The main goal of this approach is to reach the desired level of self-actualization. In order to achieve this goal, it is necessary to look inside ourselves and explore what drives our behaviors and responses to life experiences. I like the humanistic theory because it focuses on the belief that humans can control their destinies to a degree. Empathy is also emphasized which is a natural part of my therapy style, as well as being a good active listener and displaying genuine compassion.
The eclectic approach is a treatment modality that draws from several different therapy modalities and philosophies to fit the clients needs. Each client is unique and sometimes one approach is not a good fit. The treatment plan is tailored to each clients needs at the time.
What makes an issue a “men’s issue” depends on how it was developed. Men’s issues are developed within a context (such as family raised in, time period, culture, or geographical area). Such contexts have the potential to define behavior as something a man would or would not do. These definitions can be limiting and unhelpful. They can restrict the problem solving ability of men in situations that require more flexible and adaptive responses.
Because addiction affects so many facets of an individual’s functioning—from ability to tolerate frustration to establishing and maintaining a productive role in society—good treatment focuses on many dimensions of life, including family roles and work skills as well as mental health. Detoxing from the drug/alcohol is the only way treatment will work.
Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition that affects an individual's ability to have a healthy, mutually satisfying relationship. It is also known as “relationship addiction” because people with codependency often form or maintain relationships that are one-sided, emotionally destructive and/or abusive. Codependency is characterized where one person relies on the other for meeting nearly all of their emotional and self-esteem needs.
Therapy is a private, confidential space where men can openly connect to what matters to them. While it does not have to focus explicitly on “men’s issues,” a therapist can assist with awareness of taken for granted, learned ways of expressing psychological pain, and assist with more effective ways of being. Some issues include: Irritability, intimacy and affection issues, numbing or pushing away emotions
Treatment can help with this, there is no cure though Alcoholism is the inability to control drinking due to both a physical and emotional dependence on alcohol. Symptoms include repeated alcohol consumption despite related legal and health issues. Those with alcoholism may begin each day with a drink, feel guilty about their drinking, and have the desire to cut down on the amount of drinking.