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 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

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 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 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
 

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

I offer a variety of tools: EMDR, DBT, Internal Family Systems, trauma-informed cognitive work, anger expression, art work using SoulCollage(r), somatic work including breath training, use of 101 Trauma-Informed Interventions and more.

— Cathy S Harris, Counselor in Encinitas (San Diego Cty), CA
 

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, Clinical Psychologist 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

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
 

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 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 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 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 provide a variety of therapy approaches depending on your needs. Each approach is explained and discussed so that you are aware of the the type of therapy and if it is effective for you.

— Susan Resnik, Mental Health Counselor in Miami Beach, FL
 

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

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
 

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