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.
Aaron Lauber is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor practicing in NoMad, Manhattan. Aaron has deep expertise in working with members of the LGBTQIA community, creative and performing artists, people in helping professions, and individuals struggling with trauma, self-esteem, and life transitions. Aaron has enjoyed working with a diverse clientele and brings a culturally sensitive lens to his practice.
Aaron takes an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating elements of insight-oriented, emotion-focused, and trauma processing techniques along with the philosophy and practice of mindfulness. Aaron aims to guide his clients in understanding how past painful experiences influence how they navigate the world and its obstacles in the present.
Aaron is excited to help his clients embrace their authentic selves and live their lives in the fullest way possible. He welcomes clients of all identities and backgrounds, encouraging them to bring their whole selves to his office, a short walk from the Herald Square subway station.