John's Blog

The Blog of John Gibson, PhD

Searching for Your Best

In my job, I sit with people every day and talk about the aspects of their lives that are not working. In this way, you could say I catch people at their worse. But that’s only half of the story.

People are
always more than their problems. You are more than your moods, your distress, your weaknesses, or your history. You are also your values, commitments, identity, relationships, and potentials. You are capable of goodness and change. You are your strengths (even if you do not know precisely what they are), and you are capable of joy, laughter, connection, and deep engagement with the world.

Therapy is not just about solving problems or alleviating distress. It’s also about finding ways for you to be at your very best.

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