Humanistic therapy with Talkspace online therapy

Humanistic therapy can help those who want to foster personal growth, using therapy more as a preventative measure than a means to resolve a specific mental health concern.

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How Talkspace humanistic therapy works

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What you’ll get from humanistic therapy sessions

Judgment-free space

Therapy with a licensed professional is a judgment-free space—you can feel comfortable bringing your whole self to each session

Problem-solving techniques

Humanistic therapists share tools and behavior shaping techniques for everyday problem-solving, self-soothing, and conflict resolution.

Explore the past

The humanistic therapy approach may dig into issues you’re experiencing currently or what has happened in the past.

Ongoing support

Enjoy ongoing dedicated support through live online therapy sessions (text, audio, and video) and unlimited messaging with your therapist.

A positive approach

The humanistic approach is centered on positivity and open-mindedness, so you receive counseling in the areas you would like to focus on.

Individualized support

Get individualized treatment specific to your needs allowing you to guide your own sessions. Humanistic psychotherapy is a solution focused therapy crafted by you and your licensed humanistic therapist.

Benefits of Talkspace

  • No appointments or commuting needed
  • Ongoing support — express yourself in real-time
  • Seamlessly switch therapists, at no extra cost
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Frequently asked questions

Humanistic therapy is a form of talk therapy used as a preventative measure for those seeking personal growth and development, rather than as a solution to a specific mental health concern.

While humanistic therapy is an effective treatment option for a variety of mental health concerns, it is also beneficial to those who are not experiencing mental illness but wish to grow as individuals. Rather than focusing on diagnostic criteria, this approach focuses on personal understandings of the individual as a person.

Humanistic therapy can be beneficial to individuals and their mental health in several ways. The humanistic perspective is based in positivity, offering a nonjudgmental environment to process feelings and experiences that empowers personal growth for those undergoing treatment. Humanistic therapy’s holistic approach ensures that all elements of life are processed, rather than just early childhood or the present.

Humanistic therapy’s individualistic focus also aids in the development of problem-solving and self-soothing abilities, which can be beneficial for dealing with daily stress and anxiety. Humanistic treatment can also boost your self-esteem and encourage you to take an active role in your life.

Some Talkspace therapists offer humanistic therapy in their practice. Plans include the ability to message with your therapist daily, and some include live sessions (video, audio, text).
If your insurance plan covers therapy, it may or may not also cover humanistic therapy. More and more insurance plans are covering therapy or counseling, so check with your insurance company to confirm your coverage details for humanistic therapy.
Humanistic therapy can be done online, and many members prefer it that way. Talkspace members message their therapist whenever, wherever, and get responses daily, 5 days a week. Live video, audio, and messaging therapy sessions are also available.
Some of the most common therapy approaches grounded in humanistic psychology include gestalt therapy, client-centered therapy, and existential therapy. Each therapeutic approach can be used in tandem or separately based on what best fits you.

  • Gestalt therapy: The gestalt approach focuses on processing the present. Gestalt therapy helps you understand and analyze what you’re feeling in the moment so that you can move forward with less emotional baggage that may have been limiting your potential.
  • Client-centered therapy: In client-centered therapy, also called person-centered therapy, the therapist is not an authority figure but a guide to help you better make sense of your thoughts. You are the expert on your life and feelings, and while you lead sessions regarding what you want to discuss, your therapist will listen with empathy, help direct you, and help you increase awareness of your own challenges. Because every human being has a subjective experience of the world, client-centered therapy takes these differences into account to best help you with your mental health and relationships.
  • Existential therapy: Existential psychology takes a more philosophical approach to treating mental health and is based on tenants of free will, self-determination, and a search for meaning in life. Seeking higher meaning is ingrained in human nature, and existential therapy is heavily influenced by philosophy and emphasizes positive choices and innate wisdom. Grappling with mortality and meaning may seem daunting, but it can be a positive therapy experience for those who are inclined toward deep thought and searching. A trained humanistic psychologist can offer support and guidance during the search for freedom to live more authentically.