Schema Therapy represents one of the latest innovations in psychotherapy. Schema Therapy teaches you how to break lifelong, self-defeating patterns. We call the lifelong patterns "schemas" or "lifetraps."
All of the therapists at our Centers are experienced in schema therapy, as well as cognitive therapy. In fact, we are the international center for schema therapy treatment.
A schema is a pattern that starts in childhood and repeats itself throughout your life. For example, you may have been abandoned, abused, dominated, or emotionally deprived as a child -- you were damaged in some way. But then it became part of you, and now it drives you to keep repeating the pattern.
A schema or lifetrap determines how you interpret the world. It organizes how you think, feel, act, relate, and understand. Here are some signs that you probably have a schema influencing your life:
Are you repeatedly drawn into relationships with people who are cold to you, so that even the people closest to you do not care or understand enough about you?
Do you feel that you are at your core somehow defective, and no one who truly knows you could possibly love and accept you?
Do you put the needs of others above your own, so your needs never get met -- so you don't even know what your real needs are?
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