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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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

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 might integrate different techniques from mindfulness and meditation, to expressive art and play modalities, to dialectical behavioral therapy.

— Samantha Getha, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , VA

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'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

At Washington Psychological Wellness, we practice an integrative and holistic approach to healing, considering our clients’ mental, physical, and emotional health and interpersonal and spiritual well-being. We consider each individual as unique and therefore cater treatment to the client. Drawing from various modalities and practices, we can match you with a therapist who will understand your specific issues and tailor your therapy plans according to your needs.

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

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

My therapy style is integrative, working with each client to create a treatment plan that fits their specific needs. Generally, I combine psychodynamic work with a strong client-centered/person-centered (Rogerian) orientation. I have experience with CBT and ACT techniques, work with substance use issues from a harm-reduction perspective. I also incorporate elements of narrative, feminist, and interpersonal therapy.

— Barton Shulman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in San Francisco, CA

I am trained in many forms of therapy and combine the tools from each that I feel are most appropriate for the symptoms that are present. This may include using strategies of mindfulness, dream work, identifying values-oriented goals, using exposure and response prevention, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, cognitive modification, emotion processing, and motivational interviewing.

— Lisa Ritter, Counselor in Beaverton, OR

Integrative Therapy is a fancier way of saying that therapy is not a one-size fits all approach. Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic practices and techniques to fit the needs of each individual client. An integrative approach can help clients explore what is causing challenges in their life and helps them begin to approach life in a more open and productive way that works for them.

— Christina Rogers, Therapist in St. Petersburg, FL

There's no one-size-fits-all approach. One thing most people get wrong is that they don't realize how unique they are. A lot of the work I do is collaboratively painting a clearer picture of who you are, what you've been through, and forging the strength (in a nurturing environment) to wipe your lens clean from distortions that are protective yet limiting.

— Megan Herrington, Psychotherapist in CHICAGO, IL

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 integrate a variety of models and focus on those that align with your specific concerns. The therapy models I utilize most are person-centered, emotionally-focused, mindfulness-based, ACT, DBT, dynamic, motivational interviewing, narrative, and sand tray play therapy.

— Tera Buerkle, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, KY