INDIVIDUALLY TAILORED PSYCHOTHERAPY: In Inner Humanism Psychotherapy
you will be cared for as a unique individual, and your psychotherapy will be
tailored to your needs and comfort level. Your Psychotherapist will get to know you and the specific concerns and difficulties you experience in your relationships, along with the changes you want to make. Your psychotherapy will be based entirely on the goals you set.
CHANGE ON BOTH PRACTICAL AND DEEPER LEVELS: Inner Humanism
Psychotherapy works simultaneously on both a practical level to help you
make changes in your feelings and behavior in your daily life, and on a deeper
level to help with the source of the unhappiness. Since this dual objective goes
beyond correcting thoughts, beliefs and understanding to benefit your ongoing
inner well-being and core feelings about yourself and others, change is intended
to be deep and long-lasting. The overall aim of Inner Humanism Psychotherapy
is to bring about higher levels of functioning based on a foundation of pleasurable
inner well-being that includes an experience of being a valuable, worthy, lovable
and loving person, capable of having loving relationships.
CHANGE OCCURS NATURALLY WITHIN THE PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC
RELATIONSHIP: In Inner Humanism Psychotherapy, change on both practical
and deeper levels is nurtured through a natural process within the psychothera-
peutic relationship, and in most cases, does not require the use of medication.
Within a caring psychotherapeutic relationship your in-born, positive feelings
and abilities are increasingly unlocked and strengthened.
INNER ROADBLOCKS TO CHANGE: An Inner Humanism Psychotherapist
can provide a unique understanding and way of helping you work on overcoming
what is getting in the way of your being able to create the closeness in relationships
you really want. When you haven't been able to change relationship patterns,
yourself, it is usually because you're coming up against inner roadblocks that are
resisting the changes you're trying hard to make. Whether you are unknowingly
selecting relationships or participating in relationship patterns that aren’t making
you truly happy, an Inner Humanism Psychotherapist can help you understand
these patterns and how they developed, as well as help you overcome the
ways in which these patterns make it harder for you to build deeply satisfying
CHANGE IS TWO STEPS FORWARD, ONE STEP BACKWARD: Inner
has identified that psychological change always involves a dynamic process
of moving two steps forward followed by one step backward. When you make
progress in feeling better or engaging in behaviors or patterns you like, the inner
roadblocks that have been holding you back, push back and resist the changes
you’re trying hard to make. Progress is followed by temporary setbacks when
you fall back on old, familiar, painful feelings, behaviors or habits. Without
help, these setbacks are discouraging and often derail efforts to change feelings
and behavior. An example is when an adult, teen or child works hard at creating
more family harmony, and then slips back and engages in a day of arguing that
increases distance. Inner Humanism Psychotherapists have specialized expertise
in understanding the cause of these setbacks, along with expertise in helping
you turn these inevitable setbacks into opportunities for further growth.
For information on INNER HUMANISM COUPLES PSYCHOTHERAPY, see
Types of Services.
YOUR TEEN OR CHILD: If you are looking for help for your teen or child who is experiencing unhappiness in relationships in the family, at school, or with friends, the same Inner Humanism advances and age-appropriate goals for change, on both practical and deeper levels, apply to psychotherapy with these age groups. Certain specially trained Inner Humanism Psychotherapists offer psychotherapy tailored to the developmental needs of teens and children of all ages.
For information on INNER HUMANISM PSYCHOTHERAPY for TEENS
and CHILDREN, and INNER HUMANISM PARENT COUNSELING, see
Types of Services.
You can learn more about the background story of who developed this psychotherapy approach, a great Chicago story, as well as the theory behind the approach, by clicking on the link, What is Inner Humanism? and visiting the pages who developed it and why? and how does it address unhappiness and unlock happiness?