Humanistic Therapy is a perspective that highlights viewing the whole person, not merely the presenting problem. This approach espouses such noble ideals as free will, self-efficacy, and self-actualization. Rather than focusing on weaknesses, Humanistic Therapy prefers to play to strengths. Instead of focusing on the negative, we engage the positive. Humanistic Therapy recognizes that, just showing up for therapy requires strength and insight. Humanistic Therapy acknowledges these strengths, identifies them, and seeks to reinforce them. Humanistic Therapy posits that gains made in already-existing strengths will not merely compensate for a person’s weaknesses, but in time, eclipse them. This is said to be what leads the client to more enjoyed efficacy and happiness.
Humanistic Therapy believes people are essentially good, and it is the client and not the therapist who is the expert on how and what the client feels.
Humanistic Therapy believes in the unbounded power of human potential and the human spirit. Humanistic Therapy endeavors to assist people to access their uppermost possibilities and amplify their highest contentment.
Humanistic Therapy believes in treating everyone with consideration and reverence. It engages reality-based problem solving, and a commitment to creating improvements for everybody. Humanistic Therapy perceives life as a process; that change is inevitable; that working together as a team; client and therapist, bliss is not merely a dream, but can, by degrees and dimensions, be made possible.