- Rogers sees people as basically good or healthy -- or at very least, not bad or ill. In other words, he sees mental health as the normal progression of life, and he sees mental illness, criminality, and other human problems, as distortions of that natural tendency.
One of the many interesting things Maslow noticed while he worked with monkeys early in his career, was that some needs take precedence over others.
Maslow took this idea and created his now famous hierarchy of needs. Beyond the details of air, water, food, and sex, he laid out five broader layers: the physiological needs, the needs for safety and security, the needs for love and belonging, the needs for esteem, and the need to actualize the self, in that order.
We'd notice her confidence and her acceptance of her true self is lacking on the extreme side.
If looking at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, she is lacking her basic needs of nutrients and shelter,
but on a higher level her self esteem is extremely low so it's affecting everything else on the
pyramid. As said the humanistic theory states that each human has their own unique abilities and
personal choice. In order to understand what Andrea is going through we'd have to step into her
shoes. The best choice of treatment is to send her to a one on one therapist to further look into
why she is maybe feeling the need to starve herself.