Positive Psychology Therapists in Atlanta, GA

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Yold Dominique Oscar
MAST, Certi
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
Each session is designed to be collaborative, conversational, and solution-action oriented combined with the discipline of positive psychology approach.
I am a certified life coach consultant whose passion and service is to help others improve their lives and reach their goals. I specialize in assisting youth in their self-discovery. I assist them in creating a blueprint on how to fit, understand, and be part of society. Youth experience traumatic emotions and can be deeply troubled and misguided. Parents become confuse and inpatient about their teens behaviors and decision making. My coaching techniques aim to help youths be positive, organize and responsible, grow confidence, become people-person, improve their lifestyle, and follow their dreams.
Each session is designed to be collaborative, conversational, and solution-action oriented combined with the discipline of positive psychology approach.
I am a certified life coach consultant whose passion and service is to help others improve their lives and reach their goals. I specialize in assisting youth in their self-discovery. I assist them in creating a blueprint on how to fit, understand, and be part of society. Youth experience traumatic emotions and can be deeply troubled and misguided. Parents become confuse and inpatient about their teens behaviors and decision making. My coaching techniques aim to help youths be positive, organize and responsible, grow confidence, become people-person, improve their lifestyle, and follow their dreams.
(770) 741-2483 View (770) 741-2483
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Dr. Brandon Gillespie
Counselor, DSW, MEd, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30328  (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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Giovanna Akins
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPH, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30307
My approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, expressive arts therapy, and positive psychology.
Life happens in unexpected ways. Whether adjusting to a sudden life change or a known life transition, you may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted. The time period of transitioning to adulthood is stressful enough and dealing with anxiety, hopeless feelings, or just uncertainty on how to move forward can make it unbearable. Many adults have found help by reaching out and working with a therapist. There is an opportunity to learn and grow from your experience. Maya Angelou says, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
My approach combines elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, expressive arts therapy, and positive psychology.
Life happens in unexpected ways. Whether adjusting to a sudden life change or a known life transition, you may be feeling emotionally overwhelmed and exhausted. The time period of transitioning to adulthood is stressful enough and dealing with anxiety, hopeless feelings, or just uncertainty on how to move forward can make it unbearable. Many adults have found help by reaching out and working with a therapist. There is an opportunity to learn and grow from your experience. Maya Angelou says, “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
(404) 383-6682 View (404) 383-6682
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Margo Rice Ph. D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30309
My approach utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and positive psychology in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression, while tailoring therapy to each individual's needs and goals.
Contacting a counselor may be intimidating, taking a bold step towards your own healing and growth. I wholeheartedly believe that therapy helps people get to where they want to be mentally, interpersonally, and emotionally - and I have had the privilege of supporting clients in achieving their personal goals for over 13 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Clinical Supervisor providing psychotherapy and counseling services to adults, families, and couples.
My approach utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and positive psychology in treating symptoms of anxiety and depression, while tailoring therapy to each individual's needs and goals.
Contacting a counselor may be intimidating, taking a bold step towards your own healing and growth. I wholeheartedly believe that therapy helps people get to where they want to be mentally, interpersonally, and emotionally - and I have had the privilege of supporting clients in achieving their personal goals for over 13 years. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor, and Clinical Supervisor providing psychotherapy and counseling services to adults, families, and couples.
(404) 994-3474 View (404) 994-3474
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C Baxter Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CPCS
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30329
We help people who look happy on the outside actually feel that way on the inside. It's exhausting trying to keep it all together. Most of us expend a huge amount of effort to make it look like our life is perfect; especially on social media. While our accomplishments may be lengthy, our relationships and fulfillment are lacking. We understand, and our approach reflects just that. Creating a connection is core to our approach to counseling. We work from a multitude of theoretical frameworks including person-centered, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and solution focused.
We help people who look happy on the outside actually feel that way on the inside. It's exhausting trying to keep it all together. Most of us expend a huge amount of effort to make it look like our life is perfect; especially on social media. While our accomplishments may be lengthy, our relationships and fulfillment are lacking. We understand, and our approach reflects just that. Creating a connection is core to our approach to counseling. We work from a multitude of theoretical frameworks including person-centered, positive psychology, cognitive behavioral, family systems, and solution focused.
(678) 967-0103 View (678) 967-0103
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Turnmeika Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CCTS-I, CMAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30308
I aim to use modalities such as Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Throughout life's journey, many people will or may have encountered some form of trauma, abuse, hurt, or pain. If that’s you, I want you also to know that it’s been me too. You’re Not Alone! I am passionate about working with Teens And Adults. I speak trauma, truth, and transparency. Allow me to walk with you along the journey and assist you in living and no longer existing.
I aim to use modalities such as Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.
Throughout life's journey, many people will or may have encountered some form of trauma, abuse, hurt, or pain. If that’s you, I want you also to know that it’s been me too. You’re Not Alone! I am passionate about working with Teens And Adults. I speak trauma, truth, and transparency. Allow me to walk with you along the journey and assist you in living and no longer existing.
(470) 468-2837 View (470) 468-2837
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Anna Davis
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30310
Therapy does not have to be boring! I utilize science-based, evidenced-backed treatments for you to feel better, quickly, and build resilience to protect you in the future. In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I will introduce Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, which give you more control over distressing or intrusive thoughts, and are especially effective in teaching new coping skills. I also adopt many principles of Positive Psychology, to promote happiness and the pursuit of a meaningful life. I look forward to seeing you succeed.
Therapy does not have to be boring! I utilize science-based, evidenced-backed treatments for you to feel better, quickly, and build resilience to protect you in the future. In a safe and non-judgmental environment, I will introduce Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) skills, which give you more control over distressing or intrusive thoughts, and are especially effective in teaching new coping skills. I also adopt many principles of Positive Psychology, to promote happiness and the pursuit of a meaningful life. I look forward to seeing you succeed.
(470) 946-7305 View (470) 946-7305
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Dr. Beverly L. Boyd
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30322  (Online Only)
My approach is eclectic in nature often utilizing EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapies.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and Life Coach with over 30 years of experience, compassionate about helping others to rise above and better deal with their life challenges, both past and present. I had the pleasure of being licensed as a psychologist in Beijing, China and worked with expats from around the globe during my years as an Expat. I have successfully treated PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Eating Disorders, Career-related, and Expat Issues. I've also helped those who have experienced emotional trauma/other abuse. I invite you to not just work on "getting better" instead work on "getting well
My approach is eclectic in nature often utilizing EMDR, cognitive-behavioral, positive psychology, mindfulness, and solution-focused therapies.
I am a Licensed Psychotherapist and Life Coach with over 30 years of experience, compassionate about helping others to rise above and better deal with their life challenges, both past and present. I had the pleasure of being licensed as a psychologist in Beijing, China and worked with expats from around the globe during my years as an Expat. I have successfully treated PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Issues, Family Issues, Eating Disorders, Career-related, and Expat Issues. I've also helped those who have experienced emotional trauma/other abuse. I invite you to not just work on "getting better" instead work on "getting well
(404) 982-4692 View (404) 982-4692
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Rebecca A Housel
MA, PhD
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30305  (Online Only)
Using integrative healing and wellness practices like guided meditation, hypnosis, sound therapy, positive psychology, and personalized affirmations, I help clients build confidence and self-esteem in order to move their lives forward.
A compassion-based coaching practice, I work with Gen Z (18-22), Millennials (22-47), Gen X (47-56), Baby Boomers (57-75), and Traditionalists (75+) using positive psychology to help with life transitions (college, LGBTQ, change of career, unemployment, grief, disability, relationships, abandonment, chronic illness, COVID-19, loss of a loved one/parent/child/spouse, loss of a beloved pet, etc.). Guided meditation/hypnotherapy, custom affirmations and sound therapy (Nepalese & Tibetan singing bowls) are just some of the coping strategies to help people release the past and move toward their future success!
Using integrative healing and wellness practices like guided meditation, hypnosis, sound therapy, positive psychology, and personalized affirmations, I help clients build confidence and self-esteem in order to move their lives forward.
A compassion-based coaching practice, I work with Gen Z (18-22), Millennials (22-47), Gen X (47-56), Baby Boomers (57-75), and Traditionalists (75+) using positive psychology to help with life transitions (college, LGBTQ, change of career, unemployment, grief, disability, relationships, abandonment, chronic illness, COVID-19, loss of a loved one/parent/child/spouse, loss of a beloved pet, etc.). Guided meditation/hypnotherapy, custom affirmations and sound therapy (Nepalese & Tibetan singing bowls) are just some of the coping strategies to help people release the past and move toward their future success!
(978) 307-8221 View (978) 307-8221
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Amber Hammontree
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CPCS, CCM
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30304  (Online Only)
I specialize in empowering individuals through evidence-based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and positive psychology.
Welcome! I'm thrilled you're considering taking this courageous step towards your well-being. Choosing a therapist is a deeply personal decision, and it is essential to find someone who is relatable and can support you during your journey. As a dedicated therapist, I offer you a supportive and empowering journey toward healing and growth. My approach is rooted in compassion, authenticity, and collaboration. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely.
I specialize in empowering individuals through evidence-based modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and positive psychology.
Welcome! I'm thrilled you're considering taking this courageous step towards your well-being. Choosing a therapist is a deeply personal decision, and it is essential to find someone who is relatable and can support you during your journey. As a dedicated therapist, I offer you a supportive and empowering journey toward healing and growth. My approach is rooted in compassion, authenticity, and collaboration. I believe in creating a safe and nonjudgmental space where you can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences freely.
(404) 436-1037 View (404) 436-1037
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Maritza Garza
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30327
I also implement Positive Psychology techniques in my counseling approach.
If you've been experiencing grief, anxiety, loneliness, anger, and stress, you are not alone. You are seeking immediate, effective results toward a positive resolution surrounding a life issue. You are reading this because you seek clarity and healing with a sense of urgency and have not been able to make satisfactory progress in some aspect of your life.
I also implement Positive Psychology techniques in my counseling approach.
If you've been experiencing grief, anxiety, loneliness, anger, and stress, you are not alone. You are seeking immediate, effective results toward a positive resolution surrounding a life issue. You are reading this because you seek clarity and healing with a sense of urgency and have not been able to make satisfactory progress in some aspect of your life.
(678) 293-4971 View (678) 293-4971
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Amanda K. Celmer
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, CADCII, CCDS
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30318  (Online Only)
I am dedicated to client care. Being in recovery myself, I've made it my life's mission to serve those struggling with addiction. Using positive psychology and doing so with an empathetic and sincere approach, I help those struggling with addiction, substance abuse, and the effects addiction has on you and your life.
I am dedicated to client care. Being in recovery myself, I've made it my life's mission to serve those struggling with addiction. Using positive psychology and doing so with an empathetic and sincere approach, I help those struggling with addiction, substance abuse, and the effects addiction has on you and your life.
(470) 735-8755 View (470) 735-8755
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Tom Liu
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP, IFS, EMDR, EFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Atlanta, GA 30345
I have 600 hours of post-graduate certifications in: EMDR, IFS, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing and Positive Psychology.
Are you feeling under-motivated, stuck in a career you don't want, in an emotionally draining relationship, and not feeling any zest for life? Are you a high performer who doesn’t know how to quiet your anxiety? Does the life you dream of seem very far from where you are today? Are your past traumas continuously affecting your present life? I can help you! If you are between the ages of 18 to 60 and have faced significant challenges, you need a therapist/coach who is passionate about his profession and uses the best, scientifically backed methodologies to help you heal from the past, engage in your present, and reshape your future!
I have 600 hours of post-graduate certifications in: EMDR, IFS, CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing and Positive Psychology.
Are you feeling under-motivated, stuck in a career you don't want, in an emotionally draining relationship, and not feeling any zest for life? Are you a high performer who doesn’t know how to quiet your anxiety? Does the life you dream of seem very far from where you are today? Are your past traumas continuously affecting your present life? I can help you! If you are between the ages of 18 to 60 and have faced significant challenges, you need a therapist/coach who is passionate about his profession and uses the best, scientifically backed methodologies to help you heal from the past, engage in your present, and reshape your future!
(310) 307-8104 View (310) 307-8104
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Anne Cushing
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30303  (Online Only)
Growth and change are possible with a caring and supportive therapist. If you are thinking about beginning therapy, you are probably experiencing challenges, uneasiness, or uncertainties in one or more areas of your life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty years' experience, I have worked with adolescents and adults to overcome many types of obstacles, achieve their goals, and live happier lives. Seeking help can be difficult, but a more rewarding life is possible. Remember change is always happening. Take the first step and let's talk!
Growth and change are possible with a caring and supportive therapist. If you are thinking about beginning therapy, you are probably experiencing challenges, uneasiness, or uncertainties in one or more areas of your life. As a Licensed Professional Counselor with over twenty years' experience, I have worked with adolescents and adults to overcome many types of obstacles, achieve their goals, and live happier lives. Seeking help can be difficult, but a more rewarding life is possible. Remember change is always happening. Take the first step and let's talk!
(470) 232-1743 View (470) 232-1743
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George W Rinker
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30329
As a professional counselor I value the uniqness of each person and in the strength and creativity of the human spirit. Within the counseling relationship is a safe place to define areas for growth, vent feelings, explore the many possibilities, find encouragement and move toward peacefulness. My approach to counseling is gentle and encouraging, although I can be direct when it is helpful. I will support without judging and am respectful of individual and/or cultural differences. My approach draws on a number of theoretical orientations that best suit the group or individual needs.
As a professional counselor I value the uniqness of each person and in the strength and creativity of the human spirit. Within the counseling relationship is a safe place to define areas for growth, vent feelings, explore the many possibilities, find encouragement and move toward peacefulness. My approach to counseling is gentle and encouraging, although I can be direct when it is helpful. I will support without judging and am respectful of individual and/or cultural differences. My approach draws on a number of theoretical orientations that best suit the group or individual needs.
(404) 566-9095 View (404) 566-9095
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Rachael Kates
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30350
Hi, I’m Rachael! I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than 4 years of experience providing therapy and support services in the areas of LGBTQ+ issues, invalidating environments, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. I’m excited for us to get started on your therapy journey because you’re ready to take action and together, change is possible. I believe your pain is real and that you are the expert on your own life. I work to meet my teen and adult clients where they are to help them move forward towards their dreams and I feel that anyone who puts in the willingness and effort can make progress.
Hi, I’m Rachael! I’m a Licensed Master Social Worker with more than 4 years of experience providing therapy and support services in the areas of LGBTQ+ issues, invalidating environments, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. I’m excited for us to get started on your therapy journey because you’re ready to take action and together, change is possible. I believe your pain is real and that you are the expert on your own life. I work to meet my teen and adult clients where they are to help them move forward towards their dreams and I feel that anyone who puts in the willingness and effort can make progress.
(678) 578-7792 View (678) 578-7792
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DeLasea Sloan
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30344
My name is DeLasea "Renee" Sloan, LPC. I have been working in the field of Mental Health for over 18 years. My experience includes working with patients utilizing telesessions and in person in the community and in hospital settings. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds with various diagnoses and classifications (i.e., dual-diagnosis, substance abuse, severe persistent mental illness, sex offenders, behavioral issues, depression, mania, anxiety, etc.). My credence is to always have an open heart and open mind, to meet my clients where they are at in their life's journey, only to help and heal, as well as never to do harm.
My name is DeLasea "Renee" Sloan, LPC. I have been working in the field of Mental Health for over 18 years. My experience includes working with patients utilizing telesessions and in person in the community and in hospital settings. I work with clients from diverse backgrounds with various diagnoses and classifications (i.e., dual-diagnosis, substance abuse, severe persistent mental illness, sex offenders, behavioral issues, depression, mania, anxiety, etc.). My credence is to always have an open heart and open mind, to meet my clients where they are at in their life's journey, only to help and heal, as well as never to do harm.
(678) 264-3627 View (678) 264-3627
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Emily Hinds
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30339
I am a person-centered practitioner who is very passionate about helping others reach a deeper understanding and fuller awareness of themselves. I especially enjoy helping individuals who fail to thrive because they are struggling in different areas of life. I have extensive experience working with people experiencing crises, overwhelming stress, or consumed with worry and anxiety for a myriad of reasons. My goal is to bring hope and relief to those who are mentally/emotionally troubled, empower clients to overcome adversity and ultimately live their best life.
I am a person-centered practitioner who is very passionate about helping others reach a deeper understanding and fuller awareness of themselves. I especially enjoy helping individuals who fail to thrive because they are struggling in different areas of life. I have extensive experience working with people experiencing crises, overwhelming stress, or consumed with worry and anxiety for a myriad of reasons. My goal is to bring hope and relief to those who are mentally/emotionally troubled, empower clients to overcome adversity and ultimately live their best life.
(678) 737-4252 View (678) 737-4252
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Rachel Mitchum Elahee
Psychologist, PsyD, CDP, PCC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30331
Sometimes we seem to have it all together on the outside but are suffering on the inside. Many of my clients are dealing with general "life management problems”, while others are dealing with depression, anxiety, or something you can't quite name. Combat veterans with mental health issues can be very hidden. Often, their spouses and partners are suffering as well. I work with the loved ones of combat veterans.
Sometimes we seem to have it all together on the outside but are suffering on the inside. Many of my clients are dealing with general "life management problems”, while others are dealing with depression, anxiety, or something you can't quite name. Combat veterans with mental health issues can be very hidden. Often, their spouses and partners are suffering as well. I work with the loved ones of combat veterans.
(678) 345-8866 View (678) 345-8866
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Lindsey Marley
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS , NCC , LPC
Verified Verified
Atlanta, GA 30308  (Online Only)
Welcoming new clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustments issues! As a provider in GA, my areas of expertise encompass Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Grief/Loss, and Relational Conflict. Clients often characterize me as approachable, empathetic, and humorous. Outside of my professional life, I have a deep love for the great outdoors. Animals hold a special place in my heart. Reading and travel are also among my personal interests. I am fluent in both English and Afrikaans and passionate about working with fellow animal enthusiasts and individuals from various diverse backgrounds.
Welcoming new clients struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, and adjustments issues! As a provider in GA, my areas of expertise encompass Anxiety/Depressive Disorders, Grief/Loss, and Relational Conflict. Clients often characterize me as approachable, empathetic, and humorous. Outside of my professional life, I have a deep love for the great outdoors. Animals hold a special place in my heart. Reading and travel are also among my personal interests. I am fluent in both English and Afrikaans and passionate about working with fellow animal enthusiasts and individuals from various diverse backgrounds.
(706) 471-1352 View (706) 471-1352
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.