Daniel Stillwell
PhD in Family Therapy
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)
AAMFT-Approved Supervisor
He, Him, His

7 Principles of Great Therapy

  1. Therapy structure and process match the needs of the client system.

  2. Clients feel safe enough to challenge and be challenged.

  3. There is integration of the 6 human dimensions: biology, emotions, cognition, behavior, relationships, and spirituality.

  4. Understanding and treatment are both developmental.

  5. Increasing strengths, values, and resiliency is just as important as decreasing symptoms, insecurities, and traumas.

  6. Ambiguity and discomfort are okay and temporary.

  7. Therapists work themselves out of a job by helping the client system function on it.

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