All of us have struggles throughout our lifetime, and sometimes we need professional help to work through our issues. Like the Golden Gate Bridge in the above photo rises up out of the morning fog, we can also rise above our circumstances through individual and couples counseling. Diane Maddox-Jenkins uses several therapeutical orientations to assist clients in their journey towards wholeness:
Cognitive Behavioral therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a structured, present-oriented psychotherapy directed toward solving current problems. Clients may be taught specific skills to modify dysfunctional thinking and behaviors. In CBT, we do lots of problem solving and we borrow from other therapeutic modalities including Gestalt therapy, compassion focused therapy. and some psychodynamic treatment.
In Schema Therapy, we go deeper to connect our dysfunctional thinking and behavior to that of our current lives. We are guided to identify our schemas and coping skills from our childhood and adolescence so that we may manage our schemas and coping styles in a healthier way. Please refer to the References tab above for resources that will help you learn about and understand schema therapy.