Our practice currently hosts weekly upport-group meetings.  At this time, all meetings are open to the public and donation-based.  Due to limited seating capacity, we recommend that you call or email in advance if you are interested in attending for the first time.

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Monday Evening Big Book Study at 7PM

The group reads and discusses the first 164 pages of the Big Book as well Dr. Bob's Nightmare.  With the help of an experienced facilitator, the group analyzes the text, line by line, discusses related 12-step principles, and compares the reading to how attendees are currently engaged in their program.  Cross-talk and group discussion are permitted and encouraged.  Additionally, this meeting is open to individuals seeking support for addiction to all substances.

Weekly SMART Recovery Meetings 

Tuesday at 7PM - Closed Meeting - just for our clients

Wednesday at 12 noon - Closed Meeting - just for our clients

Thursday at 7pm - Closed Meeting - just for our clients

SMART Recovery is the leading self-empowering addiction recovery support group. Our participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups.  Cross-talk and group discussion are permitted and encouraged.  SMART meetings are open to individuals seeking support for addiction to all substances as well as process addictions.

The SMART Recovery 4-Point Program offers tools and techniques for each program point:

1: Building and Maintaining Motivation
2: Coping with Urges
3: Managing Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviors
4: Living a Balanced Life

Young Adult Clinical Group Mondays from 11:00am-12:30pm

n response to high demand, Espenshade Counseling will be offering a new dual diagnosis group for young adults with a primary diagnosis of a substance use disorder and a co-occurring diagnosis of depression, anxiety, ADHD, Bipolar disorder, personality disorders, behavioral addictions, trauma and stressor related disorders.  The target age group is 20-30 although individuals slightly younger or older will be considered if deemed appropriate. This group will be open-ended and will meet on Mondays from 11am-12:30pm beginning 10/3/16. Sarah Espenshade, LCSW CAADC will be facilitating the group and will utilize a combination of Motivational Interviewing, CBT, DBT, solution-focused and experiential therapeutic approaches.

Group objectives:

Name *

1) Promoting peer support
2) Developing healthy relationships
3) Managing stress in recovery
4) Tolerating negative emotions
5) Coping with urges or cravings
6) Creating and maintaining structure
7) Navigating the recovery community
8) Problem solving

The cost of this group will be $50 per session and engagement in individual counseling in conjunction with this group is highly recommended. Potential participants are required to engage in a short assessment prior to attending to ensure appropriateness for the group.  Referrals are currently being accepted.  Please contact Sarah Espenshade at (215) 200-2280 or espenshadecounseling@gmail.com or Peter Brizick at (484) 467-0012 or peter.espenshadecounseling@gmail.com.