PERSPECTIVE & APPROACH
As idiosyncratically imperfect beings using differentially fallible ways to navigate this non-utopic world (a world that can be incredibly confusing, demanding and unforgiving; where rejections, separations, exploitations, fair or unfair disappointments and tragic misfortunes are common occurrence) people can struggle and suffer in too many ways for far too many reasons.
Overcoming one’s personal blind spots and limitations to figure out how one might have repeatedly encountered or remain entrapped in particular difficulties is not easy. Neither is the process of changing oneself and/or one’s circumstances. Thus, even Psychiatrists and Clinical Psychologists commonly seek personal therapy.
At Psyc Spot, we not only support clients through difficult times, but strive to help them better understand oneself and one’s difficulties (e.g., how one became hypersensitive or indifferent to certain issues in oneself and/or the world; why one continually resorts to overly costly or even counterproductive “solutions” to one’s difficulties). Building on these insights, we focus on helping clients develop the capacities to better navigate life’s numerous challenges.
The above model that focuses on understanding and developing each client’s inner-workings to enable more adaptive ways of operating (and consequently less struggles and sufferings) is perhaps “old fashioned”. While most if not all prominent therapies were originally devised according to this holistic and humanistic model, many have evolved into supposedly cost-effective versions that limit their scope to directly targeting the symptomatic fragments of people’s psychology in some piecemeal fashion. Despite seminal research and expert opinion both highlighting this problem-focused model only works for a small range of difficulties and often produced shallow and short-lived improvements, it got cemented as the “gold standard” approach to mental health treatments.
Working within practical constraints, and striking a sensible balance between chipping away at deeper issues vs. directly ameliorating painful surface symptoms, we do our best to provide the form of therapy that is authentic, inherently holistic, and empirically demonstrated to produce substantial and enduring improvements.
For more information on individual practitioners’ perspectives and approach, see their personal page. For hopefully informative and intriguing short-reads that offer examples of how we conceptualize and address mental health difficulties, see our newsletters in the Info of Interest page.
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