Positive Psychology Therapists in Dallas, TX

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Deidre Lawrence
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75211
I use positive psychology and cognitive behavioral counseling with a touch of existential to help others be the most healthy and resilient they can be.
Hello! My name is Deidre and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. In my over 30 years of being a therapist, I have worked in different populations and continue to enjoy the journey of wellness. Most recently, I have done much work in the area of trauma. Using the new research done in this area, I have seen much progress and a decrease in symptoms while implementing education, brain tools and mindfulness.
I use positive psychology and cognitive behavioral counseling with a touch of existential to help others be the most healthy and resilient they can be.
Hello! My name is Deidre and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. In my over 30 years of being a therapist, I have worked in different populations and continue to enjoy the journey of wellness. Most recently, I have done much work in the area of trauma. Using the new research done in this area, I have seen much progress and a decrease in symptoms while implementing education, brain tools and mindfulness.
(512) 515-3562 View (512) 515-3562
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Monty Evans
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
I am interested in developing attention, concentration and insight through positive psychology.
Individuals dealing with relationship issues, adult life-span problems, women's health issues, individuals coping with conflict, depression, and anxiety are my specialties. Providing mindfulness education and burnout prevention for physicians at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, developing women's mental health programs at Baylor University Medical Center, and teaching executive coaching and organizational behavior at UT Dallas and Southern Methodist University are my long-term commitments.
I am interested in developing attention, concentration and insight through positive psychology.
Individuals dealing with relationship issues, adult life-span problems, women's health issues, individuals coping with conflict, depression, and anxiety are my specialties. Providing mindfulness education and burnout prevention for physicians at The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, developing women's mental health programs at Baylor University Medical Center, and teaching executive coaching and organizational behavior at UT Dallas and Southern Methodist University are my long-term commitments.
(469) 507-2187 View (469) 507-2187
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Jim Flip San Filippo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75206
Other spheres of influence for me include brain science, Mindfulness, meditations, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) , Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), Anger Management (which I call Anger Transformation), the Science of Happiness, and Positive Psychology.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas and have been in practice for 18 years. I have earned a BA in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. Psychotherapy and Counseling are my passion, and study them unceasingly. I am inspired by both Western psychologies and Eastern philosophies. My clients are worldwide from a multitude of cultures and subcultures, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and emotional, psychological, and relational difficulties. The one thing that interconnects us all IS suffering. Mental health and wellbeing are practices, the more the better.
Other spheres of influence for me include brain science, Mindfulness, meditations, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) , Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Neuro Linguistic Programing (NLP), Anger Management (which I call Anger Transformation), the Science of Happiness, and Positive Psychology.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas and have been in practice for 18 years. I have earned a BA in Psychology, and a Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology. Psychotherapy and Counseling are my passion, and study them unceasingly. I am inspired by both Western psychologies and Eastern philosophies. My clients are worldwide from a multitude of cultures and subcultures, ethnicities, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and emotional, psychological, and relational difficulties. The one thing that interconnects us all IS suffering. Mental health and wellbeing are practices, the more the better.
(214) 785-0504 View (214) 785-0504
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Nimrat Bindra
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75241
Welcome! My name is Nimrat Bindra and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 7 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals and couples to help with stress, anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, and trauma recovery. My theoretical orientation is individualized with a foundation of client-centeredness & strength-based psychology and incorporates modalities including Brainspotting, Positive Psychology, and Internal Family Systems.
Welcome! My name is Nimrat Bindra and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas with over 7 years of clinical experience. I work with individuals and couples to help with stress, anxiety, depression, coping with addictions, and trauma recovery. My theoretical orientation is individualized with a foundation of client-centeredness & strength-based psychology and incorporates modalities including Brainspotting, Positive Psychology, and Internal Family Systems.
(972) 573-6578 View (972) 573-6578
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Kayse Key
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75214  (Online Only)
My approach is first to provide a safe space for you to discuss what brings you here. From there we can tailor an approach that's best for you and your goals. I use approaches related to CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Coaching and EMDR. These can help you process what is contributing to any symptoms related to anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression and beyond. I am here to assist you to find the solutions and access your innate ability to heal and work through issues. The point of therapy is to become more resilient to life, more authentic and freer to live in a way that is more fulfilling for you.
My approach is first to provide a safe space for you to discuss what brings you here. From there we can tailor an approach that's best for you and your goals. I use approaches related to CBT, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Coaching and EMDR. These can help you process what is contributing to any symptoms related to anxiety, stress, relationship issues, depression and beyond. I am here to assist you to find the solutions and access your innate ability to heal and work through issues. The point of therapy is to become more resilient to life, more authentic and freer to live in a way that is more fulfilling for you.
(214) 225-3592 View (214) 225-3592
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Kristen Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75219  (Online Only)
I prefer Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT.
Adulting is hard. Stress sucks. Anxiety and Depression seem to be passengers in the trip through life. The plague, Covid, has made these even more amplified....and being asked to go back into the office?! Seriously?! Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like, there can be a group of people talking and you are not part of the conversation. Are you part of the Neurodiverse/neurospicy community? Do you align with the LGBTQIA? Do you ever go to parties and hang out with the Cat? Dog? Well, then we might get along.
I prefer Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, CBT, DBT.
Adulting is hard. Stress sucks. Anxiety and Depression seem to be passengers in the trip through life. The plague, Covid, has made these even more amplified....and being asked to go back into the office?! Seriously?! Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like, there can be a group of people talking and you are not part of the conversation. Are you part of the Neurodiverse/neurospicy community? Do you align with the LGBTQIA? Do you ever go to parties and hang out with the Cat? Dog? Well, then we might get along.
(469) 535-7308 View (469) 535-7308
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Andrea Sasha Ortiz
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75231
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults of all ages—and specialize in using a positive psychology-based approach to empower you to identify the tools and strategies needed to bring your dreams and goals to fruition.
Everyone needs support—whether to gain the courage to make major change, or to navigate life’s peaks and valleys. Each of us is made up of a unique system of the mind, body, and spirit. By nurturing the whole self in an intentional and consistent manner, radical transformation occurs. As your therapist it is my goal to champion your growth, success, and actualization using a holistic and dynamic approach. Whether you are newly committed to your wellness or seeking to establish consistent care, look no further. Here you will find a non-judgemental, honest, and supportive helping professional dedicated to your personal excellence.
I have experience working with children, teens, and adults of all ages—and specialize in using a positive psychology-based approach to empower you to identify the tools and strategies needed to bring your dreams and goals to fruition.
Everyone needs support—whether to gain the courage to make major change, or to navigate life’s peaks and valleys. Each of us is made up of a unique system of the mind, body, and spirit. By nurturing the whole self in an intentional and consistent manner, radical transformation occurs. As your therapist it is my goal to champion your growth, success, and actualization using a holistic and dynamic approach. Whether you are newly committed to your wellness or seeking to establish consistent care, look no further. Here you will find a non-judgemental, honest, and supportive helping professional dedicated to your personal excellence.
(469) 707-9721 View (469) 707-9721
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Life Navigation Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC-S, LCDC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75248
Options include EMDR, expressive therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Positive Psychology, Dynamic Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation training, Mental Health Integrative Medicine nutritional consultation, and SSP, an auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity.
Trauma and stress have an emotional, psychological and physical impact. We see clients who are experiencing PTSD and other common co-occurring disorders including Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES), chronic pain, illness, and addiction. All of these issues can be addressed using empirically proven techniques that address the whole person - body, mind and spirit. You and your therapist will work together to select from a number of specialties and treatment approaches.
Options include EMDR, expressive therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Positive Psychology, Dynamic Mindfulness, meditation and relaxation training, Mental Health Integrative Medicine nutritional consultation, and SSP, an auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity.
Trauma and stress have an emotional, psychological and physical impact. We see clients who are experiencing PTSD and other common co-occurring disorders including Functional Neurological Disorders (FND), Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures (PNES), chronic pain, illness, and addiction. All of these issues can be addressed using empirically proven techniques that address the whole person - body, mind and spirit. You and your therapist will work together to select from a number of specialties and treatment approaches.
(972) 236-7744 View (972) 236-7744
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Rachel R. McDonald
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC-S, RPT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75210  (Online Only)
I utilize a variety of evidenced based treatment approaches to work with clients; including EMDR, Gestalt and Adlerian techniques, Positive Psychology, and CBT.
I have been working with clients and patients in a clinical capacity for just over a decade. I have worked extensively in hospital settings and continue to provide Telehealth support for triaging clients in crisis. In private practice I treat clients with depression, adjustment disorders, anxiety, parenting challenges, misunderstood teens, and more. Clients want to be heard! They want a safe place to express themselves, free of judgement. They want to know that they are not alone, in whatever battle they are fighting. I think people long for connection; connection to not things but to people and experiences.
I utilize a variety of evidenced based treatment approaches to work with clients; including EMDR, Gestalt and Adlerian techniques, Positive Psychology, and CBT.
I have been working with clients and patients in a clinical capacity for just over a decade. I have worked extensively in hospital settings and continue to provide Telehealth support for triaging clients in crisis. In private practice I treat clients with depression, adjustment disorders, anxiety, parenting challenges, misunderstood teens, and more. Clients want to be heard! They want a safe place to express themselves, free of judgement. They want to know that they are not alone, in whatever battle they are fighting. I think people long for connection; connection to not things but to people and experiences.
(940) 341-2205 View (940) 341-2205
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Alan Rivas Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75218
I draw from a blend of methodologies including Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and a touch of philosophy to help you reconnect with your self-awareness, fostering a sense of clarity and purpose.
Feeling adrift or uncertain about your life's purpose? I specialize in providing guidance and support to adults who are grappling with anxiety and depression stemming from feeling stuck or directionless. My passion lies in aiding individuals who may be experiencing emotional turmoil because they haven't yet discovered their true calling. My primary objective is to assist you in navigating the layers of falsehoods, self-deceptions, and fears that seem to exert control over your life. Through this process, you'll gain the confidence to make decisions and embrace bold choices that lead to personal transformation.
I draw from a blend of methodologies including Positive Psychology, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and a touch of philosophy to help you reconnect with your self-awareness, fostering a sense of clarity and purpose.
Feeling adrift or uncertain about your life's purpose? I specialize in providing guidance and support to adults who are grappling with anxiety and depression stemming from feeling stuck or directionless. My passion lies in aiding individuals who may be experiencing emotional turmoil because they haven't yet discovered their true calling. My primary objective is to assist you in navigating the layers of falsehoods, self-deceptions, and fears that seem to exert control over your life. Through this process, you'll gain the confidence to make decisions and embrace bold choices that lead to personal transformation.
(832) 345-1925 View (832) 345-1925
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Dr. Stephanie Christine Lang
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LSOTP, NCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75206  (Online Only)
I’m Positive Psychology focused, believing that people tend to live up to your view of them. LGBTQ & sex worker friendly. I understand & I am comfortable working with the complexities of modern relationships. I teach a highly effective Emotion Regulation program. I’m an active learner of the Relationship and Happiness research. Whether you've had a long history of destructive relationships or this is the first time you’re having issues, I can help you turn your relationship(s) around. I can help you turn your level of life peace and joy around too. Specialties: sexual shame and relationship therapy.
I’m Positive Psychology focused, believing that people tend to live up to your view of them. LGBTQ & sex worker friendly. I understand & I am comfortable working with the complexities of modern relationships. I teach a highly effective Emotion Regulation program. I’m an active learner of the Relationship and Happiness research. Whether you've had a long history of destructive relationships or this is the first time you’re having issues, I can help you turn your relationship(s) around. I can help you turn your level of life peace and joy around too. Specialties: sexual shame and relationship therapy.
(214) 892-2291 View (214) 892-2291
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Jenna Powell
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75225  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome all seeking a space where inclusivity and openness reign supreme. Using a trauma-informed approach, I blend techniques like mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, solution-focused, and person-centered therapies. You're the captain of your life, and I'm here as your trusted co-pilot, offering supportive and down-to-earth guidance. Let's team up to uncover your aspirations and pinpoint what might be holding you back.
Welcome all seeking a space where inclusivity and openness reign supreme. Using a trauma-informed approach, I blend techniques like mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy, positive psychology, solution-focused, and person-centered therapies. You're the captain of your life, and I'm here as your trusted co-pilot, offering supportive and down-to-earth guidance. Let's team up to uncover your aspirations and pinpoint what might be holding you back.
(281) 666-9542 View (281) 666-9542
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Brandy T Watts
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75215  (Online Only)
We will do this together utilizing Solution Brief Focus Therapy and Positive Psychology.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach, I work with men and women to support them as they become the best version of themselves. Whether it's through individual counseling or couple's counseling, sometimes we just need someone to listen, guide, coach, and teach us skills that will help us navigate through life.
We will do this together utilizing Solution Brief Focus Therapy and Positive Psychology.
As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Life Coach, I work with men and women to support them as they become the best version of themselves. Whether it's through individual counseling or couple's counseling, sometimes we just need someone to listen, guide, coach, and teach us skills that will help us navigate through life.
(972) 433-9882 View (972) 433-9882
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Patricia Mai Michlik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75201  (Online Only)
Hypnosis & Healing your Inner Child with parts work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Stress/Anger Management Training, Mindfulness/Relaxation Training, Communication & Social Skills Training, Psychoeducation, & SMART goal setting.
Hello! I love collaborating with my clients to achieve their personal goals & develop creative strategies to cope with life's stressors. I have been an LPC for over 13 years, & worked with seniors, adults, teens, & children from any location in TX via teletherapy (video/phone) who struggle with depression, anxiety, life transitions, spirituality, relationship issues, stress/anger management, coping skills, family conflict, marital/premarital issues, cultural/ethnic issues, self-esteem, academic challenges, LGBTQ, Autism/ADHD, Emotional Disturbance & much more. Some therapeutic modalities I utilize include:
Hypnosis & Healing your Inner Child with parts work, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology, Stress/Anger Management Training, Mindfulness/Relaxation Training, Communication & Social Skills Training, Psychoeducation, & SMART goal setting.
Hello! I love collaborating with my clients to achieve their personal goals & develop creative strategies to cope with life's stressors. I have been an LPC for over 13 years, & worked with seniors, adults, teens, & children from any location in TX via teletherapy (video/phone) who struggle with depression, anxiety, life transitions, spirituality, relationship issues, stress/anger management, coping skills, family conflict, marital/premarital issues, cultural/ethnic issues, self-esteem, academic challenges, LGBTQ, Autism/ADHD, Emotional Disturbance & much more. Some therapeutic modalities I utilize include:
(832) 772-2507 View (832) 772-2507
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Michael D Dangerfield
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75203
I use CBT, Positive Psychology, and other solution focused techniques to assist all clients in understanding/working through presenting challenges.
Hoping that your situation will turn out for the better, especially during difficult times, is extremely important; hope alone however, will only take you so far. My aim, as your therapist, is to assist you in identifying the connection between your beliefs, behaviors, and the challenges you're experiencing. I use sound therapeutic models to frame our therapuetic approach in session, and together, we'll work to enhance your outlook, build your skills, and reframe your life. I truly believe you're remarkable and more resilient than you know; my goal is to help you see that. Let's go All In, together.
I use CBT, Positive Psychology, and other solution focused techniques to assist all clients in understanding/working through presenting challenges.
Hoping that your situation will turn out for the better, especially during difficult times, is extremely important; hope alone however, will only take you so far. My aim, as your therapist, is to assist you in identifying the connection between your beliefs, behaviors, and the challenges you're experiencing. I use sound therapeutic models to frame our therapuetic approach in session, and together, we'll work to enhance your outlook, build your skills, and reframe your life. I truly believe you're remarkable and more resilient than you know; my goal is to help you see that. Let's go All In, together.
(281) 672-8059 View (281) 672-8059
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Anne Jensen Counseling Services
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dallas, TX 75201
Waitlist for new clients
I work from a base of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, and have been trained in EMDR.
I am currently offering in-person and virtual appointments and have openings. I view therapy as a collaborative effort, and enjoy connecting with each of my clients. I work with adults and adolescents and have experience in eating disorders and body image, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, PTSD, parenting, divorce, SOGI, and working with creative and artistic people. I work with clients on identifying goals and refining those goals as they progress or change. "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen"- Brené Brown.
I work from a base of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Positive Psychology, and have been trained in EMDR.
I am currently offering in-person and virtual appointments and have openings. I view therapy as a collaborative effort, and enjoy connecting with each of my clients. I work with adults and adolescents and have experience in eating disorders and body image, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, grief and loss, domestic violence, sexual assault, trauma, PTSD, parenting, divorce, SOGI, and working with creative and artistic people. I work with clients on identifying goals and refining those goals as they progress or change. "Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen"- Brené Brown.
(469) 771-1074 View (469) 771-1074
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Megan Grisham
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, MA, LPC-A
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75201  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I believe that every human has inherent worth and that dignity is innate. I work from a gentle and direct approach that incorporates various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Christian Counseling.
As a therapist, I believe that every human has inherent worth and that dignity is innate. I work from a gentle and direct approach that incorporates various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Positive Psychology, Solution- Focused Therapy, and Christian Counseling.
(817) 646-1716 View (817) 646-1716
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Dr. Marina Caldwell and Associates, PLLC
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75201
I offer executive career and personal development coaching and career testing using evidence based positive psychology methods that focus on habits and behavior.
Time is our most valuable commodity. I work with individuals and couples to support them in making growth choices. This enhances their time wherever it is spent, such as in relationships, career, with family, or enjoying hobbies and recreation. I offer psychotherapy or executive coaching. My career and personal development services take into account the changes ahead for most industries as they incorporate new technologies such as A.I and robotics, and the effects of this on the individual’s career path and decisions. I also offer career testing for ages 14 and up. Email is the fastest way to reach me.
I offer executive career and personal development coaching and career testing using evidence based positive psychology methods that focus on habits and behavior.
Time is our most valuable commodity. I work with individuals and couples to support them in making growth choices. This enhances their time wherever it is spent, such as in relationships, career, with family, or enjoying hobbies and recreation. I offer psychotherapy or executive coaching. My career and personal development services take into account the changes ahead for most industries as they incorporate new technologies such as A.I and robotics, and the effects of this on the individual’s career path and decisions. I also offer career testing for ages 14 and up. Email is the fastest way to reach me.
(512) 887-5304 View (512) 887-5304
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Kimberly McCain
Psychological Associate, MA, LPA
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75287
My method of treatment combines various theoretical models, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology, with growth and solution-focused ideas.
My clients often come to me looking for hope and to learn skills to deal with the stresses of life. I take a positive and practical approach to problems, providing support and guidance to help my clients navigate challenging life circumstances. My clients typically present with ADHD, anxiety, and depression, but I see clients with a wide range of symptoms encountered at all stages of life. Together we will determine what you want to work on and come up with a plan to get you started on your journey towards feeling better.
My method of treatment combines various theoretical models, with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Positive Psychology, with growth and solution-focused ideas.
My clients often come to me looking for hope and to learn skills to deal with the stresses of life. I take a positive and practical approach to problems, providing support and guidance to help my clients navigate challenging life circumstances. My clients typically present with ADHD, anxiety, and depression, but I see clients with a wide range of symptoms encountered at all stages of life. Together we will determine what you want to work on and come up with a plan to get you started on your journey towards feeling better.
(972) 303-8336 View (972) 303-8336
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Pam Walker
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dallas, TX 75230
I treat high-functioning clients experiencing emotional or physical stress, due to problems in work; relationships (boundaries, assertiveness, anger management); life transitions; or life changes related to loss (such as death, disability/illness, or divorce). My stress model includes strategies for effective problem-solving, rational thinking, effective coping, and stress resilience. I also see couples motivated to either improve their current relationship or prepare for a future together. I use an active interactional style to provide support, insight, and practical strategies for coping with life's challenges.
I treat high-functioning clients experiencing emotional or physical stress, due to problems in work; relationships (boundaries, assertiveness, anger management); life transitions; or life changes related to loss (such as death, disability/illness, or divorce). My stress model includes strategies for effective problem-solving, rational thinking, effective coping, and stress resilience. I also see couples motivated to either improve their current relationship or prepare for a future together. I use an active interactional style to provide support, insight, and practical strategies for coping with life's challenges.
(972) 916-9470 View (972) 916-9470
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.