Mindset Therapy engages in the use of evidence-based treatments for a variety of conditions. Evidence- based treatments are treatments backed by scientific evidence.
When deciding whether Mindset Therapy will work for you, it’s important to consider what you, as the patient are looking for. There are no “one-size fits all” approaches to therapy. By using evidence-based treatments, we are ensuring you will see the benefits from therapy that are long-term. While some people like to “talk” to a therapist, this does not give you long-lasting outcomes. Using evidence-based treatments, you will learn skills you can use in-between sessions and continue to apply after you and your therapist have determined you have met your treatment goals.
One way to think about this is with an exercise model. If you are working with a personal trainer one day a week, you will engage in the exercises during that one day. However, your benefits from the personal trainer will be minimal if you only engage in the exercises that one day. By doing the exercise in between sessions with the trainer, you will see benefits quicker, which will keep you motivated. Mental health treatment is no different: you will get the most benefits from engaging the techniques between your scheduled appointments through at-home work. Your therapist will discuss with you what that might encompass but remind yourself this is to get you where you want to be, faster.
Treatment should be a collaborative effort. Your psychologist is the expert on the treatment techniques but as the patient, you are the expert on you. Your therapist will form treatment planning with your input.