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.

Meet the specialists

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, however, 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, conscious deci

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

I base my treatment on the client's needs utilizing mindfulness, positive psychology, reality therapy, and other Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques to help clients achieve their goals.

— Gianna Giuoco, Counselor in Manassas, VA

Eclectic therapy uses the best of every kind of therapy out there to tailor to YOUR needs, goals, personality, and preferences. Therapeutic techniques are only as good as how effective they are for the individual. For example, for one client I might use cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, with acceptance practices of dialectal behavioral therapy, with meditation in compassion focused therapy, and dream interpretation in psychodynamic.

— Katrina Zaleski, Psychologist in TEMECULA, CA

I utilize an array of therapeutic modalities and principles to create an ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of the patient or client.

— Heather Douglas, Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

I always try to incorporate humor into my sessions to alleviate stress and help clients find some joy, even for a moment, in their lives.

— Rachael Lastoff, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Newport, KY

I am constantly participating in trainings and staying up to date on research to utilize any approach that may benefit my clientele.

— Ashley Edwardson, Therapist in Aurora, CO

Eclectic Therapy means I have a lot of tools in my toolbox to share with you. I can pull from many types of modalities to find a mix that's perfect for you.

— Lauri Shedd, Clinical Social Worker in St Louis, MO

Different ways therapeutic tools are useful for different clients. From mindfulness, to art therapy, to cognitive behavioral techniques, I go with what works. I don't believe there's one right way in.

— Lily Sloane, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

Eclectic to me, means a model that allows me to integrate different approaches and theories to best serve my client's needs. I was trained to listen deeply in a very robust, clinical, client-centered, and holistic model of psychotherapy where issues like anxiety and depression could be engaged with from either a psychodynamic perspective or a cognitive behavioural one. When notions from the world of Gestalt therapy are helpful, then I will use those etc.

— Lisa Ndejuru, Psychotherapist in Montreal,

I realize that no two people are the same and as such tailor my therapy to meet the specific needs of my clients. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression or any other issue, I will help you recognize underlying problems, fully realize your strengths and adjust certain behaviors and thoughts to see things a different, healthier way.

— Michael Gacnik, Counselor in Groveport, OH

I have knowledge and experience in a variety of treatment modalities and assess each client to find the right fit for their treatment goals.

— Tina Ottman-Boykin, Counselor in Plymouth, WI

I believe in the use of various skills and theories to assist my clients. Not one modality can fit all, so I use a little from column A and a little from column B. You learn the basic skills found in CBT and how to use mindfulness techniques to assist in changing thoughts and behaviors. Maybe you're emotions highjack you at times and what you really need is to help feel in control again so some mindfulness and emotional regulation skills may be your jam! Together we find your tool box!

— Tara Arhakos, Licensed Professional Counselor in Monmouth Beach, NJ

I use therapeutic approaches I have been trained on and that serve the needs of my clients.

— Niashay Whitaker, Counselor in Tacoma, WA

Using an eclectic and evidence-based approach, my goal when working with individuals of any age and at varying points in life, is to provide the emotional support and tools necessary for you to be confident in your ability to achieve your goals on your own.

— Karen Foreman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in AURORA, IL

Each client is unique, requiring a personalized treatment plan. I have an extensive toolkit to draw from. My graduate school program emphasized Rogerian therapy. Since then I have had training and experience in CBT, ACT, narrative, and solution-focused therapy. I have also trained in sand tray, and I have experience in several substance use treatment programs. I was recently trained in EMDR.

— Patricia Bennett, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I utilize an integrated approach of evidence-based practices in psychology. Clients can expect to learn techniques and coping skills from cognitive-behavioral, choice, and humanistic therapies.

— Brianna Badenhop, Counselor in COLUMBUS, OH

I pull from various orientations including: rational emotive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, relational and attachment theories, queer and feminist frameworks and I also use mindfulness and narrative strategies. This allows for fluidity to find ways of working together that keep it dynamic and best matched for you.

— Deanna Richards, Mental Health Counselor in NEW YORK, NY