Positive Psychology Therapists in Minneapolis, MN

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Sher Van Fossan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55413  (Online Only)
Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Positive Psychology, and Supportive Counseling I help clients cope with their challenges.
Feeling down lately, unable to cope, overwhelmed and nothing seems to lift your spirits? Does stress, anxiety or excessive worry affect your daily routine and your relationships? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. Together we concentrate on how you are currently feeling emotionally and physically, how your thoughts and feelings are affecting your relationships and your daily life. We will focus on how we can work together to lift your spirits and help you cope with the challenges that come your way.
Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Positive Psychology, and Supportive Counseling I help clients cope with their challenges.
Feeling down lately, unable to cope, overwhelmed and nothing seems to lift your spirits? Does stress, anxiety or excessive worry affect your daily routine and your relationships? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. Together we concentrate on how you are currently feeling emotionally and physically, how your thoughts and feelings are affecting your relationships and your daily life. We will focus on how we can work together to lift your spirits and help you cope with the challenges that come your way.
(612) 436-0295 View (612) 436-0295
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Yellow Wallpaper Therapy
Counselor, MA, LADC, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
I bring Positive Psychology to my sessions! I incorporate theories such as Strengths Based, Feminism, and Eco Psychology.
I believe that YOU are the best expert of you! I'm Elizabeth, and over my last 18 years of helping others I've put my warm, gentle and quirky personality into creating a safe place for therapy. I have put my focus on working with depression, PTSD & trauma, anxiety, BPD and those on the Autism spectrum. I enjoy working with neurodivergent adults and folx in the LGBTQ+ community. Book with me now by emailing me or clicking on my website to schedule a Free 15 min consult!
I bring Positive Psychology to my sessions! I incorporate theories such as Strengths Based, Feminism, and Eco Psychology.
I believe that YOU are the best expert of you! I'm Elizabeth, and over my last 18 years of helping others I've put my warm, gentle and quirky personality into creating a safe place for therapy. I have put my focus on working with depression, PTSD & trauma, anxiety, BPD and those on the Autism spectrum. I enjoy working with neurodivergent adults and folx in the LGBTQ+ community. Book with me now by emailing me or clicking on my website to schedule a Free 15 min consult!
(763) 363-3679 View (763) 363-3679
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Matthew F Ryan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55401
My specialties are within systemic-based therapy models, solution-focused therapy, family and relationship counseling, adolescent and young adult issues, assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and positive psychology.
*Please email about availability* Therapy is not surgery; you don't go to sleep and wake up with all of your problems solved. The sweat and strain and heavy lifting are mostly yours. But with this, however, you can feel more satisfied with therapy when actively involved in the sessions. It is my role to work with your motivation & continue to foster this growth towards positive change. I operate from a person-centered approach, which emphasizes being genuine, providing unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding in the efforts to foster our therapeutic connection to enhance this emotional & powerful relationship.
My specialties are within systemic-based therapy models, solution-focused therapy, family and relationship counseling, adolescent and young adult issues, assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and positive psychology.
*Please email about availability* Therapy is not surgery; you don't go to sleep and wake up with all of your problems solved. The sweat and strain and heavy lifting are mostly yours. But with this, however, you can feel more satisfied with therapy when actively involved in the sessions. It is my role to work with your motivation & continue to foster this growth towards positive change. I operate from a person-centered approach, which emphasizes being genuine, providing unconditional positive regard, and empathic understanding in the efforts to foster our therapeutic connection to enhance this emotional & powerful relationship.
(612) 260-6885 View (612) 260-6885
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Rondi Chastanet
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55404
I use play therapy, positive psychology, neuroscience, parenting research, complementary alternative methods to therapy like yoga and essential oils, and other approaches.
I truly believe you have the potential to grow in any direction you're wanting or needing. By getting to know your story & what brings you to therapy, we can co-create a new narrative for your life and your future.
I use play therapy, positive psychology, neuroscience, parenting research, complementary alternative methods to therapy like yoga and essential oils, and other approaches.
I truly believe you have the potential to grow in any direction you're wanting or needing. By getting to know your story & what brings you to therapy, we can co-create a new narrative for your life and your future.
(612) 445-4836 View (612) 445-4836
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Kristen Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55415  (Online Only)
I prefer Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT.
Adulting is hard. Stress sucks. Anxiety and Depression seem to be passengers in the trip through life. The plague, Covid, has made these even more amplified....and being asked to go back into the office?! Seriously?! Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like, there can be a group of people talking and you are not part of the conversation. Are you part of the Neurodiverse/neurospicy community? Do you align with the LGBTQIA? Do you ever go to parties and hang out with the Cat? Dog? Well, then we might get along.
I prefer Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT.
Adulting is hard. Stress sucks. Anxiety and Depression seem to be passengers in the trip through life. The plague, Covid, has made these even more amplified....and being asked to go back into the office?! Seriously?! Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like, there can be a group of people talking and you are not part of the conversation. Are you part of the Neurodiverse/neurospicy community? Do you align with the LGBTQIA? Do you ever go to parties and hang out with the Cat? Dog? Well, then we might get along.
(469) 535-7308 View (469) 535-7308
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Valerie Marsh
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55455  (Online Only)
As a positive psychology based therapist, I am committed to supporting you with intuitive guidance, so that you can heal from past and feel joyful about life again! I am confident that with my down-to-earth and uplifting approach, we can work together to empower you to achieve your own personal goals for change, with individual and/or couple's counseling.
Are you feeling stressed out, unhappy and want your life and/or your relationship to change, but thinking there is nothing you can do? Do you feel that no one can understand what you are going through and don't know where to turn? These feelings of frustration and pain can be very hard to handle alone. In this turbulent time of confusion, worry and sadness that you may be experiencing, (dealing with emotionally abusive relationships, infidelity, divorce, depression, anxiety, grief and loss), just call now for your 20 minute complimentary strategy session, and feel hopeful again! Today you are one step closer to a positive new you!
As a positive psychology based therapist, I am committed to supporting you with intuitive guidance, so that you can heal from past and feel joyful about life again! I am confident that with my down-to-earth and uplifting approach, we can work together to empower you to achieve your own personal goals for change, with individual and/or couple's counseling.
Are you feeling stressed out, unhappy and want your life and/or your relationship to change, but thinking there is nothing you can do? Do you feel that no one can understand what you are going through and don't know where to turn? These feelings of frustration and pain can be very hard to handle alone. In this turbulent time of confusion, worry and sadness that you may be experiencing, (dealing with emotionally abusive relationships, infidelity, divorce, depression, anxiety, grief and loss), just call now for your 20 minute complimentary strategy session, and feel hopeful again! Today you are one step closer to a positive new you!
(612) 834-4338 View (612) 834-4338
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True Kismet Counseling, LLC
Psychologist, MA, LP, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55402  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is rooted in Positive Psychology, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
You may be at a point where you are feeling depressed because you feel alone and misunderstood. Changes in your life are overwhelming. Life and relationships are difficult to manage. You may be thinking that you “should” be stronger and not let things bother you so why do they? Your marriage has a lot of challenges and you and your spouse do not see eye to eye. You are an LGBTQ identified person and are feeling stuck. You are encountering roadblocks in your personal life and relationships. You want so much in life, but nothing seems to come together for you.
My approach to therapy is rooted in Positive Psychology, Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Psychology and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
You may be at a point where you are feeling depressed because you feel alone and misunderstood. Changes in your life are overwhelming. Life and relationships are difficult to manage. You may be thinking that you “should” be stronger and not let things bother you so why do they? Your marriage has a lot of challenges and you and your spouse do not see eye to eye. You are an LGBTQ identified person and are feeling stuck. You are encountering roadblocks in your personal life and relationships. You want so much in life, but nothing seems to come together for you.
(954) 799-9628 View (954) 799-9628
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Positive Psychology Consultants - Jacqueline Bluem
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPCC, LMHC, LADC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55426  (Online Only)
Jackie is passionate about helping others succeed in improving their mental health and chemical health symptoms so they can live an optimal healthy life. She utilizes Positive Psychology concepts and Motivational Interviewing which are both a form of strength-based approaches. Motivational Interviewing has been defined as “a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation to change”. Jackie also uses an informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Jackie is passionate about helping others succeed in improving their mental health and chemical health symptoms so they can live an optimal healthy life. She utilizes Positive Psychology concepts and Motivational Interviewing which are both a form of strength-based approaches. Motivational Interviewing has been defined as “a collaborative, person-centered form of guiding to elicit and strengthen motivation to change”. Jackie also uses an informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(651) 383-1978 View (651) 383-1978
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Psychology for Work and Life
Counselor
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55410  (Online Only)
Qualifications: professional practitioner with a demonstrated history of working with positive psychology and strengths.
Are you noticing a lack of direction and fulfillment in your current career? Maybe you are thinking about making a career change and are not sure which way to go. Career exploration and coaching is an excellent place to begin your journey. I mix my training in psychology with the power of assessment to support you in reaching a higher level of fulfillment. Self-awareness is a powerful strength! You will become the expert in your work personality, interests, strengths, and values.
Qualifications: professional practitioner with a demonstrated history of working with positive psychology and strengths.
Are you noticing a lack of direction and fulfillment in your current career? Maybe you are thinking about making a career change and are not sure which way to go. Career exploration and coaching is an excellent place to begin your journey. I mix my training in psychology with the power of assessment to support you in reaching a higher level of fulfillment. Self-awareness is a powerful strength! You will become the expert in your work personality, interests, strengths, and values.
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Dr. Michele Perron
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, ICADC, CAPP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55400  (Online Only)
I am a coach and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MN, WI, MI), with 17 years of experience who specializes in moderation management through The Sinclair Method (TSM), behavioral skills, positive psychology, and paradigm shifts and now Nutritional Amino Acid Therapy.
Would you like to learn to finally manage your over drinking at home, work, social situations, conferences, or vacations without feeling fearful, ashamed, exhausted, or wondering what happened to your good intentions? Would you like to learn how to feed your brain the nutrients it needs to look and feel better, have more energy and follow through? Get clear, intelligent, and effective strategies to make the changes you want. If you want to drink occasionally, skip traditional treatment & AA, then let's work together to get you to your goals. Save time, save money, save your job, your health, and your relationships.
I am a coach and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MN, WI, MI), with 17 years of experience who specializes in moderation management through The Sinclair Method (TSM), behavioral skills, positive psychology, and paradigm shifts and now Nutritional Amino Acid Therapy.
Would you like to learn to finally manage your over drinking at home, work, social situations, conferences, or vacations without feeling fearful, ashamed, exhausted, or wondering what happened to your good intentions? Would you like to learn how to feed your brain the nutrients it needs to look and feel better, have more energy and follow through? Get clear, intelligent, and effective strategies to make the changes you want. If you want to drink occasionally, skip traditional treatment & AA, then let's work together to get you to your goals. Save time, save money, save your job, your health, and your relationships.
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Edith Lamboy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55408  (Online Only)
Are you struggling in your relationship to yourself or others? Would you like to feel better about yourself and life in general? Have losses taken the joy out of life? Are you a survivor of traumatic experiences? Would you like to make changes and are unsure where to begin? My approach is collaborative and gentle, tailored to your needs and issues. Let's work together towards reconnecting you to your own inner wisdom! I would love to help you in developing your strengths, internal resources and coping skills for the challenges in your life.
Are you struggling in your relationship to yourself or others? Would you like to feel better about yourself and life in general? Have losses taken the joy out of life? Are you a survivor of traumatic experiences? Would you like to make changes and are unsure where to begin? My approach is collaborative and gentle, tailored to your needs and issues. Let's work together towards reconnecting you to your own inner wisdom! I would love to help you in developing your strengths, internal resources and coping skills for the challenges in your life.
(612) 260-8755 View (612) 260-8755
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Tom Keller
Counselor, MA, LPCC, LADC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not accepting new clients
I work with adult clients and students who have anxiety, depression, work stress, relationships issues, grief & loss, life transitions, existential crises, mental disorders management, and chemical dependency issues. I work well with clients from the LGBTQIA+ community and those who have mood disorders. I will help you cope with and resolve painful and difficult situations with a knowledgeable, empathetic, and insightful approach that can gently challenge your perspective with wisdom, insight, and coping skills. I offer of free 15 minute consultation to prospective clients.
I work with adult clients and students who have anxiety, depression, work stress, relationships issues, grief & loss, life transitions, existential crises, mental disorders management, and chemical dependency issues. I work well with clients from the LGBTQIA+ community and those who have mood disorders. I will help you cope with and resolve painful and difficult situations with a knowledgeable, empathetic, and insightful approach that can gently challenge your perspective with wisdom, insight, and coping skills. I offer of free 15 minute consultation to prospective clients.
(612) 351-6528 x2 View (612) 351-6528 x2
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Neko J Vanevenhoven
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, Supervi
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55428
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your healing journey! In addition, I am dually licensed in MN and WI and an approved supervisor for LMFT and LPCC. My name is Neko and I joined this field because I believe that life is a journey where invitations to heal, grow and prosper are constantly received!
Hello and welcome to the beginning of your healing journey! In addition, I am dually licensed in MN and WI and an approved supervisor for LMFT and LPCC. My name is Neko and I joined this field because I believe that life is a journey where invitations to heal, grow and prosper are constantly received!
(763) 247-2736 View (763) 247-2736
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Nick Pranke
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
I believe the process of therapy is about the therapist and client joining together in a collaborative effort to work toward goals. Every person has strengths and values that are essential to living their best possible life. Sometimes obstacles get in the way of living those values and recognizing our strengths, including family, trauma, health concerns, and mental health difficulties. Through a systemic and trauma-informed lens, we will create individualized goals and approaches that best meet your needs.
I believe the process of therapy is about the therapist and client joining together in a collaborative effort to work toward goals. Every person has strengths and values that are essential to living their best possible life. Sometimes obstacles get in the way of living those values and recognizing our strengths, including family, trauma, health concerns, and mental health difficulties. Through a systemic and trauma-informed lens, we will create individualized goals and approaches that best meet your needs.
(763) 343-7399 View (763) 343-7399
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Elaine J Moore
Psychologist, MA, LP
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Not accepting new clients
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
As a licensed psychologist I have over 25 years working with couples, families, children, adolescents and individuals. I specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. I furthermore have extensive experience working with chronic illnesses including MS, Lupus, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, COPD, diabetes and Lyme disease. I love working with couples, with complex issues. I value working with DEI concerns for BIPOC people. My work is client centered with a focus on the client's strengths and competencies in the world. My approach is creative and intuitive, with a strong foundation in scientific theory.
(612) 294-8370 View (612) 294-8370
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Jen Rives
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55419  (Online Only)
I am part therapist, holding space for life's ambiguities, and part coach, cheering you on. My passion lies in supporting and empowering people to bravely move through the complex transitions that come up in their lives - divorce, infidelity, codependency, and pandemic stress; Today, life has so many unknowns and frightening stressors. We're trying to figure out how to hold onto ourselves, what we know, and the things that we hold dear. Let me help you build up your reserve of relational resources and skills.
I am part therapist, holding space for life's ambiguities, and part coach, cheering you on. My passion lies in supporting and empowering people to bravely move through the complex transitions that come up in their lives - divorce, infidelity, codependency, and pandemic stress; Today, life has so many unknowns and frightening stressors. We're trying to figure out how to hold onto ourselves, what we know, and the things that we hold dear. Let me help you build up your reserve of relational resources and skills.
(612) 360-2485 View (612) 360-2485
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Melissa Turgeon
Art Therapist, MPS, LPC, ATR-BC, CCLS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Minneapolis, MN 55408
My respectful and compassionate approach blends trauma-informed care, creative arts, somatic awareness, mindfulness, and traditional talk therapy. I specialize in working with trauma, disassociation, chronic illness, grief and loss, post-partum, life changes, depression/anxiety, ADHD, gender identity, child development, parenting coaching, and individuals looking to understand themselves through a compassionate lens.
My respectful and compassionate approach blends trauma-informed care, creative arts, somatic awareness, mindfulness, and traditional talk therapy. I specialize in working with trauma, disassociation, chronic illness, grief and loss, post-partum, life changes, depression/anxiety, ADHD, gender identity, child development, parenting coaching, and individuals looking to understand themselves through a compassionate lens.
(612) 261-1719 View (612) 261-1719
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Serena White
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55401
I work collaboratively with a diverse group of teens and adults who want to engage in self-discovery and change. I work with individuals who have had difficulty conquering life challenges and experiences that continue to impact their mental health and living the life they want. My collaborative and holistic approach focuses on skills, self-exploration, and observing how identities, day-to-day routines, family, and society impact life difficulties. Together I will work with you on observing thoughts and behaviors to create change and a life worth living.
I work collaboratively with a diverse group of teens and adults who want to engage in self-discovery and change. I work with individuals who have had difficulty conquering life challenges and experiences that continue to impact their mental health and living the life they want. My collaborative and holistic approach focuses on skills, self-exploration, and observing how identities, day-to-day routines, family, and society impact life difficulties. Together I will work with you on observing thoughts and behaviors to create change and a life worth living.
(763) 363-6398 View (763) 363-6398
William Drescher
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, MA, LADC
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55409  (Online Only)
I help people remember how awesome they truly are. Prior to entering private practice, I spent three years at a leading treatment center where I worked with a variety of people in a variety of unique circumstances. I am passionate about working with clients to improve their sense of self-compassion, and well-being, and transcend maladapted beliefs. My practice and work is inspired by the work of Gabor Mate, Richard Schwartz, and Buddhist Psychology. I am a Master's level pre-mental health licensure professional with experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.
I help people remember how awesome they truly are. Prior to entering private practice, I spent three years at a leading treatment center where I worked with a variety of people in a variety of unique circumstances. I am passionate about working with clients to improve their sense of self-compassion, and well-being, and transcend maladapted beliefs. My practice and work is inspired by the work of Gabor Mate, Richard Schwartz, and Buddhist Psychology. I am a Master's level pre-mental health licensure professional with experience working with individuals with co-occurring disorders.
(612) 662-2364 View (612) 662-2364
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Marla Rose Wojtanowicz
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Minneapolis, MN 55413
We all have times when we run out of ideas about how to deal with problems in our lives. It can help to involve a new set of eyes and ears to see things from a different angle. We work to gain new skills and insights, and tap into our forgotten strengths, to create independence and lasting positive change. We look at the rigid and unhelpful patterns we have, and work together to form new ways of thinking and doing. While this process unfolds you are free to be your authentic self, without feeling judgment, powerlessness, or shame, in a safe and trusting atmosphere.
We all have times when we run out of ideas about how to deal with problems in our lives. It can help to involve a new set of eyes and ears to see things from a different angle. We work to gain new skills and insights, and tap into our forgotten strengths, to create independence and lasting positive change. We look at the rigid and unhelpful patterns we have, and work together to form new ways of thinking and doing. While this process unfolds you are free to be your authentic self, without feeling judgment, powerlessness, or shame, in a safe and trusting atmosphere.
(612) 260-8920 View (612) 260-8920
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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.