Positive Psychology Therapists in San Antonio, TX

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Mind Right Sport Psychology
Counselor, EdD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78255
We offer mental skill training for athletes of all levels, professionals looking for an edge, weekend warriors, and anyone who wants to build a strong mental game. Skills like mental toughness, anxiety and emotion management around performance, focus, routine, visualization, and goal setting are all trainable. We take a cognitive behavioral approach, combined with sport and performance psychology principles, Self-Determination Theory, and Positive Psychology, to build a high-performance mindset. You will learn to consistently perform at the high end of your abilities and manage obstacles, slumps, or distractions when they arise.
We offer mental skill training for athletes of all levels, professionals looking for an edge, weekend warriors, and anyone who wants to build a strong mental game. Skills like mental toughness, anxiety and emotion management around performance, focus, routine, visualization, and goal setting are all trainable. We take a cognitive behavioral approach, combined with sport and performance psychology principles, Self-Determination Theory, and Positive Psychology, to build a high-performance mindset. You will learn to consistently perform at the high end of your abilities and manage obstacles, slumps, or distractions when they arise.
(210) 943-9341 View (210) 943-9341
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Sarah E Fawcett
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
When clients leave my office they have these tools, whether its journaling, relaxation or positive psychology.
When I was a young woman, I chose to try counseling as a way of dealing with my problems. I was stuck and didn't know what else to do. Counseling changed my life. As a result, I became a counselor years later. I especially enjoy walking with clients through whatever life issues and challenges they have, whether it's a loss of joy, grief over the death of a loved one, a divorce or simply feeling overwhelmed with daily life. I'm a good listener. Hope you will contact me for an appointment.
When clients leave my office they have these tools, whether its journaling, relaxation or positive psychology.
When I was a young woman, I chose to try counseling as a way of dealing with my problems. I was stuck and didn't know what else to do. Counseling changed my life. As a result, I became a counselor years later. I especially enjoy walking with clients through whatever life issues and challenges they have, whether it's a loss of joy, grief over the death of a loved one, a divorce or simply feeling overwhelmed with daily life. I'm a good listener. Hope you will contact me for an appointment.
(830) 261-4691 View (830) 261-4691
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Career Coach - Launched by Linda, LLC
MA, Coach
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78259  (Online Only)
My main theoretical frameworks are Positive Psychology, CliftonStrengths, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Feeling frustrated or unsatisfied about your career path? Uncertain about a career transition or career change? I've spent over 12 years helping people gain clarity and confidence in communicating who they are and what they have to offer. I guide clients through exploring options, making decisions, setting goals, and planning next steps towards a more meaningful career through personal branding and focusing on your strengths. I use my unique frameworks to organize what feels like a chaotic process so you won't feel lost or alone.
My main theoretical frameworks are Positive Psychology, CliftonStrengths, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Feeling frustrated or unsatisfied about your career path? Uncertain about a career transition or career change? I've spent over 12 years helping people gain clarity and confidence in communicating who they are and what they have to offer. I guide clients through exploring options, making decisions, setting goals, and planning next steps towards a more meaningful career through personal branding and focusing on your strengths. I use my unique frameworks to organize what feels like a chaotic process so you won't feel lost or alone.
(253) 237-8121 View (253) 237-8121
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Edith (Edie) Blake
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LSSP, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and positive psychology while tailoring our dialogue to meet your unique and specific needs.
Living life is a journey that is sometimes wonderful and other times very difficult. By walking with you on your journey, helping you through these times when the way is tough, so here to support and empower you on your journey. you do not have to face it alone. I'd like to help you! I have worked in a variety of settings helping individuals, and families experience emotional healing. I have assisted those struggling with a wide range of mood disorders, including trauma, anxiety, stress, depression relationship problems, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, and positive psychology while tailoring our dialogue to meet your unique and specific needs.
Living life is a journey that is sometimes wonderful and other times very difficult. By walking with you on your journey, helping you through these times when the way is tough, so here to support and empower you on your journey. you do not have to face it alone. I'd like to help you! I have worked in a variety of settings helping individuals, and families experience emotional healing. I have assisted those struggling with a wide range of mood disorders, including trauma, anxiety, stress, depression relationship problems, parenting problems, career challenges, and ADHD.
(210) 361-8041 View (210) 361-8041
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Valerie A F Stewart
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78212
I offer a Positive Psychology/Strength-based perspective and I am trained in a variety of evidenced-based counseling approaches such as: Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
When life presents challenges that are too difficult to overcome on your own, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and express your emotions. Working together, you and I will reveal your existing strengths and develop them into viable coping skills to overcome these challenges. I have personal experience, as a parent and a daughter, in dealing with the challenges of physical and mental disabilities. I have lived and worked in various regions of the United States and abroad thus I understand the feelings of isolation and uncertainty that can surface when in a new environment, situation, or even in every day circumstances.
I offer a Positive Psychology/Strength-based perspective and I am trained in a variety of evidenced-based counseling approaches such as: Compassion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy.
When life presents challenges that are too difficult to overcome on your own, I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to explore and express your emotions. Working together, you and I will reveal your existing strengths and develop them into viable coping skills to overcome these challenges. I have personal experience, as a parent and a daughter, in dealing with the challenges of physical and mental disabilities. I have lived and worked in various regions of the United States and abroad thus I understand the feelings of isolation and uncertainty that can surface when in a new environment, situation, or even in every day circumstances.
(210) 625-5965 View (210) 625-5965
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Mariam Ramy
LPC Associate, LPC-A, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78228
My typical course of treatment is cognitive behavioral theory, along with positive psychology and person-centered theories.
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. You must be here because you've been feeling sad, worried, unsure about your life's direction, or just noticed something isn't completely satisfactory in your life right now. That's where I come in! Together we can work on all these issues and more. We can create a plan, goals, and I can teach you coping skills. Throughout our time together, my hope is that you'll be able to leave here feeling more in control of your life, and confident in your own skills to overcome conflict and adversity.
My typical course of treatment is cognitive behavioral theory, along with positive psychology and person-centered theories.
Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to check out my profile. You must be here because you've been feeling sad, worried, unsure about your life's direction, or just noticed something isn't completely satisfactory in your life right now. That's where I come in! Together we can work on all these issues and more. We can create a plan, goals, and I can teach you coping skills. Throughout our time together, my hope is that you'll be able to leave here feeling more in control of your life, and confident in your own skills to overcome conflict and adversity.
(210) 794-6819 View (210) 794-6819
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Jennifer Renee Macaulay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78230
positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy) tailored to a client’s strengths and needs.
Life can be an exciting adventure but can also be filled with challenges, stresses, and unanticipated events. Having the right support to get through the hard times can make all the difference. Therapy can help you to find your strengths and to develop the tools and perspective to help process life events and to live your life to its fullest potential.
positive psychology, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy) tailored to a client’s strengths and needs.
Life can be an exciting adventure but can also be filled with challenges, stresses, and unanticipated events. Having the right support to get through the hard times can make all the difference. Therapy can help you to find your strengths and to develop the tools and perspective to help process life events and to live your life to its fullest potential.
(650) 899-6244 View (650) 899-6244
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Alan Rivas (Bilingual)
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78230
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.
(512) 865-5049 View (512) 865-5049
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Justin Wolff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LCDC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78257
Note: During the CoronaVirus Crisis, I am offering online/telehealth sessions. Visit my website for details! I work with kids, adolescents, and adults, leading them to their "A-ha" moments. I make difficult concepts simple using humor, story-telling & analogies. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions which may be obstacles to getting where you would like to be. I also rely heavily on Positive Psychology, which uses a strength-based approach (rather than a focus on problems). When working with Traumatic events, I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
Note: During the CoronaVirus Crisis, I am offering online/telehealth sessions. Visit my website for details! I work with kids, adolescents, and adults, leading them to their "A-ha" moments. I make difficult concepts simple using humor, story-telling & analogies. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to address the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and actions which may be obstacles to getting where you would like to be. I also rely heavily on Positive Psychology, which uses a strength-based approach (rather than a focus on problems). When working with Traumatic events, I use Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
(210) 598-5105 View (210) 598-5105
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Maile Giles
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA, EMDR
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78212
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
Let's collaborate and explore what your internal roadblocks are to feel fully alive! What do you want your experience of life to be? What is unconscious that is stopping you from understanding and connecting with yourself, others, life? We can work together to identify blocks and blindspots, gain new awareness and tools. I utilize different types of therapy depending on your needs. NARM- which combines attachment theory and a somatic approach, EMDR, Brainspotting, Emotionally Focused Couple's and Gottman for Couples,Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. I strongly believe in a mind-body approach and lots of psychoeducation.
(210) 585-2879 View (210) 585-2879
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Patricia Mai Michlik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201  (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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Orlando F. DeLeon, MSSW, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78258
I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental environment to help you begin the path to healing and self-discovery. My approach to therapy values your unique needs and abilities and I'll work with you to establish goals that are attainable. My style has been described as warm, authentic, thoughtful, and goal oriented. I am practical and results oriented, while remaining grounded in evidenced based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivation Interviewing Therapy, and dash of Psychoanalytical approach.
I provide a compassionate, safe, and non-judgmental environment to help you begin the path to healing and self-discovery. My approach to therapy values your unique needs and abilities and I'll work with you to establish goals that are attainable. My style has been described as warm, authentic, thoughtful, and goal oriented. I am practical and results oriented, while remaining grounded in evidenced based practices of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivation Interviewing Therapy, and dash of Psychoanalytical approach.
(512) 714-2927 View (512) 714-2927
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Alan Rivas Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201
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. LaTasha Ireland
Psychologist, PLP, PhD
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78201  (Online Only)
Facing life's challenges requires courage, especially when dealing with behavioral issues, family conflicts, or personal doubts. As a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist, I specialize in guiding individuals through complex scenarios, including anger management, life transitions, and relationship issues. My approach integrates Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief, and Strength-Based methods, ensuring a tailored strategy for each person's unique journey.
Facing life's challenges requires courage, especially when dealing with behavioral issues, family conflicts, or personal doubts. As a Provisionally Licensed Psychologist, I specialize in guiding individuals through complex scenarios, including anger management, life transitions, and relationship issues. My approach integrates Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Positive Psychology, Solution Focused Brief, and Strength-Based methods, ensuring a tailored strategy for each person's unique journey.
(682) 516-3391 View (682) 516-3391
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Rachelle Renee Mellieon
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LPHA
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78215
Life can hurt. My passion is to help others navigate through those daily life issues. I believe that a genuine, therapeutic relationship is fundamental to its success. Thus, I strive to foster a calm, caring environment. I combine warmth, empathy, and gentle challenges designed to lead you towards new ways of thinking and acting on your circumstances. The strategies I use are dependent upon the needs of each client. For those seeking a Biblical approach in sessions, I incorporate Christian counseling...
Life can hurt. My passion is to help others navigate through those daily life issues. I believe that a genuine, therapeutic relationship is fundamental to its success. Thus, I strive to foster a calm, caring environment. I combine warmth, empathy, and gentle challenges designed to lead you towards new ways of thinking and acting on your circumstances. The strategies I use are dependent upon the needs of each client. For those seeking a Biblical approach in sessions, I incorporate Christian counseling...
(210) 683-1696 View (210) 683-1696
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Juazzelyn A. Barrera
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CSC
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78213
Have you been trying to stay afloat on your own? Are you overwhelmed with work, kids, or school? Do you have nights when you are unable to fall asleep and the lists keep running in your mind? You don't have to go on this journey alone. I empower you to develop skills that you have always had inside and may not have tapped into them yet. Stop second guessing your decisions and find your voice and inner peace.
Have you been trying to stay afloat on your own? Are you overwhelmed with work, kids, or school? Do you have nights when you are unable to fall asleep and the lists keep running in your mind? You don't have to go on this journey alone. I empower you to develop skills that you have always had inside and may not have tapped into them yet. Stop second guessing your decisions and find your voice and inner peace.
(210) 361-3112 View (210) 361-3112
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Becca M Garza
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78253
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a current School Counselor. Working with adolescents and young adults has always been a passion of mine. I have 15 years of experience working within this age range.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a current School Counselor. Working with adolescents and young adults has always been a passion of mine. I have 15 years of experience working within this age range.
(210) 806-7093 View (210) 806-7093
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Dr. Ashlee Martinez Anima Mundi Consultation And Psychological Service
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78249  (Online Only)
I am Licensed Psychologist providing services to clients in Texas, Iowa, and PSYPACT participating states. I began working with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals of diverse backgrounds back in 2012. I am passionate about helping individuals set and accomplish their treatment goals.
I am Licensed Psychologist providing services to clients in Texas, Iowa, and PSYPACT participating states. I began working with adults, children, adolescents, families, couples, and individuals of diverse backgrounds back in 2012. I am passionate about helping individuals set and accomplish their treatment goals.
(210) 940-1315 View (210) 940-1315
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Elizabeth A Owens
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, NCC, LPC
Verified
5 Endorsed
San Antonio, TX 78216  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and also people identified as Gifted/Talented - "gifted, geeky, and queer." I have experience counseling people though all stages of gender questioning, discovery, and transition. I counsel people with gender and/or sexuality issues (such as coming out, family issues, relationship problems, HRT support), and I am sex positive and knowledgable in polyamory, ethical nonmonogamy, kink, and alternative lifestyles. I work with adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults. Sensitive, intuitive and empathetic, and open to special and unique gifts. We can talk about whatever!
I specialize in working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community, and also people identified as Gifted/Talented - "gifted, geeky, and queer." I have experience counseling people though all stages of gender questioning, discovery, and transition. I counsel people with gender and/or sexuality issues (such as coming out, family issues, relationship problems, HRT support), and I am sex positive and knowledgable in polyamory, ethical nonmonogamy, kink, and alternative lifestyles. I work with adolescents, teens, young adults, and adults. Sensitive, intuitive and empathetic, and open to special and unique gifts. We can talk about whatever!
(210) 871-1572 View (210) 871-1572
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Lauren DeReese Garcia
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified
San Antonio, TX 78230
Waitlist for new clients
Scared, overwhelmed or unmotivated while going through a big life transition? Trying to balance work with life is especially difficult during a big shift. Most of the time we mask our stress and burnout, sacrificing our much needed creativity, relationships, and opportunities to survive the transition and get ahead. Let’s reaffirm your lost joy, healing the trauma of your unbalanced life.
Scared, overwhelmed or unmotivated while going through a big life transition? Trying to balance work with life is especially difficult during a big shift. Most of the time we mask our stress and burnout, sacrificing our much needed creativity, relationships, and opportunities to survive the transition and get ahead. Let’s reaffirm your lost joy, healing the trauma of your unbalanced life.
(210) 934-7765 View (210) 934-7765

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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.