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


Although my main treatment approaches are CBT and Person-Centered, I like to bring other modalities into the room depending on the presenting problem and the personality of the client. I might integrate Dialectical Behavioral, Narrative, Solution-Focused or Motivational Interviewing techniques when appropriate.

— Amanda Baquero, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Miami, FL

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

In my work with children, I primarily use techniques derived from play therapy, particularly a modality called Synergetic Play Therapy from which I am completing my certification this year. I am eclectic in my approach with adults and pull primarily from client-centered theories of practice. I also have extensive training and certification through Jayson Gaddis and The Relationship School in how we do relationship with the individuals in our lives.

— Brittany Eide, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Beaverton, OR

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

— Rebecca Letterman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,

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 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 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 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 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

The eclectic therapy approach involves the integration of theory and technique from various therapy models. The application of this training is determined by the needs of each person that walks into my office. I integrate eclectic approaches within the art therapy modality to expand the potential for healing . I am currently receiving training in Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and will be adapting my therapy approach to primarily focus on ACT theory and practice in combination with art.

— Christina Marrero, Licensed Professional Counselor in Jenkintown, PA

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

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

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 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 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 integrate the different models of therapy I find most effective in order to meet the unique needs of the person sitting before me.

— Emily Bonelli-Padow, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Francisco, CA

Clients should not be run through a favored therapy. Each person, each couple or family has its own issues and needs, and therapy should adapt to meet them there. Eclectic therapy, essentially means individualizing to whatever is the most relevant and prominent issues to lead to the healing, growth, change, or decisions required for health and personal growth. Attachment, trauma, insight, embedded values, compulsions/addictions, abuse, culture, & many other issues demand specific treatment.

— Ronald Mah, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Leandro, CA

my clinical toolbox draws from a variety of orientations and practices that have been shown to be effective in addressing emotional, mental, and social issues. These are supported by science, are evidence-based, best practices. More importantly, I have used these for years with great success...and seen my clients maintain these gains! some of these: CBT, ACT, DBT, positive psych, solution focused brief therapy, mindfulness, exposure, to name a few.

— Tonya Gulbranson, Therapist in Newark, CA

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

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

Being a practicing therapist for over 20 years I have developed a large bag of “tricks” so to speak. Meaning I have a wide range of techniques and interventions to draw on to develop a plan with you to get you where you want to be. To me the goal of therapy is to help you have your best life.

— Carrie Glebe, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Williston, FL

Eclectic therapy is an open, integrative form of psychotherapy that adapts to the unique needs of each specific client, depending on the problem, the treatment goals, and the person’s expectations and motivation.. In effect, an eclectic therapist customizes the therapeutic process for each individual by using whatever form of treatment, or combination of treatments, has been shown to be most effective for treating the particular problem.

— Mary Ellen Kundrat, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,