Humanistic therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on encouraging a client’s self-awareness and mindfulness. Humanistic therapy is founded on the beliefs that people are inherently good and are more than the sum of their parts. Sessions generally have an optimistic tone and are non-judgmental. Humanistic therapists will urge clients to look inward and move towards personal growth and self-actualization.
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I devote my focus in therapy to embody the values of humanism. The therapeutic modalities I practice in order to maintain a humanistic approach include Strengths-based perspective, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
At University of California, Santa Cruz, I took the Humanistic Psychology track, and so was exposed to the beautiful learnings and teachings of Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, and Abraham Maslow, along with the genius of the wisdom traditions of Native Americans, Mexican shamanism, Buddhism, Sufism, and the physical practice and inspiring philosophy of Yoga.
I'm really more of an Integrative therapist who tries to use 'what works', depending on what the client might need. The person who does the most work, however, is the client themselves.
I prefer to look at the whole person, not just from a therapist perspective but also by highlighting the client\'s perspective of self. My emphasis here is to focus on each client\'s positive behaviors and traits, and to provide guidance to enhance the ability to use your own personal instincts to find growth, fulfillment, healing, and wisdom within yourself.
At the heart and core of what I do, I\'ve always believed in and practiced a humanistic approach in my work. Together we look at the whole person, not just at problems or diagnoses. For positive results, I need to stress empathy and compassion, see what you see and feel. Rogers, Rollo May and Maslow gave us a framework, emphasizing that we\'re naturally inclined toward positive growth.
As a humanistic therapist, my work is to accompany the client on his/her journey through his/her process of self-awareness and growth with compassion and support
Approaching my clients as whole, meaning-filled human beings allows me to help them discover themselves, beyond their current self-concept. By engaging in present-moment relationship and through encouraging my clients to discover their ability to function in new and creative ways, my clients can discover more choice, self-esteem, and integrity in how they interact with themselves and others.
Each of us wants to be approached with respect and positive regard. Acknowledging this allows us to connect with each other from a place of compassion and kindness. This fosters a nonjudgmental therapeutic environment that lets clients feel supported in sharing difficult thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Humanists are rooted in being compassionate, non-judgmental and unconditionally caring. They are rooted in being this way as people and especially so inside the sacred role of counselor/coach. Humanists can be seen as secular ministers. But unlike the shame that many find inside religion, Humanists stand for you trusting in yourself and your heart's highest calling for truth, love and freedom.
Counseling from a humanistic perspective means I accept the client as master of their own life and assist them to bring out their inherent potential, to utilize personal strengths and overcome obstacles. Building a genuine relationship and creating a space where the client can be exactly who they are is seen as transformative and therapeutic.
I believe everything we do - our thoughts, feelings and behaviors - are in attempt to be our best self. We are born with an inherent drive towards self-actualization, which is just a fancy name for the process of realizing and expressing one\'s unique capabilities and creativity.
CACREP accredited education and experience with clients utilizing rogerian humanistic approach.
Using a warm, positive approach, I help clients develop a stronger sense of themselves and harness the strengths already inside of us.
I come from a humsnistic and person centered perspective. Celebrating each persons capacity to heal and I honor each person with unconditional positive regard. Non-pathologizing feminist Multi- cultural approach.
The direction in therapy comes from you and we work as collaborators. The focus is on strengthening your sense of self, and nurturing your sense of meaning, or your purpose in life.
I am a Person - Centered Therapist.
I seek to help clients learn more about themselves and how they fit into the world in which they live. The goal being to enhance each individual\'s sense of self and to aid in self-actualization. I want you to be able to move through your day to day activities feeling good about who you are, what you do and how you do it. Everyone is unique.
The focus of my training is General Counseling with expertise in grief and loss; this work involves humanistic counseling theory - supportive, person-centered and non-judgmental. My role is to companion the bereaved, which involves a holistic and genuine presence. While other theories come into play during sessions (narrative, experiential,family systems, CBT,) my strongest focus is Humanistic.
This type of therapy encourages a self-awareness and mindfulness that helps you change your state of mind and behavior from one of reactionary to a healthier one with more productive self-awareness and thoughtful actions.
My entire practice is built on acceptance and understanding my clients.
I approach you, my client from a strength- based perspective. True to the basis of Client Centered Therapy/Rogerian Therapy, I see people with a desire to fulfill their potential and become the best they can be. I strive to create a therapeutic environment that is conformable, nonjudgemental and empathetic.
Who is the expert on your life? You are. Research has shown that just having a safe space to vent and express our true feelings can relieve depression and increase self-esteem. Humanistic therapy is more than just 'talk therapy'-- it is about helping you to discover your genuine thoughts, feelings, and identity. That's why my first priority is to create a trusting relationship between us.
Humanistic therapy is based on Carl Rogers\' theory of \'unconditional positive regard\'. In other words, everyone is doing the best they can with what they have at the moment, and is accepted just as they are. Humanistic practitioners start from where the client is, and does not try to apply a \'one size fits all\' approach, as each client will need a unique combination of approaches and techniques.
At the core of my approach is a belief that every person has an incredible natural pull toward healing, but society, family, trauma, and life experience can block that awareness. You deserve to have a safe space to show up completely authentically, with support for your genuine self and all your lived experience, exactly as you are, without any judgment at all.
You are the most important person in the therapy room. This is your life, your therapy, and within you is a spark of light and intelligence that will grow if given the chance. For me, the greatest gift of being a therapist is watching that spark come to life.
A Client Centered approach developed by Carl Rogers was the philosophical core of my Masters and I still bring it into my practice today. It emphasizes a nondirective, nonjudgemental, empathetic approach that empowers and motivates the client in the therapeutic process. This counseling is based on Rogers’ belief that everyone strives for and has the capacity to fulfill his or her own potential.
Humanistic, or \'person-centered,\' therapy focuses on helping you recognize your worth and value as a person. Using this type of therapy, I emphasize that you\'re the expert on your own experience, and that I\'m here as a tool to help you identify what will work best for you. It encourages acceptance of yourself, just as you are, while also bringing about freedom to enact change.
I value the humanistic psychology approach because I believe it is essential to look at the individual as a whole and focus on self-efficacy and actualization. The problems people experience are a natural response to how difficult it is to live in our world and we can work together towards personal growth. Humanism encourages me to look for new ways to grow, connect, become healthier and happier.
I believe that we are whole beings comprised of body, mind and spirit. I believe we each have a very deep drive for expressing our unique selves and striving for our own potential. We all have a wise voice within, my job is to meet you where you are and to support you in following your true self.
'The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.' ~ Humanistic Therapy pioneer, Carl Rogers I share this belief that creating the conditions of healing allow this natural process to take place. Counseling can provide these conditions to allow the emotional healing system to function.
My approach is deeply humanistic, with a focus on increasing access to your intuition and heart through a collaborative, curious and compassionate therapeutic relationship.
Humanistic therapy honors your inner-knowing and innate drive to move towards wholeness. I have faith that as you stay present to yourself, you are guided to what is best and right for you. With warmth, humor, and intuition - we discover the places that need attention. We also work with the principles of self-compassion and mindfulness to cultivate self-trust, self-acceptance, and self-value.
I am a very open, genuine, and honest person, professionally and personally. I believe that you are the expert on yourself, and that we all need a little clarity at times. I will help you put together the pieces of the puzzle that is you, to lead to a strong sense of self, of confidence, and of trust within yourself.
I couple humanistic counseling with Reality Therapy, using our desire for connection and meaning in our lives to drive client-centered behavior change.
Intuition and a spiritual connection are what have informed my own healing. My deep connection permits others to find their own connection and with my help to explore that relationship.
I have been lucky to study under a number of professors who adhere to the humanistic approach. For me, this is rooted in the idea that humans are ultimately good, and constantly attempting to move toward self-actualization. Under this template, the therapeutic relationship that we create in session is ultimately the tool that will provide the space for you to reach your goals.
I will provide a safe place supported by confidentiality and a non-judgmental environment, along with my own growth and knowledge of oppression issues. Providing this will allow you to grow in the ways you want to re-invigorate your life and get you closer to what you want in relationships, work, and life.
The humanistic model orientation views life as a spectrum of possible personal development whereby you realize your unique human potential. The problems which the average person faces are not pathologized. In contrast, the medical model views clients as either ill or healthy with no consideration of their unique human potential.
I believe counseling should be built on a foundation of support, non-judgment, empathy and trust.