Narrative therapy can be beneficial for anyone who wants to understand the story of their lives and make changes in their life. Narrative therapy is a strengths-based approach that focuses on the stories we tell ourselves about our lives. Individuals, couples, and families can all benefit from narrative therapy. Those who define themselves by their problems, whose lives are dominated by such feelings as “I am a depressed person” or “I am an anxious person” can learn to see their problem as something they have but not something that identifies who they are.
Narrative therapy is effective to treat a variety of mental health disorders, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Narrative therapy has also been used to successfully help people make positive changes in their lives, such as quitting smoking, losing weight, and increasing physical activity. Narrative therapy helps clients to overcome these challenges by increasing their awareness of the discrepancy between their current story and their desired outcome. It also assists in clarifying clients’ goals, values, and reasons for change.
If you are interested in learning more about narrative therapy or other counseling approaches, contact Human Integrated Performance today. Our psychologists are experienced in a variety of counseling approaches and can work with you to find the one that best meets your needs.
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