About Dr. Connie Woythal
Welcome to Dr. Connie Woythal’s Positive Psychology in Action website. I am pleased that your search for a life coach has brought you here. Let me tell you about me.
I have been involved in psychology in some form or another for over 30 years. First, I received a BS degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Then, I earned a Specialist Degree (Masters of Science in Education plus an additional 30 credits) in School Psychology from the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. Then, I completed my doctorate in clinical psychology (PsyD) at the Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology which is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
–Storm JamesonI fell in love with psychology and learning about human nature in high school. Once I got the psychology bug-I never stopped learning. I love learning. I love sharing what I’ve learned, practiced, and experienced with others.
I feel most at home, professionally when I’m teaching, mentoring, coaching, and/or facilitating. I have taught at the undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate levels. I have supervised interns in counseling, new graduates in counseling, students in graduate programs and postdoctoral individuals seeking licensure as psychologists. As a school psychologist and licensed psychologist I have worked with individuals of all ages with varying challenges, diverse lifestyles, points of view, and cultures.
I have presented to community groups and professional meetings on a wide variety of topics including: stress management, transitioning young adults with special needs, relaxation training, and positive psychology.
My approach is simple I focus on an individual’s strengths. I take the time necessary to get to know each person so that I can look at the world from their point of view. When I look at the world from their point of view I can suggest strategies and tools that fit with the individual. The basis of any coaching relationship, in my opinion, is really getting to know the client – their likes and dislikes, their challenges, their strengths, and core beliefs or values.
About Positive Psychology
Positive psychology is about creating a life that is worthwhile, flourishing and thriving. It’s about discovering or rediscovering personal strengths and core values and promoting optimal functioning.It is only by believing, hoping, loving, and doing that man finds joy.
–John Lancaster Spalding
Positive psychology focuses on what’s working through awareness, acceptance, and action. Positive psychology is about balance. It’s about balancing personal strengths with personal weaknesses. It’s about enhancing well-being personally and globally.