Contrary to what some people erroneously believe, REBT does recognize that we may be strongly influenced by events in early life. Much of our philosophy of life—what we think about ourselves and our values—is learned from past experiences. But the past is with us in the form of beliefs that we carry in our head in the present. REBT hones in on the beliefs that are harmful in our current emotional life and behavior—whether those beliefs arose in the distant reaches of our youth or within the past few weeks. REBT believes that the “nuttiness” of our past exerts its influence in our current-day thinking patterns and beliefs. Although we cannot change the past, we can change how we let the past influence the way we are today and the way we want to be tomorrow. In this sense, REBT is an optimistic approach to living and to solving problems.
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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.