“The existential approach is first and foremost philosophical. It is concerned with the understanding of people’s position in the world and with the clarification of what it means to be alive. It is also committed to exploring these questions with a receptive attitude, rather than a dogmatic one: the search for truth with an open mind and an attitude of wonder is the aim, not the fitting of the client into pre-established categories and interpretations.”
Professor Emmy van Deurzen, Principal of the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling, London UK
Irvin Yalom defines the 4 ultimate concerns of human existence as:
“The individual’s confrontation with each of these facts of life constitutes the content of the existential dynamic conflict”
Yalom, Existential Psychotherapy, 1980
As an existential psychotherapist will help you explore
- your life,
- your relationships,
- the things that trouble you
- your Being in the World
- the way you live and relate to the different aspects of your life
- your values
- the things that matter to you and that feel important as you live your life
- your worldview
Many issues can benefit from the existential approach:
- Grief and loss
Kate has offices in Boulder, Colorado and in the mountains above Boulder. She works with individuals, couples and groups.
She also works online and by phone.
Contact Kate today to find out more or schedule a consultation.
Phone: 303 870 5775