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Evidence Based Therapies

Self-Compassion Informed Therapy

talk therapy

Self-compassion therapy involves speaking with your therapist about ways you use to motivate or  correct your behavior. The goal is to reduce the experience of shame and self-criticism

Self-compassion looks at self-critical or self-hating thoughts to see if there is a more gentle and effective way to approach yourself


Self-compassion creates a new way to relate to yourself, specifically, a gentle yet accountable approach to problem-solving and behavior modification


The TAP clinic currently offers individual Self-compassion therapy 


What Self-Compassion Informed treatment is:

Self-Compassion therapy is an individualized, collaborative treatment in which the goal is to find a compassionate and values-based approach to ourselves. Self-Compassion is neither self-criticism nor self-permissiveness; rather, it aims to strike the balance between gentle support and accountability to our goals, morals, and values.

What Self-Compassion treats:

Self-Compassion therapy is useful for anyone who would like to develop a gentle, yet accountable approach to themselves. Within the therapeutic setting, individuals who struggle with perfectionism and shame and low self-esteem tend to benefit most from self-compassion therapy.

Self-compassion can also be helpful for mood disturbance, anxiety and stress, and traumatic experiences. Because self-compassion requires an ability to sit with difficult emotions, individuals struggling with intense, rapidly shifting emotions that trigger impulsive behaviors (e.g., suicidality, aggression, substance abuse, or self-harm) are advised to first work to treat those difficulties (through therapies such as DBT, CBT, or Trauma Therapies) prior to entering self-compassion therapy. If you are unsure what would be best for you, feel free to contact us to find out whether you are eligible for self-compassion treatment.

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