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Existential Therapy

At Clarity Clinic, we understand the importance of addressing the deep questions and concerns that shape our lives, and our expert therapists are here to guide you through the transformative process of Existential Therapy.
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What is Existential Therapy?

Existential therapy is a type of talk therapy that is based on some of the main ideas behind existentialism as a philosophy. The goal of existential therapy is to assist individuals in accepting and overcoming existential fears that are inherent in being human. An example of these existential fears includes freedom and responsibility, isolation, meaninglessness, and death. Existential therapists evaluate a person’s experience in four dimensions of existence; physical, social, spiritual, and psychological. Through these dimensions are the existential fears of that individual’s life explored. Existential therapists look to help individuals live more authentically and to be less concerned with superficiality. Existential therapy focuses on each individual’s uniqueness as well as how their choices shape their life. It also helps guide individuals on their journey to self-understanding and self-acceptance. Within existential therapy, the individual is empowered to take responsibility for the choices that shape their lives. There is no structure to existential therapy therefore the number of sessions is not predetermined like with most cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Existential therapy encourages individuals to:

  • Evaluate their values, beliefs, and situation.
  • Acknowledge their limitations as well as the possibilities for their lives.
  • Find meaning and purpose in their lives.
  • Develop more effective ways of communicating. (CRC Health, 2019)

The existential approach stresses that:

  • All people have the capacity for self-awareness.
  • Each person has a unique identity that can be known only through relationships with others.
  • People must continually re-create themselves because life’s meaning constantly changes.
  • Anxiety is part of the human condition. (Psychology Today, 2019)

Why Choose Existential Therapy? 

Existential Therapy stands out as a unique and impactful treatment approach, particularly suited for those who seek deeper insights into their existence and yearn for a more authentic and fulfilling life. Whether you're grappling with existential crises, feelings of emptiness, or a search for purpose, Existential Therapy offers a platform to confront these issues and emerge with a renewed sense of self. Here's why Existential Therapy may resonate with you:

  • Philosophical Reflection: Existential Therapy goes beyond symptom management, inviting you to engage in meaningful conversations about the human experience, freedom, responsibility, and the search for meaning.
  • Holistic Exploration: This approach addresses your emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world.
  • Personal Empowerment: Existential Therapy empowers you to take ownership of your choices, confront life's challenges with resilience, and shape your own narrative.
  • Embrace Authenticity: By exploring your values, beliefs, and aspirations, you'll uncover your authentic self, enabling you to lead a more genuine and fulfilling life.
  • Mindful Living: Existential Therapy emphasizes the present moment, encouraging you to fully engage with life, connect with others, and make conscious choices.

Why Choose Existential Therapy? 

Existential Therapy stands out as a unique and impactful treatment approach, particularly suited for those who seek deeper insights into their existence and yearn for a more authentic and fulfilling life. Whether you're grappling with existential crises, feelings of emptiness, or a search for purpose, Existential Therapy offers a platform to confront these issues and emerge with a renewed sense of self. Here's why Existential Therapy may resonate with you:

  • Philosophical Reflection: Existential Therapy goes beyond symptom management, inviting you to engage in meaningful conversations about the human experience, freedom, responsibility, and the search for meaning.
  • Holistic Exploration: This approach addresses your emotional, psychological, and spiritual dimensions, fostering a deeper understanding of yourself and your place in the world.
  • Personal Empowerment: Existential Therapy empowers you to take ownership of your choices, confront life's challenges with resilience, and shape your own narrative.
  • Embrace Authenticity: By exploring your values, beliefs, and aspirations, you'll uncover your authentic self, enabling you to lead a more genuine and fulfilling life.
  • Mindful Living: Existential Therapy emphasizes the present moment, encouraging you to fully engage with life, connect with others, and make conscious choices.

What Existential Therapy is Used for

Existential therapy can be used to treat various psychological problems. Existential therapy can be used to treat addiction, anxiety, depression, and a range of other psychological and behavioral issues. Existential therapy is not for everyone nor every type of mental health problem. Existential therapy is also good for treating those facing issues of existence, for example, those with a terminal illness, those contemplating suicide, or even those going through a transition in their life.

Discover Authenticity and Meaning Through Existential Therapy

Experience a transformative journey that invites you to explore the depths of your existence and discover the richness of authentic living through Existential Therapy. At Clarity Clinic, our skilled therapists are committed to guiding you through this profound process of self-discovery and personal growth. Through Existential Therapy, you can:

  • Find Meaning: Explore your values, passions, and aspirations to uncover a sense of purpose and meaning in your life.
  • Embrace Authenticity: Connect with your true self and align your actions with your genuine beliefs, fostering a sense of congruence and authenticity.
  • Confront Existential Concerns: Address existential concerns such as the fear of death, isolation, and the search for significance, fostering a deeper understanding of these universal human experiences.
  • Enhance Well-Being: Develop a greater sense of well-being by confronting and embracing life's uncertainties, challenges, and opportunities.
  • Cultivate Resilience: Learn how to navigate adversity, build resilience, and find strength in the face of life's complexities.


Begin Your Journey to Authentic Living 

At Clarity Clinic, we believe that your journey to authenticity and meaning is a profound and transformative one. Our Existential Therapy is designed to guide you toward a life of self-discovery, purpose, and connection. Take the first step toward embracing your authentic self and exploring the depths of your existence by scheduling an appointment today.

Existential Therapy Providers

Amanda
Amanda Stephans, LCSW, MSW
Therapy
Natalie
Natalie Eden, LCPC
Therapy
Jenny
Jenny Mantis, LCSW, MBA
Therapy
Bryanna
Bryanna Tartt, LCSW
Therapy
Alexandra
Alexandra Gremp, LPC, MEd, PEL
Therapy
Jade
Jade Austin, MA
Therapy
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Black, LCPC
Director of Clinical Therapy
Jessica
Jessica Selk, LPC
Therapy
Bellah
Bellah Kiteki, LPC
Therapy
Eldina
Eldina Okic, LCPC
Therapy
Rebecca
Rebecca Helm, LSW
Therapy
Peri
Peri Drury, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Ehler, LSW
Therapy
Hannah
Hannah Wychocki, PA-C
PA-C
Maisha
Maisha Lowery, LCPC
Therapy
Hope
Hope Hirsch, LPC
Therapist
Nathaniel
Nathaniel Epstein, MA
Therapist
Maggie
Maggie Semprevivo, LSW
Therapy
Kamille
Kamille Haywood, LSW
Therapy
Michelle
Michelle Augoustatos, LCSW
Therapy
Zachary
Zachary Delgado, LSW
Therapy
Nicholas
Nicholas Zaris, LPC
Therapy
Jordyn
Jordyn Pope, MA
Therapist
Laurel
Laurel Meiborg, LSW
Therapy
Haley
Haley Tarling, LPC
Therapist
Debby
Debby Fox, MA
Therapist
Raul
Raul Andrade, MA
Therapist
Sarah
Sarah Tarabey, LCPC
Therapist
Kyla
Kyla Goggin, LCSW
Therapist
Michele
Michele Sitorus, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Jaimee
Jaimee Jaucian, LCPC, BC-DMT
Therapy
Yenisis
Yenisis De Los Santos, LSW
Therapy
Sloan
Sloan Kodroff, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Rahael
Rahael Mathew, LCPC
Therapist
Tonie
Tonie White, LCSW
Therapy
Jason
Jason Brescia, LCPC
Therapy
Virginia
Virginia Harren, LCPC
Clinical Supervisor
Brittney
Brittney Segoviano, LCPC
Therapist
Callie
Callie Perlman, LPC, NCC
Therapist
Maria
Maria Vasilopoulos, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Chad
Chad Gaynier, LCPC
Therapist
Bianca
Bianca Miller, LCPC
Therapist
Sean
Sean Saltzberg, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Victoria
Victoria Nieman, LCPC
Therapist
Tara
Tara Ufer, LCPC, CADC
Therapist
Sara
Sara Fakhri, MA
Therapy
Veronika
Veronika Schroeder, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Sarah
Sarah Smith, MA
Therapy Clinical Intern
Sean
Sean Saltzberg, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Shanta
Shanta Gomez, LSW
Therapy
Reggie
Reggie Pacheco, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Sarah
Sarah Beerman, LCSW, CADC
Therapist
Renie
Renie Stoller-Zak, LCPC
Therapy
Rachael
Rachael Pettinicchi, MA
Therapy Clinical Intern
Shelby
Shelby Gordon, LCSW
Therapy
Sonnie
Sonnie Cousins, MA
Therapy
Nicole
Nicole Ortiz, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Raymond
Raymond Monge, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Melissa
Melissa Melzer, LPC
Therapy
Mary
Mary Leighton, LPC
Therapy
Raymond
Raymond Myles, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Michael
Michael Colombatto, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Lovea
Lovea Smith, LCPC
Director of Therapy– Loop
Leslie
Leslie Wolf, LCPC
Therapist
Maddie
Maddie Barnes, LCSW, PMH-C
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Lindsey
Lindsey Ashamalla, PsyD (PD)
Therapist
Khrystyna
Khrystyna Helner, LPC, MBA
Therapist
Laura
Laura Schroeder, LCPC
Therapist
Katerina
Katerina Fager, LCPC
Clinical Specialist
Kelli
Kelli Lo, LSW
Therapy
Karen
Karen Richardson, LCSW, ICDVP
Therapy
Keri
Keri Perillo, LCPC, CADC
Therapy
Lizzie
Lizzie Ausland, LCPC, CADC
Therapist
Kimberlie
Kimberlie Kuehne, LCPC
Therapy
Karla
Karla Avila-Polanco, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Judy
Judy Bitzer, LCPC
Therapist
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Delaney, MA, ATR-P
Therapy
James
James Histed, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Keith
Keith Merrifield, LCSW, CCTP, ADHD-CCSP
Therapist
Julia
Julia Ray, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Jessica
Jessica Masbaum, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Erika
Erika Bielenstein, LCPC
Therapist
Janel
Janel Wenger, AMFT
Therapist
Julie
Julie Daley, MSW
Therapist
Hattie
Hattie Awe, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Jodi
Jodi Randle, LCPC, CADC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Emily
Emily Maurer, LCPC
Therapist
Frank
Frank Sassetti, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Emily
Emily Shelton, LCPC, LMHC, CADC, CAGCS, CRSS
Therapy
Tyler
Tyler Basham, Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Russell, MA
Therapist
Daniel
Daniel Shuter, LSW
Therapist
Victoria
Victoria Akhteebo, LPC
Therapy
Stella
Stella Tantillo, LSW
Therapy
Samuel
Samuel Budyszewick, LCSW
Director of Therapy- Evanston
Sydney
Sydney Means, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Sara
Sara Pickens, LSW
Therapy
Ryan
Ryan Watters, LCSW, CADC
Therapy
Cindy
Cindy Meraz, LPC
Therapy
Chloe
Chloe Wesley, Clinical Intern
Therapy
Nayeli
Nayeli Cruz-Castillo, LCPC
Therapy
Samantha
Samantha Espinosa, MA
Therapy
Randi
Randi Schulman, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Savanna
Savanna Murphy, LSW
Therapy
Kaitlin
Kaitlin Digrispino, LPC
Therapy
Khadija
Khadija Manzoor, LPC, CRC
Therapy
Lauren
Lauren Stanley, LCSW
Therapy
Meredith
Meredith Henry, LSW
Therapy
Mark
Mark Bey, LPC
Therapy
Samantha
Samantha Adjekum, LCPC
Therapy
Miriam
Miriam Mixon, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Joel
Joel Muller, Ph.D.
Director of Clinical Therapy- River North
Mary
Mary Ivory, LCPC
Therapy
Cynthia
Cynthia Sodini, LCSW
Therapy
Jessica
Jessica Baran, LCPC
Therapy
Jacqueline
Jacqueline Campagna, MA, EdS
Therapy
Jordan
Jordan Valentic-Holden, MA
Therapy
Jerri
Jerri Ganz, LCSW
Therapy
Katherine
Katherine Cunningham, LPC, CADC
Therapy
Elia
Elia Narvaez-Mushtaq, LPC
Therapy
Sam
Sam Donham, LCPC
Therapy
Carol
Carol Briggs, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Gloria
Gloria Aguilar, LPC
Therapy
Emily
Emily Mathews, LPC, ATR-P
Therapy
Autumn
Autumn Holtschlag, ALMFT, LPC
Therapy
Liz
Liz Hand, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Dane
Dane Davlantis, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Carolyn
Carolyn Tatar, AMFT
Therapist
Dillon
Dillon Pfau, LSW
Therapy
Bridget
Bridget Brodlo, LPC Ed.S.
Therapy
Courtney
Courtney Daly, LCPC, CADC
Therapy
Candace
Candace Clark, LCSW
Therapy
Christopher
Christopher Edwards, LCSW
Therapist
Carolyn
Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Angelina
Angelina Wheeler, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Abbey
Abbey DeBaene, LCSW, CADC
Therapy
Brittany
Brittany Wilson, LPC
Therapy
Brent
Brent Hope, LCSW
Therapy
Carleigh
Carleigh Joseph, LPC
Therapist
Corrin
Corrin Bogan, Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Antonina
Antonina Lunetta, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Aimee
Aimee Daramus, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Alice
Alice Davies, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Anakaren
Anakaren Galarza, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern

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