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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There is no one-size-fits-all way to heal. I believe that based on a client's life experiences and perspective we can put together a treatment plan that will work best for them. Skills and tools that work for one person won't work for someone else and I love working with clients to figure out their combination of things that work for the mind, the body, and the spirit.

— Amy Goins, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Dallas, TX

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

In having a holistic approach I acknowledge that people have a whole environment of different factors, some helpful and some harmful.

— Sonia Kersevich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Greenbelt, MD

A holistic approach to psychotherapy integrates a full-spectrum view of the human experience, including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual perspectives on your experiences. When we work together, I will help you to orient to your body, heart, mind, and essential nature, in order to cultivate trust in your own inherent capabilities and wisdom.

— Rachel Fernbach, Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

I operate from the perspective that we cannot separate mind, body, emotions and spirit, as well as our role in the human systems we belong to. I use techniques that heal by integrating all aspects of a person including mindfulness practices, the importance of exercise and healthy eating and exploration of one’s perspective on life meaning. I am certified in the Emotional Freedom Technique-Tapping which heals trauma through the connection between emotions and the body.

— Lynn Acquafondata, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Rochester, NY

Holistic therapy aims to integrate all facets of your being - mind, body, spirit - in order to achieve overall wellness. Rather than being symptom-focused, holistic therapy takes into account what makes up the whole-person.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

Holistic therapy is a blend of top-down and bottom-up therapies. Therapy with us is not a one-size-fits-all formula. Instead, we collaborate with our clients to create a holistic treatment plan that utilizes their strengths, is person-centered and affirming, and meets each person where they are. This means we offer tools to help clients cope with their bodily experiences of anxiety or trauma AND skills to begin to think and feel differently about experiences, emotions, themselves, and others.

— Kanjana Hartshorne, Therapist in Exton, PA

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

I work with a professional and empathetic approach. I consider all behavioral changes that might disrupt the wellbeing process. This session utilizes an integrative blend of psychotherapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and interpersonal solution-focused therapy curtailed to meet the individual's unique needs.

— Ugo Ndubaku, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Valencia, CA

As an OT, i will look at a person for more than just their symptoms. We will use a variety of resources and strategies to assist you with supporting your mental health and meeting your goals.

— Elizabeth Harnett, Occupational Therapist in Staatsburg, NY

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

I find the holistic approach complimentary in working with life transitions which can be a change in the body, mind, or spirit. My education and experience in hospice and palliative care and specializing with adults and aging have lead me to assess and treat people with a biopsychosocial and spiritual model taking into consideration the entire human being and their life experiences that will guide discovery, transformation and the willingness to thrive.

— Tanya Carreon (Witman), Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

Everyone is different and unique. There are so many ways to become a wonderful and loving mother so I use tools from different theoretical backgrounds and tailor my therapy to each mother's individual needs.

— Linda Abdelsayed, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Newport Beach, CA

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

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

I treat my clients as a whole person rather then a diagnosis. I see the importance of addressing all areas of a person's health and wellbeing, including their mental and emotional health but also social, physical, spiritual, and occupational health as well. All of these life areas interact and impact on another, so I find the counseling experience to be most effective when all areas are in a state of growth.

— Rebecca Haney, Counselor in Middletown, OH

Holistic Psychology is a term that was developed to broaden the science to include looking at the whole of human behavior and to consider some “parts” that have been overlooked or deemed as outside the realm of scientific inquiry for Psychology. With Holistic therapy also, Integrative and Functional to resolve addictions, health, mental, and medical conflicts the mind, body, spiritual, and your environmental is used not just limited to theory of psychological studies and assessments.

— JESSICA DAWN RUSSELL, Therapist in Encino, CA

Our mental health is directly impacted by our environment and lifestyle. I have a certified nutritionist and fitness instructor. I use that knowledge to help clients find a healthy lifestyle that works for them. I also emphasize helping people find a healthy relationship with food and their body to nourish themselves with also enjoying life’s pleasures.

— Cara Mazurek, Therapist in Mount Pleasant, SC