When You Are Motivated By What You Want Change Is Possible
How you think about the future plays a very big role in how you feel. Depression can result when you don’t expect enough positive things and Anxiety can occur when you expect too many negative things.
I spent 10 years at Emory Healthcare and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center developing a psychotherapy method known as Future-Directed Therapy that specifically identifies self-limiting beliefs people have about their futures and teaches strategies based on psychological science for how to overcome them. As a result of framing therapy through the lens of a better future my patients rapidly transformed from apathetic to highly motivated and the changes they’ve made have been awe-inspiring.
Re-gain Your Hope
Most people have difficulty creating true change in their lives because they have very little understanding of how they create future experiences and are trapped in default mode often recreating past experiences without even realizing it.
I specialize in utilizing well researched methods of cognitive therapy to helps people idenitfy the blindspots in their thinking and behavior so they can break out of the patterns that aren’t working and instead do something different and more effective.
When you have the tools and skills you need, moving forward doesn’t seem so difficult.
Dr. Vilhauer is a clinical faculty member at the Emory University School of Medicine and served as the Director of the Outpatient Psychotherapy Program at the Emory Clinic. Dr. Vilhauer has also served on the clinical faculty at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and as a member of the medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She was the Clinical Director of the Adult Outpatient Programs as well as the Director of Psychology Training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is also a featured expert for the magazine Psychology Today.
In addition to Dr. Vilhauer’s clinical work, she has a background in executive assessment and leadership development working as a managing consultant for Korn-Ferry International and PDI Ninth House.
Dr. Vilhauer received her undergraduate degree in psychology at UCLA and her doctorate degree at Fordham University in New York City, and she completed her postdoctoral training in clinical research at Columbia University.