Positive Psychology Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Philadelphia Talk Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
With over a decade of experience, we use an eclectic approach, drawing on humanism, CBT, internal family systems (IFS), psychodynamic theory, mindfulness meditation, positive psychology, emotion-focused therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), and attachment theory.
Philadelphia Talk Therapy is a counseling practice serving center city and Greater Philadelphia. We specialize in young and middle-age adults (18-40’s) facing life challenges and/or mental health issues; or simply seeking greater fulfillment in life. Our most common treatment areas are anxiety, depression, career & relationship difficulties, ADHD, OCD, panic attacks, and trauma—among others. Sometimes just feeling stuck or adrift in life.
With over a decade of experience, we use an eclectic approach, drawing on humanism, CBT, internal family systems (IFS), psychodynamic theory, mindfulness meditation, positive psychology, emotion-focused therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy (ACT), and attachment theory.
Philadelphia Talk Therapy is a counseling practice serving center city and Greater Philadelphia. We specialize in young and middle-age adults (18-40’s) facing life challenges and/or mental health issues; or simply seeking greater fulfillment in life. Our most common treatment areas are anxiety, depression, career & relationship difficulties, ADHD, OCD, panic attacks, and trauma—among others. Sometimes just feeling stuck or adrift in life.
(484) 255-8124 View (484) 255-8124
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Jessica Curlett
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is integrative, including techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, cultural-relational, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology.
As a person-centered therapist, I strive to ensure my clients feel seen, heard, and supported on their mental health journey. With focus areas of anxiety, depression, and trauma I feel that understanding is the basis of healing. Many barriers exist in accessing mental health care and finding the right therapist shouldn’t be one of them. I am a licensed professional counselor and received my Master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. I've worked in university and group practice settings providing therapy to teens, college students, and clients in their 20s and 30s. I also provide Christian counseling upon request.
My approach to therapy is integrative, including techniques of cognitive-behavioral therapy, cultural-relational, solution-focused therapy, and positive psychology.
As a person-centered therapist, I strive to ensure my clients feel seen, heard, and supported on their mental health journey. With focus areas of anxiety, depression, and trauma I feel that understanding is the basis of healing. Many barriers exist in accessing mental health care and finding the right therapist shouldn’t be one of them. I am a licensed professional counselor and received my Master’s degree from Temple University in Philadelphia. I've worked in university and group practice settings providing therapy to teens, college students, and clients in their 20s and 30s. I also provide Christian counseling upon request.
(484) 603-6891 View (484) 603-6891
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Alexandra Chadderdon
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My treatment philosophy is grounded in a strength-based approach and positive psychology.
I specialize in treating chronic pain and chronic illness. When working with clients with chronic pain and/or chronic illness, I focus on the concept of functional restoration. This means helping clients get back to doing the things that are most important to them and spending time with their loved ones. I use techniques that include activity pacing, relaxation exercises, hypnosis for pain control, and values clarification to help clients create a new and fulfilling life for themselves, even in the midst of pain and illness. I work collaboratively with clients to develop healthier coping strategies, and provide candid feedback.
My treatment philosophy is grounded in a strength-based approach and positive psychology.
I specialize in treating chronic pain and chronic illness. When working with clients with chronic pain and/or chronic illness, I focus on the concept of functional restoration. This means helping clients get back to doing the things that are most important to them and spending time with their loved ones. I use techniques that include activity pacing, relaxation exercises, hypnosis for pain control, and values clarification to help clients create a new and fulfilling life for themselves, even in the midst of pain and illness. I work collaboratively with clients to develop healthier coping strategies, and provide candid feedback.
(484) 897-7461 View (484) 897-7461
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Tracy Steen
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My background is in positive psychology and substance abuse.
I offer virtual sessions or in-person appointments at my office in Rittenhouse Square. Clients who are seeking to be more confident, powerful, and effective are likely to work well with me. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families from a positive psychology perspective, helping them to use their strengths to improve their moods and their lives. I can help clients and their loved ones overcome trauma and addiction, and I can help clients improve their current relationships and dating success. Developed over more than 20 years of experience, my interpersonal style is non-judgmental, encouraging, and solution-oriented.
My background is in positive psychology and substance abuse.
I offer virtual sessions or in-person appointments at my office in Rittenhouse Square. Clients who are seeking to be more confident, powerful, and effective are likely to work well with me. I enjoy working with individuals, couples, and families from a positive psychology perspective, helping them to use their strengths to improve their moods and their lives. I can help clients and their loved ones overcome trauma and addiction, and I can help clients improve their current relationships and dating success. Developed over more than 20 years of experience, my interpersonal style is non-judgmental, encouraging, and solution-oriented.
(215) 458-2213 View (215) 458-2213
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Alea Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I have experience in various treatment approaches such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution focused therapy, Positive Psychology, and Person-Centered to name a few.
If you don’t like something change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude “Maya Angelou” . Hey, all My name is Alea Frazier I graduated from Rosemont College with a Master of Art in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Forensic Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 9 years’ experience working with individuals of various backgrounds and ages. I have experience treating individuals who have diagnoses of Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Trauma, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Anger issues, intellectual disorders, and other Co-occurring disorders.
I have experience in various treatment approaches such as Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution focused therapy, Positive Psychology, and Person-Centered to name a few.
If you don’t like something change it, if you can’t change it, change your attitude “Maya Angelou” . Hey, all My name is Alea Frazier I graduated from Rosemont College with a Master of Art in Clinical Psychology with a Concentration in Forensic Psychology. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have over 9 years’ experience working with individuals of various backgrounds and ages. I have experience treating individuals who have diagnoses of Anxiety, Depression, Low self-esteem, Trauma, Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Anger issues, intellectual disorders, and other Co-occurring disorders.
(484) 292-2082 View (484) 292-2082
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Dianne Gadishaw
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19116  (Online Only)
Dianne utilizes multiple treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology.
Dianne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. She have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, and grief and loss, as well as life transitional assistance. Dianne completed her Master of Counseling Psychology at Trinity International University in Miami, Florida.
Dianne utilizes multiple treatment approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and positive psychology.
Dianne is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Florida with 3 years of professional work experience. She have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma, abuse, and grief and loss, as well as life transitional assistance. Dianne completed her Master of Counseling Psychology at Trinity International University in Miami, Florida.
(215) 608-1969 View (215) 608-1969
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Kristin Marie Iannuzzelli
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, eRYT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125  (Online Only)
My therapy is heavily influenced by the modalities of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness/MBSR and Biofeedback.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and counter-productive behaviors/thoughts in older adolescents, and adults in their 20s and 30s. As a licensed professional counselor and long-time yoga instructor, I offer a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, viewing each client as an individual with unique life stories, areas of strength and areas of needed growth. My goal is to help my clients feel empowered in their lives so they can build - or get back to - a happy, conflict-free and fulfilling life, day-to-day.
My therapy is heavily influenced by the modalities of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness/MBSR and Biofeedback.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and counter-productive behaviors/thoughts in older adolescents, and adults in their 20s and 30s. As a licensed professional counselor and long-time yoga instructor, I offer a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, viewing each client as an individual with unique life stories, areas of strength and areas of needed growth. My goal is to help my clients feel empowered in their lives so they can build - or get back to - a happy, conflict-free and fulfilling life, day-to-day.
(484) 474-5553 View (484) 474-5553
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Linda Ruth Brackin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107
As Therapist and Life Coach, I am integrally connected to the burgeoning Science of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of what enables people and communities to thrive. My approach emphasizes the uniqueness and potential of each individual. I dwell in the possibility for positive change. I am committed to the use of tools which make it possible for you to recognize, appreciate and utilize your signature character strengths (you at your best) to assist you with any perceived problems, limitations and areas of healing, thereby opening the door for you to set your intention toward the realm of your possibility.
As Therapist and Life Coach, I am integrally connected to the burgeoning Science of Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of what enables people and communities to thrive. My approach emphasizes the uniqueness and potential of each individual. I dwell in the possibility for positive change. I am committed to the use of tools which make it possible for you to recognize, appreciate and utilize your signature character strengths (you at your best) to assist you with any perceived problems, limitations and areas of healing, thereby opening the door for you to set your intention toward the realm of your possibility.
(302) 786-1989 View (302) 786-1989
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Julia Ruane
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and also have a certification in Applied Positive Psychology.
Hi! I'm Julia. I specialize and am certified in perinatal mental health. I work with clients through the unpredictability of trying to start a family, including adoption and fertility issues. I support families who are facing the pain of pregnancy loss, or dealing with the aftermath of birth trauma. I treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that arise during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. I provide a skilled perspective to help clients learn how to ride the waves of this delicate and vulnerable time.
I have training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and also have a certification in Applied Positive Psychology.
Hi! I'm Julia. I specialize and am certified in perinatal mental health. I work with clients through the unpredictability of trying to start a family, including adoption and fertility issues. I support families who are facing the pain of pregnancy loss, or dealing with the aftermath of birth trauma. I treat perinatal mood and anxiety disorders that arise during pregnancy and/or the postpartum period. I provide a skilled perspective to help clients learn how to ride the waves of this delicate and vulnerable time.
(215) 999-7062 View (215) 999-7062
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Natasha Bryant
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
You are in a season of transition and you feel stuck in knowing what is the “right” step to take first. Overthinking is causing anxiety and self doubt has you questioning yourself. You no longer want to allow comparisons, pleasing, and perfectionism to stop you from living your life on your terms. You know you want more for yourself. You acknowledge that you deserve more. More fulfillment, joy, meaningful connections, and satisfaction. You are ready to unapologetically live your best life as your authentic self.
You are in a season of transition and you feel stuck in knowing what is the “right” step to take first. Overthinking is causing anxiety and self doubt has you questioning yourself. You no longer want to allow comparisons, pleasing, and perfectionism to stop you from living your life on your terms. You know you want more for yourself. You acknowledge that you deserve more. More fulfillment, joy, meaningful connections, and satisfaction. You are ready to unapologetically live your best life as your authentic self.
(215) 666-0358 View (215) 666-0358
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Alexei Soma
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
My first goal when working with a client is to create a space of absolute safety, a space where people feel at ease to share the fullness of their suffering, to share their hopes and their dreams. I use a whole-person approach and learn not just about a person’s pain but also about their strengths and their vision for a better future. Together, my clients and I create a healing field that allows their deepest knowledge to flower. We transform confusion into clarity and habitual patterns into fresh action arising out of wisdom.
My first goal when working with a client is to create a space of absolute safety, a space where people feel at ease to share the fullness of their suffering, to share their hopes and their dreams. I use a whole-person approach and learn not just about a person’s pain but also about their strengths and their vision for a better future. Together, my clients and I create a healing field that allows their deepest knowledge to flower. We transform confusion into clarity and habitual patterns into fresh action arising out of wisdom.
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Caryn Seebach, LLC
Psychologist, MS, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Hi! I am Dr. Caryn. I am a licensed health psychologist and Duke trained health coach with over 20 years of experience working with patients with chronic health conditions like chronic pain, migraine, autoimmune, diabetes/pre-diabetes, and sleep problems. As a health psychologist, I work at the intersection of physical health and mental health (because it’s all related!) and treat both using the best of mind/body medicine. My typical client is sick of feeling sick and unsupported by the healthcare system They want to feel successful and in control of their health so they can break out of the never ending cycle of (dis)ease.
Hi! I am Dr. Caryn. I am a licensed health psychologist and Duke trained health coach with over 20 years of experience working with patients with chronic health conditions like chronic pain, migraine, autoimmune, diabetes/pre-diabetes, and sleep problems. As a health psychologist, I work at the intersection of physical health and mental health (because it’s all related!) and treat both using the best of mind/body medicine. My typical client is sick of feeling sick and unsupported by the healthcare system They want to feel successful and in control of their health so they can break out of the never ending cycle of (dis)ease.
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Becca Goldstein
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), it is my duty to support my clients through this journey. I am confident in my ability to create a collaborative environment to facilitate change as I strive to help my clients succeed. I value the therapeutic alliance and believe that rapport building is the foundation of successful treatment.
Sometimes life can be an overwhelming and stressful experience. As a dedicated Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), it is my duty to support my clients through this journey. I am confident in my ability to create a collaborative environment to facilitate change as I strive to help my clients succeed. I value the therapeutic alliance and believe that rapport building is the foundation of successful treatment.
(484) 469-9655 View (484) 469-9655
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Katie Crow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
Accepting New Patients - Are you struggling to balance your needs within your relationships, parenting or at work/school? Do you have racing thoughts, feel overwhelmed, struggle to focus, or have difficulty sleeping? Do you lack motivation or have lost interest in the things you used to enjoy or isolate yourself? Do you want to develop more coping skills, learn to set boundaries, and be the best version of you? How differently do you think your life would be if you were able to do this? My name is Katie Crow (she/her), LISW-S, LCSW and I'm a licensed clinical therapist that works with individual adults in CO, OH, PA, & TX.
Accepting New Patients - Are you struggling to balance your needs within your relationships, parenting or at work/school? Do you have racing thoughts, feel overwhelmed, struggle to focus, or have difficulty sleeping? Do you lack motivation or have lost interest in the things you used to enjoy or isolate yourself? Do you want to develop more coping skills, learn to set boundaries, and be the best version of you? How differently do you think your life would be if you were able to do this? My name is Katie Crow (she/her), LISW-S, LCSW and I'm a licensed clinical therapist that works with individual adults in CO, OH, PA, & TX.
(330) 632-1760 View (330) 632-1760
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Holistic Psychotherapy with Cole
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSEd, P-LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19125
Through a client centered approach, I incorporate an existential orientation to empower and support clients in gaining a more holistic state of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I am an IFS and CBT informed practitioner that leans on nature based interventions and mindfulness/trauma-informed stress reduction tools when needed. I tend to attract clients who are looking for a warmhearted and open-minded clinician who is affirming to neurodiversity and alternative lifestyles, while being participatory in the therapeutic process.
Through a client centered approach, I incorporate an existential orientation to empower and support clients in gaining a more holistic state of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. I am an IFS and CBT informed practitioner that leans on nature based interventions and mindfulness/trauma-informed stress reduction tools when needed. I tend to attract clients who are looking for a warmhearted and open-minded clinician who is affirming to neurodiversity and alternative lifestyles, while being participatory in the therapeutic process.
(215) 618-9641 View (215) 618-9641
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Syreeta McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19135  (Online Only)
With over 12 years of experience in the counseling field, I offer a warm and empathetic approach, creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where my clients feel heard, understood, and valued. I work closely with my clients developing personalized treatment plans that promote holistic well-being, healing, and lasting change. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and previously worked as a teacher and school counselor.
With over 12 years of experience in the counseling field, I offer a warm and empathetic approach, creating a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where my clients feel heard, understood, and valued. I work closely with my clients developing personalized treatment plans that promote holistic well-being, healing, and lasting change. I have experience working with individuals of all ages and previously worked as a teacher and school counselor.
(267) 619-8910 View (267) 619-8910
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Crystal Somerville
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Crystal Somerville is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of experience in various mental health settings, including in-home therapy services, crisis, mobile therapy, and outpatient services, as well as residential boot camp for gang members/juvenile offenders from inner city Philadelphia, Delaware, and Maryland. Crystal works with families, couples, adults, and adolescent clients seeking help in managing issues related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar, adjustment, panic disorders, behavioral issues, and self-injurious behaviors.
Crystal Somerville is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 20 years of experience in various mental health settings, including in-home therapy services, crisis, mobile therapy, and outpatient services, as well as residential boot camp for gang members/juvenile offenders from inner city Philadelphia, Delaware, and Maryland. Crystal works with families, couples, adults, and adolescent clients seeking help in managing issues related to attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anger, trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar, adjustment, panic disorders, behavioral issues, and self-injurious behaviors.
(267) 762-2470 View (267) 762-2470
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Kate Lang
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC, MSEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I view therapy like a road trip: some parts are fun, some are not, but in the end you get to where you need to go. You are the driver and have the control but we are on the journey together. I will be there, in the passenger seat, to help reroute if we get detoured... and try to help us avoid the potholes! It’s your hard work, though, that gets us to the destination. I have found that creating a genuine connection makes all the difference in where we can go together in treatment, so let’s get this trip started!
I view therapy like a road trip: some parts are fun, some are not, but in the end you get to where you need to go. You are the driver and have the control but we are on the journey together. I will be there, in the passenger seat, to help reroute if we get detoured... and try to help us avoid the potholes! It’s your hard work, though, that gets us to the destination. I have found that creating a genuine connection makes all the difference in where we can go together in treatment, so let’s get this trip started!
(215) 789-4744 View (215) 789-4744
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Meredith Ward
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW , MSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
My ideal client struggles with self-esteem, anxiety, and/or neurodivergence. They need reassurance, reframing of insecurities, support, and perhaps encouragement to advocate for themselves. Through therapy, they plan to achieve greater self-confidence, independence, and satisfaction with life. They may want a second opinion on their questions and troubles, perhaps due to societal invalidation, sexism, homophobia, and racism.
My ideal client struggles with self-esteem, anxiety, and/or neurodivergence. They need reassurance, reframing of insecurities, support, and perhaps encouragement to advocate for themselves. Through therapy, they plan to achieve greater self-confidence, independence, and satisfaction with life. They may want a second opinion on their questions and troubles, perhaps due to societal invalidation, sexism, homophobia, and racism.
(267) 641-8976 View (267) 641-8976
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Lauran Terragrossa
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients- Life can be difficult at times, but it can be even more challenging when you have anxiety, stress, negative beliefs, and unhealthy patterns getting in your way. I provide a safe space where we can process all of the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that may arise in your daily life. It won't always be pretty, but that is when the healing begins. Let’s work together to explore yourself, dig deep and process the past, so that you can get the most out the the present. You don't have to feel stuck in your anxiety, negative patterns, or stress of everyday life anymore.
Accepting New Clients- Life can be difficult at times, but it can be even more challenging when you have anxiety, stress, negative beliefs, and unhealthy patterns getting in your way. I provide a safe space where we can process all of the uncomfortable thoughts and feelings that may arise in your daily life. It won't always be pretty, but that is when the healing begins. Let’s work together to explore yourself, dig deep and process the past, so that you can get the most out the the present. You don't have to feel stuck in your anxiety, negative patterns, or stress of everyday life anymore.
(267) 902-2120 View (267) 902-2120

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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.