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Existentialism is concerned with the inescapable aspects of human existence and addresses the recurrent questions of human struggles: What am I doing here? What is the point of striving toward a goal, when death is the inevitable end? How can I live a worthwhile life? How can one find happiness in a world full of suffering? Because clients may raise existential concerns during counseling, implicitly or explicitly, psychotherapists, regardless of their therapeutic modality, need to be prepared to address these concerns.

Unlike other approaches to psychology and psychotherapy, the existential perspective focuses on the role of meaning as a pathway to survive and thrive in a chaotic and meaningless world. This perspective offers a way to examine the richness and depth of human existence and shows ...

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