Schema Therapy is an integrative therapy which uses elements from a collection of therapies to provide a systematic approach to what is sometimes referred to as “treatment resistant” psychological disorders.
Schema therapy focuses on investigating and defining deep unconditional beliefs about ourselves, our relationship to others, and our relationship to the world which are often developed in childhood or adolescence. This allows us to identify our usual coping styles and our mindset in each situation.
The goal of Schema Therapy is to learn how to heal by diminishing the strength of our emotional memories. We do this by changing the thoughts or thinking patterns associated with each schema, and replace our poor coping styles with more adaptive and functional behaviours.
What is Schema Therapy used to treat?
- Personality disorders
- Treatment resistant psychological disorders
- Difficulties forming or maintaining relationships
Who can I see for Schema Therapy?