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Overcoming People-Pleasing Virtual Group: Starting Tuesday, September 12th @ 7pm

This group will focus on addressing a range of feelings and behaviors related to people-pleasing that are having an impact on one's personal, professional and/or family relationships. As a psychotherapist and former people-pleaser (who still considers himself to be a likable person), I have worked with many people on an individual basis who frequently struggle in this area. This experience has compelled me to create a larger space to support people in overcoming their people-pleasing behavior by harnessing the strength of community and utilizing the power of group dynamics.

This space is for you if you're seeking an emotionally safe and warm environment that will support you in: 

  • Setting boundaries with others and developing the capacity to say "no" while preserving your identity as a kind person. 

  • Feeling empowered to assert yourself by having difficult conversations without being perceived as difficult.

  • Appreciating and expressing your own personal needs without feeling anxious, selfish or guilty for doing so.

  • Uncovering your underlying feelings and protective mechanisms that lead to the manifestation of people-pleasing behaviors.


Each group session will have three foundational components:

  1. Psycho-educational preparing (Learning specific skills and information).

  2. Experiential practicing (Engaging through exercises, feedback and/or observation of practical, real world situations).

  3. Emotional processing (Exploring, understanding and sharing your feelings with others).

Watch the 3 minute video below to learn more about the group components.

Additional Group Details:

WHO: Group will be comprised of a maximum of eight members and serve adults from diverse backgrounds.

WHEN: Starting on Tuesday, September 12th @ 7pm. The group will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 7-8pm for 12 weeks (9/12-11/28). Expectation of consistent attendance for group duration.

WHERE: Group will meet virtually via Google Meet:

COST: $75 per weekly one hour group session plus one-time $100 fee for initial 30 minute intake assessment. 

INSURANCE: Provision of superbill (a receipt which can be submitted to your insurance provider for potential reimbursement) for out-of-network services.

REGISTRATION/QUESTIONS: Contact Zachary Schwartz by phone at (201) 776-6794, by email at or here.



Overcoming People-Pleasing

Overcoming People-Pleasing

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-Eleanor Roosevelt

"You wouldn't worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do."

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