Humanistic Psychotherapy carries components of a therapeutic model based on Humanistic Psychology. A client centered practice that recognizes the relationship between patient and therapist and client as significant in creating conditions of growth. Humanistic Holistic Psychotherapy looks at the Whole person not only form the therapist view, but from the viewpoint of the individuals observing their own behavior. The emphasis is on the person’s positive traits and behaviors and ability to use their personal instincts to find wisdom, growth, healing and fulfillment within themselves.
A Holistic approach to psychotherapy is integrative, grounded in Psychosynthesis and focuses on relationship between Mind, Body and Spirit. The Holistic approach attempts to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person’s life can lead to concerns in others. People pursuing holistic psychotherapy often become attuned to their entire awareness, which can often promote greater acceptance of the self. Holistic therapy theory believes a person’s consciousness is not housed in any one part of the person, but is instead; an integration of the mind body, and spirit. Practitioners of holistic psychotherapy believe viewing each person as a whole being in an essential first step in providing care. The holistic approach helps a patient gain awareness of the connections between their emotions, thoughts, physical experiences and spiritual understandings. A deeper understanding of the whole self can often lend itself to a greater self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-acceptance.
A client will work with me on a one to one basis for usually an hour at a time. My office is a safe, caring and confidential environment where clients explore feelings, beliefs, behaviors, influential memories, Identify aspects of their life they want to change, gain self insight and better understand others, set personal goals and work toward desired change.
People seek therapy for a wide variety of reasons, from coping with major life challenges or childhood trauma, to dealing with depression or anxiety, to simply desiring self growth and insight. A client and therapist may work together for as few as 6 sessions or several years depending on the client’s unique needs and personal goals for therapy.
I work with my clients to develop a collaborative relational approach in which we decide together what would be most reasonable.