Holistic Therapy

A holistic approach to therapy leads with the big picture. Holistic psychotherapy, an integrative treatment method, emphasizes the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can manifest in other areas. Therapists who use a holistic approach typically believe that seeing each client as a whole being with interconnected emotions, physical feelings, thoughts and spiritual experiences is fundamental to providing successful care. Holistic therapists will help clients gain a deeper understanding of their whole self, which can build self-awareness and self-acceptance. Holistic Therapy is used to treat a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and mood regulation.  Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s holistic therapy experts today.

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The Ash Tree holds distinction by granting clients complete agency over the counseling experience. We teach, through the process of psychoeducation, and support, through the process of treatment planning.

— Ashley Harris, Associate Professional Counselor in ,

As an Occupational Therapist, I view people as individuals, not diagnoses. My approach is holistic in that all areas of concern are addressed with you through the lens of what’s affecting your daily function and quality of life. We look for ways to collaboratively solve issues or for ways that you can live alongside these issues in your daily life while still finding quality in your life.

— Vanessa Gorelkin, Occupational Therapist in Scottsdale, AZ

It is important that we look at you as a whole person as we address your needs in counseling since there may be other factors that contribute to your mental health needs. This may include addressing your mental health, physical health, spiritual health, relationship/social health, career health, and anything else that may play a contributing role in your holistic wellness.

— Karilyn (Kay) Bela, Counselor in Lancaster, PA

I approach the work I do integrating somatic psychology techniques, yoga therapy, body movement and psychedelic integration. A holistic approach allows for the opportunity to drop down from the head (intellect) and move into the body to discover and recover the deep wisdom available there.

— Dr. Denise Renye, Sex Therapist

Learn how to take care of yourself mentally and physically from A to Z. I will create an individualized plan for you that will allow you to feel amazing!

— Kirsten Cantley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

A holistic approach means seeing a person as a whole being and recognizing the interconnectedness of one’s mind, body, and spirit in defining one’s overall wellness. Holistic balance utilizes a self-inventory of one’s mental (psychological), physical, emotional (i.e. expression of emotions), and spiritual (i.e. values, beliefs, etc.) health to identify imbalances and work towards optimal wellness. Holistic balance emphasizes the belief that all areas of health are of equal importance.

— Shavonne James, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

We are more than just our struggles. The relationship between all aspects of who we are: our body, mind, and spirit influence how we feel and function. By taking a holistic approach, we can consider you as a whole person and work within your emotions (thoughts and attitudes), relationships (with self and others), and spiritual aspects (beliefs about your place in the world).

— Natalie Bernstein, Clinical Psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA

For me, interconnectedness is key. I understand our inner and outer landscapes to be complex. Holistic therapy is about centering wholeness. It is about considering a wider view of our experiences and challenging ideas of separateness between mind, body and spirit.

— Ashley Gregory, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in ,

Traditional therapy can make people feel reduced and minimized. My holistic and secular approach works differently. We investigate the ways life feels unmanageable. We identify where you are getting stuck. We dig deeper to create lasting change. By looking at your entire system and timeline, we can get at the roots of problems rather than merely chipping away at the surface.

— Courtney Terrell, Counselor in Fishers, IN

At Lesley University, I specialized in Holistic Theories, which essentially means I pick and choose from many styles of therapy to create an eclectic approach that is tailored to you and you alone. I integrate practices from humanistic, relational, psychodynamic, existential, and creative arts as it makes sense. Are you finding that meditation is helpful? Writing song lyrics to express your emotions? Everything is welcome, if it brings meaning and solace to your experience.

— Laura Knudsen, Counselor in Newton, MA

I believe that therapist should be as unique as the person receiving it. Although I have had training in many structured treatments, I firmly believe that there should be flexibility in treating people, and context matters. You do not exist in a vacuum and therefore sometimes you might benefit from integrating multiple therapeutic interventions through the course of your treatment. The most important thing is therapy should be a collaboration between the therapist and client.

— Rebecca Keck, Counselor in Kissimmee, FL

The goal of holistic therapy is to balance all the different aspects of the person, so the entire person is addressed during therapy and not just one aspect of ourselves. It is the integration of the mind, body and spirit. You'll gain understanding and knowledge of how our mental health can affect our physical health and overall sense of well being. You'll learn techniques to decrease the tension, anxiety, and stress and aid you in creating a more balanced state of mind, body and spirit.

— Cheryl Carr, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hamburg, NY

Our minds and bodies are so connected. We can't separate the two and expect to find healing in just one another. Let's work together in an integrated way so that your whole being can feel good.

— Gianna Rico, Clinical Social Worker in Baltimore, MD

Holistic Therapy supports that the whole person is made up of interdependent mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional parts. Holistically, I weave together a tapestry of tools inspired by the expressive arts, somatic counseling psychology, neuroscience, psychosynthesis, ecopsychology, transpersonal psychology, guided imagery, energy healing practices, kundalini yoga, shamanic practice, Jungian psychology, and mindfulness practices that leads to lasting healing and transformation.

— Lina Návar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

My approach to therapy is multifaceted because You are multifaceted. My practice is integrated using "evidence based therapeutic modalities" that address Brain-Mind-Body-Emotions. We are in the new era of Western medicine and psychology. Today, instead of holding the old limiting view of the brain and body as only a biological machine, awesome scientists, doctors, and healers know mind-body is a vast energetic network where Spirit, Matter, Energy, and Power intersect -- Linking these energy centers to prevent psychological suffering and physical illness, and heal illnesses and emotional suffering. You are whole and Holistic Being. I view symptoms from a growth oriented perspective because symptoms are the alert signs telling you that something about your life, in your life, or your approach to life is not in balance. I help you on your journey to heal and transform from the “Inside-out” and the “Outside-In.” Its kinda like a Mind-Emotion-Body Detox.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL

Functional Medicine practitioners use holistic approaches to look “upstream” to consider the complex interactions in your history, physiology, and lifestyle that can lead to illness. The unique genetic makeup is considered, along with both internal (mind, body and spirit) and external (physical and social environment) factors that affect total functioning.

— Marissa Harris, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

Your body, mind, and self (or consciousness, soul or spirit) are all a part of being human living on this Earth. Each of these aspects has information for you. Often we can become experts at listening to one aspect more than the others. Psychotherapy is a chance to pay attention to what else is happening for you, learn new ways to support all of you, listen to your own wisdom and the wisdom of the world around you, and follow the inner healer within you.

— Sarah Peace, Licensed Professional Counselor in Culver City, CA

Holistic Therapy addresses you as a whole person (mind, body, & spirit). I see you as more than just the reason you walk into my office. Holistic supportive services are focused on helping individuals develop a much deeper understanding of themselves at all levels, which can often lead to improved self-esteem and self-awareness. For me, it's about helping people to dig a little deeper, reconnect mind-body-soul, and expand their awareness.

— Christina Rogers, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL

I use several different approaches in therapy but they all have one thing in common, they are holistic. This is important in order to experience growth and healing in the mind, emotions and body. Therapy approaches that only focus on part of the person, will only experience part of the healing. I believe it is important to address the entire person because our mind, emotions and body are all connected.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO