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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My priority is your health, growth and progress - so our way of working together will be tailored to meet your needs.

— Benjamin Schafler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, NY

I recognize that our lives are incredibly complicated and that one particular therapeutic approach does not work for everyone. Most of my training is in behavioral therapy, particularly Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, but I also incorporate principles from Internal Family Systems (IFS), grief therapy, and trauma-informed practices in my work with clients.

— Tanner Schudlich, Clinical Social Worker in Ann Arbor, MI

I have over 12 years of experience, training, and certifications in several types of therapies and I find using a blend of approaches to fit my clients' needs works best.

— Jessi Frothingham, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

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

In my practice, I utilize a variety of modalities and theoretical orientations. To me, there is no one size fits all therapy. I believe that by creating a collaborative, therapeutic relationship with my clients, they can discover the tools within themselves to create meaningful change.

— Danielle Goldstein, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

I focus primarily on building my relationship with my clients and then sharing therapeutic tools as they become relevant. Studies have shown that the biggest indicator of positive change for clients is the quality of relationship they feel they have with their therapist, so this is my anchor. The principles of building relationship that I strive to embody are authenticity, compassion, and creation of a collaborative relationship that focuses on the client needs.

— Elizabeth Hawkins, Sex Therapist

I believe it is essential to identify the unique needs, goals, and expectations of each individual client and incorporate the most appropriate combination of clinically-proven treatment approaches to address those areas. In utilizing this orientation, I tailor the therapeutic process to each client to facilitate change and work toward goals.

— Antonio Rudo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hoboken, NJ

I put Eclectic Therapy on the list of my main approaches, because while I use techniques gleaned from many different schools of thought, I have never found the many people, even most people, only respond well to one approach. Moreover I also think that certain kinds of approaches make more sense sometimes in one's journey, and not so much at others. Everyone is different and unique and I have found that tailoring my approach specifically to the person I am working with works best.

— Stephen Barnard, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

As mentioned above, I work with my clients from an integrative approach (aka, eclectic therapy) because I believe in utilizing interventions from different therapeutic areas to help my clients better manage their mental health symptoms and stress. There is no "one size fits all" in psychotherapy because every client is a unique individual who will have various needs over the course of treatment.

— Angela Rodriguez-Heller, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Eclectic therapy is an approach that combines various therapeutic techniques and theories to create a tailored and flexible treatment plan for individuals. This approach allows for a versatile and adaptable therapy experience, utilizing the most effective elements from different approaches to address a wide range of issues and promote holistic healing. The eclectic approach recognizes that each person is unique, and by utilizing a diverse toolkit, it aims to provide personalized treatment.

— Dr. Jennifer Debra Sterling, PsyD, Addictions Counselor in Fayetteville, NC

Eclectic therapy is a multi-modal approach to therapy that acknowledges the unique treatment needs of each individual. There is no "one size fits all" in therapy! Even though I often start with CBT tools, I also draw from DBT, EFT, EMDR, art therapies, and more in order to meet a client's (or clients') specific needs. I especially believe in blending cognitive and somatic therapy techniques to support the healing of the mind-body connection. I use an eclectic approach with all of my clients.

— Roxane Williams, Associate Clinical Social Worker in , CA

Eclectic Therapy is when the therapist uses a multitude of therapeutic schools and techniques. I find every client to be unique, so are the client's needs. Thus, I use a breath of therapeutic approaches in order to meet the client where they're at versus try and fit a client into a certain mold of therapy that may not be advantageous for their healing.

— Sibley Fleming, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Marietta, GA

Everyone comes to therapy with different needs and goals. As an eclectic therapy practitioner, I draw upon multiple disciplines and therapeutic tools to address the unique needs of each client, depending on their presenting problem, treatment goals, and personal preferences. I do not believe in a "one size fits all" approach to therapy, and I will draw upon my more than two decades of direct practice experience to work with you as we discover the therapeutic tools best suited to you.

— Tania Protsenko, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Island, NY

Basically, I take a few things and smash them together into one therapy approach. I can go almost anywhere you want to take me therapeutically, but there are some things I don't do. Like what is wilderness therapy???? I don't do it, but it sounds FUN! And equine therapy? I'm short so a horse would just walk over me, but wow... that sounds fun, too! So those really fun ones? I don't do them. But I'm a fun person so it all works out.

— Chandra Niklewski, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in HAGERSTOWN, MD

Just as my work in the addiction field is anything but typical, my work around nearly every other issue that I work on with clients is also approached from a very client centered place. I believe my responsibility to you is to hold space, be present and share with you what science & experience have taught us. The growing awareness is sometimes tough to sit with but you'll have company as you get comfortable with the new information you're living with.

— Lisa Curtis, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in White Plains, NY

I pull from a ton of different modalities to customize the therapy experience to the individual client. Some of my favorites are EMDR, IFS, DBT, geek therapy, narrative therapy, and EFT. Everything I do is trauma-informed, consent based, and focused on harm reduction and that includes therapeutic modalities. I welcome feedback from my clients, and if something isn't working for you, then we'll find something better together.

— Raven Hoover, Mental Health Counselor in Allentown, PA

The clinician utilizes more than one focus, or technique, of therapy. S/he chooses the best possible approach or combination of approached designed to match what the client needs. It is a fluidity of techniques used to best serve the client. To do this well, the clinician needs to be familiar with each technique they engage.

— Dr. Evelyn Comber, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Rockford, IL

I use a combination of many methodologies, including a lot of exploration and questioning.

— Tanya Martinez-Cardenas, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Kyle,, TX

My therapeutic style is eclectic in that I often mix a variety of intervention techniques depending on your treatment goals and needs that day. Some sessions will include mostly reflection and deepening clarity of your inner workings, others might include pyschoeducation and skills building. I like to use infographics to information or to help to link personality traits, communication styles, and symptoms. I also suggest media to take in outside of session to deepen work done in session.

— Lisa Serrano, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist