Eclectic Therapy

Eclectic therapy is a highly personalized therapeutic approach tailored to meet the individual client’s needs. It combines a variety of treatment orientations, techniques, and philosophies to create a custom program. Rather than adhering to a specific therapeutic approach, an eclectic therapist is flexible, using whichever techniques work best for a client. An eclectic therapist will usually balance listening and advice giving, as well as use all techniques that are available to them to treat their clients as successfully as possible. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s eclectic therapy specialists today.

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I believe that each person deserves their own individualized treatment plan, and eclectic therapy is usually the most appropriate therapeutic modality. It is highly adaptable and allows me to incorporate the client's strengths when meeting their self-determined goals.

— Melodie Cabitac, Clinical Social Worker in Houston, TX

Eclectic therapy is a type of therapy that seeks to directly meet the client and their needs by utilizing multiple therapy approaches in order achieve the best treatment for each individual client.

— Chad Inker, Licensed Professional Counselor in Newtown, PA
 

My therapeutic style integrates multiple modalities. I believe that our styles must align with the needs of our clients.

— Dr. Elyssa Helfer, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I offer a unique and eclectic blend of different practices as there is no 'one size fits all' approach that works for all. Drawing from the best of conventional & alternative medicine, holistic nursing's connection & caring perspective, cross-cultural wisdom tradition philosophies, various psychological theories including imaginal process, depth, transpersonal & the human potential movement. I blend that further with practical 'here and now' skills you can use in your world.

— Kim Salinger, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Rafael, CA
 

I focus primarily on building my relationship with my clients and then sharing therapeutic tools as they become relevant. Studies have shown that the biggest indicator of positive change for clients is the quality of relationship they feel they have with their therapist, so this is my anchor. The principles of building relationship that I strive to embody are authenticity, compassion, and creation of a collaborative relationship that focuses on the client needs.

— Elizabeth Hawkins, Sex Therapist

Eclectic therapy draws from numerous different kinds of therapeutic styles to formulate a wholly unique approach to therapy that is solely the therapist's. If you're interested in working with a therapy that uses approaches like Attachment Theory, DBT, REBT, Existential, Gestalt, and Mindfulness approaches, all while hopefully adding some fun along the way, we might be the right fit for each other.

— Kirk Pineda Pineda, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

I pull from a ton of different modalities to customize the therapy experience to the individual client. Some of my favorites are EMDR, IFS, DBT, geek therapy, narrative therapy, and EFT. Everything I do is trauma-informed, consent based, and focused on harm reduction and that includes therapeutic modalities. I welcome feedback from my clients, and if something isn't working for you, then we'll find something better together.

— Raven Hoover, Mental Health Counselor in Allentown, PA

I utilize an eclectic counseling approach adapting techniques from evidence-based counseling therapies to suit your needs based on your unique situation and aspired goals. The therapies I often borrow from are Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Existential Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Many of the techniques in these therapies are designed to illuminate the innate strengths and resources you possess and develop new insights leading to greater self-awareness and conscious action.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, CA
 

Eclectic Therapy is a therapy approach that draws the most relevant techniques from other evidence-based therapy modalities together for an effective, individualized treatment plan. Eclectic Therapists value the fact that each client is unique and has unique needs in therapy. I believe each client is different and has unique needs. I work to give my clients the most effective therapy outcomes.

— Cara Waters, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in ,

Treatment is not a one-size-fits all approach, so by using an eclectic approach and utilizing the most fitting tools from other modalities, an appropriate treatment plan can be established.

— Samantha Fitzgerald, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

I believe Eclectic Therapy can be one of the greatest tools in the therapy relationship. Utilizing interventions from both behavioral therapy (more skills-based, immediate, observable solutions) and insight-oriented therapy (asking questions of identity, figuring out who you are, exploring self-narratives), I help clients improve their lives on a day-to-day basis as well as gaining a sense of wholeness underneath it all. I pull from many schools of therapy to tailor my eclectic approach.

— Caitlin Miller, Counselor in Chicago, IL

I use an Eclectic therapy which is an approach that draws on multiple theoretical orientations and techniques. I gather techniques from CBT, person centered, psychodynamic, existential, and a multitude of others to create a flexible approach.

— Briony Pittaway, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY
 

This just means I steal, er borrow, from all sorts of theories when addressing your issues. You may be stuck in a negative thought pattern so I whip out the good ole CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and we attack those negative thoughts. You may be reacting from a triggered place so we will explore using Compassionate Inquiry.

— Sarah Lauterbach, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Carmel By The Sea, CA

I have over 12 years of experience, training, and certifications in several types of therapies and I find using a blend of approaches to fit my clients' needs works best.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR
 

I consider myself the anti-magician of therapy. Early on I will help you define goals and come back with a menu of recommended, research based treatment options. WE will collaborate on what your treatment will look like and I will let you know all the 'tricks' I use and why. Our time together will be custom fit to you, your goals, and your needs.

— Love Let Out , PLLC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

As an eclectic therapist I am able to use pieces of many different therapeutic orientations to best meet your needs. I am trained and versed in numerous treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, EMDR, Addiction Treatment, Mindfulness Based Treatment, Solution Focused, Etc. My training and understanding of numerous tools allows me to provide the most integrative and individualized care for you.

— Alison Murphey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Century City, CA
 

Eclectic therapy is an approach that allows the therapist to use different methods to cater to the client's individual needs. While addressing the client's needs, the therapist, when needed, will utilize multiple theoretical orientations to help maximize the client's potential to gain insights by drawing upon different forms of learning. I believe the flexibility in eclectic therapy enables the therapist-client relationship to develop a treatment plan best suited for the client.

— Matthew Cobb, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist

I combine many treatment methodologies and techniques to best fit the person in front of me and their needs. This allows us to create new and more possibilities together. Coming to therapy can be hard, and providing treatment that is about what you want and need, not applying a theory to you, is the best route to healing and feeling better.

— T.Lee Shostack, Clinical Social Worker in , MA
 

I use a variety of approaches for treatment that bring together mind and body. Theories that influence this approach include Attachment Theory, Cognitive Theory, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Systems Theory.

— Elizabeth Mann, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Big Lake, MN