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 am trained in multiple modalities to help you as there is no one right modality. I pull from multiple techniques to meet you where you are. Here-and-now approaches that focus on the present manifestations of symptoms are extremely helpful. Solution-focused therapies can be the best choice depending on what you're experiencing. Similarly, therapies that connect the past to the present in a here-and-now way can provide healing for many people and help you with future dilemmas.

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

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

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
 

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

Trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy

— Rachel Firneno, Licensed Professional Counselor in Temple, TX
 

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

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
 

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

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 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
 

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 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 , VA
 

I would describe my primary theoretical orientation as eclectic. I utilize many techniques from different theories based on the presenting problems. If more resourcing, coping, and grounding is needed to proceed into more challenging work I might use mindfulness techniques. If there is unresolved family of origin work, I might use Gestalt, psychodrama, art or movement therapy. If there is a trauma focus I might use EMDR. Which modality I utilize is carefully thought out and tailored.

— Kristine Sandt, Counselor in Glendale, AZ

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 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
 

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
 

Cathryn has been trained in using multiple forms of therapy to meet her clients needs. Her training includes use of interventions in CBT, Behavior Modification, Creative Expression, Family Therapy, and Jungian Therapy.

— Cathryn Glenday, Counselor in Albuerque, NM

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

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

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 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 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

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 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

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 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

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
 

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

Eclectic is a fancy word for a grab-bag of therapy strategies & techniques. I’m eclectic because I don't believe therapy is one-size fits all. We need to be creative & come up with a plan that’s custom-tailored to your unique situation. I have a whole holistic toolbox that I’ve put together over 15 years in the field, & from it we’ll pull out all kinds of strategies, as we need them: humanistic/existential, CBT, DBT, art, play, family systems, couples/relational… & of course yoga & mindfulness.

— Dr. Michelle Alvarez, Clinical Psychologist in Asheville, NC

I utilize a variety of therapuetic practices to provide an individualized plan of care to meet an indivudal's needs. Much like learning, there is no one size fits all approach to self-discovery and self-exploration. I utilize a variety of approaches to help client's think and experience things in different ways. I use an innovative appraoch that draws upon different evidence-based approached including, Walk and Talk Therapy, Nature Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Art Therapy, and Mind-Body Balancing

— Michele Davidson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Virginia Beach, VA
 

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