What does it mean that you are strengths-based therapists?

All of the clinicians at Kindred Psychology are strengths-based therapists, which means we are trained to help identify what’s “right” with people in our efforts to address what’s not going well. One criticism of psychology in general has been a tendency to focus only on pathology and treat symptoms and problems, often at the expense of seeing clients as whole people.

Our commitment to strengths-based care means that we prioritize the humanity of our clients.

We approach therapy with the belief that clients possess internal resources, resilience, capacity for change, and potential for growth. Sometimes people need help finding their strengths, and we are committed to engaging in that process with our clients. When people are struggling with difficult symptoms or finding meaning in the midst of challenging life circumstances, being mindful of strengths helps keep us all anchored in hope.

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