Why choose an Existential Therapeutic approach?

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Finding meaning and direction:  It is often when we face new difficulties or challenges in our lives such as a life transition or meet a crossroad that we are confronted with existential questions that may include:  What is purposeful and meaningful to me?  Am I listening to my calling in life?  What have I been postponing?  What is left undone in my life? 


When the existential questions are not addressed:  The body and psyche have many ways to communicate and demand our attention.  It may start with subtle cues like headaches, body aches, feelings of loneliness, and a sense of longing.  Eventually, these cues may escalate in intensity to include chronic illness and pain, elevated levels of anxiety and depression, low energy, various forms of addiction, and undesirable inners states such as apathy, fear, resentment, anger, and even boredom.


Approach to healing:  Existential counseling addresses your concerns by exploring the existential questions and leads you to understand how your unique expression is being called, perhaps for the first time. As Emerson eloquently put it, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” As you discover your personal truth and move beyond your current set of outward circumstances, social roles, and old patterning, you can start taking steps to live into your truth. As a result, one’s level of energy and animation begins to rise and a healing takes place from one's inner core - The Self.  One can then begin to experience inner states of peace, a new vitality and enthusiasm towards life, and joy regardless of outward circumstances. 

Recommended provider for Existential Therapy

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Marc Adams is a graduate of UNC Charlotte where he completed his second Master's degree to become a licensed clinical practitioner. His primary focus is Existential Therapy.  Previously Mr. Adams graduated with an MBA from UC Davis which helped him navigate the technical aspects of a long career in the turbulent banking industry specializing in risk management. However, he used the existential questions in his own life to navigate the difficulties and challenges associated with this career. This existential approach became the driving force to change career paths and ultimately the desire to share valuable life lessons and teachings with others. Mr. Adams is a board member of Charlotte Friends of Jung and President of the Phoenix Friends of Jung non-profit organizations. This interest and expertise in Jungian psychology also informs his therapeutic approach.

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Marc Adams, LMSW, MBA