Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy is the integration of elements from different schools of psychotherapy in the treatment of a client. An integrative therapist will first assess their client and then match proven treatment techniques to their unique situation. As it is a highly individualized approach, integrative therapy can be used to treat any number of issues, including depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Research has shown that tailoring therapy to the individual client can enhance treatment effectiveness. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s integrative therapy specialists today.

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By using integrative, it describes my approach that is largely grounded in interpersonal theory (see description below), feminism & social justice/liberation, a trauma-informed and self-compassion lens, and seeing therapy as a collaborative process.

— addyson tucker, Psychologist in Providence, RI

I could list all of the common approaches to treatment in this section, but that doesn't tell you much about my style. I have learned over the years that one of the most important factors in therapy is the genuine trust and connection between client and the therapist. And because of that, I strive to enter each session with mindful presence and real curiosity so that I can get to know YOU. I listen and respond thoughtfully, with kindness and direct feedback when helpful.

— MICHAELA KOZLIK, Therapist
 

I believe each person's needs are unique which calls for customized treatment tailored specifically to address those individual needs. I am person-centered, strengths based and integrate various evidence-based modalities. I'll use Motivational Interviewing to help you move through challenges and elements of DBT, EFT and ACT to incorporate skills and tools. Though I find EMDR to be most effective in treating trauma, I will also use Narrative, Schema or Psychoanalytic Therapies when appropriate.

— Jeanie Vetter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oceanside, CA

I utilize an integrative approach to therapy, relying on empirically-supported principles to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy in achieving desired therapeutic outcomes. No one person is ever the same; thus, it is of utmost importance for myself and the client to work collaboratively and tirelessly to find the best treatment for them.

— Brittany Bate, Psychologist in , NC
 

I tailor therapy to each individual client combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit their specific needs.

— Kori Meyers, Counselor in Nashville, TN

My eclectic approach draws from evidence-based theories and yogic philosophy. I've been a practitioner of yoga for over two decades and have been a certified 200-hour teacher since 2018. I've found through understanding and applying the Yamas, or ethical principles of yoga, we can learn to live a more peaceful and healthier life. For example, "Ahimsa," non-harming, invites us to take a non-judgmental stance toward ourselves and others so we can focus more on the important things.

— Shelby Dwyer, Counselor in Cambridge, MA
 

This approach allows us to incorporates the fundamental principles of traditional psychotherapy and holistic medicine to promote healing on all levels: emotional physical, mental and spiritual.

— Jennifer Batra, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I'm a lifelong learner, and well-developed, skillful therapist. In years of graduate and post-graduate education, I've received various levels of training in the following modalities: CBT, DBT, ACT, MI, SE, EMDR, NVC, and IFS. I borrow tools and insights from all these therapies and integrate them for my client's benefit with my primary grounding and advanced training in systems-oriented (SCT) therapy and SAVI, which together offer a broad and deep framework for human challenges and growth.

— Joseph Hovey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

In addition to traditional psychotherapeutic approaches, including trauma focused, psychodynamic and CBT, I am trained in various mind-body skills and Eastern therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, meditation, breath work, guided imagery, visualization and grounding practices. I am a certified Yoga Instructor (Kundalini), Kundalini Yoga incorporates the use of mantra (sound current), breath, body movements (kriyas) and meditation.

— Rachel Pires, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plantation, FL

I meet my clients where they are and use different therapeutic approaches to see what works best for each individual. Therapy is not one-size-fits-all and I use an integrative approach to help my clients start enjoying their lives again. During the beginning of our work together, I will try to collect as much pertinent information as you feel like sharing. We will move on from there and try to carve out a new way of being for you.

— Andrea Rodriguez, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
 

I practice integrative therapy and my therapeutic approach varies depending on a client's needs and experiences. I draw heavily from somatic therapy, motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, attachment theory, internal family systems, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

— Cathy Harrington, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Everett, WA

I'm a lifelong learner, and a well-developed, skillful therapist. In years of professional development, I've received various levels of training in the following modalities: CBT, DBT, ACT, MI, SE, EMDR, NVC, IFS, psychodynamic, and group therapy. I borrow tools and insights from all these therapies and integrate them for my client's benefit with my primary grounding and advanced training in SCT and SAVI, which together offer a broad and deep framework for healing and growth.

— Joseph Hovey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY
 

I'm a lifelong learner, and a well-developed, skillful therapist. In years of professional development, I've received various levels of training in the following modalities: CBT, DBT, ACT, MI, SE, EMDR, NVC, IFS, psychodynamic, and group therapy. I borrow tools and insights from all these therapies and integrate them for my client's benefit with my primary grounding and advanced training in SCT and SAVI, which together offer a broad and deep framework for healing and growth.

— Joseph Hovey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

Irivn Yalom, one of the most influential therapists of the past 50-years, advocating that a new therapy is created with each therapy client. No one therapy is right for every client. My integrative approach is rooted in existential-humanistic therapy; however, I draw from various other depth psychologies and solution-focused therapies to adjust my therapy approach to the particular needs of each client.

— Louis Hoffman, Psychologist in Colorado Springs, CO