Our world and circumstances are always changing. To maintain a sense of wellbeing we have to be able to adapt to these changes. Sometimes, we develop patterns of thinking and acting that no longer fit our changed circumstances. When we get stuck in these patterns the result is distress.
Effective therapy can pinpoint cycles of thinking, coping, and relating to others that are no longer working and then identify steps to change these patterns.
Effective therapy gets people to clarify what is really important to them, capitalizes on their strengths, and helps them work around the inevitable barriers to taking needed steps, barriers like anxiety, unworkable expectations, distraction, and others’ difficult behavior.
Effective therapy sets people on a path toward greater wellbeing. Happiness is a good feeling that is temporary. Wellbeing is more than that. Wellbeing involves the satisfaction of living a meaningful life, a life in which we act in ways that move us towards being the kind of people we want to become.
Effective therapy depends on establishing a trusting personal connection. I am committed to doing effective therapy.