Positive Psychology Therapists in Charlotte, NC

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Brittney Long
Counselor, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Life can be challenging at times, but I believe with the right tools and a helpful listener we can make it a little easier. I’m passionate about helping clients build resilience and quiet those negative thoughts that make them doubt their potential. I enjoy motivating my clients to be the best version of themselves through positive psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Once a client can rationalize through their negative thoughts, they can then change their behavior.
Life can be challenging at times, but I believe with the right tools and a helpful listener we can make it a little easier. I’m passionate about helping clients build resilience and quiet those negative thoughts that make them doubt their potential. I enjoy motivating my clients to be the best version of themselves through positive psychology and cognitive-behavioral therapy. Once a client can rationalize through their negative thoughts, they can then change their behavior.
(704) 389-5977 View (704) 389-5977
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Kim Latham Moseley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204
I have additional training as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Certification, Grief Counseling, working with the Enneagram and the principles of Positive Psychology, and have completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, making a life transition, experiencing loss or feeling stuck, it requires looking at your whole self! I have over 30 years of experience ranging from working in hospice and bereavement care to assisting older adults and their families as a Geriatric Care Manager, as well as being a Certified Integrative Health Coach from Duke Integrative Medicine and doing Integrative Psychotherapy. I will skillfully help you become your true and best self with the necessary tools to build a healthy, meaningful life, not in spite of, but because of, any challenges you face.
I have additional training as a Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia Certification, Grief Counseling, working with the Enneagram and the principles of Positive Psychology, and have completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program.
Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, making a life transition, experiencing loss or feeling stuck, it requires looking at your whole self! I have over 30 years of experience ranging from working in hospice and bereavement care to assisting older adults and their families as a Geriatric Care Manager, as well as being a Certified Integrative Health Coach from Duke Integrative Medicine and doing Integrative Psychotherapy. I will skillfully help you become your true and best self with the necessary tools to build a healthy, meaningful life, not in spite of, but because of, any challenges you face.
(704) 207-0774 View (704) 207-0774
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Emani J Mills
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28208  (Online Only)
Framing her approach using mindfulness based CBT and positive psychology, she offers a warm and open setting where engaging, reflective therapeutic conversations can flow easily and without judgement.
Emani Mills is a licensed clinical social worker providing counseling to adolescents and adults. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Georgia and have been licensed since 2018. Her services are available to those residing in North Carolina via tele-health providing treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, and adjustment disorders. She enjoys what she does and is honored to be a part of someone's healing journey.
Framing her approach using mindfulness based CBT and positive psychology, she offers a warm and open setting where engaging, reflective therapeutic conversations can flow easily and without judgement.
Emani Mills is a licensed clinical social worker providing counseling to adolescents and adults. She completed her Master of Social Work at the University of Georgia and have been licensed since 2018. Her services are available to those residing in North Carolina via tele-health providing treatment for depression, anxiety, stress, and adjustment disorders. She enjoys what she does and is honored to be a part of someone's healing journey.
(704) 850-6079 View (704) 850-6079
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Amber Peel
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28262  (Online Only)
I offer various evidenced-based practices, such as CBT, DBT, positive psychology, etc.
I can understand how intimidating therapy can seem. To be vulnerable with someone who does not share a personal relationship with you can seem challenging and for some, scary. If you are someone who feels like they are slightly ready to take that step in healing their past traumas, present challenges, or preparing for their future, I can be there to help you along the way. I currently work with teens, adults, and families where I focus on building a strong rapport with each client that I see. My goal as your therapist is to guide you on your journey of healing and to help bring light and comfort in those hard times.
I offer various evidenced-based practices, such as CBT, DBT, positive psychology, etc.
I can understand how intimidating therapy can seem. To be vulnerable with someone who does not share a personal relationship with you can seem challenging and for some, scary. If you are someone who feels like they are slightly ready to take that step in healing their past traumas, present challenges, or preparing for their future, I can be there to help you along the way. I currently work with teens, adults, and families where I focus on building a strong rapport with each client that I see. My goal as your therapist is to guide you on your journey of healing and to help bring light and comfort in those hard times.
(980) 737-7661 View (980) 737-7661
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Lauren Whittle
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28203
Therapy for adolescents & adults drawing from an integrative framework that incorporates elements of positive psychology and insight-oriented therapy in conjunction with CBT/DBT.
Dr. Whittle adopts a relational and engaging therapeutic style that aims to help clients deepen their self-understanding and develop new modes of thinking, feeling, and acting that allow for living a more connected and fulfilling life.
Therapy for adolescents & adults drawing from an integrative framework that incorporates elements of positive psychology and insight-oriented therapy in conjunction with CBT/DBT.
Dr. Whittle adopts a relational and engaging therapeutic style that aims to help clients deepen their self-understanding and develop new modes of thinking, feeling, and acting that allow for living a more connected and fulfilling life.
(980) 294-1562 View (980) 294-1562
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Kelli Mehalic
Counselor, MA, NCC, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28211
I use an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness.
My approach to counseling is simple: You can change. You can change your mind, your heart and the direction of your life. As a fervent life-long seeker of meaning and understanding of the human experience, I commit a fearless attitude and tireless ethic to charting your path toward greater happiness, purpose and peace. My clients include adolescents and adults navigating mood disorders, low self-esteem, stress, challenging life changes, faith transitions and religious trauma. I have extensive experience with Borderline Personality Disorder and offer treatment and hope through a combination of modalities including DBT skills.
I use an integrative approach to therapy, incorporating evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused, Positive Psychology, Internal Family Systems, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and mindfulness.
My approach to counseling is simple: You can change. You can change your mind, your heart and the direction of your life. As a fervent life-long seeker of meaning and understanding of the human experience, I commit a fearless attitude and tireless ethic to charting your path toward greater happiness, purpose and peace. My clients include adolescents and adults navigating mood disorders, low self-esteem, stress, challenging life changes, faith transitions and religious trauma. I have extensive experience with Borderline Personality Disorder and offer treatment and hope through a combination of modalities including DBT skills.
(704) 286-1849 View (704) 286-1849
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Mollie Sandler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28209
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness techniques in my approach, making it individualized to your needs.
As a clinician, my purpose is to provide a safe place that addresses struggles including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, conflict resolution, and relationships. My office is a non-judgmental and trusting space for you to process your emotions and further develop skills that are designed to help you move towards your therapeutic goals. I believe that emotional and personal growth is different for everyone. My services will be tailored to meet you where you are so we can work together to achieve the growth and change you want in your life.
I incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness techniques in my approach, making it individualized to your needs.
As a clinician, my purpose is to provide a safe place that addresses struggles including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, stress management, conflict resolution, and relationships. My office is a non-judgmental and trusting space for you to process your emotions and further develop skills that are designed to help you move towards your therapeutic goals. I believe that emotional and personal growth is different for everyone. My services will be tailored to meet you where you are so we can work together to achieve the growth and change you want in your life.
(980) 372-6925 View (980) 372-6925
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Sharon Denise Buckner
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226  (Online Only)
By using cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal approaches, and positive psychology methods, she's able to uniquely help individuals experience personal growth in a safe and encouraging therapeutic space.
SD Buckner is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 11 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of ADHD, anger management issues, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, and low self-esteem.
By using cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal approaches, and positive psychology methods, she's able to uniquely help individuals experience personal growth in a safe and encouraging therapeutic space.
SD Buckner is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) with over 11 years of experience helping clients of all ages who are suffering from the effects of ADHD, anger management issues, behavioral issues, poor coping skills, and low self-esteem.
(704) 327-3029 View (704) 327-3029
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Vanessa Talley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28277
I believe in the process of collaborative work toward healing. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, and nonjudgmental approach. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Grief Counseling, Strength-centered, MBSR, and Positive Psychology.
I believe in the process of collaborative work toward healing. I use a compassionate, strengths-based, and nonjudgmental approach. I utilize EMDR, CBT, Grief Counseling, Strength-centered, MBSR, and Positive Psychology.
(704) 270-2647 View (704) 270-2647
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Emma Kate Reif
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28210
Sometimes life throws us lemons, and prioritizing our self-care and mental health helps us cope! I enjoy supporting others through individual therapy, as well as parent coaching. For individual therapy I work with both male and female clients, ages 12 and older. My therapeutic approach incorporates Positive Psychology (e.g., compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and resilience to stress), as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other forms of treatment.
Sometimes life throws us lemons, and prioritizing our self-care and mental health helps us cope! I enjoy supporting others through individual therapy, as well as parent coaching. For individual therapy I work with both male and female clients, ages 12 and older. My therapeutic approach incorporates Positive Psychology (e.g., compassion, gratitude, mindfulness, and resilience to stress), as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and other forms of treatment.
(704) 946-8854 View (704) 946-8854
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Patricia Ann Stewart
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28226
Theoretical concepts of Humanistic, Interpersonal, CBT, Contemplative and Positive Psychology are applied.
Mishaps, uncontrollable circumstances, relationships, personal experiences, all contribute to our development. At any age or stage in life, stunted growth and development may occur. Finding the courage and trust to explore our inner selves is never easy. Finding the right person to help you through your journey can be equally challenging. If unconditional, nonjudgemental support is what you seek to help with your unique life challenges, I bring my best to help you. My therapeutic practice provides a safe, compassionate, fully supported, experience.
Theoretical concepts of Humanistic, Interpersonal, CBT, Contemplative and Positive Psychology are applied.
Mishaps, uncontrollable circumstances, relationships, personal experiences, all contribute to our development. At any age or stage in life, stunted growth and development may occur. Finding the courage and trust to explore our inner selves is never easy. Finding the right person to help you through your journey can be equally challenging. If unconditional, nonjudgemental support is what you seek to help with your unique life challenges, I bring my best to help you. My therapeutic practice provides a safe, compassionate, fully supported, experience.
(704) 741-1979 View (704) 741-1979
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The Jenkins Creative Counseling Center, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW-CP, RPT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28210
We care about you and your ability to thrive! JCCC is a proud believer in positive psychology and the ability to work past all of life’s curveballs. Be it early childhood development years or difficulty navigating marital issues, we employ unique and fun mental health-based therapies for an explorative approach towards healing. We utilize different techniques such as Play Therapy, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (horses), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and much more! Our creative approach to therapy is a unique way to assist many clients with overcoming various challenges in their lives.
We care about you and your ability to thrive! JCCC is a proud believer in positive psychology and the ability to work past all of life’s curveballs. Be it early childhood development years or difficulty navigating marital issues, we employ unique and fun mental health-based therapies for an explorative approach towards healing. We utilize different techniques such as Play Therapy, Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (horses), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and much more! Our creative approach to therapy is a unique way to assist many clients with overcoming various challenges in their lives.
(704) 237-6722 View (704) 237-6722
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Nicole Schnarrs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28202
I am a CPD certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher and Positive Psychology Practitioner.
My approach to therapy is person-centered, holistic, strength, and mindfulness-based. My role is to provide non-judgmental support for you in reaching your goals, feeling empowered, and helping you expand healthy awareness by using various forms of expression, talk, and alternative therapy.
I am a CPD certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher and Positive Psychology Practitioner.
My approach to therapy is person-centered, holistic, strength, and mindfulness-based. My role is to provide non-judgmental support for you in reaching your goals, feeling empowered, and helping you expand healthy awareness by using various forms of expression, talk, and alternative therapy.
(252) 378-2691 View (252) 378-2691
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Buffy Wimmer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MACC, LPC
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28278
Waitlist for new clients
Thank you for your interest in discovering the best therapist for your particular needs. Please take a few minutes and read through my information or review my website for more information. I received my undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill and my Masters in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I have worked as a pastoral counselor at a large church in Charlotte for almost 10 years and am currently in private practice. I have been married almost 44 years and have 6 grandchildren. Please consider calling for an appointment..I received formal training in :Positive Psychology,EMDR andBrainspotting ,
Thank you for your interest in discovering the best therapist for your particular needs. Please take a few minutes and read through my information or review my website for more information. I received my undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill and my Masters in Christian Counseling from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. I have worked as a pastoral counselor at a large church in Charlotte for almost 10 years and am currently in private practice. I have been married almost 44 years and have 6 grandchildren. Please consider calling for an appointment..I received formal training in :Positive Psychology,EMDR andBrainspotting ,
(980) 321-0905 View (980) 321-0905
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The Harbor Behavioral Health Center
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LCAS, CAADC, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28201  (Online Only)
Mostly inclusive of Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, CBT/DBT, and Humanistic Therapy.
Life is tough. No one should have to experience it alone. I believe it's an honor to help clients work through their life situations. Substance use, Depression, anxiety, trauma, feelings of hopelessness, adoption, foster care, and adjustment issues are just some of the issues that I pride myself on helping clients navigate. Healing is not linear and I believe in providing a therapeutic environment that provides a supportive space for whatever your healing and wellness looks like.
Mostly inclusive of Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, CBT/DBT, and Humanistic Therapy.
Life is tough. No one should have to experience it alone. I believe it's an honor to help clients work through their life situations. Substance use, Depression, anxiety, trauma, feelings of hopelessness, adoption, foster care, and adjustment issues are just some of the issues that I pride myself on helping clients navigate. Healing is not linear and I believe in providing a therapeutic environment that provides a supportive space for whatever your healing and wellness looks like.
(757) 906-4570 View (757) 906-4570
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Dr. Lisabeth Medlock Life By Design Coaching
PhD, BCC, CDCS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28201  (Online Only)
Now accepting new clients. My goal, as a coach, is to help you move from where you are to where you want to be to get unstuck and change perceptions, habits and behaviors to move forward. Rooted in positive psychology, I use a strengths based approach to help you achieve goals, no matter what challenges you face. If you are are asking questions...Why am I not my best self or happy in my life? Why can't I seem to reach my goals? Why can't I figure out what I want?...... coaching can begin a path to change. I specialize in career and life transitions for neurodiverse (e.g., ADHD) clients.
Now accepting new clients. My goal, as a coach, is to help you move from where you are to where you want to be to get unstuck and change perceptions, habits and behaviors to move forward. Rooted in positive psychology, I use a strengths based approach to help you achieve goals, no matter what challenges you face. If you are are asking questions...Why am I not my best self or happy in my life? Why can't I seem to reach my goals? Why can't I figure out what I want?...... coaching can begin a path to change. I specialize in career and life transitions for neurodiverse (e.g., ADHD) clients.
(864) 803-3490 View (864) 803-3490
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Luz Velez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28212  (Online Only)
Welcome, looking for someone that is warm, direct and knowledgeable. You found it! I obtained my MSW in 2013, from Rhode Island College. Following my graduation, I worked at a Psychiatric Residential Facility where I learned the benefits of ACT, CBT, TF-CBT and DBT modalities. In 2015, I moved to Mecklenburg County Public Health, where I worked alongside CMPD providing therapeutic support to families that experienced acute and prolonged trauma exposure. During my tenure in Public Health Department, I honed my skills in somatic approach, such as EMDR and Brainspotting, to help the individual improve their mental health.
Welcome, looking for someone that is warm, direct and knowledgeable. You found it! I obtained my MSW in 2013, from Rhode Island College. Following my graduation, I worked at a Psychiatric Residential Facility where I learned the benefits of ACT, CBT, TF-CBT and DBT modalities. In 2015, I moved to Mecklenburg County Public Health, where I worked alongside CMPD providing therapeutic support to families that experienced acute and prolonged trauma exposure. During my tenure in Public Health Department, I honed my skills in somatic approach, such as EMDR and Brainspotting, to help the individual improve their mental health.
(704) 286-8113 View (704) 286-8113
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Julissa (Amparo) Edwards
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, LCMHC, NCC, MS
Verified Verified
Charlotte, NC 28273  (Online Only)
Julissa Edward takes a holistic approach to counseling and coaching, incorporating various techniques to help individuals achieve their goals. She firmly believes that the power of the mind is one of the best skills you can hone in on to achieve any accomplishment in life and overcome hardships. Drawing upon her years of experience as a therapist, coach, and psychology professor, Julissa guides clients to strengthen their resiliency and develop a positive mindset that can transform their perception of the world. Her goal is not only to help clients heal, but to also empower to create better tomorrows for themselves.
Julissa Edward takes a holistic approach to counseling and coaching, incorporating various techniques to help individuals achieve their goals. She firmly believes that the power of the mind is one of the best skills you can hone in on to achieve any accomplishment in life and overcome hardships. Drawing upon her years of experience as a therapist, coach, and psychology professor, Julissa guides clients to strengthen their resiliency and develop a positive mindset that can transform their perception of the world. Her goal is not only to help clients heal, but to also empower to create better tomorrows for themselves.
(980) 400-9846 View (980) 400-9846
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Andrew Sell
Counselor, MA, LCMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28202
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? Do you strive for breakthrough but somehow seem to always fall short? Do you want to finally achieve progress and reach your goals? I can help by utilizing psychological tools to push past these barriers and into a more fulfilled life. As a Christian therapist we can utilize both psychological tools and Christian principles to achieve breakthrough. Too often Christians practice solely from a spiritual perspective and neglect the psychological or worse, deny it exists. I believe both spiritual and psychological can work together.
Feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? Do you strive for breakthrough but somehow seem to always fall short? Do you want to finally achieve progress and reach your goals? I can help by utilizing psychological tools to push past these barriers and into a more fulfilled life. As a Christian therapist we can utilize both psychological tools and Christian principles to achieve breakthrough. Too often Christians practice solely from a spiritual perspective and neglect the psychological or worse, deny it exists. I believe both spiritual and psychological can work together.
(704) 286-1573 View (704) 286-1573
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Breanna Crisp
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlotte, NC 28204  (Online Only)
Do you feel like you are in the same relationships all the time no matter who you are with? Perhaps experiencing attachment to unhealthy patterns and/or people? Maybe you had an unpleasant medical experience and now fear care. Perhaps you look in the mirror and don't feel your best. Maybe you have difficulty saying "no" and lean towards "people-pleasing" tendencies. Because people would be mad at you, right? Do you have difficulty with boundaries? Maybe some FOMO or isolating in your sweats watching Netflix but you want more social interactions? If you answered yes to any or all of these, you are in the right place!
Do you feel like you are in the same relationships all the time no matter who you are with? Perhaps experiencing attachment to unhealthy patterns and/or people? Maybe you had an unpleasant medical experience and now fear care. Perhaps you look in the mirror and don't feel your best. Maybe you have difficulty saying "no" and lean towards "people-pleasing" tendencies. Because people would be mad at you, right? Do you have difficulty with boundaries? Maybe some FOMO or isolating in your sweats watching Netflix but you want more social interactions? If you answered yes to any or all of these, you are in the right place!
(704) 389-9178 View (704) 389-9178

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.