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Who Can Benefit from Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA)?

Logotherapy and Existential Analysis (LTEA) is primarily intended to help individuals who are suffering because they do not see meaning in their lives, either because they do not see clear goals or tasks in front of them (existential vacuum); because they are for some reason unable to fulfill what previously they saw as meaningful in their lives (existential frustration); or they are overwhelmed by the demands of life (existential distress).

When there is a suffering that cannot be avoided or alleviated, LTEA can help to find one’s best personal response according to universal values. Suffering can be present in the case of chronic psychological or physical pain; guilt or remorse about past choices or decisions in life; or losses which can be sudden or gradual in relationships, health, work, finances, and bereavement after the loss of loved ones.

LTEA is a therapeutic modality which relies on the concept of freedom of will to choose one’s response to one’s circumstances. A second principle that guides our work is that everyone has a will to meaning to discover how to live according to universal values. The third principle is meaning in life, according to which life offers meaning in all circumstances.

The therapeutic process of LTEA moves from self-awareness and self-reflection, to self-discovery of the areas of freedom and universal values. Self-distancing creates a space between the healthy resources of the person in response to the symptoms. Through this process, one increasingly becomes aware of one’s area of freedom and the meaning possibilities within it through living according to universal values. The search for meaning has been shown to have a therapeutic effect by restoring one’s sense of identity, agency, freedom, hope, trust, and that life is worth living.

Logotherapy and Existential Analysis require commitment and effort from clients to be open to existential self-reflection and to actively seek meaning in their life circumstances in the hope that this process with the guidance of a qualified Logotherapist will lead to an improvement in the quality of their lives. The therapist’s role is to guide the client to find their own answers in a supportive environment.

In our practice we see people who are diagnosed with or report symptoms of:

Psychological consequences of trauma;
PTSD and adjustment disorders;
Chronic pain;
Psychological consequences of physical illnesses injuries and disabilities;
Family and relationships problems;
Work related issues;
Life transitions;
Stress management.

We accept referrals by healthcare professionals and self-referrals.

Some extended health insurance policies cover services delivered by a Registered Psychotherapist. Please contact your insurance provider.

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