• Depressed or anxious?

    Future Directed Therapy is effective at reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety and can improve your overall quality of life.

  • Worried about your future?

    Feeling overwhelmed or fearful can impair your ability to cope. Future Directed Therapy can teach you how to overcome your fear and achieve your goals.

  • There is a way out.

    Future Directed Therapy is designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed in life.

  • Regain your hope.

    When you know how to control your emotions and achieve what you want, life doesn’t seem so overwhelming.

  • Restore your peace of mind.

    Future Directed Therapy can teach you how to live life with a greater sense of peace, awareness, and purpose.

Future Directed Therapy

Depression and Anxiety have a new treatment option that is based on well-established psychological principles and cutting edge cognitive science. Future Directed Therapy™ (FDT) is the first psychological intervention developed based on the understanding that the brain operates in a primarily future-oriented anticipatory way. The majority of the actions we take and the emotions we feel are a result of what we expect will occur, and as a result your life is determined by how you think about the future.

Depression can result when we don’t expect enough positive things in the future and Anxiety can occur when we expect too many negative things. Most people have very little understanding of how their expectations create the future and are operating in a default mode often recreating past experiences without even realizing it.

Future Directed Therapy educates people about:

  • The basic psychological process by which humans create their future with their thoughts and behaviors
  • Teaches an advanced set of skills to take charge of your future and create more of the life you want to live

Your past does not have to define who you are or where you are going. We all have the ability to learn new ways of thinking and to choose who we want to be.

News Updates

 

Come see our presentation at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America in Chicago March, 2014."Treating Major Depressive Disorder by Focusing on the Future" –March 2014

Think Forward to Thrive: How to Use the Mind's Power of Anticipation to Transcend Your Past and Transform Your Life by Jennice Vilhauer, PhD, will be released to the public by New World Library October 2014.  Pre-order now: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie Bound –October 2014

New research shows FDT is more effective at improving quality of life for patients with depression than standard CBT group therapy. Click here to check out the cover story of the March edition of Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience –March 2013

Future Directed Therapy is moving to the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Emory University School of Medicine. –Fall 2013