What we're about

Emotional Support Collaborative, offers FREE Therapeutic Support Groups to the community led by trained facilitators. The first 60 days are free. After the 60 days, if you want to continue attending groups you just pay $25 for annual dues for unlimited groups. We typically run 2-3 groups weekly Sept - April and 1 group per month May - August.

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We all need emotional support. Sometimes we find that the best place to get support is from other like-minded individuals who are facing the same challenges as we are.
The emotional support collaborative meets on different life challenging topics. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere of understanding, compassion and support. Group founder is a trained Facilitator who, in conjunction with other trained group facilitators, will help lead and give helpful input in each support group.

Each member is met with compassion, respect, non-judgment, confidentiality and a strong belief in the potential for attaining the balance, strength and joy that exists for each of us!
We're looking forward to having you join us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Women's Empowerment Group

Loring Therapy

Women supporting women. This group is for Women to have a safe and welcoming space for learning and expressing themselves without judgement. We will cover multiple therapeutic techniques on how to better navigate our lives. We will also share daily challenges, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, being single, relationships, divorce and many more topics. Location: Loring Therapy, LLC on the SE corner of Middlebelt and Ford Rd in Garden City. Located in the corner building above "Orin Jewelers", suite 212. Use Middlebelt Road entrance under the 2240 Green Awning. *Childcare - Childcare will not be provided for our groups. Please do not bring children to group and make arrangements for your own childcare if it is needed. Thank you. *RSVP / Very Important- Due to RSVP limit, please update RSVP if you cannot make it so that someone on the waiting list may take your spot. *No-Shows - If you have more than 5 "no-shows" and you are signed up for an event, unfortunately organizer will have to remove you from event to make space for those who attend regularly as space is very limited. To re-instate your no-show status, contact Head Organizer, Charity Loring through Meetup. Thank you. *Interns- some groups will be led by licensed therapist, and some groups will be led by formally trained Masters level interns. *Dues - Groups are free the first 60 days. After the trial period you will be asked to pay and annual dues for $25 which will give you unlimited access to all of our groups for an entire year.

Therapeutic Stress Less Group

Loring Therapy

We all encounter Stress in our lives. Join us to learn more about therapeutic stress reduction techniques you can perform yourself or with others. We will learn how the brain and central nervous system work together, and how to calm them both. Location: Loring Therapy, LLC on the SE corner of Middlebelt and Ford Rd in Garden City. In the corner building above "Orin Jewelers", suite 212. Use Middlebelt Road entrance under the 2240 Green Awning. **RSVP / Very Important- Due to 10 person RSVP limit, please update RSVP if you cannot make it so that someone on the waiting list may take your spot. ***No-Shows - If you have more than 5 "no-shows" and you are signed up for an event, unfortunately organizer will have to remove you from event to make space for those who attend regularly as space is very limited. To re-instate your no-show status, contact Head Organizer, Charity Loring through Meetup. Thank you.

Women's Empowerment Group

Loring Therapy

Women supporting women. This group is for Women to have a safe and welcoming space for learning and expressing themselves without judgement. We will cover multiple therapeutic techniques on how to better navigate our lives. We will also share daily challenges, grief, depression, anxiety, parenting, being single, relationships, divorce and many more topics. Location: Loring Therapy, LLC on the SE corner of Middlebelt and Ford Rd in Garden City. Located in the corner building above "Orin Jewelers", suite 212. Use Middlebelt Road entrance under the 2240 Green Awning. *Childcare - Childcare will not be provided for our groups. Please do not bring children to group and make arrangements for your own childcare if it is needed. Thank you. *RSVP / Very Important- Due to RSVP limit, please update RSVP if you cannot make it so that someone on the waiting list may take your spot. *No-Shows - If you have more than 5 "no-shows" and you are signed up for an event, unfortunately organizer will have to remove you from event to make space for those who attend regularly as space is very limited. To re-instate your no-show status, contact Head Organizer, Charity Loring through Meetup. Thank you. *Interns- some groups will be led by licensed therapist, and some groups will be led by formally trained Masters level interns. *Dues - Groups are free the first 60 days. After the trial period you will be asked to pay and annual dues for $25 which will give you unlimited access to all of our groups for an entire year.

How to Set Healthy Boundaries/ Assertiveness

Loring Therapy

Learn how to build self-confidence, express your ideas, say "no" without guilt, and stand up for yoiurself in life, love, and on the job while respecting yourself and others, all with this proven, simple, step-by-step method learned in our groups. You do not need the book or be present in previous groups to attend. All are welcome, but you must RSVP as space is limited. We will be leading the groups using "The Assertiveness Workbook" written by Randy J. Paterson, Ph.D. We will not be able to provide copies of the book in group, so if you would like your own guide to work out of in and out of group, you can purchase the book here: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/assertiveness-workbook-randy-paterson/1101969064?ean=9781572242098 If you would like to find a more inexpensive version of the book, you can look it up in Amazon.com or half.com. If you cannot afford to purchase your own copy, feel free to bring writing material to group and take notes. Location: Loring Therapy, LLC on the corner of Middlebelt and Ford Rd in Garden City. In the corner building above "Orin Jewelers", suite 212. Use Middlebelt Road entrance under the 2240 Green Awning. **RSVP / Very Important- Due to RSVP limit, please update RSVP if you cannot make it so that someone on the waiting list may take your spot. ***No-Shows - If you have more than 5 "no-shows" and you are signed up for an event, unfortunately organizer will have to remove you from event to make space for those who attend regularly as space is very limited. To re-instate your no-show status, contact Head Organizer, Charity Loring through Meetup. Thank you.

Past events (1,135)

Depression & Anxiety Group

Loring Therapy

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