Reality Therapy – Choice Theory

What is Reality Therapy/Choice Theory (RT/CT) ?

Reality Therapy/Choice Theory was created by renowned psychiatrist, Dr. William Glasser. Aligned with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, this therapeutic approach helps clients become aware of the components of total behavior: thoughts, actions, physiology, and feelings. RT/CT regards all of our behavior as chosen in our attempt to meet one or more of the five basic needs that are part of our genetic structure. These needs are: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun. RT/ CT promotes self empowerment, focuses on helping clients become aware that they can control no-one’s behavior but their own, and understand how to build and maintain better relationships with the important people in their lives.