Existential Therapy

We understand how life is filled with questions like; What’s the point of this life? What’s the meaning? Why am I here? And more.

The existential theory tries to find answers to all these questions that people find difficulty with and give you a better understanding and meaning. Philosophers have long discussed and debated the concept for the last 2 to 3 centuries and found its way into a type of therapy.

Existential treatment attempts to assist people in tracking down importance and reason in their lives, and it looks to end the apprehension about the unexplored world. An advisor effectively urges patients to utilize their ability to decide and foster their lives to expand their reality or their justification behind being.

Indeed, you have freedom of thought and the capacity to decide your future. That could be upsetting or engaging, and existential treatment will likely assist you with settling on the decisions that leave you feeling not so much restless but rather more valid.

Austrian psychiatrist Viktor Frankl developed logotherapy in the mid-20th century. This therapy is intended to help people find meaning in their lives, which was the primary purpose of an individual, Frankl believed.


Alongside Frankl, psychologist Rollo May helped shape the practice of a type of existential humanistic therapy that focused on this concept of existential psychotherapy.


However, Irvin Yalom, a reputed psychiatrist, established the four givens of existential therapy in recent years. These givens have defined the problems and hurdles that prevent people from living a normal, fulfilled life.


According to Yalom, the four essential issues are:

  • meaninglessness
  • isolation
  • death
  • Responsibility and freedom to make the best choices


Existential therapy is designed to help people overcome these challenges with specific directions, goals, and tools.

Existential treatment can be fused into psychotherapy. At AKA-CHI, our therapist uses a procedure of thinking that includes talking, tuning in, responding to questions, and drawing in with your therapist over numerous weeks, potentially months. However, rather than treating a symptom, for example, uneasiness, existential treatment expects to zero in on the individual overall.

Our existential therapist will help the patient identify their anxieties and fears. Moreover, they introduce patients to experience other things that can enhance their well-being. Things like; courage, relationships, spirituality, and others. This positive engagement helps the therapist guide you to thoughtful responsibility and hopefully end substance misuse.

Our goal behind existential therapy is to let people grow and embrace their lives, wishes, and curiosity without fear of the givens.

Get in touch with professionals at AKA-CHI to get help.