Positive Psychology Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Helen Nemes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11234
I am also Psycho Dynamic, practice Positive Psychology and engage in an interactive dialogue.
Do you engage in self-defeating behaviors? Are you drawn to relationships that will disappoint you? Are you not living up to your potential? I will help you discover your strengths and how you can be more resilient! I am a Psychotherapist using cognitive behavioral, evidence-based techniques as well as a holistic approach to help you cope with anxiety, depression, addictions, as well as relationships with partners, families, and work. I will help you break negative and patterns in order for you to develop loving and caring relationships in your family and at work.
I am also Psycho Dynamic, practice Positive Psychology and engage in an interactive dialogue.
Do you engage in self-defeating behaviors? Are you drawn to relationships that will disappoint you? Are you not living up to your potential? I will help you discover your strengths and how you can be more resilient! I am a Psychotherapist using cognitive behavioral, evidence-based techniques as well as a holistic approach to help you cope with anxiety, depression, addictions, as well as relationships with partners, families, and work. I will help you break negative and patterns in order for you to develop loving and caring relationships in your family and at work.
(646) 325-5756 View (646) 325-5756
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Stacy - Anastasiya Savchuk
MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11209
I’m well versed in Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Motivational Interviewing.
Anxiety and depression are debilitating conditions that drain the vibrance out of life. They can make it difficult to function and manage daily tasks. The stress piles up and prevents us from feeling joy and well-being. I know firsthand how hard dealing with these issues can be. Together we can overcome the struggles and help you find relief.
I’m well versed in Positive Psychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Motivational Interviewing.
Anxiety and depression are debilitating conditions that drain the vibrance out of life. They can make it difficult to function and manage daily tasks. The stress piles up and prevents us from feeling joy and well-being. I know firsthand how hard dealing with these issues can be. Together we can overcome the struggles and help you find relief.
(929) 930-4921 View (929) 930-4921
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Samuel David Barsano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229
My expertise is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT and Positive Psychology.
I enjoy implementing my skills in Cognitive Behavioral I help my clients get back on their feet. Whether they are struggling from depression, anxiety or trauma, I take a sincere look at the issues my clients are presenting with. It's been my experience that simply using positive psychology can help a client see their own inner strengths. I've had success with a variety of populations, be it teenagers, young adults all the way up to Holocaust survivors. Therapy-CBT. If you are looking for a warm, safe, non-judgmental therapist you may have come to the right place. I tend to have a very insightful mind and will genuinely take interest
My expertise is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT and Positive Psychology.
I enjoy implementing my skills in Cognitive Behavioral I help my clients get back on their feet. Whether they are struggling from depression, anxiety or trauma, I take a sincere look at the issues my clients are presenting with. It's been my experience that simply using positive psychology can help a client see their own inner strengths. I've had success with a variety of populations, be it teenagers, young adults all the way up to Holocaust survivors. Therapy-CBT. If you are looking for a warm, safe, non-judgmental therapist you may have come to the right place. I tend to have a very insightful mind and will genuinely take interest
(929) 822-6556 View (929) 822-6556
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Katherine Judith Sanchez
Pre-Licensed Professional, MHC LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
I integrate various approaches like Mindfulness-based CBT, Psychodynamic, Positive Psychology, Trauma Therapy, DBT, etc.
I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with depression, trauma, adjustments, and relationship issues. By embracing cultural nuances and sensitivities, I create a nurturing environment where clients can explore their challenges effectively. Together, we'll develop personalized strategies to promote healing, resilience, and meaningful connections. Take the first step towards transformative growth.
I integrate various approaches like Mindfulness-based CBT, Psychodynamic, Positive Psychology, Trauma Therapy, DBT, etc.
I specialize in supporting individuals dealing with depression, trauma, adjustments, and relationship issues. By embracing cultural nuances and sensitivities, I create a nurturing environment where clients can explore their challenges effectively. Together, we'll develop personalized strategies to promote healing, resilience, and meaningful connections. Take the first step towards transformative growth.
(718) 957-2356 View (718) 957-2356
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Christelle Sterling
Counselor
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11226  (Online Only)
Christelle Sterling is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has worked with various populations ranging from adolescents to adults. Christelle has great experience in women's mental health. She supports individuals encountering depression, anxiety and trauma. Christelle has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology. She is patient with her clients and uses a supportive and collaborative method with a goal to help her clients become self empowered.
Christelle Sterling is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. She has worked with various populations ranging from adolescents to adults. Christelle has great experience in women's mental health. She supports individuals encountering depression, anxiety and trauma. Christelle has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Positive Psychology. She is patient with her clients and uses a supportive and collaborative method with a goal to help her clients become self empowered.
(929) 930-5142 View (929) 930-5142
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Ackerman Psychotherapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11238  (Online Only)
I utilize an integrative approach, in which I weave aspects from various therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic theory, CBT, DBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, and positive psychology, in a way that fits you and your individual needs and goals.
Therapy begins with a curiosity. Perhaps you want to understand why you are feeling the way you do, you feel stuck in a particular pattern or set of circumstances, or you are experiencing a pull to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships with others. There are certain universal threads we all share - our desire and need to connect with others, a call to create, our desire to discover a sense of purpose and make our unique mark, and our desire to find joy and presence. I am here to guide you in finding meaning and fulfilment where you seek it.
I utilize an integrative approach, in which I weave aspects from various therapeutic modalities including psychodynamic theory, CBT, DBT, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness, and positive psychology, in a way that fits you and your individual needs and goals.
Therapy begins with a curiosity. Perhaps you want to understand why you are feeling the way you do, you feel stuck in a particular pattern or set of circumstances, or you are experiencing a pull to deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships with others. There are certain universal threads we all share - our desire and need to connect with others, a call to create, our desire to discover a sense of purpose and make our unique mark, and our desire to find joy and presence. I am here to guide you in finding meaning and fulfilment where you seek it.
(518) 896-8127 View (518) 896-8127
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Corey Proverdi
MA, LCAT, BC-DMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I have post graduate training in EMDR, parts work, expressive arts, somatic modalities, mindfulness, positive psychology, inner child work, attachment work, structural dissociation, CBT and DBT.
You’re ready to realign to your authentic self with clarity, creativity, self compassion, and connection. I use a creative and effective approach to guide people to heal their pain that goes beyond talk therapy. Together we will create a pace that works best for you, and uncover the root of behavior that is no longer serving your highest good. I will help you identify what is burdening you, how to maneuver stressors, and recalibrate your body and mind to accept goodness into your life with ease.
I have post graduate training in EMDR, parts work, expressive arts, somatic modalities, mindfulness, positive psychology, inner child work, attachment work, structural dissociation, CBT and DBT.
You’re ready to realign to your authentic self with clarity, creativity, self compassion, and connection. I use a creative and effective approach to guide people to heal their pain that goes beyond talk therapy. Together we will create a pace that works best for you, and uncover the root of behavior that is no longer serving your highest good. I will help you identify what is burdening you, how to maneuver stressors, and recalibrate your body and mind to accept goodness into your life with ease.
(646) 502-8527 View (646) 502-8527
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Nathalie Grand
MA, CAPP, PT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
I use Positive Psychology to inspire and help my clients to thrive and flourish. I use a mix of positive psychology, CBT, strength-based and mindfulness approaches. As a certified trainer and nutritionist, I adopt a holistic approach addressing the mind and the body as they mutually influence each other. My aim is for my clients to find meaning in their lives with a strong sense of purpose, and to find their balance to be able to flourish. If you are transitioning into a new career, searching for yourself or just want to unleash the inner you, I would be delighted to accompany you.
I use Positive Psychology to inspire and help my clients to thrive and flourish. I use a mix of positive psychology, CBT, strength-based and mindfulness approaches. As a certified trainer and nutritionist, I adopt a holistic approach addressing the mind and the body as they mutually influence each other. My aim is for my clients to find meaning in their lives with a strong sense of purpose, and to find their balance to be able to flourish. If you are transitioning into a new career, searching for yourself or just want to unleash the inner you, I would be delighted to accompany you.
(347) 802-8122 View (347) 802-8122
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Teresa Meadows
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
I offer a safe space, active listening, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology.
I am a Native New Yorker who enjoys working in my community. I enjoy working with individuals who have decided they want an active partner, that will encourage, and, empower them to achieve goals set in treatment.
I offer a safe space, active listening, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology.
I am a Native New Yorker who enjoys working in my community. I enjoy working with individuals who have decided they want an active partner, that will encourage, and, empower them to achieve goals set in treatment.
(646) 846-7564 View (646) 846-7564
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Deanna Baker
Counselor, LMHC, MSEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11205  (Online Only)
I'm a holistic and eclectic therapist that specializes in EMDR, IFS, positive psychology and strength based therapy.
You are ready to face your traumas and learn the tools to overcome the symptoms that take away from your happiness. You need supportive and nonjudgmental guidance to explore your thoughts, feelings, and history. You are looking for a collaborative and solution focused therapeutic dynamic. I'm so happy that our paths have crossed, lets get to work. My office is a safe space where you can explore challenges without any fear of judgement. Therapy can feel daunting but I am ready to be there by your side as we dig deep, connect dots, uncover patterns, and overcome trauma. Today is a great day to begin healing.
I'm a holistic and eclectic therapist that specializes in EMDR, IFS, positive psychology and strength based therapy.
You are ready to face your traumas and learn the tools to overcome the symptoms that take away from your happiness. You need supportive and nonjudgmental guidance to explore your thoughts, feelings, and history. You are looking for a collaborative and solution focused therapeutic dynamic. I'm so happy that our paths have crossed, lets get to work. My office is a safe space where you can explore challenges without any fear of judgement. Therapy can feel daunting but I am ready to be there by your side as we dig deep, connect dots, uncover patterns, and overcome trauma. Today is a great day to begin healing.
(845) 244-5838 View (845) 244-5838
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Jami Palladino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology.
Welcome! My name is Jami and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I have worked with a wide range of clients on diverse issues including anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief, stress, relationship issues, substance abuse, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others.
I also incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Positive Psychology.
Welcome! My name is Jami and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New York. I have worked with a wide range of clients on diverse issues including anxiety, coping skills, depression, grief, stress, relationship issues, substance abuse, and trauma & PTSD, amongst others.
(347) 338-6913 View (347) 338-6913
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Carolyn Cutillo
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11216  (Online Only)
With a background in performance, positive psychology, and higher education, I am here to help teens and adults tap into their creativity, problem-solve, and find greater happiness, all from the comforts of telehealth.
When you feel stressed and anxious, life isn't as enjoyable anymore. Your to-do list piles up, and you don't know where to start. Your dating and social life may be dwindling, while self-care seems impossible to reach. You may get frequent aches and pains as the tension in your mind translates to your body. Ruminations are running the show, keeping you playing out old, unhelpful patterns. You might be a high-achieving, perfectionistic doer, but you don't know what you're doing it all for anymore.
With a background in performance, positive psychology, and higher education, I am here to help teens and adults tap into their creativity, problem-solve, and find greater happiness, all from the comforts of telehealth.
When you feel stressed and anxious, life isn't as enjoyable anymore. Your to-do list piles up, and you don't know where to start. Your dating and social life may be dwindling, while self-care seems impossible to reach. You may get frequent aches and pains as the tension in your mind translates to your body. Ruminations are running the show, keeping you playing out old, unhelpful patterns. You might be a high-achieving, perfectionistic doer, but you don't know what you're doing it all for anymore.
(475) 477-3513 View (475) 477-3513
Photo of Eric Stone, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Eric Stone
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Eric has 18 years experience combining Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology to young adults and artists in the performing and literary arts. He specializes in the "stuck points" that hinder growth and development. His goal is to guide you through your areas of pain, help you overcome feelings of unworthiness, shame, jealousy, artistic blockages, anxiety, and thrive during times of uncertainty and doubt. Eric appreciates and understands the unique challenges and subtle emotional intricacies of the mind/soul of the artist. Eric works from a collaborative, strengths-based, empowerment modality.
Eric has 18 years experience combining Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology to young adults and artists in the performing and literary arts. He specializes in the "stuck points" that hinder growth and development. His goal is to guide you through your areas of pain, help you overcome feelings of unworthiness, shame, jealousy, artistic blockages, anxiety, and thrive during times of uncertainty and doubt. Eric appreciates and understands the unique challenges and subtle emotional intricacies of the mind/soul of the artist. Eric works from a collaborative, strengths-based, empowerment modality.
(917) 920-6818 View (917) 920-6818
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Samuel David Barsano
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11229  (Online Only)
My expertise is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT and Positive Psychology.
I help my clients get back on their feet. Whether they are struggling from depression, anxiety or trauma, I take a sincere look at the issues my clients are presenting with. It's been my experience that simply using positive psychology can help a client see their own inner strengths. I've had success with a variety of populations, be it teenagers, young adults all the way up to Holocaust survivors. I enjoy implementing my skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT. If you are looking for a warm, safe, non-judgmental therapist you may have come to the right place. I tend to have a very insightful mind and genuinely enjoy helping you
My expertise is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT and Positive Psychology.
I help my clients get back on their feet. Whether they are struggling from depression, anxiety or trauma, I take a sincere look at the issues my clients are presenting with. It's been my experience that simply using positive psychology can help a client see their own inner strengths. I've had success with a variety of populations, be it teenagers, young adults all the way up to Holocaust survivors. I enjoy implementing my skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-CBT. If you are looking for a warm, safe, non-judgmental therapist you may have come to the right place. I tend to have a very insightful mind and genuinely enjoy helping you
(929) 389-0395 View (929) 389-0395
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Tom Moglia
MS, Ed, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
I use elements of Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my sessions.
Right now, I'm trying to put myself in your shoes. The first question that I typically ask my clients is "What brings you here today?" You will answer that question in a way that only you can. Reaching out for help isn't easy. It's a lesson in vulnerability. You're taking the first step by searching for a professional and trying to make sense of the way you're feeling right now.
I use elements of Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in my sessions.
Right now, I'm trying to put myself in your shoes. The first question that I typically ask my clients is "What brings you here today?" You will answer that question in a way that only you can. Reaching out for help isn't easy. It's a lesson in vulnerability. You're taking the first step by searching for a professional and trying to make sense of the way you're feeling right now.
(347) 370-3923 View (347) 370-3923
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Cristina Chua
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use a client-centered approach that integrates different evidence-based practices, including positive psychology, somatic work, mindful self-compassion, and CBT.
Are you ready to feel empowered in dealing with your anxiety or OCD? Would you like to experience calm and peace of mind on a daily basis? Have you tried many different approaches (including ERP) without success? Would you like a healing approach that is as kind and gentle as you are? I specialize in treating people with OCD who have not responded well to traditional treatments like ERP and need a gentler, more holistic and trauma-informed approach to healing. I also specialize in helping people manage anxiety better, whether it is the normal anxiety of life or is another anxiety-based disorder.
I use a client-centered approach that integrates different evidence-based practices, including positive psychology, somatic work, mindful self-compassion, and CBT.
Are you ready to feel empowered in dealing with your anxiety or OCD? Would you like to experience calm and peace of mind on a daily basis? Have you tried many different approaches (including ERP) without success? Would you like a healing approach that is as kind and gentle as you are? I specialize in treating people with OCD who have not responded well to traditional treatments like ERP and need a gentler, more holistic and trauma-informed approach to healing. I also specialize in helping people manage anxiety better, whether it is the normal anxiety of life or is another anxiety-based disorder.
(347) 708-9611 View (347) 708-9611
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Caitlyn J Roy
Licensed Master Social Work, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242  (Online Only)
I employ a series of didactics including: CBT, DBT, MBSR, Positive Psychology, and Spiritual Psychology.
I am a dedicated therapist passionate about redefining the therapy experience for clients to include a holistic, whole-person approach of integrating compassionate healing through evidence-based interventions and tools. I hold working experience with young children and teens, as well as their parents, managing symptoms including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, ASD, Social Skills, School refusal, and Confidence. Above all else, I want my clients to realize they are capable and worthy of improvements in their life.
I employ a series of didactics including: CBT, DBT, MBSR, Positive Psychology, and Spiritual Psychology.
I am a dedicated therapist passionate about redefining the therapy experience for clients to include a holistic, whole-person approach of integrating compassionate healing through evidence-based interventions and tools. I hold working experience with young children and teens, as well as their parents, managing symptoms including but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, ASD, Social Skills, School refusal, and Confidence. Above all else, I want my clients to realize they are capable and worthy of improvements in their life.
(332) 249-8460 View (332) 249-8460
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David Sitt
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11230
My courses include Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Positive Psychology.
My primary intention as a psychologist is to provide a conducive environment for personal growth. I work best with clients who believe in the human capacity for change. I will provide mindfulness-based therapy to guide your journey towards insight and clarity. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Using CBT, mindfulness, and other eclectic tools consistent with positive psychology, I am committed to teaching my clients how to become their own therapist.
My courses include Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, and Positive Psychology.
My primary intention as a psychologist is to provide a conducive environment for personal growth. I work best with clients who believe in the human capacity for change. I will provide mindfulness-based therapy to guide your journey towards insight and clarity. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of adult ADHD, anxiety, and mood disorders. Using CBT, mindfulness, and other eclectic tools consistent with positive psychology, I am committed to teaching my clients how to become their own therapist.
(646) 583-1410 View (646) 583-1410
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Susan Nielsen
MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
As an eclectic counselor, I utilize multiple evidence-based counseling theories such as CBT, REBT, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology and Psychodynamic.
Numerous factors influenced my decision to pursue counseling, with the primary motivation being my desire to assist individuals in improving their quality of life. At the core of my approach as a clinician is a firm conviction in the importance of fostering a secure and trusting therapeutic connection. It's vital for me, as your counselor, to ensure a safe environment where clients (such as yourself!) can receive support characterized by sincerity and empathy. In collaboration, we will aim for positive changes in your life, harness your strengths, achieve your therapeutic objectives, and alleviate your discomfort.
As an eclectic counselor, I utilize multiple evidence-based counseling theories such as CBT, REBT, Solution-Focused, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology and Psychodynamic.
Numerous factors influenced my decision to pursue counseling, with the primary motivation being my desire to assist individuals in improving their quality of life. At the core of my approach as a clinician is a firm conviction in the importance of fostering a secure and trusting therapeutic connection. It's vital for me, as your counselor, to ensure a safe environment where clients (such as yourself!) can receive support characterized by sincerity and empathy. In collaboration, we will aim for positive changes in your life, harness your strengths, achieve your therapeutic objectives, and alleviate your discomfort.
(718) 957-2237 View (718) 957-2237
Helen Rebeca Epstein
Counselor, LMHC, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11230
When you enter my office, your wellness becomes my concern. I believe that no two clients are the same. When you come to see me I make a customized treatment plan tailored to your personal needs and goals using the best evidence based modalities. I utilize CBT, DBT, EMDR, EX/RP, mindfulness, positive psychology, somatic interventions, and relaxation techniques. I treat anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, depression, and grief. I specialize in women's mental health treating those suffering from infertility, perinatal loss, postpartum PMADs, and menopause. I promote healing using a mind-body approach.
When you enter my office, your wellness becomes my concern. I believe that no two clients are the same. When you come to see me I make a customized treatment plan tailored to your personal needs and goals using the best evidence based modalities. I utilize CBT, DBT, EMDR, EX/RP, mindfulness, positive psychology, somatic interventions, and relaxation techniques. I treat anxiety, OCD, PTSD, trauma, depression, and grief. I specialize in women's mental health treating those suffering from infertility, perinatal loss, postpartum PMADs, and menopause. I promote healing using a mind-body approach.
(347) 378-0089 View (347) 378-0089
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.