Counseling Philosophy

My Counseling Philosophy| Therapy Approach Utilized

Sometimes we get off our personal potential track and block ourselves off from possibilities that are within our grasp. This is when the feeling of being “stuck in a rut” takes over. Our once free flowing energy becomes constricted and stagnant. Our mind focuses in only on the negative. We second guess our gut instincts. We forget that ultimately we are the creators of our own reality. Have you ever felt this way? I can help.

Online Therapy with Dr. Masha Counseling PhilosophyI work from the evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This approach places emphasis on the power of thoughts over human actions. Sometimes thoughts are maladaptive, they do not serve the best interests of the individual. CBT involves awareness of the link between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Once awareness is achieved, there are a set of skills that can be applied. Maladaptive thoughts can be challenged and changed.

CBT works well in the treatment of various presenting problems, including addiction.  This approach helps individuals to break free from destructive thoughts that create bad habits. Instead these harmful thoughts are gradually replaced with those that lead to freedom, to unlocking one’s own personal potential.

I will guide you through this process. Through the various online therapy modalities, I offer you my insights, and provide you with the tools to break free from the aspects in your life that are not working.

I also incorporate aspects of the humanistic approaches, such as Carl Rogers’s person centered therapy. Like Maslow, Carl Rogers argued that “the curative force in psychotherapy [is] man’s tendency to actualize himself, to become his potentialities…to express and activate all the capacities of an organism.”  I firmly believe that individuals already have within them all the resources and strengths they need to become their best selves, and to lead healthy, and happy lives. They are born with this potential. The therapist’s role is then to facilitate the individual in accessing their inner wisdoms that will ultimately lead them to freedom.

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