Therapy Toronto Psychotherapy Definitions

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Adlerian Therapy
Adlerian Therapy is based on the premise that growth and change come from challenging mistaken goals and beliefs. During Adlerian therapy human behaviour is viewed as having a purpose and a goal and with the belief that individuals strive to be socially connected with others.


Adlerian Therapy is a goal-directed psychodynamic therapy that is viewed as an education process. Adlerian therapy emphasizes the uniqueness of each individual and recognizes that each individual is embedded in his or her society and therefore cannot be studied in isolation. Adlerian therapy views individuals holistically, taking into consideration their physical, cultural and psychological environments.

The goal of the Adlerian therapist is to 'see with the eyes, hear with the ears and feel with the heart' of each client, clearly emphasizing the importance of each individual's subjective view of the world.
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