Existential Therapy

Existential therapy developed out of the philosophies of Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Kafka, Dostoevsky and Sartre. It is based of the belief that all people experience emotional and psychological difficulties (or intrapsychic conflict) due to their own interaction with certain conditions inherent with human existence. Rather than delve into the past, the existential approach looks at the here and now, exploring the human condition as a whole and what it means for the individual. An existential therapist will likely focus on free will, self-determination, and the search for meaning, emphasizing your capacity to make rational choices and develop your ultimate potential.

Local Experts in Existential Therapy

Emily Frank

Individual Therapy, Group Therapy

Let\'s make meaning of your life experiences.

Paul Sigafus

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Who am I? What is my purpose in life? Where do I go from here? Existential questions strike at the very core of your being, and our counselors can help you navigate these 'big questions' with integrity and courage--transcending your fears, and finding inner wisdom to help you through your life's journey.

Vanessa Tate

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy

When using this approach, I focus on concepts that are universally applicable to human existence including death, freedom, responsibility, and the meaning of life. This is influenced by my being brought up in an open-minded spiritual environment based in metaphysical concepts.

Trey Cole

Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

Existential therapy seeks to understand your experience in an empathic and attuned manner, helping you to hear your own voice more clearly.

Cindy Gordon

Individual Therapy

I have training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy and always incorporate values and meaning-making into our therapeutic work.

Margaret Bell

Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy

“Forces beyond your control can take away everything you possess except one thing, your freedom to choose how you will respond to the situation.” - Victor Frankl. In life, we deal with freedom, death, isolation, and meaninglessness. Learn how to accept and work with death, isolation and meaningless through your ability to be free.

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