Sometimes a “solution focused” or brief therapy approach is most appropriate. These models are geared for a shorter-term therapy process which emphasize the strengths and resources you already have. You will learn powerful ways to adapt and enhance them in order to help you navigate through a currently stressful situation, using concrete steps and goals.

Longer-term models might explore what it was like for you to grow up in your particular family group, and what rules and beliefs about yourself and the world you learned there. You will begin to discern which of these is working for you as an adult and which ones may be limiting you in your current life and relationships. As you gain understanding about how painful past experiences have created this sense of limits, you’ll begin to develop the ability to accept, release and make transformative choices for yourself. These will reflect an enhanced sense of who you are and what you want for your life. (Next)