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My Approach

  My therapeutic approach to treatment has its firm foundation in Carl Roger’s Humanistic/Person Centered Therapy which has two distinct but related methods of counseling that govern my style. When we view Humanistic Counseling is based on the assumption that individuals already possess the qualities needed to flourish. This approach encourages curiosity, intuition, creativity, humility, empathy, and altruism. Within this approach, the person knows what is needed but requires guidance to uncover these qualities to move effectively.

Client-Centered Therapy promotes a safe climate in which the therapist is empathetic and nonjudgmental. In this way, the client experiences a sense of acceptance, openness, and unconditional positive regard. “Rogers’s words also convey the importance of allowing the client to make their own discoveries rather than providing a lot of therapist direction. Therefore, with a client-centered counselor, the client usually does most of the talking. The therapist’s role is to guide clients in an accepting way, helping them to see the beauty within themselves.”

The last two important theories that I find to be very successful involve utilizing Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps you identify self-defeating thoughts and feelings, challenge the nature of irrational and unproductive feelings, and replace them with healthier, more productive beliefs.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is grounded in the assumption that “emotional disorders are maintained by cognitive factors, and that psychological treatment leads to changes in these factors through cognitive and behavioral techniques.”

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