Integral Therapy

Integral therapy is a blended therapeutic approach that draws from several other methods and theories, including pharmacological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, existential, feminist, multicultural, somatic, and transpersonal. It was first developed by Ken Wilber and is founded on the idea that all insights on life contain partial truths and that weaving together a range of cultural, psychological, socioeconomic, biological, spiritual, and behavioral perspectives can often provide the best treatment. Integral therapy has much in common with holistic therapy and has a focus on increased mindfulness. It can be broadly applied to a number of issues, including trauma and relationship problems. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s integral therapy specialists today.

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I received my Master's degree from the California Institute of Integral Studies, with a concentration in Integral Counseling Psychology. Integral therapy begins with the assumption that all people are capable of change, and that wholeness is our natural state of being. Within this frame, the process of therapy includes reestablishing a sense of connection to ourselves, to others, and to the world around us.

— Lucius Wheeler, Licensed Professional Counselor in Ashland, OR

Integral psychotherapy proposes that all insights on life contain partial truths and that weaving together a range of cultural, psychological, socioeconomic, biological, spiritual, and behavioral perspectives can offer hope for healing, increased mindfulness, and social and cultural evolution. Integral approach draws from several theoretical orientations, leaning heavily on theories of transpersonal psychology. An integral approach embraces an attitude towards that affirms the inherent value of each individual. It is a unifying psychotherapy that responds appropriately and effectively to the person at the affective, behavioral, cognitive, and physiological levels of functioning, and addresses as well the spiritual dimension of life. Integral refers to the process of integrating the personality: taking disowned, unaware, or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive self. It is the process of making whole.

— Sarwang Parikh, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

I first read Ken Wilber when I was in high school in the 1980s and his way of looking at the world had profound effect on my young mind. It remains one of the most complete and integrated systems of knowledge that exists, that I know about anyway. In many ways it is essentially a rigorously holistic approach to human change and can be a great way to illuminate blind spots on one's own roadmap to positive, lasting change.

— Stephen Barnard, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My approach is unique to each person yet with a similar thread: that is, to ultimately help to unveil the wisdom that is already within you. I work with individuals, couples and groups within a framework of Transpersonal, Psychodynamic, Family Systems, Humanistic-Existential, Body-Oriented, and Expressive Art approaches to psychotherapy.

— Amelia Hall, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in , CA

I completed my Master's at the California Institute of Integral Psychology with a degree in integral counseling psychology. My training focused on modalities such as transpersonal psychotherapy, sensorimotor psychotherapy, psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, and somatic therapy.

— Sage Charles, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

We all have been told half truths over our lives. These messages ring loud in the background of our minds. Lets get together and learn to tell ourselves the correct messages.

— Jose Feliciano, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in La MESA, CA

This stems from a mind-body-soul approach, where everything matters and the approaches are holistic in that everything is considered. I am trained and received my Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology. This includes somatic work, depth psychology, an emphasis on relationship and behavior, and as well as working with meaning and transpersonal themes, an awareness and importance on environmental, systemic factors, and incorporating current neuropsychological understandings.

— Ryan Gertz, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Rafael, CA

Integral Psychotherapy involves the application of Ken Wilber’s AQAL model in the world of psychotherapy. The result is a meta-orientation – a way to connect the central ideas and interventions of the world’s major approaches to psychotherapy. The goal of Integral Psychotherapy is to help us move beyond the limits of postmodern thinking into a truly comprehensive, holistic understanding of mental health and well-being.

— Todd Schmenk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, RI

I studied integral theory for over a decade and it informs how I perceive and think about what takes place in the therapy room. I am always taking into consideration the whole being, various states, stages, and lines of consciousness development, the cognitive, the energetic, the emotional, the spiritual, and the greater systems that we are all a part of. In my view, integral theory is a large piece of the puzzle when it comes to truly holistic psychotherapy.

— Kevin Stansbury, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Burbank, CA

I am an integrative therapist - using a combination of clinical assessment and intuition to co-create the best intervention for your treatment and healing. We may employ Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Experiential approaches, Parts Work or Mindfulness depending on your goals and personality.

— Molly Coogan, Associate Professional Clinical Counselor in Corte Madera, CA