As a therapist, I recognize supporting clients to tell their stories is an honor and no matter how many stories I hear, it never grows old.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Columbia, MD
Codependency involves sacrificing one’s personal needs to try to meet the needs of others. Someone who is codependent has an extreme focus outside themselves. Their thoughts and actions revolve around other people, such as spouses or relatives.
Work problems, going away to school, an illness, death of a close family member or any number of life changes can cause stress. Some adjust just fine to these changes and for others they might experience extreme stress reactions that warrant support during those periods of transition.
Recognizing the need to focus attention on the positive influences in one’s life is vital in uncovering all the opportunities for growth, happiness, contentment, acceptance and ultimately wellbeing.
Narrative therapy is a style of therapy that helps people become—and embrace being—an expert in their own lives. In narrative therapy, there is an emphasis on the stories that you develop and carry with you through your life.
IFS is based on an integrative model. The approach combines established elements from different schools of psychology, such as the multiplicity of the mind and systems thinking. It aids clients in understanding the parts that create the sum or whole person.
ACT develops psychological flexibility and is a form of behavioral therapy that combines mindfulness skills with the practice of self-acceptance. When aiming to be more accepting of your thoughts and feelings, commitment plays a key role.