Welcome!   BestLives.com - Christine R. Wylde, MA LMHC -  - psychotherapist and coach

Psychotherapy

  • Helping individuals become confident and competent in the here and now
  • Teaching couples the essential skills for loving each other well
  • Identifying and building on people's inherent core strengths

A Positive Approach

Christine is a proponent of a new researched based form of psychotherapy known as Positive Psychology. This form of psychotherapy teaches optimism, builds on people's strengths, and encourages exploration of possibilities. Based on one's identified strengths it encourages pro-active change in people's lives here and now, as opposed to continually reflecting on past emotional pain. This is a very practical and active form of therapy that produces positive lasting results.

It works by teaching positive thinking. Which in turn, leads to the courage and motivation to take action towards one's goals. After working with Christine you will think more positively, feel more confident, take more risks, and be more engaged in your life. If you are ready to change your life and committed to taking the necessary steps, whether you are a couple or an individual, Christine is the professional for you.
 

Therapy Philosophy

People usually start individual therapy with a desire to make changes in their life so that they may have a more satisfying experience of it. Christine's role is to provide assistance, insight, and sometimes challenges through that process of change. Her counseling style is highly interactive and she may share with you occasionally experiences from my own life if she believes it will be therapeutic.

In addition to positive psychology, her work draws upon a variety of other theoretical frameworks such as systems theory, cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness. She asks that you make a serious commitment to your work together and act upon the insights discovered in your sessions. Reflecting on one's history is sometimes a necessary step, but not sufficient for lasting change. Thinking differently, making new decisions, setting goals, and risking new behavior are all necessary in order to have a happier, healthier life.
 

Issues Addressed

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Couples / Marriage Counseling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Gay / Lesbian Issues