Eclectic Therapy

Eclectic therapy is a highly personalized therapeutic approach tailored to meet the individual client’s needs. It combines a variety of treatment orientations, techniques, and philosophies to create a custom program. Rather than adhering to a specific therapeutic approach, an eclectic therapist is flexible, using whichever techniques work best for a client. An eclectic therapist will usually balance listening and advice giving, as well as use all techniques that are available to them to treat their clients as successfully as possible. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s eclectic therapy specialists today.

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I utilize an eclectic counseling approach adapting techniques from evidence-based counseling therapies to suit your needs based on your unique situation and aspired goals. The therapies I often borrow from are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Many of the techniques in these therapies are designed to illuminate the innate strengths and resources you possess and develop new insights leading to greater self-awareness and conscious action.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, CA

It is important that your needs be met. If for some reason we are not a good fit, then it is my job to make sure we find where you need to be. However, we will work together to find what theory or methods work best for you. For example, in Grief and Loss, we may find Worden's Four Tasks of Mourning is helpful, or Continuing Bonds. Not every theory is adaptable to every specific situation. We will explore together.

— Monica Cagayat, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Bothell, WA

I focus primarily on building my relationship with my clients and then sharing therapeutic tools as they become relevant. Studies have shown that the biggest indicator of positive change for clients is the quality of relationship they feel they have with their therapist, so this is my anchor. The principles of building relationship that I strive to embody are authenticity, compassion, and creation of a collaborative relationship that focuses on the client needs.

— Elizabeth Hawkins, Sex Therapist

We will use self-discovery to process trauma, grief, destructive patterns or difficult situations or relationships. We will look backward to understand who you are today but also prepare and practice new ways of thinking and dealing with the challenges and opportunities the future holds, but therapy should put you in the driver’s seat. While I am comfortable using many modalities, the direction we go in, the depth that our discussions contain, and the topics we dive into, is up to you.

— Amanda Trost, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Houston, TX

Eclectic therapy is an approach that draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques

— Jaqueline Oliveira Baroni, Addictions Counselor in University Place,, WA

I have had many, many trainings on different approaches, and I try to utilize the best one for your unique issues and personality. Because of these experiences, I am able to tailor therapy to fit your needs!

— Jessica Foley, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Waltham, MA

I'm extensively trained and experienced in a number of treatment modalities- Soldier's Heart, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), EMDR, Gottman Method Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Psychodynamic Therapy, Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and more. BUT... I meet you where YOU are, I don't impose any agenda on you and what you're dealing with.

— Donald McCasland, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

The eclectic therapy approach involves the integration of theory and technique from various therapy models. The application of this training is determined by the needs of each person that walks into my office. I integrate eclectic approaches within the art therapy modality to expand the potential for healing . I am currently receiving training in Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and will be adapting my therapy approach to primarily focus on ACT theory and practice in combination with art.

— Christina Marrero, Licensed Professional Counselor in Flourtown, PA

Just as my work in the addiction field is anything but typical, my work around nearly every other issue that I work on with clients is also approached from a very client centered place. I believe my responsibility to you is to hold space, be present and share with you what science & experience have taught us. The growing awareness is sometimes tough to sit with but you'll have company as you get comfortable with the new information you're living with.

— Lisa Curtis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY

Eclectic therapy is an approach that draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques.

— Jaqueline Oliveira Baroni, Addictions Counselor in University Place,, WA

In describing myself as utilizing eclectic therapy, I usually like to draw from different theories during our conversations depending on what would be the best fit for each individual.

— Alejandra Machado, Licensed Professional Counselor

I use an eclectic approach to treatment. As a clinician with over two decades of experience, I am well versed in many of the treatment modalities, but I find meeting the client where they are is the best treatment approach. Together we will find the best treatment approach for you.

— Renita Davis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Gulf Breeze, FL

I offer a variety of tools: EMDR, DBT, Internal Family Systems, trauma-informed cognitive work, anger expression, art work using SoulCollage(r), somatic work including breath training, use of 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions and more.

— Cathy S Harris, Counselor in San Diego, CA

As an Eclectic therapist I am skilled and use many theoretical approaches that draw from a multiple set of techniques to help my clients. Some are: Brief therapy Cognitive therapy Social-cognitive learning theory Behavioral therapy CBT DBT Person-centered therapy and techniques that include exposure therapy, sensory therapy, relaxation therapy that helps Anxiety Bipolar Coping/adjustment difficulties Depression PTSD Relationship problems Selective mutism Social issues Stress

— Monica Pina, Licensed Professional Counselor in Brownsville, TX

I am trained in several modalities and draw on many of them depending on the individual client and what they are working on. I don't believe "one size fits all" and thats why I like to pull from different orientations to best serve my clients.

— David Strah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I use compassion, clarity and an open self-reflective attitude, striving to empower you to make changes and grow. I hold a commitment to help you experience life the way you want to. I am trained to treat Grief, Trauma, Anxiety with multiple of methods - call it eclectic - such as EMDR, mindfulness/meditation, body based movement, cognitive and talk therapy. I am comfortable with LGBTQ+ struggles, substance use struggles, suicide ideation and more. I love to learn more!

— Anita Van Dyke, Counselor

There is no one size fits all approach when it comes to mental health. Some modalities will work better with some clients, and some modalities will not. I do not take a cookie cutter approach to my work the clients.

— Michael Burson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Huntersville, NC

Eclectic therapy refers to sourcing the best aspects of each theoretical orientation to the benefit of the client. I use CBT, existential, interpersonal, psychodynamic and solutions-focused to help you make progress in your life.

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ