Solution Focused and
Person-Centered Therapy in Dallas, Texas
Person-Centered Therapy Means Whole-Person Healing
What if you were motivated to activate the desired behavior change because you could see it in your mind? You could feel it in your soul? What would your life look like then?
This is one of the key concepts behind Person-Centered Therapy. Reframing circumstances and behaviors in a positive light to bring about lasting behavior change.
A solution-focused approach is a positive and encouraging way to address a problem, rather than focusing solely on what’s wrong, what they need to change, and how they should be different. Our teens receive that message enough without our help.
At BasePoint Academy, a teen treatment center in Dallas, we’re dedicated to caring for the emotional and mental health of teens. We believe behavioral success requires a positive focus that’s future-oriented. One that encourages and equips each patient with gentle therapeutic modalities.
What Is Person-Centered Therapy?
Person-centered Therapy is a non-directive, empathetic, future-oriented, and goal-focused therapeutic approach developed by Carl Rogers. It incorporates some elements of positive psychology but centers on constructing solutions rather than focusing on their problems.
A positive and solution-focused therapist will paint a comprehensive picture of the future that does not include their unique obstacle. This is an evidence-based avenue for motivating and accomplishing the desired behavior change.
How Does This Psychotherapy Work?
Person-Centered Therapy emphasizes the patient’s strengths and helps them explore their future goals in a safe and pleasant environment or in an enjoyable activity where they’re comfortable. The goal of client-centered therapy techniques is to activate the patient’s own resources and to increase their personal resilience. Our adolescent psychotherapists will work closely with each patient to facilitate the best possible outcome in the shortest amount of time.
Unlike Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), this non-directive therapy modality values the teen’s creativity and will challenge them to communicate in new and creative ways to hear themselves from a new point of view. No patient is taught what or how to think, merely given the problem-solving tools to see their mental health or behavioral problems from a different perspective.
Client-centered therapy requires a trusting therapeutic relationship, built over time. Our mental health professionals will prove their unconditional positive regard for the patient, regardless of the client’s thoughts, behaviors, or negative emotions.
They will display authentic and humanistic genuineness and congruence with each teen and share openly. BasePoint Teens will know they’re accepted just as they are throughout each therapy session. This empathetic understanding creates a positive environment for personal growth and enhanced self-awareness.
Your teen will learn to develop solution-building skills through the use of future-focused and coping questions. These questioning interventions reframe the patient’s actions and circumstances and focus on what their life and interpersonal relationships would look like if this obstacle was removed or resolved.
This evidence-based type of therapy encourages patients to recall previous solutions that were successful and apply them to new or ongoing challenges. This client-centered therapy approach builds problem-solving skills to equip teen patients to identify and assess on their own, establishing higher self-worth, self-efficiency, and resilience.
They will embark on a journey of self-discovery empowered by a new point of view to make a positive change.
What Is The Miracle Question (MQ)?
What Does The Person-Centered Approach Treat?
Person-Centered Therapy is an evidence-based therapeutic process founded in humanistic psychology that is effective for treating several mental health and behavioral problems. From teenage anxiety, trauma, and major depressive disorder to relationship problems and those with difficulty overcoming past life events, BasePoint Academy’s Person-Centered approach can help.
Equipped with an empathic understanding, our client-centered therapy practitioners will encourage and equip patients to understand their situation more clearly and what to do in order to effect lasting change.
How Can Basepoint Help Your Teen?
We believe mental health and psychiatry for teens should be a family process. Our psychodynamic therapy sessions are designed to be practical and effective for patients and enlightening for their families. Through the use of a myriad of empathetic teenage talk therapy techniques, we strive to find solutions that are future-oriented and sustainable.
A qualified psychotherapist will validate the patient’s progress and give indirect compliments or ask positively toned questions to encourage ownership of their progress toward their goals. Patient-centered and solution-focused practitioners also use scaling questions to help patients see their problems, circumstances, and progress from a linear perspective, for example, on a scale of one to ten. This equips both the therapist and the patient to evaluate and continue investigating solutions and promote personal well-being.
FAQs Related to Solution-Focused Therapy
Navigating mental health challenges and teen substance use can prove to be a difficult time for families and patients alike. Our psychiatric and clinical teams are dedicated to diligently working with each patient in order to improve their self-image, self-confidence, self-esteem, and self-efficacy.
At BasePoint Academy, our focus is on equipping teens with valuable coping skills and practical self-mitigation tools. This is what empowers them to overcome adversity and make desirable behavioral challenges.
This modality helps the patient focus on what is working and how to replicate that in other areas. For example, if a patient is struggling with family communication but has no trouble at school, work, or other social situations, this should be addressed as an exception.
Once an exception is identified, the mental health provider will help them process how and why these circumstances are different through coping questions, constructive collaboration, miracle questions, and scaling questions.
SFBT therapists use many therapy techniques to facilitate patient transformation.
Asking scaling questions
Asking coping questions
Finding patient strengths
Mapping out solutions
Asking exception-related questions
Asking future-focused questions