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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In addition to traditional psychotherapeutic approaches, including trauma focused, psychodynamic and CBT, I am trained in various mind-body skills and Eastern therapeutic approaches including mindfulness, meditation, breath work, guided imagery, visualization and grounding practices. I am a certified Yoga Instructor (Kundalini), Kundalini Yoga incorporates the use of mantra (sound current), breath, body movements (kriyas) and meditation.

— Rachel Pires, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Plantation, FL

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

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

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.

— Hyon Bachman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Alexandria, VA

There is not a one-size fits all when it comes to therapy. It is important to sometimes tailor the approach to the person's needs. An integrative approach allows the client and the clinician to pivot to meet their needs during the course of treatment.

— Silvia Torres, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Garden City, NY

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

Each client has unique needs and responds to different styles. I use an integrated, trauma-informed, person-centered approach foremost. I get to know you as an individual, including your counseling goals, values, strengths, learning styles, and needs as a client. I then tie in modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), psychodynamics, and systemic lenses and techniques to help you.

— Johanna Karasik, Counselor in Northglenn, CO

In grad school I studied under the founders of a model for assessment and treatment that parallels the process of mental image formation. Called the Expressive Therapies Continuum, this model is used to assess strengths and challenges in the way a person experiences the world at physical, emotional, and intellectual levels, and treatment relies upon the integrative properties of creativity for connecting distress-causing breaks in an individual’s ability to process these levels simultaneously.

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

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

Integrative therapy is a flexible, inclusive practice that combines multiple theoretical orientations and techniques to promote healing on all levels: emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual. Your characteristics, preferences, needs, beliefs, and motivation are considered to formulate the best therapy approach. Some modalities I utilize include mindfulness, nutritional therapies, Brainspotting, harm reduction, and motivational interviewing within a holistic, existential framework.

— Tanya Hanrihan, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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 greatly appreciate an Integrative approach, and love the ethical code "do no harm." At Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) we learned several types of therapy, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, and others that can be included as an integrative therapy approach, such as feminist, gestalt, attachment, culturally sensitive, existential, Gottman method, Mindfulness, narrative, and more.

— Dennis Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Las Vegas, NV

I tailor therapy to each individual client combining different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit their specific needs.

— Kori Meyers, Counselor in Nashville, TN