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

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
 

My approach to therapy is flexible and adaptable, according to what the client may need in that moment. Each human being is incredibly unique, so one technique may work with one person and not another. I enjoy being in the moment with clients and allowing myself to be creative in the way we journey through therapy together. One day art may be helpful, another mindfulness, and perhaps sand tray in another session. Each session I try to keep an open mind about what can be helpful.

— SkyeBlu Cutchie, Counselor in Seattle, WA

I have over 8 years experience as a therapist and have learned the benefits of choosing the right style, approach and techniques for each individual client.

— Brittney Roberts, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

I integrate an eclectic mix of counseling methods for individuals including techniques from Narrative Therapy, Reality Therapy, Experiential Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) among others. I do not believe that one size or techniques fits all and collaborate with each client to find the best treatment fit.

— Lydia Blackwell, Counselor in Johnson City, TN
 

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 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 and conscious action.

— Jerry Ochoa, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Turlock, 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

My approach is informed by a breadth and depth of study and practice that incorporates ecological, feminist, transpersonal, cognitive-behavioral, narrative, plant wisdom, intention, intuitive, shamanic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, relational, supportive and mind-body approaches to foster right relationship and wellbeing in the context of our life circumstances, culture, ecosystem, relationships, and soul.

— Lisa Love, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Brunswick, ME
 

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 may pull from other treatment orientations to treat specific issues. These may include (but not limited to): Reality Therapy (Dr. William Glasser) Dialectical Behavior Therapy (Dr. Marsha Linehan) Solution Focused Therapies (de Shazer, Berg, M. Erickson) Wellness and Recovery (Mary Ellen Copeland) Positive Psychology (Martin Seligman) Mindfulness-Based Interventions Narrative Therapy (Michael White and David Epston)

— Sonya Carter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Graham, NC
 

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 meet you where you are! I understand that clients are all different and have different needs. I am flexible in my treatment modality to help you get the best results possible.

— Lindsay Collins, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Grand Haven, MI
 

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

Instead of insisting upon strict adherence to one particular approach or school of thought, eclectic therapists employ elements from a range of therapeutic techniques, with the goal of establishing a course that is personally tailored to the patient or client. By personalizing the therapeutic experience, the eclectic therapist ensures that the most effective therapeutic techniques are integrated into treatment.

— Joy Phillips, Therapist in Broomfield, CO

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 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 do not believe in a "one fixes all". My approach is based on peer reviewed research and i will find the most suitable intervention applying to your situation. And, i will add to that elements of your unique cultural background to make it culturally informed.

— Christian Longue, Counselor in Austin, TX

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
 

Eclectic Therapy involves using multiple types of therapy to meet the needs of the client. This basically means that I am able to do what YOU need to best help you meet your treatment goals. I believe this is the best way to work with clients because therapy shouldn't be "one size fits all." Your needs are unique to you.

— Amanda Dutton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Gainesville, GA

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