One of the intentions and rewards of humanistic therapy treatment is that the therapy encourages self-confidence and mindfulness that allows clients to transition from a habit of reactionary behaviors into improved and productive practice of self-aware and thoughtful actions. This is a key to long-term recovery. When clients begin to practice self-awareness regarding their behavior, they have the opportunity to make better decisions. They are able to weight out the possible outcomes of their behavior or decision. When clients can see themselves and their behavior in a clearly light they will make healthy decisions for themselves.
During humanistic therapy treatment, clients are treated in a manner that emphasizes their natural virtuousness and kindness. The humanistic therapist acts in a way consistent with the attitude of unconditional positive regard, compassion, genuineness, and uniformity. Throughout our young men’s addictive addiction, you will often hear stories filled with heartache. Lots of our young men have experienced trauma in their lives. In order for them to thrive in treatment, it is important for them to feel safe and secure in their environment and relationships. We want all of our young men to know that people believe they can get sober. We want them to know that we see something special in them that they have not been able to see in themselves in a long time or ever. When young men believe and experience that towards of treatment, their thinking and feelings about themselves often change. They slowly begin to believe in themselves.
“Humanistic therapy has a crucial opportunity to lead our troubled culture back to its own healthy path. More than any other therapy, Humanistic-Existential therapy models democracy. It imposes upon the client least of all. Freedom to choose is maximized. We validate our clients’ human potential.” – Dr. Stan Charnofsky, Humanistic Psychologist