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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A holistic approach to therapy that combines ideas and techniques from different therapeutic schools of thought depending on the unique needs of a given client. I integrate somatic/mind-body techniques, attachment work, and trauma-based interventions. I also integrate interventions to address high sensitivity and neurodivergence.

— Christina Cunningham, Mental Health Counselor in Colorado Springs, CO

I believe that there are many paths to the same destination and therapy is no exception. My integrative style of psychotherapy is based on science with a heavy emphasis on self-compassion. I incorporate person-centered, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioral therapy approaches.

— Dr. Jennifer McManus, Psychologist in Jacksonville, FL

I believe that every individual is unique. As a therapist, I compile a treatment plan that complements and supports you. This is why I will pull from multiple theoretical orientations and interventions to ensure that you not only have a plan that works for you, but is also empirically supported to ensure the best outcome.

— Jennifer Kaufman Walker, Counselor

As I am trained in a number of evidence based treatments, I pull from all of these depending on ever individual clients needs to tailor treatment for them and address their unique struggles.

— Alexandra Mejia, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Brooklyn, NY

Integrative therapy is an approach to treatment that involves selecting the techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a client’s particular problem. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, integrative therapists hope to produce the most significant effects.

— Lauren Timkovich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

Integration is the key to sustainable change. Integration happens on multiple layers - cognitively, biologically, and relationally. No two people are alike and thus, therapy should be adapted to each specific client to foster deep healing. My approach to therapy infuses a systems lens, feminist/multiculturalist psychotherapies, stage-based trauma therapies, attachment theory, interpersonal neurobiology, relational approaches, body-oriented (somatic) modalities, creative approaches, experiential psychotherapy, existential psychotherapy, depth psychology. This diverse skill set allows me to employ a multitude of empirically backed psychotherapies while being very real and approachable with my clients. This kind of integrative model allows me to help clients feel what they need to feel, process what they need to process, and grow in the ways they need to grow so they can create the lives they wish to lead.

— Natalia Amari, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

While CBT is a great tool, there are outstanding therapies that can supplement CBT and be integrated together. I draw on some techniques from positive psychology, mindfulness, and developmental-behavioral analysis.

— Dr. Christopher Joaquim, Counselor in Los Angeles, CA

Integrative Therapy is a modality that takes into account the needs of the whole person when determining the approach to take in the room. I have been very blessed to learn and practice a variety of modalities both in school and during my various practical opportunities. I spend a larger amount of time during my the first session understand the client enough to determine which approach could benefit the client the most in the long run.

— Marivi Acuna, Clinical Psychologist in Fort Worth, TX

Each of us are wired differently and coming from various backgrounds, therefore integrative therapy only makes sense to individualize the therapy for each client. By bringing effective psychodynamic, client-centered, cognitive, mindfulness-based, emotionally-focused, holistic approach and each person's spirituality facilitate wholeness of the therapeutic experiences and constructive changes.

— Brave Within Counseling Hyon Bachman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA

Integrative therapy is a progressive model of therapy that draws from many different therapeutic models to best suit the individual needs of the patient. Rather than imposing a rigid modality on every patient regardless of their needs or preferences, integrative therapeutic approaches adapt to the unique circumstances you bring to therapy.

— Liz Fletcher, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK

I believe in a integrated approach to therapy, utilizing tools and interventions that can best help the client. Not every tool and intervention works for every client, so I find it best to have a large tool chest.

— Andrew Bentley, Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK

For some clients I integrate various perspectives into my work, including contemporary relational psychoanalytic perspectives, systems approaches, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. This enables me to consider your situation in the context of the systems in which you're embedded, as well as to examine things with you in a deep way while also looking more directly at examining your thoughts and behaviors.

— Laura Carter Robinson, Clinical Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI

Integrative therapy is an approach to treatment that involves selecting the techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a client’s particular problem. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, integrative therapists hope to produce the most significant effects. Integrative therapy is not restricted to a particular methodology or school of thought. The goal of this is to improve the efficacy and efficiency of treatment and adapt it to the specific needs of the individual.

— Lauren Timkovich, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

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 in , NY