How do We Live Purposefully NOW?
Our mission is to provide a safe, therapeutic environment offering the latest in evidence-based clinical care for our clients to Live Purposefully NOW.
Living Purposefully NOW promotes wellness by inspiring individuals, families, and communities to live in their uniqueness.
Motivational Interviewing (MI) is a counseling approach developed in part by clinical psychologist William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick. This method helps people resolve ambivalent feelings and insecurities to find the internal motivation they need to change their behavior. It is a practical, empathetic, and short-term process that takes into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes.
Motivational Interviewing also promotes autonomy. By holding a person responsible for finding practical solutions to his/her problems, motivational interviewing supports an individual in developing creative ideas for change. It then encourages his belief that change is possible.
Reality Therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on problem-solving and making better choices in order to achieve specific goals. Developed by Dr. William Glasser, reality therapy is focused on the here and now rather than the past. Reality therapy is structured around the WDEP system (wants, doing, evaluation, and planning): The reality therapist works with clients to explore their wants and what they are doing to achieve those wants, evaluating whether what they are doing is helpful or harmful to their goals, and finally helping the client plan.
Three Guiding Principles
If you choose reality therapy, be prepared to discuss solutions to your problems realistically.
Responsibility is a key element in reality therapy because you can only change your world when you understand what others are responsible for and what is only yours to do.
Reality therapy isn't just about getting what you desire. It's about satisfying your needs in ways that don't infringe on the rights of others who are also trying to meet their needs.
The cognitive model asserts that cognitive processes are at the center of behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. Proposed by Albert Ellis and Aaron Beck, the cognitive theory emphasizes what people think instead of what they do.