Humanistic therapy is a positive approach to psychotherapy that focuses on a person's individual nature. Humanistic therapy looks at the whole person, both from the therapist's view as well as from the perspective of the individual observing their own behavior.
This approach allows the individual to explore how they feel in the here and now, rather than focusing on past events, while encouraging self-awareness and mindfulness. This helps the client change their state of mind. The emphasis of this therapy is on the individual's positive traits and behaviors, encouraging them to use their own abilities and personal instincts to find growth, healing, wisdom, as well as fulfillment within themselves.
Humanistic therapy can be used to treat depression, anxiety, addiction, and relationship issues.