Career and lifestyle changes are often some of the most stressful events of a person’s life, leading a person to be filled with the potential for irrational beliefs. Even before the event begins, there is often anxiety about making the decision to do so and what the consequences might be if the “wrong” decision is made. During the adjustment period, there may be anger toward things not going as planned or anxiety about how unfamiliar the situation is. Once the change has been made, feeling depressed, and/or guilty may occur when a person begins to think that the wrong choice was made. Understandably, this discomfort may last a while, and may be great in frequency, intensity, and duration. Relief may be established by eventually accepting that a person made the best decision they could, that the consequences of it are not unbearable or awful, and that they are not a failure or bad person for making a mistake.
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New @ AEITime-Limited Social Anxiety Group Thursdays, April 5th – June 7th ● 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Fee: $700 (10 sessions)
Leader: Michael Hickey, Ph.D.
Co-Leaders: Thomas Whitfield, M.A. and Stephanie Grossman, M.A.
Social anxiety is a common form of anxiety and can significantly interfere with the quality of life of many individuals. This 10 week social anxiety group will be based on the principles of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive Behavior Therapy (RE&CBT). Group members will learn to identify, debate, and replace their unhelpful thinking and beliefs that lead to social anxiety and to systematically confront their anxiety triggers. In a supportive atmosphere, group members will be able to discuss their unique difficulties with social anxiety and set personal goals. In group exercises and role plays will be utilized to prepare members to confront their fears outside of the office. Behavioral homework assignments will be collaboratively generated and reviewed on a weekly basis.
If you are interested in joining this group, please call 212-535-0822 and set up a group screening with one of our co-leaders.
Group PsychotherapyAnger Management Group
Wednesdays ● 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Leaders: Ray DiGiuseppe, Ph.D., Kimberly Alexander, M.S. and Thomas Kelly, M.S.
For more information, or to schedule a screening, please call (212) 535-0822.