Humanistic Therapy

Humanistic therapy, also known as humanism, is a therapeutic approach that combines mindfulness and behavioral therapy, with positive social support. Humanistic therapy is grounded in the belief that people are innately good. The focus is on the individual client’s experience, with humanistic therapists believing that that approach is more beneficial and informative than a focus on groups of individuals with similar characteristics. Emphasis is given to creativity, free will, and human potential, with a focus on a person’s positive traits and their ability to use their personal instincts to find wisdom, growth, healing, and fulfillment within themselves. This type of therapy encourages a self-awareness and mindfulness that helps the client change their state of mind and behavior from one set of reactions to a healthier one with more productive and thoughtful actions. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s humanistic therapy experts.

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I see therapy as a partnership between the client and the counselor. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and I provide an empathetic, non-judgmental environment, as well as an eclectic variety of philosophies and tactics for you to explore to determine what is best for you.

— Krista Cain, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

The most important factor in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. This is a unique relationship and with time and patience, a trust develops that helps the work go deeper. As a therapist, I hope to become your ally - someone you can trust and with whom you can feel safe to let down your defenses to work on core issues. I create an environment of non-judgment that encourages you to share your embarrassments and shame.

— Jerry Moreau, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA
 

Humanistic Therapy is often centered on what is most important to you and focuses on achieving that. In other words, when we know where we want to go, we have to figure out how to get there. Therapy can help you achieve just that.

— Jeremy Henderson-Teelucksingh, Licensed Professional Counselor

We believe the relationship between clinician and client is the groundwork that leads to effective therapy. Creating a solid connection and mutual respect allows deep work to occur in the therapy room.

— Sprout Therapy PDX, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR
 

I see therapy as a partnership between the client and the counselor. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and I provide an empathetic, non-judgmental environment, as well as an eclectic variety of philosophies and tactics for you to explore to determine what is best for you.

— Krista Cain, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

My Master's Degree is from a psychology program that specialized in Humanistic Therapy.

— Leticia Berg, Psychotherapist in Ann Arbor, MI
 

You will find a humanistic approach in working with me, as I take a "whole person" approach in processing and exploring. I believe that every person has unique traits that can be supportive of their growth and healing, and I help clients tune into their own instinctive knowing to gain more insight, wisdom, personal development, and overall fulfillment.

— Alyssa McLean, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

Humanistic-Existential therapy values human growth and potential while acknowledging the barriers created by common and subconscious existential concerns.

— Robin Casey, Clinical Psychologist in Marietta, GA
 

I integrate humanistic theories into treatment often.

— Madeline Leslie, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jenks, OK

My approach is informed by Carl Rogers and Eugene Gendlin's contributions to Humanistic therapies which prioritizes the inherent capacity for growth and healing within all individuals. I specialize in humanistic techniques like empathic listening, focusing on immediate experiences, and fostering self-awareness to create an environment where clients can engage in self-exploration and meaning-making. I am a member of the APA-division of Humanistic Psychology.

— Travis Musich, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chicago, IL
 

As a therapist, I use humanistic therapy to empower my clients, focusing on their individual experiences and potential for growth. I provide a supportive and empathetic environment where clients can explore their feelings openly. By emphasizing self-discovery and personal insight, I help clients understand their true self-worth and develop a stronger sense of autonomy. This approach fosters deep personal growth and meaningful change, allowing clients to lead more fulfilled and authentic lives.

— Jeff Barbour, Therapist in Nashville, TN

At the heart of effective therapy is mutually respectful, supportive and genuine relationship. I know for certain that for healing to take place, a nourishing therapeutic relationship must be foundational. Using humanistic practices, I trust you inner wisdom and invite you to lead the sessions in a direction that feels authentic, and self-actualizing for you.

— Dr. Valli Trauma Professional, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, OR
 

I authentically believe that my patients know themselves the best. I serve the purpose of a guide to help them become the best version of themselves. In whatever context my patients deem to be most plausible.

— Eriko Her, Counselor in Overland Park, KS

Humanistic Therapy takes a look at the whole person by collaborating the viewpoints of the therapist and the individual in treatment. Humanistic Therapy highlights one’s desired traits and helps one explore their own instincts for growth and healing.

— Shavonne James, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA
 

I believe the client is the expert on themself, and I am here to support them in their own process. I can provide resources along the way, but I don't have the "answers"--you have them within yourself already.

— Georgie Kelly, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in SAN DIEGO, CA

I believe that you are the expert on your own experience - while you may not know all the answers, you hold the wisdom to create your most vibrant life. My focus is on walking with you, and guiding you when necessary, on your individual and unique path. I provide tools and help you learn skills along the way, guided by your needs, strengths, and goals.

— Katrina Knizek, Sex Therapist in Spokane, WA
 

The most important factor in therapy is the relationship between the therapist and client. This is a unique relationship and with time and patience, a trust develops that helps the work go deeper. As a therapist, I hope to become your ally - someone you can trust and with whom you can feel safe to let down your defenses to work on core issues. I create an environment of non-judgment that encourages you to share your embarrassments and shame.

— Jerry Moreau, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Humanistic Therapy, in harmony with CBT and Contemplative Therapy, amplifies our journey to self-discovery. By utilizing our strengths, it empowers growth where needed. My goal is to help individuals, couples, and families embrace their unique worldviews, aligning with Humanistic Theory's focus on personal growth and self-actualization. This integrated approach enriches lives through a holistic exploration of the self.

— MICHAEL ROSE, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,
 

Humanistic psychology (humanism) is grounded in the belief that people are innately good. This type of psychology holds that morality, ethical values, and good intentions are the driving forces of behavior, while adverse social or psychological experiences can be attributed to deviations from natural tendencies. Self actualization is the key here. With all three of my orientations, my goal is that we work together, and I see you as a human, and someone who shares common goals, aspirations, and desires that a majority of us have. By viewing the 'whole' you and how you relate to your world, I gain a clear understanding and capacity to work with you to create a safe space to do the work together. I am right there with you every step of the way.

— Adrian Scharfetter, Sex Therapist in Sacramento, CA