Existential-Humanistic Therapy

Existential-Humanistic therapy is a well-respected therapeutic approach that emphasizes the importance of the individual’s subjective experience, personal values, and existential concerns. It recognizes that individuals seek meaning, authenticity, and self-actualization. This approach encourages self-exploration, self-acceptance, and the pursuit of personal growth.

Key Principles of Existential-Humanistic Therapy:

This approach is founded on several core principles:

  1. Self-Exploration: Existential-Humanistic therapy promotes self-exploration, encouraging individuals to delve into their thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences.
  2. Authenticity: It emphasizes the value of living authentically and true to oneself.
  3. Existential Questions: This approach invites individuals to contemplate profound existential questions, such as the purpose and meaning of life.

The Existential-Humanistic therapy Process:

  1. Assessment: The process starts with a comprehensive assessment of your emotional well-being, personal values, and existential concerns, setting the stage for therapy.
  2. Defining Goals: Collaboratively, you and your therapist set goals for therapy that align with your personal values and aspirations.
  3. Reflection: You engage in self-exploration, reflecting on your experiences, values, and the aspects of your life that are essential to your identity.
  4. Authentic Living: Existential-Humanistic therapy encourages living authentically, in alignment with your values.
  5. Existential Clarity: It provides a platform to explore existential questions and find meaning in your life.
  6. Personal Growth: The therapy process promotes personal growth, allowing you to develop a deeper understanding of yourself and your life’s purpose.

Existential-Humanistic therapy is a transformative therapeutic approach for individuals seeking to explore their authenticity, personal values, and the profound questions of existence. If you’re on a quest for personal meaning, authenticity, and personal growth, this approach can provide the path to a more fulfilling and authentic life. Please connect with us to learn more about which of our psychologists have training in Existential-Humanistic therapy.

Learn more about Existential-Humanistic Therapy:

International Institute for Humanistic Studies