“If a man can understand the why of his being, he can live with almost any how” – Abraham Maslow
A very good line from a very bad movie that has long since faded into distant memory was uttered by a psychologist when asked “If there was any one piece of advice that you could give that would fit most people and for the most kinds of problems, what would that be?”. To this, he replied:
“Figure out what you want and then find a way of asking for it”
When working with adults, we use an Integrative Interactional Approach which means that we help clients improve their quality of communication and thereby the quality of their relationships as well as their relationship problem solving. We don’t help people solve their problems, rather we help people with their problem solving. And to do this, we draw from a variety of techniques, including, but not limited to: mindfullness, CBT, hypnosis, schema therapy, interactional pattern analysis, Rogerian therapy, and communication training. If you would like to know more about any of these techniques in particular, please send us an email and we would be happy to assist.
What kinds of problems do adults work through in therapy?
Adults can work through any kind of problem in therapy that has to do with relationships or emotional experiences as well as lifestyle and health issues. Psychotherapy can be very effective in assisting clients with:
- anger issues
- work stress or frustrations
- phase of life difficulties
- fears and phobias
- divorce recovery
- substance abuse
- weight difficulties
- smoking cessation