Functional Psychotherapy takes into account many views of human functioning. The aim of functional psychotherapy is to facilitate entirety such that the quality of the person's being and functioning with due regard for each individual's own personal limitations. For expert care, call Nutrition & Health Center, or book an appointment online today.
Traditional psychotherapy is used for patients in need of traditional talk therapy to cope and adapt with everything that life brings. This approach includes psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive and other well-known approaches used today in mental health.
Functional Psychotherapy emphasizes the practice of psychotherapy that supports the essential value of each individual. It is a unifying psychotherapy that responds appropriately and effectively to the person at the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning.
The term "functional" of Functional Psychotherapy refers to the process of integrating the personality: taking disowned, unaware, or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality, reducing the use of defense mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and limit flexibility in problem solving, health maintenance, and relating to people, and re-engaging the world with full contact. It is the process of making whole. Through integration, it becomes possible for people to face each moment functionally, without the protection of a pre-formed opinion, position, attitude, or expectation.
Functional Psychotherapy also refers to the bringing together of the affective, cognitive, behavioral, and physiological systems within a person, with an awareness of the social and transpersonal aspects of the systems surrounding the person. These concepts are utilized within a perspective of human development in which each phase of life presents heightened developmental tasks, need sensitivities, crises, and opportunities for new learning.
Functional Psychotherapy takes into account many views of human functioning. The aim of functional psychotherapy is to facilitate entirety such that the quality of the person's being and functioning with due regard for each individual's own personal limitations.