Psychotherapy is not easily described in general statements. It varies depending on the personalities of the psychologist and client and the particular problems you bring forward. There are many different methods that a therapist may use to deal with the problems that you hope to address. Solution focused, cognitive therapy is a very helpful mode of treatment for many people. Some of the goals of cognitive therapy are to gain awareness of your thoughts and beliefs, develop an accurate view of your actions, recognize and learn to manage or prevent patterns and habits that are interfering with your objectives, and ultimately become your own therapist.
Cognitive therapy can be very helpful to people who are managing a variety of life circumstances including stress, anxiety, depression, or generally feeling overwhelmed and even helpless or hopeless. Many people who are managing day to day concerns such as procrastination, organization, career transitioning, and weight management find this form of therapy a helpful option for finding balance in their lives. A solution focused cognitive therapist can help you identify your strengths and past successes as well as help you recognize any stumbling blocks, habits, or other circumstances that may be preventing you from achieving your goals.
If you are interested in taking steps toward greater balance through a cognitive behavioral approach to therapy, please email JC@DrJoyCanfield.com for an appointment.