Schema therapy seeks to address long-standing emotional and behavioral patterns, which may be the root cause of personality disorders or longstanding interpersonal difficulties. In schema therapy, your psychologist will work with you to identify these schemas and help you develop new ways of thinking and behaving that promote emotional well-being. Schema therapy is often long term and requires more investment in the therapeutic relationship that traditional forms of therapy such as CBT. This is an essential part of the process and drives the transformational change as it pertains to meeting unmet needs and correcting maladaptive coping responses.
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Frequently asked questions
Schema therapy may be more appropriate for pervasive conditions such as personality disorders, trauma, and cases of anxiety and depression where CBT has not been effective
Every case is different, however, clients typically gain awareness around the 10th session and see lasting change around the 20th session. Schema therapy is designed as a long term therapy and may not be appropriate for those looking for a quick fix.
Yes. There is a lot of value in understanding what your schemas are and how that contribute to the maintenance of coping responses.