Most patients are often surprised to learn that Psychology is not a single, uniform field of knowledge. That's why therapists find it important to briefly explain our therapeutic approach, to better clarify what we do and how we do it, giving them the opportunity to see if they feel comfortable with our approach to therapy.
My approach to psychology is primarily cognitive-behavioral, although based on my experience, I employ techniques and tools from various psychotherapeutic approaches. The goal is to tailor the therapy as much as possible to each patient's current life situation.
This approach could be briefly summarized with the expression: "Think like this, act like this.", which may seem obvious, but sometimes, thinking can be misguided, resulting in not achieving the desired outcomes.
As an example:
What happens when I think every day that I am overwhelmed, exhausted, and powerless?
Or when an irrational fear paralyzes me, even though I know it's illogical, and I can't seem to control it?
Every day, do I think about how challenging it is to motivate my team, and does it take me an eternity to get started?
How do I manage to help my teenage son without constantly clashing?
What happens when I believe that everything is too much for me, and I feel completely powerless to change it, experiencing apathy, low spirits, and a lack of energy...?