Hello my name is Alicia Richardson and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the states of Arizona and Texas.
Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona
Depending on the circumstances we don't always have to focus on the problem. It can be beneficial to shift attention away from just discussing what the specific problem is and work on resolutions for that specific problem instead.
I believe if we work on changing our negative thinking patterns this will elicit positive changes in our behaviors.
In order for change to occur the individual has to believe change is necessary. Utilizing Motivational Interviewing will help myself and the client to assess how ready they are for change. Knowing where the client is will assist with developing appropriate goals and a treatment plan for the client.
Depending on the circumstances we don't always have to focus on the problem necessarily. Shifting our attention from focusing on the specific problem to possible solutions to the problem can be more beneficial in certain cases.
Changing negative thinking patterns elicits positive changes in our behaviors.