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holismAdlerian psychology was named for Alfred Adler. Adler developed what is known as individual psychology, a therapeutic approach that centers around the client. One major component of individual psychology is called holism. 

Holism is the idea that you should focus on both your struggles and successes when working with a mental health professional. Whether you face mental health struggles, addiction, or trauma, finding a therapeutic approach you respond best to is essential. 

When utilizing holism in your recovery, you will begin to learn that you are much more than your diagnosis. You have talents, achievements, and successes. You may be a mother, a father, a sister, a brother, or a best friend. Learning to acknowledge your weaknesses and recognize your strengths can help you face your challenges and move forward towards your goals. 

The Good and the Bad

When a person faces mental health struggles or addiction, those struggles become the main point of their identity. You begin to think of yourself as your diagnosis. Holism helps us to fight that urge. It reminds us that we are a person much more complex and unique than simply our diagnosis. 

Therapy Styles and Foundations

There are many different therapeutic approaches. It can feel overwhelming trying to figure out which form of therapy is most appropriate for your specific situation. This daunting task is one major reason that so many people shy away from getting the help they need. Try to remember that your therapist is there to help you. The more you are open and honest, the better they can tailor the experience to fit your needs. 

The best step is to reach out to a mental health professional to help explain the various therapeutic options that may be beneficial for you.

There are many different therapeutic options. It can be overwhelming to figure out which type of therapy would be the most beneficial for you. One therapeutic approach that is widely utilized in individual psychology is called holism. Holism means focusing on yourself as a whole—your positives, struggles, successes, and failures. You are more than your diagnosis, and learning to accept yourself is a large part of recovery. Here at The Guest House, we are a group of professionals with extensive experience helping individuals face their mental health challenges, trauma, and addiction. We are ready to help you through your unique recovery journey. Call us today at (855) 483-7800