I often incorporate a mixture of cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, and mindfulness together when working with my clients. Though it can be immensely helpful to notice faulty ways of thinking, it is more powerful to accept our thoughts and feelings as normal responses to challenging life circumstances. The more we can view our thoughts and feelings without judgement, the more we can gracefully watch the negative thoughts and feelings move past us.
Our families influence how we think, behave, and interact with the world. As a Marriage & Family therapist, I view individuals within the context of relational systems and look at how relationships with your family members may have influenced other relationships in your life (friendships, work relationships, romantic relationships). By uncovering patterns of behavior within your family of origin, you can often notice these same patterns in your other relationships and work toward changing them.