My personal philosophy, after nearly 15 years of being a therapist, is that therapy is not about “fixing you”, or anyone else for that matter! Sometimes struggles can be gifts in disguise, and as your therapist, I intend to work towards that as an end goal.
Instead of focusing on only what’s ‘wrong’, and ‘why’ it’s wrong, I prefer to understand your symptoms in the context of your personal life. And, curiously enough, when you lean-in toward your symptoms, rather than fear or avoid them, your struggles become a great opportunity to empower you. This has proven to be one of the greatest benefits of being a therapist here in Fort Lauderdale, the self discovery that my clients find through therapy.
Talking to a therapist often leads to better relationships, solutions to specific problems, and significant reductions in feelings of distress. A favorite quote of mine that makes so much sense to my philosophy on therapy is:
“Healing is based on the premise that it is not people or situations in the past that cause us to be upset. It is ultimately our thoughts and attitudes about those people and situations in the present that cause us distress. What causes us to lose our peace is not other people, but our own thoughts, judgments and attitudes about them.”
I use a variety of techniques in individual counseling, marriage counseling, and family counseling, in order to find what will work best. These therapy techniques are likely to include solution-focused dialogue, interpretation of meaning, cognitive re-framing, awareness exercises, self-monitoring experiments, visualization, journal keeping, drawing, and reading books. Even one of these therapy techniques will increase your chances of staying calm and relaxed in any situation and that is a crucial element in making your life satisfying and healthy.
Call Dr. Scholtz today and find out why she is one of Fort Lauderdale‘s most trusted therapists.
~ Dr. Corinne is a fully licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in couples counseling and individual therapy.