Positive Psychology Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Molly Mitchell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC, SAP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The Pittsburgh Center for Positive Psychology is dedicated to approaching therapy as a means to becoming an even stronger version of oneself.
Most people seek therapy when they are in a vulnerable state. In a warm and supportive atmosphere offering personal safety, I'll work with you in a highly personalized approach tailored to your specific needs. The goal is to support you in attaining personal growth that taps the best in you. I utilize both a Positive Psychology and Gestalt Therapy approach. Gestalt Therapy is an expressive, action-based approach to growth, which supports an individual's ability to notice self in the moment and understand one's meaning-making process. This is a collaborative process between therapist and client.
The Pittsburgh Center for Positive Psychology is dedicated to approaching therapy as a means to becoming an even stronger version of oneself.
Most people seek therapy when they are in a vulnerable state. In a warm and supportive atmosphere offering personal safety, I'll work with you in a highly personalized approach tailored to your specific needs. The goal is to support you in attaining personal growth that taps the best in you. I utilize both a Positive Psychology and Gestalt Therapy approach. Gestalt Therapy is an expressive, action-based approach to growth, which supports an individual's ability to notice self in the moment and understand one's meaning-making process. This is a collaborative process between therapist and client.
(412) 888-0467 View (412) 888-0467
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Mary L Griffin
Licensed Professional Counselor, RN, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Using Positive Psychology, I teach clients about self-talk and how to recognize and stop negative dialog.
I've helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. You can learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. Get in touch today to see how we can work together to help you find peace and contentment. As an LPC, I offer clinical experience and knowledge, providing counseling to all clients, with a special focus on treating anxiety and panic disorder.
Using Positive Psychology, I teach clients about self-talk and how to recognize and stop negative dialog.
I've helped my clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. You can learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals. Get in touch today to see how we can work together to help you find peace and contentment. As an LPC, I offer clinical experience and knowledge, providing counseling to all clients, with a special focus on treating anxiety and panic disorder.
(878) 313-6458 View (878) 313-6458
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Ivan L Lambert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ACHT
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15202
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a Wellness approach focusing improving quality of life, and working through the emotional blocks that stop emotional & spiritual growth. I bring almost 40 plus years of experience towards a large variety of life issues. Using Heart-Centered therapies - working a soul level, informed by Positive Psychology/Clean Language, I help clients tap into resources found deep within that strive to surface for resolution, wholeness and health.
I provide a Wellness approach focusing improving quality of life, and working through the emotional blocks that stop emotional & spiritual growth. I bring almost 40 plus years of experience towards a large variety of life issues. Using Heart-Centered therapies - working a soul level, informed by Positive Psychology/Clean Language, I help clients tap into resources found deep within that strive to surface for resolution, wholeness and health.
(412) 567-3961 View (412) 567-3961
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Tara Gunther
Psychologist, MA, PsyD
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15237  (Online Only)
I draw on cognitive behavioral techniques and positive psychology, focused on one's strengths and resilience.
I believe in treating everyone with compassion and sensitivity, never knowing what someone might have experienced during their lifespan. This means that issues are viewed through the perspective "What has happened to you" as opposed to "What's wrong with you"--a trauma informed approach. I am likewise experienced with weight loss issues, stress management skills building, anxiety disorders, insomnia, relationship issues, and chronic health conditions.
I draw on cognitive behavioral techniques and positive psychology, focused on one's strengths and resilience.
I believe in treating everyone with compassion and sensitivity, never knowing what someone might have experienced during their lifespan. This means that issues are viewed through the perspective "What has happened to you" as opposed to "What's wrong with you"--a trauma informed approach. I am likewise experienced with weight loss issues, stress management skills building, anxiety disorders, insomnia, relationship issues, and chronic health conditions.
(412) 460-4403 View (412) 460-4403
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Leigh Montgomery
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC, CAADC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
My approach is tailored toward the individual, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness (MBSR).
Waitlist for 2024 - I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I provide a warm, non judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, habits and behaviors that may be holding you back from achieving authentic happiness. I specialize in working with adults and families dealing with the effects of addiction. Substance abuse impacts all areas of your life and my goal is to help you get your life back on track, restore hope and work towards inner peace. You do not need to struggle through this on your own.
My approach is tailored toward the individual, with an emphasis on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness (MBSR).
Waitlist for 2024 - I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. I provide a warm, non judgmental environment for you to explore your thoughts, habits and behaviors that may be holding you back from achieving authentic happiness. I specialize in working with adults and families dealing with the effects of addiction. Substance abuse impacts all areas of your life and my goal is to help you get your life back on track, restore hope and work towards inner peace. You do not need to struggle through this on your own.
(878) 206-1965 View (878) 206-1965
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Rachael French
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MSCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I have a client centered, strengths-based approach to my work that integrates Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Many of my clients are making exciting but often daunting transitions - from Jr High to High School or High School to College, ending or beginning new relationships and careers. Change is so often viewed with anxiety and negativity. Yet, change is happening all around us every day. How can we make change a positive experience in our lives? How can we choose to change something that is not working? How can we learn and grow from a challenging experience? As a counselor, I believe my job is to create a space where clients can explore these and other topics, in a way that ultimately positively impacts their day to day lives.
I have a client centered, strengths-based approach to my work that integrates Positive Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Many of my clients are making exciting but often daunting transitions - from Jr High to High School or High School to College, ending or beginning new relationships and careers. Change is so often viewed with anxiety and negativity. Yet, change is happening all around us every day. How can we make change a positive experience in our lives? How can we choose to change something that is not working? How can we learn and grow from a challenging experience? As a counselor, I believe my job is to create a space where clients can explore these and other topics, in a way that ultimately positively impacts their day to day lives.
(878) 313-2170 View (878) 313-2170
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Sara Beth Feley
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT, YTT, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15211  (Online Only)
I support people to balance their nervous system by contextualizing their experience within the Polyvagal theory. I work with attachment wounding to rewire the neural circuitry of the brain and utilize somatic experience to create an internal sense of safety. This will create a loving and kind environment to come home to when all other coping skills are not working. With commitment to the process and yourself, your life is guaranteed to change. I utilize blends of Spiritual Psych, IFS, EMDR, Gestalt, Existential, Somatic Experiencing, Solution Focused, PACT and Positive Psychology.
I support people to balance their nervous system by contextualizing their experience within the Polyvagal theory. I work with attachment wounding to rewire the neural circuitry of the brain and utilize somatic experience to create an internal sense of safety. This will create a loving and kind environment to come home to when all other coping skills are not working. With commitment to the process and yourself, your life is guaranteed to change. I utilize blends of Spiritual Psych, IFS, EMDR, Gestalt, Existential, Somatic Experiencing, Solution Focused, PACT and Positive Psychology.
(412) 534-6002 View (412) 534-6002
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Jannette Travali
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSCP, MPH, MS, NCC/LPC, RDN/LDN, CEDS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
I am a Psychotherapist, Nutrition Therapist & Exercise Physiologist. With the Client/Therapist Relationship at CORE, I provide Individualized, Integrative Care: Eating Disorders, Trauma, Mood, Relationships, Transitions -acknowledging & encouraging growth of diverse values &/or needs, I use an Eclectic Therapeutic Approach –including Person-Centered, Mindfulness, Expressive (art, music, movement, writing), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, RO-DBT, Existential, Narrative, EMDR, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Nutrition Therapy –Intuitive Eating/HAES (Health at Any Size) & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
I am a Psychotherapist, Nutrition Therapist & Exercise Physiologist. With the Client/Therapist Relationship at CORE, I provide Individualized, Integrative Care: Eating Disorders, Trauma, Mood, Relationships, Transitions -acknowledging & encouraging growth of diverse values &/or needs, I use an Eclectic Therapeutic Approach –including Person-Centered, Mindfulness, Expressive (art, music, movement, writing), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), CBT, RO-DBT, Existential, Narrative, EMDR, Gestalt, Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Nutrition Therapy –Intuitive Eating/HAES (Health at Any Size) & Medical Nutrition Therapy.
(724) 320-1816 View (724) 320-1816
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Dr. Kelsey George
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15201  (Online Only)
My treatment approach includes mindfulness practices, positive psychology, relational communication, ACT, yoga therapy, ketamine-assisted, Buddhist psychology, and CBT.
Relationships, meaning, and personal and professional growth are all rooted in a strong mental health foundation. To succeed is to honor the evolution of the human experience by constantly looking in the mirror and understanding the nature of the self. Everyone has the power to live their best life, and perform optimally in their relationships and careers. You are the leader, and I am your guide. The secret is within yourself.
My treatment approach includes mindfulness practices, positive psychology, relational communication, ACT, yoga therapy, ketamine-assisted, Buddhist psychology, and CBT.
Relationships, meaning, and personal and professional growth are all rooted in a strong mental health foundation. To succeed is to honor the evolution of the human experience by constantly looking in the mirror and understanding the nature of the self. Everyone has the power to live their best life, and perform optimally in their relationships and careers. You are the leader, and I am your guide. The secret is within yourself.
(412) 201-0531 View (412) 201-0531
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Dr. Kira Graves
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15235  (Online Only)
My approach is client-centered while utilizing positive psychology, and tailored to what the client needs.
Research shows that individuals in other countries outside of the United States are simply happier. According to U.S. News, the United States comes in at a staggering 19th place, as far as World’s Happiest Countries goes. I have traveled to over 45 countries to gain a better understanding of precisely why this is. I seek to find not only why individuals in other countries are happier, what qualities they possess, in addition to what their daily lifestyles encompass that encourage happiness levels.
My approach is client-centered while utilizing positive psychology, and tailored to what the client needs.
Research shows that individuals in other countries outside of the United States are simply happier. According to U.S. News, the United States comes in at a staggering 19th place, as far as World’s Happiest Countries goes. I have traveled to over 45 countries to gain a better understanding of precisely why this is. I seek to find not only why individuals in other countries are happier, what qualities they possess, in addition to what their daily lifestyles encompass that encourage happiness levels.
(484) 276-5219 View (484) 276-5219
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Chaley Regina Knight
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
I truly believe that all humans seek to be seen, heard, and understood. Life is hard, but no one has to do that alone. As a counselor, I hope to create a safe space where anyone can begin to acknowledge and tell their story. My humanistic approach is foundational to the counseling I provide. Depending on the client and the treatment goals, I will use a variety of theories and techniques. I wholeheartedly believe in positive psychology and love to help others see and seek their fullest potential.
I truly believe that all humans seek to be seen, heard, and understood. Life is hard, but no one has to do that alone. As a counselor, I hope to create a safe space where anyone can begin to acknowledge and tell their story. My humanistic approach is foundational to the counseling I provide. Depending on the client and the treatment goals, I will use a variety of theories and techniques. I wholeheartedly believe in positive psychology and love to help others see and seek their fullest potential.
(412) 501-9706 View (412) 501-9706
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Alex Buffone
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
If you are experiencing stress with everyday life, struggling with identity development, interested in parenting support, or simply need someone to be a sounding board, I would be a great fit. I strive to create a warm, relaxed, environment where clients can share whatever is on their minds, and we can address each concern one by one. Initially I will get to know you and what brings you to therapy. We will then begin exploring any issues that are interfering with your daily life. It is my hope that through our counseling sessions, you will feel safe to grow, develop new skills, and be a more authentic you.
If you are experiencing stress with everyday life, struggling with identity development, interested in parenting support, or simply need someone to be a sounding board, I would be a great fit. I strive to create a warm, relaxed, environment where clients can share whatever is on their minds, and we can address each concern one by one. Initially I will get to know you and what brings you to therapy. We will then begin exploring any issues that are interfering with your daily life. It is my hope that through our counseling sessions, you will feel safe to grow, develop new skills, and be a more authentic you.
(412) 444-7588 View (412) 444-7588
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Leah Spyker
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
I specialize in Substance Use, Anxiety, & Grief. Life can feel overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek support. Whether you're navigating through difficult emotions, facing challenges in relationships, or simply need someone to listen, know that you're not alone. My ideal client is someone who wants to begin their treatment journey. They might be nervous or scared to begin, but they have made their first step to at least try.
(412) 517-7750 View (412) 517-7750
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Jeanne Matucheski
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
Jeanne Matucheski is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 17 years of experience in various aspects of mental health, and for the last decade has been helping parents of children with special needs. With a work history including residential treatment, outpatient, and community based mental health, Jeanne brings a wealth of clinical knowledge to her profession. She is also the parent of four children with special needs.
Jeanne Matucheski is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who has over 17 years of experience in various aspects of mental health, and for the last decade has been helping parents of children with special needs. With a work history including residential treatment, outpatient, and community based mental health, Jeanne brings a wealth of clinical knowledge to her profession. She is also the parent of four children with special needs.
(412) 219-5443 View (412) 219-5443
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Sheila Milnes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MSc, MA, NPC, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15238
Accepting New Clients April 2023. Afterschool and Weekend Appointments Available, now taking UPMC and Highmark insurance. These are tough times for children and the parents who love them. One in six American children are struggling with mental health issues. You may feel worried about your child and unsure of what to do to help. Unfortunately, children don’t have the ability to tell us what is wrong. They tell us with their behavior. I specialize exclusively in the treatment of children, and have 40 years of experience learning to understand them and how best to help.
Accepting New Clients April 2023. Afterschool and Weekend Appointments Available, now taking UPMC and Highmark insurance. These are tough times for children and the parents who love them. One in six American children are struggling with mental health issues. You may feel worried about your child and unsure of what to do to help. Unfortunately, children don’t have the ability to tell us what is wrong. They tell us with their behavior. I specialize exclusively in the treatment of children, and have 40 years of experience learning to understand them and how best to help.
(412) 838-4889 View (412) 838-4889
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Bethany (Tinstman) Dimick
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd , LPC, LBS, NCC
Verified Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
I offer individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I also offer couples counseling and family therapy. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Autism with children and youth. I am trained Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also have experience in mindfulness and stress reduction techniques. My counseling approach is designed to meet you where you are, empowering and guiding you toward developing your own insight and positive change. Counseling with me involves a thorough biopsychosocial assessment to ensure that my clients’ needs are being met.
I offer individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults. I also offer couples counseling and family therapy. I specialize in Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, and Autism with children and youth. I am trained Parent-Child Interaction Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I also have experience in mindfulness and stress reduction techniques. My counseling approach is designed to meet you where you are, empowering and guiding you toward developing your own insight and positive change. Counseling with me involves a thorough biopsychosocial assessment to ensure that my clients’ needs are being met.
(412) 693-6324 View (412) 693-6324
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William Hasek
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
Do you feel dissatisfied? Do you feel lonely or overwhelmed all the time? Are your relationships suffering? Does it feel like there is no hope? Now is the time to reach out for help! My passion is providing therapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict, life transitions, and relationship difficulties.Each person I see is unique, so I individualize my approach based on your goals. Treatment will help you gain insight into how your life has been shaped by your family dynamics and developmental history. It will also help you create concrete strategies to further your self-development.
Do you feel dissatisfied? Do you feel lonely or overwhelmed all the time? Are your relationships suffering? Does it feel like there is no hope? Now is the time to reach out for help! My passion is providing therapy for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, family conflict, life transitions, and relationship difficulties.Each person I see is unique, so I individualize my approach based on your goals. Treatment will help you gain insight into how your life has been shaped by your family dynamics and developmental history. It will also help you create concrete strategies to further your self-development.
(412) 896-0189 View (412) 896-0189
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Kelli Lampe
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Life is full of beauty, challenges, triumphs and transitions. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you on your journey toward increased awareness to bring about your desired changes. While we cannot change the emotional turmoil of the past, together we can embark on a mission of healing and acceptance. Whether the challenge stems from an unexpected life transition, depression, anxiety, grief or trauma; I offer a safe non judgmental environment for you to explore your emotions and sort through them in a safe and supportive space. To schedule a free 15 min consultation, please visit my website: journeyspgh.com
Life is full of beauty, challenges, triumphs and transitions. I welcome the opportunity to partner with you on your journey toward increased awareness to bring about your desired changes. While we cannot change the emotional turmoil of the past, together we can embark on a mission of healing and acceptance. Whether the challenge stems from an unexpected life transition, depression, anxiety, grief or trauma; I offer a safe non judgmental environment for you to explore your emotions and sort through them in a safe and supportive space. To schedule a free 15 min consultation, please visit my website: journeyspgh.com
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Carolyn Brodie
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
I see individual women and LGBTQIA+ clients (including allies) aged 16+. I have devoted my practice to working with clients with Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, ARFID, OSFED, and BED) and Anxiety diagnoses. My main goal is to validate and empower clients to live authentically, and to deliver therapy in a way that is evidence-based and nurturing.
I see individual women and LGBTQIA+ clients (including allies) aged 16+. I have devoted my practice to working with clients with Eating Disorders (Anorexia, Bulimia, ARFID, OSFED, and BED) and Anxiety diagnoses. My main goal is to validate and empower clients to live authentically, and to deliver therapy in a way that is evidence-based and nurturing.
(412) 547-8246 View (412) 547-8246
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Douglas Puchko
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15222  (Online Only)
You may be someone who's grappling with the weight of anxiety, dealing with the complexities of ADHD, or mourning a profound loss. Your unique struggles require a therapist who genuinely comprehends your experiences and is committed to guiding you toward emotional healing. Your aspiration is to uncover strategies that enhance your quality of life and bring you lasting contentment. Let's collaborate to realize the positive changes you are looking for.
You may be someone who's grappling with the weight of anxiety, dealing with the complexities of ADHD, or mourning a profound loss. Your unique struggles require a therapist who genuinely comprehends your experiences and is committed to guiding you toward emotional healing. Your aspiration is to uncover strategies that enhance your quality of life and bring you lasting contentment. Let's collaborate to realize the positive changes you are looking for.
(412) 293-0988 View (412) 293-0988

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.