When you think about it, what REBT sets out to accomplish sounds pretty ambitious: its goal is no less than changing core irrational beliefs that you’ve spent your whole life rehearsing, living, and “feeling.” For many people, it takes some time before the emotional “gut” follows what their head already “knows.” Learning new ways of thinking and new beliefs can be compared to a horse-driven carriage which has had the same driver and horse for years. The horse knows where to go without having to be told by the driver. Once you change the driver (new ways of thinking), the horse still goes in the same direction (old emotions and behaviors), but the driver has to strain at the reins to produce a change in direction (new emotions and behaviors). The positive aspect of the strain you may experience in using REBT is that it shows you are learning new ways of feeling and behaving and that you are taking charge of your own direction in life.
February 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
March 9 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
March 23 @ 1:30 pm - 4:45 pm
March 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Recent blog posts
- On Matters of The Heart
- I Hate Flying
- Blocking the Box
- Of Course I Can
- There Is No Universal Law Saying That A Host Who Does His Own Thing Makes Him A Bad Host
Friday Night Live! @ AEI
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.