Comparing existential-humanistic therapy to other types of therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which focuses on helping people recognize and alter negative thoughts or behaviors, was the psychotherapy that I chose. CBT helps people understand how thoughts and feelings affect their behavior. It also gives them tools that can help them manage difficult situations more efficiently. The strengths of CBT are that it is short-term and has specific goals. However, the results can often be rapid.
Existential-humanistic therapy, on the other hand, emphasizes self-exploration and encourages clients to take responsibility for their lives by making conscious choices about their future. This kind of therapy can be particularly useful for people who are struggling with identity issues. It encourages individuals to seek meaning in their lives and not dwell on the past or worry about what might happen.
However, existential-humanistic therapy can sometimes be seen as too open-ended since there are no predetermined goals or objectives beyond simply encouraging self-discovery. For some, it may be difficult to follow a structured approach that allows them to process their emotions more effectively and learn how they can move forward.