The Integrative Counseling group at PGSC is a group for high-functioning individuals who feel they want more out of life. It is for people who despite having many positive things in their lives have wrestled with the same problems and have not been able to find a lasting solution. Some of these stubborn issues might include self-doubt (not feeling good enough no matter what we accomplish); general anxiety and depression; social anxiety; stress, personal relationships, achieving goals, and existential issues.
We offer an evidenced based program that incorporates cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, and mindfulness based approaches to group support therapy. Since no approach has all the answers, and most approaches offer something of value, we feel that by taking an eclectic approach – that is, taking the best practices from the many proven approaches available - we can offer our participants the most valuable techniques available including skill building, problem solving, cognitive restructuring, support, insight, and stress management training all within the same group.
Our current Integrative Counseling group is full. For more information or to join the waitlist, call us directly at (908) 431-5254 or email [email protected]
(CBT, DBT, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic and Other Techniques)
- Manage and reduce anxiety
- Change unproductive past and present behaviors
- Change negative thought patterns
- Become more patient, accepting, and compassionate toward yourself and others
- Develop intimate connections
- Reduce feelings of anger and isolation
- Develop achievable lifestyle goals (The Happiness Factors) and learn how to overcome obstacles to achieving them
- Develop a mindfulness meditation practice
Groups are limited to 9 participants
Group Leader: Charles Leighton, LCSW, CGP, CYT, Founder and Director of the Princeton Group Support Center
Charles Leighton is a licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, Certified Group Psychotherapist, Certified Yoga teacher, and Mindfulness instructor. He has been in private practice for 21 years in Skillman, New Jersey. For the last 20 years, Charles Leighton practiced at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City where he was the founder and director of "The Heart Group," a therapy and lifestyle change program for people with heart disease recently featured in the PBS documentary THE MYSTERIOUS HUMAN HEART. Leighton has lectured nationally on mental illness and stress, and has been a health consultant to The New York Times, New York Hospital, Gilda's Club, and Smith Center for the Healing Arts in Washington, DC. In addition to helping clients resolve their particular presenting problems, he is committed to fostering lifestyle changes and skills that are essential for achieving lasting happiness.