What is Schema Therapy?
Schema Therapy is an integrative and transformative therapeutic approach designed to address deep-seated patterns and core beliefs that affect our emotional well-being and relationships. Developed by Dr. Jeffrey E. Young, Schema Therapy combines elements from cognitive-behavioural therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and attachment theory to bring about lasting change and healing.
How Does Schema Therapy Work?
Schemas are deeply ingrained patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving that develop early in life. These patterns are often influenced by unmet emotional needs, traumatic experiences, or dysfunctional family dynamics. Schemas shape our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the world, and can lead to emotional distress, relationship difficulties, and self-defeating behaviours. Schema Therapy involves identifying and challenging maladaptive schemas. Therapists collaborate with individuals to explore the origins of these schemas and work towards resolving emotional wounds associated with them. The therapy utilizes cognitive, experiential, and behavioural techniques to promote change and healing
Who Can Benefit from Schema Therapy?
Schema Therapy is beneficial for individuals who struggle with longstanding emotional difficulties, chronic relationship problems, and self-defeating patterns. It is particularly effective for those with a history of childhood trauma, attachment issues, personality disorders, and chronic mental health conditions. Schema Therapy can be applied in individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy settings.
Why Choose Us for Schema Therapy?
At Glimmer, we are committed to providing Schema Therapy to support individuals in healing and transforming their maladaptive schemas. Our experienced therapists are well-versed in this approach and work closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans. We create a safe and supportive environment, where clients can explore their schemas, process emotions, and develop healthier coping strategies. Contact us today to inquire about therapist availability and take the first step towards a more positive and fulfilling life with Schema Therapy.