Solution-focused, cognitive therapy is a time-effective, cost-efficient approach to individual counseling widely used for many personal problems. Research supports that cognitive therapy is often listed as a treatment-of-choice for depression, anxiety, fear, trauma, prolonged sadness and stress management just to name a few. Solution-focused, cognitive therapy can help you regain the sense of control in your life, offer insight for managing difficult emotions and provide new ways of approaching old or persistent problems.
Solution-focused, cognitive therapy will effectively help you:
- gain insight into how you can become ‘your own worst enemy.’
- provide understanding on why you can’t always ‘make yourself’ or ‘will yourself’ better.
- reveal hidden core beliefs that can cause repeated problems in your life.
- utilize strengths you already have and apply them to current situations.
Solution-focused, cognitive therapy understands that:
- the way we interpret events determines how we act or feel.
- feelings are important indicators that something is wrong.
- we are not victims of our past, that life can be different!
- paralysis occurs because we ask the same questions and recycle our thinking.
- with understanding, we can act our way into new ways of thinking and feeling.
- medication can complement talk-therapy but isn’t the only answer.
What can I expect from my individual counseling sessions?
- respectful, collaborative, engaged conversations that provide direct feedback.
- common-sense, professionally sound principles that you can use now.
- a safe place for you to gain distance from your problems.
- questions and perspective that get you thinking outside the box.
- encouragement and support that validates or reframes emotions.
- insight leading to action toward the dreams you have defined and goals you have chosen.