Breaking out of your “Life Traps” with Schema Therapy

Many people suffer from debilitating self defeating, emotional and thought (cognitive) patterns.  Some therapist call these repeating, difficult to change life-trap thought patterns “Schemas.”  Therapists who practice the form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy known as Schema Focused Therapy believe that the identifications of the Schemas as well as determination of the root cause of the schema are helpful in developing a treatment plan.  The life-trap or schemas developed by Jeffrey Young include the following.  Perhaps some of them sound familiar to you.

Abandonment
Abuse
Approval seeking
Defectiveness
Dependence
Emotional deprivation
Emotional inhibition
Enmeshment
Entitlement
Failure
Insufficient self-control
Pessimism
Punitiveness
Self-sacrifice
Social isolation
Subjugation
Unrelenting standards
Vulnerability

Our offices have moved to Scarsdale NY in Westchester County, however, phone and/or Skype/Hangout therapy available in some cases if our office is not convenient.

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