What is Humanistic Therapy?
Humanistic therapy is a type of mental health treatment that emphasizes the individual’s experience and perspective. It emphasizes empathy, genuine concern for the client, and unconditional positive regard.
Though not a diagnosis-driven approach, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can provide you with an improved way of thinking about yourself and your life. If you want to grow and become the best version of yourself, CBT therapy could be just what the doctor ordered!
Humanistic therapists typically have expertise in several different forms of therapy, such as gestalt therapy, existential therapy and client-centered therapy. They may combine these approaches or separately depending on what best fits you and your needs.
This philosophy holds that everyone has an innate capacity for psychological growth. Depending on your choice of humanistic therapy, your therapist might use techniques such as the ’empty chair’ technique to help you gain insight and modify your thoughts and behaviors.
Humanistic scientists typically collect qualitative data through conversations, interviews and case studies instead of employing quantitative research methods. Unfortunately, this makes it challenging to measure the efficacy of humanistic therapies through objective measurements or data analysis.
Since the primary objective is to promote self-awareness and psychological well-being, a humanistic therapist will collaborate closely with you in order to build trust and rapport. They are honest with you, attentive to what you say, and unconditionally supportive.