AT SPRING GARDEN, TREATMENT PLANS ARE INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED TO ADDRESS EACH OF OUR CLIENT’S UNIQUE NEEDS. TO DO THIS, WE INCORPORATE A NUMBER OF WELL-ESTABLISHED THEORETICAL APPROACHES. THIS INCLUDES THE PROFESSIONS “GOLD STANDARD” COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
The basic premise of Congnitive-Behavioral Therapy is that the thoughts one chooses directly affect one’s feelings and drives one’s behaviours. The only control that we have is what we choose to pay attention to. What we attend to determines the thoughts we create (we are not our thoughts) and each of our thoughts are linked to an emotion. What we attend to then drives our behaviors. The thoughts we choose are powerful. Our thoughts have the power to make us sick or well, to make life enjoyable or a living hell. At Spring Garden Counseling, we can help you move your attention and modify your thoughts to ones that lead to wellness, confidence and satisfaction.
When working with couples, at Spring Garden Counseling Inc., we often use an effective variation of cognitive-behavioral therapy called choice theory. The basic premise of this theory is notion that the only person whose behavior you can control is you. All we can give another person is information. In addition, all one does from birth to death is to choose our thoughts and behaviors (our feelings result from our thoughts).
Using choice theory, one gives up the illusion of control and the notion that “not only do I know what behaviors are right for me; I know what is right for you.” Once the couple adopts choice theory, the counselor helps the couple develop healthy relationship habits they can use to form a healthier, more intimate, and, ultimately, more satisfying relationship.
Are you and your partner having a difficult time seeing eye to eye on issues? Do you feel like your marriage has been lost to children, careers, and the stressors of everyday life? Are you and your spouse considering divorce? Wherever you are in the relationship cycle, choice theory can help you realign your relationship, grow closer to your partner, and feel more fulfilled with your partner on a long-term basis.
If you are located in the Greensboro, North Carolina area and want to improve your relationship with your partner, choice theory can provide you with a strong foundation. Contact us today to learn more or to set up your first couple’s counseling session.