Free Support Groups

Free Pursuing Recovery (Eating Disorder) Support Group

For anyone struggling with an eating disorder

Who can attend?

This group is for people with disordered eating and body image concerns. It includes people with diagnoses (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder, etc), as well as those with questions about their body image, eating, and exercise habits. Participants are in various stages of recovery, struggle, and/or treatment.

How will this help me?

Pursuing Recovery offers participants an opportunity to share experiences, learn from each other, and express emotions in a confidential and supportive environment. Listening, sharing (if you like), and being among individuals with eating disorders can: mitigate isolation, support recovery, and help manage life, emotions, treatment, and relationships. You may discover new coping mechanisms or stress management approaches.

Do I have to speak?

Sharing experiences is optional. Eventually people find out that they have more to say than they realized about their particular situation.

About the Facilitator

Emily Rosenthal, MA, LCSW, has earned a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon University, a master’s in psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master’s in social work from Hunter College School of Social Work.  She completed postgraduate training in the Integrative Treatment of Eating Disorders at the Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia. Ms. Rosenthal is a psychotherapist in private practice and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

When and where do meetings take place?

Pursuing Recovery meets every Wednesday, from 7:00-8:00pm. Meetings take place year round.

 

Free Friends and Family Drop In Support Group 

For Anyone Impacted by a Loved One’s Eating Disorder

Who can attend?

This group is for family & friends of people with eating disorders to share experiences, learn from each other, and express emotions in a confidential and supportive environment.

How will this help me?

Listening to other’s ideas can provide alternative strategies to your particular situation. You may discover new coping mechanisms or stress management approaches. You will be among individuals in similar situations.

Do I have to speak?

Sharing experiences is optional. Eventually people find out that they have more to say than they realized about their particular situation.

About the Facilitator

Emily Rosenthal, MA, LCSW, has earned a bachelor’s degree from Carnegie Mellon   University, a master’s in psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a master’s in social work from Hunter College School of Social Work.  She completed postgraduate training in the Integrative Treatment of Eating Disorders at the Center for the Study of Anorexia & Bulimia.  Ms. Rosenthal is a psychotherapist in private practice and specializes in the treatment of eating disorders.

When and where do meetings take place?

Group meetings are every 1st and 3rd  Wednesday of the month from 6:00-7:00 pm. Meetings take place year round.

Meetings are held at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy at 33 w 60th St, 4th floor.  Tell the front desk you are looking for Friends and Family.

For more information: Call 212-333-3444 ext. 107 or e-mail csab@icpnyc.org