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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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

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
 

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 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
 

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

My graduate program provided in-depth education in several modalities of therapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. By learning how to provide therapy through these different lenses, students in my program were taught how to be integrative therapists. This allows me to provide flexibility in the therapy I offer, rather than expecting the patient to fit the modality I provide.

— Lauren Bartholomew, Psychologist in King of Prussia, PA
 

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.

— Whitney Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor in , 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.

— Christopher Joaquim, Counselor in West Palm Beach, FL
 

Why do you need Integrative therapy? because our mind heals when it communicates with a healthier body. When you are happy, functioning with less anxiety, depression or conflict's your overall wellbeing heals and works together. There is less need for medication, we experience less mind and body disorders and disease, and you will have a more successful and well functioning life. This is the life cycle and the mind/body connection that leads to a healthier you mentally and in health.

— JESSICA DAWN RUSSELL, Therapist in Encino, CA

I'm a lifelong learner, and a 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
 

I most often work from an integrative perspective, which means I use techniques from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral theories. I use the techniques that are most appropriate for my individual client's situation, and the ones that appeal to them the most.

— Ginny Kington, Psychologist in Duluth, GA

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
 

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 Boston, MA

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
 

Integrative therapy allows me to utilize different types of techniques, depending upon the person's goals. I've used mindfulness to help people improve focus and reduce stress. Most people say they don't have time for mediation, but I teach the one minute mindful meditation, because everyone has one minute. I use CBT to help people reduce anxiety by examining thought patterns. I use writing and visualization, both of which have been scienfically found to help with with many different issues.

— Marie Donabella, Clinical Psychologist in Providence, RI