The Pace of Mind Group Therapy Walk is a therapist-led discussion and walk focusing on navigating transitions from empty nesting to parenting children with emotional and behavioral challenges to challenging relationships and more. Group walks can be customized by topic, group participants, location (Westchester and New York City) and days (Mondays, Wednesdays or Thursdays). Groups are comprised of two to six participants plus the therapist. Experts in fields such as women’s health, family medicine, nutrition and career guidance join us for theme-based walks. Participants can expect to feel validated and supported by each other and learn tools and strategies from our group exchange and discussion in the fresh air. Advance registration is required.
Please note, if the scheduled times do not work for you or there is a different topic you would like to explore, Group Walk and Talks can be customized by theme, group participants, location and times. I can work with you to put together your own groups on different topics, days (Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays) and at select locations in Westchester and Manhattan.
NAVIGATING TRANSITIONS: EMPTY NESTING
Mondays, 9/16, 9/23, 10/7 9:00am in Mamaroneck; 10:30 am & 6:00pm in Scarsdale
Thursdays, 9/19, 10/3, 10/10, 9:30am, New York City (Central Park)
Together we will explore the challenges of being an empty nester and how it impacts one’s identity and emotional well-being. We will discuss strategies to address your concerns and help you feel excited about this new phase of your life. (up to 4 participants)
NAVIGATING TRANSITIONS: CAREER COACHING AND MORE!
Wednesday, 9/18, at 9:30am in Mamaroneck
Thursday, 9/19 at 9:30am in New York City
Gain the confidence to embrace your talents and skills and find that interest, hobby or job that makes you feel alive! The group walk will be co-led by psychotherapist Tracy Nathanson and Career Coach and Speaker Pamela Weinberg. Pamela, a career changer herself, has helped many women realize their full potential in the professional sphere (maximum of 6 participants)
Dunkin' Donuts at Scarsdale Train Station, walk along Bronx River Parkway trail (metered parking available)
corner of Sylvan Ave and Orienta Ave in Mamaroneck, walk along Orienta Ave (street parking available)
New York City:
E 90th Street and 5th Ave.
Meet at NW corner, at entrance to Central Park
Frequently Asked Questions
Where and When are Pace of Mind Group Therapy Walks held? +
Pace of Mind Group Therapy Walks are held generally on Mondays or Wednesdays in Westchester. Please see the program schedule for exact dates, times, locations and themes. Group walks can be organized by special request at other pre-determind locations. Please email us with your request. Please plan to arrive at our meeting spots on time.
- Mamaroneck walks
- Our walks will be in the Orienta neighborhood of Mamaroneck with views of the Long Island Sound and quiet tree-lined streets. Meet on the corner of Sylvan Ave. and Orienta Ave. Parking available on Sylvan.
- Scarsdale walks
- Our walks will be along the beautiful Bronx River Parkway trail. Meet in front of the Dunkin' Donuts at the Scarsdale Train Station, metered parking available.
How long are the Pace of Mind Group Therapy Walk sessions? +
We walk for 50 minutes at a pace that meets the needs of the group. Expect to walk roughly two to three and a half miles.
What is the cost of the program? +
Each session is $45.00. I accept Checks, Credit cards and Chase Quick Pay with Zelle (via email@example.com).
Will you organize groups and themes by request? +
With advance notice, Pace of Mind Group Therapy Walks can be available at other times during the day with requested themes, a pre-arranged group and/or location.
What do I need for Pace of Mind Group Therapy walks? +
Please wear comfortable clothing and preferably sneakers. We will be walking at a pace that allows for conversation. Please bring water or snacks if you need to as they will not be provided.
When you sign up, please indicate your prefered walking location. I will email you a Running and Walking Psychotherapy consent form and Office Policies Form that you should read, sign and either email back or bring with you to the first session.
How do you address confidentiality in a group environment? +
Pace of Mind Group Therapy provides an opportunity to share experiences in a non-judgmental, supportive environment. Through the theme format, you learn from other participants while gaining insight into yourself and your needs. This is an open group in which participants may join at any time. Ground rules for confidentiality will be established at the start of each group walk and talk.
What is your confidentiality policy? +
Confidentiality is my highest priority. I follow all New York State laws and regulations regarding the confidentiality and privacy of your medical records. Because I do not submit insurance claims to health insurance providers, we are not required to comply with HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.) All of your treatment whether in my office or outside is kept confidential. Information will not be released without your written consent unless I suspect child abuse or neglect or feel you are a danger to yourself or others. In exceptional circumstances, a court may order the release of information. Otherwise, releasing information to any agency or individual will require a signed release of information from you.
What if I don’t feel comfortable in the group? +
Depending on your level of discomfort and whether it is emotional or physical, will inform how we deal with it. At no time should you feel any pressure to divulge anything you do not want to.
What if the weather is inclement? +
If the weather forecast indicates rain, high winds or other conditions that could make it difficult to walk, we will not conduct our outdoor group therapy. I will give you as much notice as possible if there is a cancellation. I will make every effort to reschedule the group session.
What is the cancellation policy? +
You may cancel up to 24 hours in advance without any penalty. Failure to show up or a cancellation within the 24 hour window, results in a 50% fee. Exceptions include illness or extenuating family situations.
Do you take insurance? +
Pace of Mind Therapy is an out of network treatment provider. You are responsible for payment at the time of service. Patients are given a monthly statement which they may file with their insurer if they have out of network psychotherapy insurance. Please be advised that your insurance provider may not cover psychotherapy services provided outside of the office.