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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As a practitioner of holistic therapy, I see you as an entity comprised of many parts. I tend to think of you not in terms of symptoms but as an integrated being of mind, body, and spirit. I believe that when any aspect of ourself is damaged or ignored, we do not have optimal overall functioning. Working with you, I will seek to understand you as a complex being with a multitude of interpersonal, cultural, familial, and universal experiences. And I will walk with you toward healing.

— Alicia Williams, Psychologist in Lawrenceville, NJ

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 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 ,

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

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

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 Clinical Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

Washington Psychological Wellness is proud to provide an integrative & holistic approach to treatment. Holistic mental health emphasizes the entire person (bio-psycho-socio-spiritual model) and not just on their symptoms or presenting problems. It reaffirms the importance of the relationship between clinician and client, is informed by scientific evidence, and uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

— Washington Psychological Wellness, Mental Health Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD

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, sense of purpose) health to identify imbalances and work towards optimal wellness by strengthening weakened areas.

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

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

As a naturopathic doctor with an MA in Integrative Mental Health, my approach is truly holistic. Every session is crafted to meet the unique needs of the individual and can include aspects of a wide range of healing therapies. Some sessions may be gentle, spacious, and nourishing. While others might be more talk oriented, processing, skills building, and coaching. Often sessions will include elements of both and always be client-need focused.

— Roxanne Ahmadpour, Naturopathic Doctor in Portland, OR

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

I take a holistic approach to therapy in that I look at all of the elements of health including physical, financial, spiritual and social in addition to mental health. At times, this may also involve collaborating with other professionals that are working with you (with your permission). In addition to being a therapist, I'm also a Reiki practitioner. I can incorporate Reiki into sessions if my clients like and I can also teach them how to use Reiki for self-care.

— Robin Poage, Clinical Social Worker in Naperville, IL

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

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 work with an identity-first model which recognizes that the world is set up for people who meet a very specific set of standards. This can create shame and stigma about anything that is outside of the norm. Because my approach is holistic, meaning I recognize that each area of a person’s life affects all areas of their life, when working with clients I prioritize all parts of the person equally.

— Luisa Bakhoum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

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

A PyschoSpiritual approach is a lovely because it holds many therapy interventions that are integral for healing! You will find hints of Feminist Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Trauma Therapy, and Expressive Arts Therapy. It is a sacred space and tool to explore the subconscious and the conscious, and how they work together to honor your intentions and intuitions. Specifically for me I am trained in incorporating Tarot Card pulls, ritualization, and art expression like writing.

— Amy Lynch, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Littleton, CO