Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. ~Viktor Frankl
When problem behaviors and choices are negatively impacting your life, behavior therapy can help to increase positive behaviors while minimizing the problematic ones. Behavior therapy can include a blend of therapeutic approaches including behavior modification, cognitive behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing. Your therapist at Fishtown Wellness Center will draw upon each of these different therapeutic approaches to help you overcome negative behaviors and choices that impact your life.
Behavior modification can help you to achieve better outcomes in your life. Rather than focusing on your negative thoughts, behavior modification focuses on using positive & negative reinforcement as a way to change and manage unwanted behaviors. With positive reinforcement, the positive changes that you make in your behavior are rewarded so that you will be more likely to behave that way in the future. Negative reinforcement is a process through which behaviors are removed. It does not include punishment. The different techniques used in behavior modification therapy can help you to substitute positive behaviors for the negative behaviors ones in your life.
Identifying your triggers is an important part of behavior modification. Once you have identified what triggers your negative choices, you can change how you react to them. The therapists at Fishtown Wellness Center can help you to identify the behaviors that you want to change and the triggers that lead you to react in that way.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an approach that focuses on changing maladaptive thinking patterns and the problematic behaviors that result. This approach focuses on the attitudes, thoughts, images, and beliefs that inform the way you behave and how you handle emotional difficulties. Cognitive-behavioral therapy requires clients to do homework in between their therapeutic sessions. With consistent practice, these techniques allow you to identify and change the cognitive distortions that lead to problematic areas in your life.
Motivational interviewing uses a person-centered approach to elicit the positive changes you want to make in your life. It is a non-judgemental technique that helps people move towards their goals and away from unwanted or harmful behaviors. With the help of a therapist at Fishtown Wellness center, motivational interviewing can increase your internal motivation and commitment to positive change.
Behavior modification therapy can help teach and reinforce skills to gain more control of unwanted or harmful behaviors in your life. Contact the Fishtown Wellness Center today to schedule an appointment.