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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I have been especially drawn to holistic therapy since I worked in early childhood development and watched as bodyworkers unwind trauma and tension in little ones' bodies, without using words. Since then I have certified in infant massage instruction, taken five multi-day courses in cranio-sacral therapy, and trained as a Reiki Master. Since 2018 have been immersed in personal study of herbalism and the work of Medical Medium Anthony William for addressing chronic illness.

— Janaki Tremaglio, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

I describe myself as a holistic therapist. What does that mean? Holistic therapists view their clients as whole people rather than collections of symptoms and problems. Using this lens, I help my clients better understand themselves, develop self-acceptance, focus on personal growth, and live fuller lives.

— Jennifer Beytin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arlington, VA

I integrate more traditional forms of therapy, including psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, with breath work, mindfulness, somatic experiencing and EMDR. I believe that increasing awareness of our physical, mental and emotional experiences helps us to heal and cultivate self-compassion.

— Megan Bengur, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NC

As an expert in Holistic Therapy, my qualifications and expertise have been forged through years of specialized training and hands-on experience. My commitment to holistic approaches originates from a deep understanding that mental well-being is interconnected with physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. In my practice, I consistently apply the principles of holistic therapy, which entails treating the person as a whole - body, mind, and spirit.

— Sherol Ziegenbein, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL

I believe that the body is connected to the mind and the mind is connected to the body. In addition to being a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, I am also a Certified Yoga Instructor, Meditation Instructor, and Peristeam Hydrotherapist in training. I have also traveled internationally to certify in traditional Mayan healing practices and Caribbean herbalism.

— Imani Byers-Quarterman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Atlanta, GA

I incorporate metaphysical complementary modalities with clinical therapeutic techniques to achieve healing and wellness. I collaborate with other specialized providers as appropriate to offer a thorough and balanced approach to care.

— Christine Kotlarski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

Using spiritual belief systems and rituals as a part of therapy (fully dependent on client belief systems)

— Chris Lombardo, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Rio Rancho, NM

I have an integrative and holistic approach to therapy, meaning - I want you to bring all of you to therapy, body, heart, mind. I believe that through somatic, expressive art, and nature-based therapy modalities that you can move towards safer embodiment physically and emotionally so that your body, heart and mind are in alignment as much as possible. When we bring our bodies into the therapy picture, we can start to unwind and clarify how we get wound up and confused/anxious in the first place.

— Becky Robbins, Creative Art Therapist in Kenmore, WA

I have a Masters of Arts in Holistic Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University.

— Brent Harrison, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in LOS GATOS, CA

I view the individual as part of a collective whole... part of their family system, social circle, society, planet earth, and the universe. Taking this broad view puts the complexity of each individual in context of larger systems in which we operate. Holistic therapy involves an understanding of nondualism: that all is interconnected. You are your own best healer. My job is to support you in honoring and becoming familiar with your most authentic self.

— Natasha Jeswani, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Jose, CA

I see the value in every different approach and modality in therapy, so I try to tailor my approach to each individual client and their unique, everchanging issues using holistic therapy. I have used mindfulness, CBT, ACT, person-centered, psychodynamic, and DBT all with one client so far depending on what they needed with each session.

— Gulsanam Azieva, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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

In my sessions I have the option to incorporate Reiki, Hilot, movement, and/or tarot as supplemental modalities to traditional psychotherapy.

— Jacqueline Casumbal, Psychotherapist in Gaithersburg, MD

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

Holistic Therapy is important because it incorporates our whole-person (i.e. body, mind, spirit) needs into the healing process. For example, the unmet needs of our creative spirit can negatively impact our sense of self-worth or how stretching in the morning can relax our minds. It's all connected!

— 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

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, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO