Dr. Amy J. Colley from Wholeview Wellness will be leading a skill building group for individuals who are recently abstinent and are seeking support in early recovery.
The group will meet for 90 minutes and run for 12 weeks. The goal of the group is to enhance self-control and raise awareness of problematic thoughts and behaviors and replace them with new more effective thoughts, skills and strategies for maintaining abstinence. Based on a cognitive behavioral model established at Yale University School of Medicine, we will focus on topics such as exploring positive and negative consequences of continued use, self-monitoring to recognize craving early on, identifying internal and external triggers, coping with cravings, practicing refusal skills, articulating goals and addressing ambivalence. Members will have homework to support skills learned in the group meetings.
Dr. Colley welcomes collaboration with group members’ individual therapists with their permission. If interested, please contact us.
Dr. Amy Colley is a licensed clinical psychologist with offices in Midtown East Manhattan and Hastings on Hudson, NY, as well as at Wholeview Wellness, an addiction treatment center in Midtown Manhattan. She specializes in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction, as well as trauma, anxiety, and depression. As the former director of admissions at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine’s Division of Substance Abuse and faculty member at Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Colley has extensive training and expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. She is passionate about developing a therapeutic relationship with each client and facilitating healing in a safe, nonjudgmental environment for recovery.
Dr. Colley takes special care in tailoring her approach to the needs of each client. Her techniques are guided both by psychodynamically rooted theories and evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and motivational interviewing.
Dr. Colley received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University. In addition to her work with clients in recovery, she sees individuals with a wide array of challenges, such as depression, anxiety, relationship issues, and adjustment issues. She enjoys working with young adults, college and graduate students, adults, and seniors.