For a complete directory of local resources and services pertaining to mental health and any possible related needs check out our website http://www.wellnessrecovery.org/
Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19 to protect our participants, staff and the community-at-large we have made the following service adjustments.
- Support Groups and Wellness Programs are being held via zoom and by phone with a limited number in person. Please call for information.
- To-go lunches available for $2.00, weekdays 12 – 1.
We still have staff in the office and if you need anything at all please feel from to call us at 845-339-9090.
Support Groups at MHA
The Wellness Services Department offers a series of trainings and support groups to program participants, their family members and the general public. Groups are run either by Wellness Services staff or contracted professionally qualified facilitators. All groups are FREE and open to the public.
To register or obtain more information about groups please contacts us!
Informed Consent for Zoom
In order to attend online Virtual sessions, please return the Informed Consent for Zoom form (signed) signature page to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also come to the Clifford Beers Center, 300 Aaron Ct. Kingston, in person to sign or turn it in to the Wellness Department.
Thrivin' Not Just Survivin'
First 3 Mondays of the Month
Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you struggle with past trauma? Feeling like giving up? This group will provide support for those struggling to get by day to day
*Participants must be actively engaged with a primary therapist*
This weekly and free eating disorder support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County, and facilitated by Carolyn Cirnitski, LCSW. This group is for adults who identify as having any kind of eating disorder
QUEER HEALING CIRCLE
MONDAYS 5:30-6:30 PM
A free mutual support group for all LGBTQIA+ folks living with trauma, mental health struggles or psychiatric diagnoses. Facilitated by NYS Certified Peer Specialist, & MHA Transitions Coord. Elise Diamond
THE PRESENT OF PRESENCE
TUESDAYS 5:00-6:00 PM
For those who struggle with anxiety on a day-to-day basis to practice patience and mindfulness. This group will explore mindfulness strategies to cope with anxiety and provide a space for people to process their challenges/successes with peers.
WEDNESDAYS 3:00– 4:15pm
Ulster County Office for the Aging (OFA) and MHA offer this support group designed for caregivers seeking support, and interaction with other caregivers. Facilitated by MHA in Ulster Co. Wellness Counselor, Itzel Ruiz. This program is made possible Through Federal III-E, New York State Office for the Aging and the Ulster County Office for the Aging Funds
EMPOWERING PARENTS THROUGH SUPPORT
WEDNESDAYS* 6:00-7:30 PM
2nd & 4th Wednesday
Support for families of adult children and youth experiencing social, emotional, medical, I/DD, substance use, and/or behavioral health and mental health challenges. Join other families to grow through sharing concerns, insights and information
Inclusive: 4:00–5:45pm Mens's: 6:00-8:00pm
10-week sessions (schedule subject to change):
January- March / April- June / July- September /September-November
This weekly, 10-session and free workshop is offered through MHA in Ulster County and led by Chris Kadisson, MA Cht. We will be exploring, uncovering, and understanding causes of your anger, and bringing awareness of emotions, thoughts and goals. *Self-referred or mandated attendees welcome, pre-screening is required for participation
HOPE & HEALING
A support group for those working through grief & loss. Participants will explore:
- practical skills for coping and recovery
- positive tools and exercises for empowerment
- emotional wellness activities
A.S.D FAMILY MATTERS
THURSDAYS -2nd Thursday 10:00-11:30am
An opportunity for families of those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to receive emotional peer support. Share your experiences & solutions with other families in similar situations
Sponsored by Family Support Services Grant from Taconic DDRO, Office for People with Developmental Disabilities
A wellness-focused support group for anyone who wants to explore their emotions and grow their emotional intelligence. Facilitated by MHA in Ulster Co. Wellness Counselor, Itzel Ruiz
READY, STEADY, GO!
THURSDAYS 2:30-3:30 pm
This weekly and free support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County, and facilitated by Wellness peer, Teresa Joseph. Join others diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. Share feelings & learn ways to cope with PD’s challenges
A support group for those dealing with anxiety & depression. Participants will learn: practical skills for coping and recovery, positive tools and exercises to empower, emotional wellness activities
MAKE SPACE, TAKE SPACE
FRIDAYS 1:00-2:00 pm
Explore what it means to take up space and make space. Individuals will be able to share what occurs during their week and explore in a group setting how to communicate the feelings/thoughts that arise and how boundaries could have been implemented. Explore how boundaries look and feel to be able to implement them into your own life.