What is Humanistic Therapy?
Humanistic therapy is based on the premise that everyone is unique and emphasizes the importance of being your true authentic self in order to lead the most fulfilling life. Therapy is customized for the individual, allowing you to guide your session and take responsibility for your own growth. It is personalized to serve your needs and goals, understanding that your perspective can shape your direction in achieving your goals. It allows clients to become their best version of self and focuses on understanding the person holistically.
Some of the most common humanistic therapies include:
- Gestalt therapy (focuses on processing the present, here and now; may include role playing or re-enacting a scenario)
- Client/Person-centered therapy (provides a supportive environment in which clients can re-establish their true identity. The therapist is not an authority figure but a guide to help you better make sense of your thoughts. You are the expert on your life and feelings, and while you lead sessions regarding what you want to discuss, your therapist will listen and help direct you.)
- Existential therapy (heavily influenced by philosophy, emphasizes positive choices and search for meaning in life, helps you understand how your existence-the concept of you as a whole person-affects your unique worldview)
Humanistic Therapy may also assist in treating:
- Relationship issues
- Low self-esteem
- Coping with chronic health issues
What are the benefits of Humanistic Therapy?
- Empowering personal growth
- Increased self esteem
- Become more self-aware
- Accepting yourself as you are while working towards fulfilling your potential
- Holistic approach, as opposed to simply early childhood or the present are processed
- Learn problem solving and self soothing techniques
If you are ready to pursue your therapy journey and are interested in approaching humanistic therapy, contact Marta Leskiv Psychotherapy for a free consultation!