Positive Psychology is a recent field of psychology. It emphasizes the study of positive human functioning, what makes people thrive, what makes life meaningful and the impact of these factors on individual, relational, cultural and global dimensions. Positive psychology uses “visioning” which is of a future self/ a healthy self. We use positive interventions which are ways of promoting superior/optimal…
Our Progressive Focus
Historically, psychology has looked at life with a “disease” model, emphasizing depression, anxiety and mental illness. So psychology while meant to be the study of the human psyche and behavior only looked at the dysfunction. Positive psychology has corrected this imbalance and explores, for example constructs such as talent, strengths, creativity, wisdom and optimism. Positive psychology focuses on the strengths…
Who We Are
PPA is the group practice established to provide the clinical services available at The Center for Optimal Performance. Non-clinical and wellness services such as mindfulness instruction and coaching will continue to be offered through the Center for Optimal Performance. We are a progressive Clinical Psychologist run practice. We adhere to positive psychology principles, intervention strategies and evidence based practice. We…
Meet with one of our trained clinicians to learn about your unique stenghts and how to overcome barriers that have been limiting your pathway to success.
Group format positive psychology psychotherapy helps group members move from what is wrong to what is strong. It is a strengths based approach that offers a more comprehensive perspective of the client and their life circumstances.
Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.
Areas of Focus
LGBTQ+ Communities & Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology is the area of psychological study that focuses on resiliency factors that empower particular people, communities, and societies to survive, flourish, and succeed. When applied to the LGBTQ+ community, which has been systematically invalidated throughout history, Positive Psychology offers a unique strengths-based approach, whereas many other approaches concentrate on the detriments of being a part of the community.…
People of Color and Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology is the area of psychological study that focuses on resiliency factors that empower particular people, communities, and societies to survive, flourish, and succeed. Positive Psychology work with Communities of Color entails the acknowledgement of the systemic and institutional realities that the various communities face each day, and builds off of the strengths of racial and cultural minority groups…
Women and Positive Psychology
Positive Psychology is the area of psychological study that focuses on resiliency factors that empower particular people, communities, and societies to survive, flourish, and succeed. Women have a long and sordid history in psychological care, often serving as the basis for how not to think and act. Women also face sexism and misogyny on a daily basis, a reality that…