Positive Psychology Therapists in Washington, DC

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Natalie Chaykin Pierce
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Natalie Pierce specializes in the treatment of chronic pain/illnesses, insomnia, OCD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body image concerns, life transitions, and depression. Dr. Pierce is board-certified in biofeedback and practices therapy primarily from CBT/ACT and positive psychology perspectives through a health psychology lens to help patients manage stress, transition after an injury or disease, and cope with pain, loss, feeling “stuck,” anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Natalie Pierce specializes in the treatment of chronic pain/illnesses, insomnia, OCD, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, body image concerns, life transitions, and depression. Dr. Pierce is board-certified in biofeedback and practices therapy primarily from CBT/ACT and positive psychology perspectives through a health psychology lens to help patients manage stress, transition after an injury or disease, and cope with pain, loss, feeling “stuck,” anxiety, and depression.
(703) 952-5233 View (703) 952-5233
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District Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
With over a decade of experience, we use an eclectic approach, drawing on humanism, CBT, internal family systems (IFS), psychodynamic theory, mindfulness meditation, positive psychology, emotion-focused therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), and attachment theory.
District Psychotherapy is a counseling practice serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We specialize in young and middle-age adults (18-40’s) facing life challenges and/or mental health issues; or simply seeking greater fulfillment in life. Our most common treatment areas are anxiety, depression, career & relationship difficulties, ADHD, OCD, panic attacks, and trauma—among others. Sometimes just feeling stuck or adrift.
With over a decade of experience, we use an eclectic approach, drawing on humanism, CBT, internal family systems (IFS), psychodynamic theory, mindfulness meditation, positive psychology, emotion-focused therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), and attachment theory.
District Psychotherapy is a counseling practice serving Washington DC, Maryland, and Virginia. We specialize in young and middle-age adults (18-40’s) facing life challenges and/or mental health issues; or simply seeking greater fulfillment in life. Our most common treatment areas are anxiety, depression, career & relationship difficulties, ADHD, OCD, panic attacks, and trauma—among others. Sometimes just feeling stuck or adrift.
(833) 465-0720 View (833) 465-0720
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Alexandra Jacobi
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, LCPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
I use positive psychology, narrative therapy, mindfulness, CBT and solution-focused interventions to facilitate the shift from a life where you are surviving to a life where you are thriving.
Welcome! By visiting my page, you're already one step closer to building a life that you love. I work best with clients (mostly in the early to middle adulthood age range) who feel anxious, depressed, inferior, out-of-balance, insecure, defensive, weak, traumatized, overwhelmed, defeated and/or maladjusted; as well as those who simply just want to develop insight into their own psychological world. I will help you to identify and process root wounds and sources of suffering in order to help you not only heal and bounce back, but to actually bounce forward, in your life. Expect to move towards healing, balance, and optimal wellness.
I use positive psychology, narrative therapy, mindfulness, CBT and solution-focused interventions to facilitate the shift from a life where you are surviving to a life where you are thriving.
Welcome! By visiting my page, you're already one step closer to building a life that you love. I work best with clients (mostly in the early to middle adulthood age range) who feel anxious, depressed, inferior, out-of-balance, insecure, defensive, weak, traumatized, overwhelmed, defeated and/or maladjusted; as well as those who simply just want to develop insight into their own psychological world. I will help you to identify and process root wounds and sources of suffering in order to help you not only heal and bounce back, but to actually bounce forward, in your life. Expect to move towards healing, balance, and optimal wellness.
(410) 449-7673 View (410) 449-7673
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Sara Oliveri
MAPP, MCLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036
Sara is a master certified life coach and one of fewer than 300 people in the world to earn her master's degree in positive psychology.
Have you ever experienced a moment when you felt truly inspired by life? Through life coaching, I help people to create lives that allow them to stay connected to that feeling of awe and miraculousness every day! Do you desire a more meaningful career? Do you want more fulfilling relationships? Do you want to better understand yourself or feel more confident? If YES to any of these questions, life coaching with me can help.
Sara is a master certified life coach and one of fewer than 300 people in the world to earn her master's degree in positive psychology.
Have you ever experienced a moment when you felt truly inspired by life? Through life coaching, I help people to create lives that allow them to stay connected to that feeling of awe and miraculousness every day! Do you desire a more meaningful career? Do you want more fulfilling relationships? Do you want to better understand yourself or feel more confident? If YES to any of these questions, life coaching with me can help.
(202) 803-7184 View (202) 803-7184
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Angela Brown
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20002  (Online Only)
Angela Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 22 years of experience in both the mental health and substance abuse field. She is interested in helping youth, adults, couples, and families address their presenting issues Angela specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, phobias, OCD, and other life issues. Her approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, rational emotive therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and reality and grounding techniques.
Angela Brown is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 22 years of experience in both the mental health and substance abuse field. She is interested in helping youth, adults, couples, and families address their presenting issues Angela specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, phobias, OCD, and other life issues. Her approaches include cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, rational emotive therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and reality and grounding techniques.
(202) 517-8390 View (202) 517-8390
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Caraline Gunther
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
I utilize various techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Psychoeducation.
Often times throughout life we are faced with challenges that cause us to feel many different emotions. These emotions can be difficult to overcome and having the opportunity to speak to someone in a safe environment can help us move forward. I am passionate about creating a safe space that fosters comfort and warmth. I focus on a holistic approach of connecting the mind and body. This allows oneself to build confidence and self-esteem to manage all challenges life may present.
I utilize various techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Psychoeducation.
Often times throughout life we are faced with challenges that cause us to feel many different emotions. These emotions can be difficult to overcome and having the opportunity to speak to someone in a safe environment can help us move forward. I am passionate about creating a safe space that fosters comfort and warmth. I focus on a holistic approach of connecting the mind and body. This allows oneself to build confidence and self-esteem to manage all challenges life may present.
(866) 781-5140 View (866) 781-5140
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Dr. Laurel Wade
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20003
Dr. Wade specializes in health psychology, particularly the areas of chronic pain, adjustment to chronic illness or injury, weight management, weight loss surgery counseling, disordered eating, body image concerns, and implementing health-promoting lifestyle changes. Dr. Wade practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and positive psychology approaches, capitalizing on the strengths of each individual to form a collaborative and holistic treatment plan.
Dr. Wade specializes in health psychology, particularly the areas of chronic pain, adjustment to chronic illness or injury, weight management, weight loss surgery counseling, disordered eating, body image concerns, and implementing health-promoting lifestyle changes. Dr. Wade practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and positive psychology approaches, capitalizing on the strengths of each individual to form a collaborative and holistic treatment plan.
(571) 462-6539 View (571) 462-6539
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Dr. Brandon Gillespie
Counselor, DSW, MEd, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20036  (Online Only)
In addition to CBT and humor, I also incorporate positive psychology into my work with clients.
I’m Dr. Brandon, a therapist practicing in the State of Georgia and Washington, DC. My approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based practices, designed to help you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be impacting your mental health. But therapy is very dynamic and doesn't have to be all serious! As someone who loves to laugh and believes in the healing power of humor, I also incorporate a healthy dose of levity into my sessions. In fact, research has shown that laughter can boost mood, reduce stress, and even strengthen our immune systems.
In addition to CBT and humor, I also incorporate positive psychology into my work with clients.
I’m Dr. Brandon, a therapist practicing in the State of Georgia and Washington, DC. My approach to therapy is grounded in evidence-based practices, designed to help you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that may be impacting your mental health. But therapy is very dynamic and doesn't have to be all serious! As someone who loves to laugh and believes in the healing power of humor, I also incorporate a healthy dose of levity into my sessions. In fact, research has shown that laughter can boost mood, reduce stress, and even strengthen our immune systems.
(404) 671-3299 View (404) 671-3299
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Shawn Parell
Counselor, RYT, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009
My approach blends somatic mindfulness with interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, family systems, and positive psychology.
We have a lot in common. As human beings, our nature is to be resilient and wholehearted. Presence is fundamental to our wellbeing. We want the freedom to define ourselves on our terms and also to sense our belonging to the world around us. We live in an era when antiquated paradigms are giving way to new possibilities and, as humanity grapples with its place among the family of things, more equitable, sustainable, and intra-connected models for healing are emerging.
My approach blends somatic mindfulness with interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, family systems, and positive psychology.
We have a lot in common. As human beings, our nature is to be resilient and wholehearted. Presence is fundamental to our wellbeing. We want the freedom to define ourselves on our terms and also to sense our belonging to the world around us. We live in an era when antiquated paradigms are giving way to new possibilities and, as humanity grapples with its place among the family of things, more equitable, sustainable, and intra-connected models for healing are emerging.
(505) 240-8476 View (505) 240-8476
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Stellium Integrative Wellness
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20566  (Online Only)
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
Stellium Integrative Wellness is compassion-based & uses tools like positive psychology, meditation & hypnotherapy techniques to build confidence & resiliency. Clients include Millennials 20-45, Gen Xers 45-55, & Baby Boomers 56-74 dealing with relationships, career, concerns surrounding parenting, health issues/chronic illness (cancer, diabetes, thyroid disorders, COVID-19), LGBTQIA, disability, & grief from loss (job, parent/family member/friend, partner, child, home, bankruptcy, divorce/separation). Areas of expertise include life coaching, hypnosis, love-relationships/dating, & confidence/self-esteem building.
(503) 461-7881 View (503) 461-7881
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Dr. Andrea Lein
PhD, MEd
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
I'm a positive psychology coach and former psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience, specializing in helping gifted/2e, sensitive, and creative individuals navigate life.
Are you a successful, gifted adult who has all the boxes checked yet still wonders, "Is there more to life?" Have you been feeling like you need to make a change but you're not quite sure where or how to start? It can be hard to trust that there's someone out there who could really "get" you and help you create the dream life you truly desire. Flourishing is the concept of living life with purpose, meaning, connection, and vibrant well-being. You may not be struggling with mental illness, per se, but you may be languishing. And that can feel particularly frustrating because it just feels like living in the "blah" zone day after day.
I'm a positive psychology coach and former psychotherapist with over 17 years of experience, specializing in helping gifted/2e, sensitive, and creative individuals navigate life.
Are you a successful, gifted adult who has all the boxes checked yet still wonders, "Is there more to life?" Have you been feeling like you need to make a change but you're not quite sure where or how to start? It can be hard to trust that there's someone out there who could really "get" you and help you create the dream life you truly desire. Flourishing is the concept of living life with purpose, meaning, connection, and vibrant well-being. You may not be struggling with mental illness, per se, but you may be languishing. And that can feel particularly frustrating because it just feels like living in the "blah" zone day after day.
(336) 530-2420 View (336) 530-2420
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Sarah Pitkin
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, LSATP, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
Waitlist for new clients
I use an integrated approach that includes psycho-education, mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed therapy, positive psychology and art therapy.
As the demands of daily life become increasingly complex, many people find themselves struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relational conflicts, difficulty with managing life-work balance, and unresolved trauma from earlier experiences.
I use an integrated approach that includes psycho-education, mindfulness, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed therapy, positive psychology and art therapy.
As the demands of daily life become increasingly complex, many people find themselves struggling with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, relational conflicts, difficulty with managing life-work balance, and unresolved trauma from earlier experiences.
(571) 200-1027 View (571) 200-1027
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Baiden & Associates LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20005  (Online Only)
Through the use of CBT and positive psychology, we address emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I treat all of my clients with absolute respect, compassion, and appreciation for their interests. I employ several therapeutic approaches, most of which are based on contemplative psychotherapy, CBT, and a solution-focused approach. It is most important to me that clients feel safe and comfortable so that clients can internalize skills, compassion, knowledge, and wisdom to live a fulfilling, meaningful, and happy life free of regrets.
Through the use of CBT and positive psychology, we address emotional, social, and spiritual needs.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I treat all of my clients with absolute respect, compassion, and appreciation for their interests. I employ several therapeutic approaches, most of which are based on contemplative psychotherapy, CBT, and a solution-focused approach. It is most important to me that clients feel safe and comfortable so that clients can internalize skills, compassion, knowledge, and wisdom to live a fulfilling, meaningful, and happy life free of regrets.
(240) 569-8822 View (240) 569-8822
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Dr. Sarah Renee Langley
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001  (Online Only)
I’ve studied the inhibitors and motivators of success and happiness, and therefore, created my own proven methods using a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, Positive Psychology, Brief, Solution Focused Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered Psychotherapy to help solve your problems.
Within the first 4 sessions, I help you get clear on how to make yourself first and top priority in your life without guilt or apology. My clients come to me when they are ready to gain the confidence, clarity, and courage needed to overcome imposter syndrome, stress, career frustration, life transitions, feelings of ineffectiveness, overwhelm, anxiety, grief/loss, and clinical depression.
I’ve studied the inhibitors and motivators of success and happiness, and therefore, created my own proven methods using a mixture of Cognitive Behavioral Psychology, Positive Psychology, Brief, Solution Focused Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered Psychotherapy to help solve your problems.
Within the first 4 sessions, I help you get clear on how to make yourself first and top priority in your life without guilt or apology. My clients come to me when they are ready to gain the confidence, clarity, and courage needed to overcome imposter syndrome, stress, career frustration, life transitions, feelings of ineffectiveness, overwhelm, anxiety, grief/loss, and clinical depression.
(703) 386-7598 View (703) 386-7598
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Peter Simon Walsh
Counselor, LGPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
I work with create space for BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQ+ (diverse) clients toprocess their experiences and identify ways to advocate for themselves and manage the impact of their experiences. We'll identify cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns and your strengths as we work to alleviate or eliminate sex or intimacy related challenges, identity related distress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, pressure or overwhelm, discrimination or privilege, shame, transitions, self-esteem and more. We'll work to manage or reduce the adverse impact relationships and experiences on current cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning.
I work with create space for BIPOC, AAPI, Latinx, LGBTQ+ (diverse) clients toprocess their experiences and identify ways to advocate for themselves and manage the impact of their experiences. We'll identify cognitive, emotional and behavioral patterns and your strengths as we work to alleviate or eliminate sex or intimacy related challenges, identity related distress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, pressure or overwhelm, discrimination or privilege, shame, transitions, self-esteem and more. We'll work to manage or reduce the adverse impact relationships and experiences on current cognitive, emotional and behavioural functioning.
(202) 519-8350 View (202) 519-8350
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Jacqueline Trombley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20001
I have over 12 years experience working with both adolescents and adults. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, and other relationship related challenges. I have a level 1 and level 2 trauma certificate from the Ferentz institute and work with both childhood and adult trauma. I am also an Internal Family Systems Certified Therapist. Though trauma is my speciality, I have experience with a wide range of mental health issues.
I have over 12 years experience working with both adolescents and adults. I specialize in trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, low self-esteem, and other relationship related challenges. I have a level 1 and level 2 trauma certificate from the Ferentz institute and work with both childhood and adult trauma. I am also an Internal Family Systems Certified Therapist. Though trauma is my speciality, I have experience with a wide range of mental health issues.
(240) 213-9099 View (240) 213-9099
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Jonathan Lam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20008
Jonathan Lam is a professional life coach practicing in the Washington DC area. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in human potential, relationship health, creativity and athletic performance. He has trained extensively with professional and master coaches and he works with a diverse clientele that include young professionals at the beginning of their careers as well as executives and corporate leaders in the financial industry. Jonathan believes that clarity enables us to take a stand for what we want in life. It allows us to make a commitment to take action to create a life of our dreams.
Jonathan Lam is a professional life coach practicing in the Washington DC area. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in human potential, relationship health, creativity and athletic performance. He has trained extensively with professional and master coaches and he works with a diverse clientele that include young professionals at the beginning of their careers as well as executives and corporate leaders in the financial industry. Jonathan believes that clarity enables us to take a stand for what we want in life. It allows us to make a commitment to take action to create a life of our dreams.
(202) 915-1597 View (202) 915-1597
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Molly Boehm
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, JD, LCSW, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20009  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
Ready for less surviving and more flourishing? Less chaos and more ease? You feel like a hot mess, pouring so much energy into getting by. You want success at school or work, better connections with your partner, friends, and family, and a satisfying sex life. You wish you could have more fun. But past failures, disappointments, heartbreak, or regrets keep haunting you. It feels like the pandemic reinforced these mental and emotional shackles.
(571) 474-9416 View (571) 474-9416
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Will Hayden
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Washington, DC 20006  (Online Only)
Being in distress and discomfort is hard, tiring, and sometimes discouraging. "I'm struggling with something, but what can I do about it?" "Why is it so easy for everyone else?" "I just want out of my head, and back into my life." I believe successful therapy is a collaborative effort that helps you build a real, authentic, and happy life. Therapy can be helpful when sensitive topics and difficult challenges feel intimidating and overwhelming. As your therapist, I will listen to and learn about your challenges. We'll find a pace that works for you and I'll help you keep your goals in focus. 
Being in distress and discomfort is hard, tiring, and sometimes discouraging. "I'm struggling with something, but what can I do about it?" "Why is it so easy for everyone else?" "I just want out of my head, and back into my life." I believe successful therapy is a collaborative effort that helps you build a real, authentic, and happy life. Therapy can be helpful when sensitive topics and difficult challenges feel intimidating and overwhelming. As your therapist, I will listen to and learn about your challenges. We'll find a pace that works for you and I'll help you keep your goals in focus. 
(202) 999-3137 View (202) 999-3137
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Nichole L Blackmon
Counselor, MA, LCPC, LPC
Verified Verified
Washington, DC 20019
I provide counseling to individuals who are seeking counseling for everyday life issues such as job, family, relationship concerns, and grief counseling. I also work with individuals living with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. My goal is to provide encouragement and instill hope and empowerment to help individuals become the authors of their own destiny.
I provide counseling to individuals who are seeking counseling for everyday life issues such as job, family, relationship concerns, and grief counseling. I also work with individuals living with depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. My goal is to provide encouragement and instill hope and empowerment to help individuals become the authors of their own destiny.
(202) 972-1855 View (202) 972-1855
Positive Psychology Therapists

How does positive psychology therapy work?

Positive psychology therapy derives from the work of Martin Seligman of the University of Pennsylvania. He and others developed the field of positive psychology building on humanistic theory. Positive psychology therapy is similar to acceptance and commitment therapy, and it essentially quiets emotional distress through positivity, contentment, and well-being. This therapy does not reduce the individual to symptoms and conditions.

When do I know if I need treatment using positive psychology?

If an individual is overwhelmed by emotional distress and general negativity, they may feel trapped. A positive psychology therapist can help them view their emotions and behaviors differently, and approach life with a better understanding of their positive strengths. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from positive psychology therapy?

The patient may be asked to explore their signature strengths. The therapist will also ask the individual to talk about their goals, which should be specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and timely. Discussing negative experiences and symptoms is important, but so is the exploration of positive experiences. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviors and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more positive and fulfilling way. This therapy is proactive and may use forgiveness, gratitude, hope, and compassion to help reframe negativity.

Is positive psychology effective in therapy?

Positive psychology therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with eating disorders benefit from this type of intervention. This therapy encourages the person to reframe their distressed thoughts and move into healthier patterns of functioning. This therapy also aims to move an individual toward what works well in their life. Positive psychology therapy can elicit lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioral habits.