Self Help and Support Groups

Self Help

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!

Call 845-339-9090

OR

Email wellnessinfo@mhainulster.com

Informed Consent for Zoom
In order to attend online Virtual sessions, please return the Informed Consent for Zoom form (signed) signature page to wellnessinfo@mhainulster.com. 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.

Mindful Eating
MONDAYs
6:30-8:00pm
HYBRID

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
*Participants must be actively engaged with a primary therapist*
Participants will gain:
- practical skills for coping and recovery
- education and support
- healthy resources and tools

Thrivin' not just Survivin'
MONDAYs
3:00-4:15pm
IN -PERSON

Come join our weekly *no-commitment* and free support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County, and facilitated by Wellness Counselors, Brittany Dobson & Itzel Ruiz!
- gain peer support
-  develop useful coping skills
-  practice healing in a safe space

From Stressed to Success
Every Tuesday
5:15-6:15pm

This weekly *no-commitment* and free support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County and facilitated by Wellness Counselor, Brittany Dobson
Participants will learn:
- The basics of wellness, time management and self-care
- tools to de-stress and center yourself
-  easy and practical wellness activities
- boundary setting

Caregivers Support Group
Every Wednesday
In-Person & on Zoom
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 group provides:
- a safe place to express yourself
- advice, support and coping skills
- connect with others experiencing similar situations
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

A Little Break with Brittany
Every Wednesday
12:00-1:00pm
On Zoom & In-Person

This weekly *no-commitment* and free mindfulness group is offered through MHA in Ulster County and facilitated by Wellness Counselor, Brittany Dobson
Participants will:
-utilize their 'lunch-break' to decompress
-center themselves with mindfulness techniques
-engage in meaningful discussion and relaxation

Empowering Parents Through Support
Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month
6:30 – 8:00pm on Zoom

This bi-weekly and free support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County and facilitated by Family Peer Advocate, Patrice Baez.This group offers support for families of adult children and youth experiencing social, emotional, medical, developmental, substance use, and/ or behavioral health and mental health challenges.

Join other families to grow through sharing concerns, insights and information

Self-Care for Womxn
Every Thursday at 5:30pm-6:30pm  ~ in-person

A wellness-focused support group for anyone who has been impacted by patriarchy, misogyny, sexism, racism, transphobia and harmful gender binary views. Facilitated by MHA in Ulster Co.
Wellness Counselor, Itzel Ruiz

Hope & Healing: A support group for those working through grief & loss
Every Thursday at 2:00pm-3:00pm
in-person

This weekly *no-commitment* and free support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County, and facilitated by Wellness Counselor, Brittany Dobson.  Participants will learn:
- practical skills for coping and recovery
- positive tools and exercises for empowerment
- emotional wellness activities

A.S.D Family Matters
2nd Thursday of each month
10:00-11:30am
on Zoom

This monthly and free support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County and facilitated by Family Peer Advocate, Patrice Baez. This group provides 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

READY, STEADY, GO!
Every Thursday
2:30-3:30pm
In person & on zoom

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

Anger Management
This weekly, 10-session and free workshop is offered through MHA in Ulster County and facilitated 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

INCLUSIVE Anger Management Group (all gender identities welcome)
Every Thursday
Next Session starts in JULY
*Must be pre-screened*
4:00 – 5:45pm

MENS Anger Management Group
Every Thursday
Next Session starts in JULY
*Must be pre-screened*
6:00 – 8:00pm

Resilience: A support group for those dealing with anxiety & depression
Every Friday at 2:00pm-3:00pm
in-person

This weekly *no-commitment* and free support group is offered through MHA in Ulster County, and facilitated by Wellness Counselor, Itzel Ruiz.  Participants will learn:
- practical skills for coping and recovery
- positive tools and exercises to empower
- emotional wellness activities