re taking responsibility for their actions, demonstrating empathy towards the people affected by them, developing insight into the underlying emotional pain and cultivating the skills of managing and transforming their rage. This presentation is repeated prior to termination.

Process Group for Therapists (Westfield, NJ)

This is a weekly, ongoing group for psychotherapists to develop personally and professionally. The group is process-oriented, meaning participants share their immediate, here-and-now thoughts and feelings. In doing so, they develop a greater capacity to tolerate uncomfortable feelings and skillfully work with transference, counter-transference and projection. Additional benefits include greater self-understanding, ability to create and sustain intimacy, boundary-setting, assertiveness, support, a sense of belonging, inspiration and vitality.