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

Using an eclectic model is extremely useful because I could borrow from any important modality to use in the particular problem reported by the patient. The use of Narrative interventions, family systems, humanistic approaches, traditional and non-traditional interventions, etc., allows the patient to experience a variety of modalities and opportunities to explore new views of human's relationships and the connection with the world.

— Roberto Olivo, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Glendale, CA
 

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

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
 

My approach depends on the person with whom I'm working.

— Laura G. Kogan, Clinical Psychologist in Skillman, NJ

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
 

Therapy is not exclusive to those suffering from traumatic or debilitating symptoms. Positive Psychology taps into the innate strengths that are unique to each one of us, building both resiliency and optimism, allowing us to flourish. "It is not enough to simply remove the negative symptom or presenting problem. In order to live an optimal and self-fulfilled life, strengths need to be discovered and promoted, so the seeds of happiness and wellbeing can grow and thrive.”

— Kevin Stolper, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

I am trained in multiple modalities to help you and thus am able to pull from different techniques to help you in the best way possible.

— Patrick Tully, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

I believe each person is unique and so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to counseling. I use a variety of techniques gleaned from many difference sources to empower you to achieve your goal.

— Willard Vaughn, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hampton, VA
 

Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy

— Rachel Firneno, Licensed Professional Counselor in Temple, TX

I use knowledge from a variety of easily blended theories and techniques, and draw from my experience with what works for clients. Most theories recognize the importance of our thoughts, beliefs, and feelings and provide insight into how these things interact in our lives and how to become more conscious and intentional with them.

— Sue Wilhelm, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO
 

I pull from various orientations and interventions including: psychodynamic and person-centered orientations, 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

I have had many, many trainings on different approaches, and I try to utilize the best one for your unique issues and personality. Because of these experiences, I am able to tailor therapy to fit your needs!

— Jessica Foley, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Waltham, MA
 

My therapeutic style is eclectic (integrative) in nature, incorporating psychodynamic, interpersonal, narrative, somatic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness-based techniques. I find it limiting to just work from one theory and I tailor my approach to each individual client to achieve the best results.

— Kelifern Pomeranz, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Menlo Park, CA

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
 

I have an eclectic theoretical perspective and create planned change through a problem solving process. I am creative, flexible and solution focused.

— Rachelle Miller, Counselor in Spokane Valley, WA

My All Heart Counseling Approach blends the best therapies with compassionate care, spiritual counseling, tailored to your specific needs.

— Amy Gould, Counselor in BEACHWOOD, 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

I utilize a tailored combination of techniques for each client. These include but are not limited to Ecotherapy, humanistic theory, collaborative problem solving, strength based, creative self expression, play therapy, role playing, mindfulness and movement therapy.

— Ande Cappellano, Social Worker in Portland, OR
 

I allow my varied life experiences, as well as my keen interest in other modalities, to inform my work.

— Victoria Julita Spiers, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I use an approach that is compassionate, direct, and non-judgmental to help create an environment where you feel supported in your counseling journey.

— Alisha "Ally" Teague, Therapist in Jacksonville, FL
 

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 incorporate a variety of techniques from various treatment orientations throughout therapy to best support the individual needs of each client.

— Torie Cueto, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

My work is tailored to the individual client. I work with attachment theory in mind and am extremely attuned to how the client -therapist relationship is critical to growth. I am also mindful of the unconscious issues that underlie presenting symptoms and behaviors. EMDR, hypnosis, art, movement, CBT are tools to be utilized with care. There is no "one size fits all." Above all, I am trauma informed and sensitive to hidden issues.

— Chelle Epstein, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Miami, FL
 

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 therapy involves integrating many modalities based on what the client needs. I identify most as an eclectic, or integrative, therapist because I do just that. There are many skills and tools available from many modalities, so I use as many as necessary to fit the client's style and needs. Some examples include self-compassion, mindfulness, somatic exercises, DBT skills, values work, trauma therapy, loving kindness, psychodynamic principles, and psychoeducation.

— Nathan Jacquez, Counselor in Salt Lake City, UT
 

I take a very integral approach, drawing upon a wide variety of treatment modalities and approaches, both East and West.

— Mike Doogan, Counselor in Portland, OR
 

The eclectic approach is a treatment modality that draws from several different therapy modalities and philosophies to fit the clients needs. Each client is unique and sometimes one approach is not a good fit. The treatment plan is tailored to each clients needs at the time.

— Rachel Haynes, Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton, CA

Overall, my style is very eclectic. I strive to be trained in a wide variety of approaches so that I can tailor your treatment to exactly what would be the best fit for you. There are not any cookie-cutters here!

— Andrea Bezaire, Psychologist in Ann Arbor, MI