Category Archives: Dating/Relationships

Are you thinking yourself into depression?

Jayme Albin, Ph. D – Psychologist and Expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, offering  therapy New York NY discusses rumination techniques and Cognitive Therapy. Often times people will over think themselves into maintaining or causing a state of depression.  This is because  when we feel feel sad or worried our brain wants to explore the “why” and as … Continue reading Are you thinking yourself into depression?

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Is texting ruining your relationships?- Tips from The Cognitive Behavioral Therapist of New York, Dr. Albin

There is no doubt that technology has changed the way we communicate and manage relationships. To name a few changes… Facebook has reduced the need to ask people how their day is going and share daily updates personally, online dating has reduced the need for people to approach possible mates in person,  and emailing and … Continue reading Is texting ruining your relationships?- Tips from The Cognitive Behavioral Therapist of New York, Dr. Albin

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Romantic Relationships Avoid the 4 horseman that lead to relationship demise.

Navigating Romantic Relationships is not always easy. Even good couples can easily shift from a place of feeling at ease that involves open communication and mutual respect to a place of hurt feelings, defensiveness and personal criticism without too much effort.   Why does this happen? One day you and your mate are  laughing and feeling … Continue reading Romantic Relationships Avoid the 4 horseman that lead to relationship demise.

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Automatic Thinking..Reactive Behavior

Automatic thoughts are the thoughts and images that involuntarily pop into our conscious (or just below if they are habitual). They make up how we “read” a situation and are assumed to be “True” at the time they are generated.  Reactive behavior is based on automatic thinking.Understanding your automatic thoughts  can influence change in a variety of situations.

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Do we discount the value of our own investments in our professional and personal relationships?

Developing a deeper understanding of what is expected of you based on what you are contributing can be the difference between doing something begrudgingly & eventually becoming resentful and carrying out a task because it brings you value and a sense of self accomplishment and harmony in your systems and relationships.

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Attaching blame to others: Do we do this too easily?

When interpreting the cause of someone’s behavior we are more likely to think the reason has more to do with a personal reason than attribute it to a situational factor. For example, when a friend fails to call you, you are more likely to see their behavior as disinterested, rude, carelessness or disorganized, rather than to weigh heavily that they may be busy at work, talking to someone else, in a quiet or too nosey place or with no cell phone reception.

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What does CBT Group Therapy for Social Shyness/Anxiety have to offer you?

* Do you have difficulty in some situations expressing thoughts, feelings or personal desires?
* Does fear of disapproval hinder your performance?
* Do you find saying “No” so difficult that you commonly endure under desired activity
* Do you have a pattern of suppressing bad feelings until one single event triggers explosions of resentment?
* Do you anticipate rejection or failure if assertive?
* Do you fear all conflict so much that you avoid stating your opinion?
* Do you avoid or suffer high levels of anxiety or discomfort in certain social interactions?
* Do you find yourself ruminating or consumed with worry when facing a threatening situation?
* Do you avoid dating or meeting new people?

If you answered Yes, then consider joining me on Dec 20th for an extensive talk on how Cognitive Group Therapy can help you.

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