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.

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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

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

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

In my experience, and research is beginning to validate this, no single approach or therapy fits all situations. What research has shown is that the number one factor in clients getting better is the strength of the relationship between the client and therapist. I have found that the best approach arises organically over the course of therapy. This allows each client to bring their unique challenges and strengths to therapy and therapy to meet you where you are.

— Dillon Welliver, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Tallahassee, FL

I use an eclectic approach pulling from multiple modalities to meet the needs of my clients.

— Rebecca Letterman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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

Each session I try to keep an open mind about what is helpful to the client, so 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.

— SkyeBlu Cutchie, Counselor in Seattle, WA

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 that every person is in a unique situation with unique challenges facing them. As such, I believe that multiple sets of techniques are best for helping people overcome their most complex life issues.

— Kristy Fuller, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Bowling Green, KY

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 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 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, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

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 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

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 was trained in how to utilize a wide variety of therapeutic techniques as a clinical social worker. I strongly feel it is very important to meet the client where they are at before determining which specific therapy(ies) to utilize for best results in forming a positive therapeutic alliance with the client.

— John Caster, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Corvallis, OR

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

Theories of therapy are like languages. Some people speak different languages, come from different cultures, and are varied within almost all subsets they can be categorized in. An eclectic approach allows me to meet with a client/system, learn their language, and tailor treatment to them in a therapeutic modality that will have traction with the changes they are hoping for.

— Adam Bertoch, Counselor in The Woodlands, TX

My treatment modality is an Eclectic modality grounded in a Humanistic/Existential and Psychodynamic approach that is tailored to fit your own unique needs for healing, wellness and restoration. In addition, I will pull from other theories to utilize "tools" that will aid in the healing /growth process including the use of psychoeducation. Not only do I have professional supervised experience in providing therapy, but I have extensive personal experience with receiving therapy as well.

— David Eshleman, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Hermosa Beach, CA

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

We have a variety of clinicians at our office with varying background and treatment orientations. Please connect with us to discuss which therapist may be the right fit for your needs!

— Parasol Wellness, Counselor in Otsego, MN

I believe every person is unique in their life experience, their biological makeup, their community, and their beliefs. While I was trained in different modalities, my experience has taught me that there is no one theory that fits all. It depends on the behavior, affect, sensation, imagery, cognition, interpersonal relationships, and client biology, that I determine the best therapeutic process for the client.

— Chui-Tan Lee, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR

I believe that therapy is not one-size-fits-all. I respond to each individual case by drawing from and integrating modalities that meet your unique needs. While my work is always strengths-based, person-centered, and trauma-informed, I use techniques from various therapeutic practices in order to provide care that is individualized.

— Myles Marcotte, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA