Ontological hermeneutics psychotherapy is a phenomenological theory of human nature that psychologists, psychiatrists, and counselors have applied to their field of work. Hermeneutic psychotherapy is an application of phenomenological hermeneutic philosophy as a whole. It is related to, but different from other forms of philosophical hermeneutics like biblical hermeneutics (limited to interpretation of sacred texts) or radical hermeneutics (the process of radical deconstruction of meaning). Although related to other, more widely known, theories of psychotherapy like Person-Centered and Existential therapy, Hermeneutic psychotherapy does not yet have an established body of empirical support, but it aims to more authentically describe and engage with human nature. Critiquing the analytic and Anglo-American philosophical foundations of other theories of psychology and psychotherapy, Hermeneutic psychotherapy presents a different perspective on what it means to be a human. Whereas many of these other traditions (like Cognitive-behavioral therapy and Dialectical-behavioral therapy) place emphasis on coping skills, thoughts, or the ego, Hermeneutic psychotherapists emphasize that both human problems and their amelioration take place in human relationships with one another and their world.