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Our Theoretical Orientation

In simpler words, "What style do we attach to the work we do with our clients?"

An Eclectic Approach 

Transcendence Counseling merges many approaches in counseling to support its many clients. Below is a list of some of the approaches and how we work in practice:

Internalized Family Systems Aproach 

The Internal Family Systems (IFS) model in therapy is a transformative approach that views the mind as a system of various sub-personalities or "parts," each with its own distinct roles and perspectives. In IFS therapy, the therapist helps clients access their core Self, a state characterized by calmness, compassion, and confidence. From this centered Self, clients can engage with their parts in a non-judgmental way, fostering understanding and healing. This approach can lead to profound personal insight, emotional healing, and improved overall psychological well-being.

Relational Approach

The relational model in therapy emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship as a central component of the healing process. Rooted in psychodynamic and humanistic traditions, this approach focuses on the interactions between therapist and client, viewing the relationship itself as a vehicle for change. The relational model posits that early relationships and attachment patterns significantly influence an individual's current relational dynamics and emotional health. 

The relational model values authenticity, mutuality, and the co-creation of meaning, aiming to empower clients by enhancing their relational capacities and promoting psychological growth

Rogerian Approach

The Rogerian model, also known as person-centered therapy, is an approach developed by Carl Rogers that emphasizes the client's innate ability for self-healing and personal growth. Central to this model is the belief that a supportive and non-judgmental therapeutic environment can facilitate significant change. The therapist's role is to provide three core conditions: unconditional positive regard, empathy, and congruence (genuineness).

In practice, the therapist offers a warm and accepting atmosphere where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts and emotions without fear of judgment. By deeply understanding and reflecting the client's experiences, the therapist helps them gain insight and clarity.

Cognitive Behavioral Approach 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used therapeutic approach that focuses on identifying and modifying dysfunctional thinking patterns, behaviors, and emotional responses. Developed by Aaron Beck, CBT is based on the premise that distorted or negative thinking contributes to emotional distress and maladaptive behaviors.

In CBT, therapists work collaboratively with clients to recognize and challenge cognitive distortions, such as all-or-nothing thinking, overgeneralization, and catastrophizing. Clients learn to replace these distortions with more balanced and realistic thoughts.

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