Holistic Therapy

A holistic approach to therapy leads with the big picture. Holistic psychotherapy, an integrative treatment method, emphasizes the relationship between the mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can manifest in other areas. Therapists who use a holistic approach typically believe that seeing each client as a whole being with interconnected emotions, physical feelings, thoughts and spiritual experiences is fundamental to providing successful care. Holistic therapists will help clients gain a deeper understanding of their whole self, which can build self-awareness and self-acceptance. Holistic Therapy is used to treat a number of issues, including anxiety, depression, stress, trauma and mood regulation.  Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s holistic therapy experts today.

Meet the specialists

The holistic approach focuses on the integration of the mind, body, and spirit as a pathway to emotional well-being. By becoming better attuned to your entire awareness, this can often promote greater understanding and acceptance of the self. Holistic psychotherapy views each person as a whole being to help you gain awareness of the connections between your emotions, thoughts, physical experiences, and spiritual understandings.

— Kathleen Nelson, Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI
 

Holistic therapy takes into consideration the whole person — every part of you — the psychological, the emotional, the physical, and the spiritual. Our life experiences have created beliefs and storylines that hold us back from living our lives. We all hold a powerful story within us that is waiting to be told and understood. By using holistic approaches such as art, song, and storytelling, holistic therapy can guide you to explore those beliefs that are holding you back.

— Sonia Fregoso, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA
 

My focus is on the whole individual in treatment, mind, body & spirit. I teach clients how to relax their bodies and minds through yoga, meditation and mindfulness in session. I also assist clients in improving their sleep which impacts mood, energy and overall functioning. I am also available to discuss spiritual issues if clients are open to that and help guide them to see how helpful any kind of spiritual path can be a helpful part of treatment.

— Chris McDonald, Licensed Professional Counselor in Raleigh, NC

Our bodies and minds have all of the necessary tools to heal. I approach my practice from a holistic standpoint. All we need is ourselves, and our willingness to heal. I can help guide your inner-wisdom through compassion, mindfulness, and carefully individualized tools to help awaken the strength within you. In doing so, assisting you to allow yourself the ability to overcome the obstacles that are standing in the way of your path to healing, and stepping into being your most authentic self.

— Darya Potyagova, Clinical Social Worker in Woodland Hills, CA
 

I view health as a combination of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social wellness. I believe it's important to treat the body as well as the mind in therapy.

— Krista Verrastro, Creative Art Therapist in Reisterstown, MD

As a holistic psychotherapist, I view all of my clients as being intrinsically whole. Though, as humans, we often have emotional and mental suffering and pain, I'm also very aware that we all have within us a deep inner wisdom that knows what we need to heal. My goal as your therapist is to help you become more in touch with that inner wisdom, or intuition. I am non-pathologizing in my approach and focus on the big picture. I am very aware of the mind-body-spirit connection in my work.

— Jennifer Twardowski, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
 

I integrate holistic approaches, including yoga, meditation, and mindfulness, with western traditional approaches.

— Dr. Stefanie Tweedly, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

Utilizing this therapy allows us to see a big picture of what is happening in ones life. I utilize the mind-body connection to find where the disconnect in life is coming from. We truly have the ability to heal ourselves and find ways to create the life we were meant to live. I use a variety of approaches to help my clients connect with themselves in a way that feels comfortable and genuine.

— Crystal Deichert, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Aurora, CO
 

There are two types of holistic therapy. One is horizontally holistic, and the other is vertically holistic. Horizontally holistic therapy attempts to incorporate all physical realities, such as the physical body, emotion, lower mind, and culture. On the other hand, vertically holistic therapy incorporates not only the physical realities but also the realities beyond the physical level, such as the higher mind and the spirit. The holistic counseling I offer is the latter.

— Hideko Ota, Counselor in Berkeley, CA

A diverse array of underlying theories forms the foundation for music therapy interventions. Frameworks from behavioral, psychodynamic, psychological, and neurobiological theories. For the topic of pain and pain management, emerging findings from neuroscience with applied music therapy interventions are trending! Core3 utilizes music, movement and awareness of self-care to promote well being for all holistically.

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

As a holistic psychotherapist, I view all of my clients as being intrinsically whole. Though, as humans, we often have emotional and mental suffering and pain, I'm also very aware that we all have within us a deep inner wisdom that knows what we need to heal. My goal as your therapist is to help you become more in touch with that inner wisdom, or intuition. I am non-pathologizing in my approach and focus on the big picture. I am very aware of the mind-body-spirit connection in my work.

— Jennifer Twardowski, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Walnut Creek, CA
 

I offer holistic care support that is molded to fit your personal needs as an individual. WIth 10 years background in holistic healthcare, I have witnessed and experienced the power of helping individuals from the inside out, working with the person as a whole. Therefore, i identify the importance of acknowledging each aspect of a person and working to hold up the areas that need extra care and attention in order to establish stability, longevity and wellness in their life.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR

All of our Mental Health services are rendered from a holistic standpoint. This means we address the whole of you, mind, emotions, body and spirit with compassion, care and even a little mirroring to help you see yourself more clearly. When you incorporate the entire being into this work, healing takes place on a grander scale.

— Rev Dr Sandy Range, Counselor in Stoughton, MA
 

I offer holistic care support that is molded to fit your personal needs as an individual. With 10 years background in holistic healthcare, I have witnessed and experienced the power of helping individuals from the inside out, working with the person as a whole. Therefore, i identify the importance of acknowledging each aspect of a person and working to hold up the areas that need extra care and attention in order to establish stability, longevity and wellness in their life.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
 

I have a Master of Arts in Integral Counseling Psychology. Prior to beginning my work as a therapist, I was a yoga and Ayurveda practitioner as well as an environmental and human rights activist. I grew up Unitarian-Universalist, and have engaged in Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, and Pagan spiritual traditions. As a counselor, I help clients from a mind-body-spirit approach, and developed a tool called the Six Pillars of Self-Care to help you in all aspects of your wellbeing.

— Stephanie Winn, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

“Depression is like a woman in black. If she turns up, don’t shoo her away. Invite her in, offer her a seat, treat her like a guest, and listen to what she wants to say.” ~ Carl Jung

— Victoria Julita Spiers, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA

I strongly believe in the mind/body connection and that both must be addressed to really thrive. I am trained in traditional, evidenced based psychotherapy, yoga, as well as nutrition and integrative medicine for mental health.

— Amelia Mackle, Counselor in Clackamas, OR
 

I facilitate counseling using a holistic approach. This means I incorporate the mind, body, spirit, and community within counseling. Having additional modalities to healing allows I believe therapy is an alliance of two people committed to a difficult journey of self-exploration and integrating life experience. My position is to speak to the clients presenting concerns as well as reviewing their overall emotional, mental, physical, spiritual, and communal well-being.

— Emily Snodgrass, Counselor in Eugene, OR

Holistic approach in therapy means that a person is seen is a whole system consisting of body, mind and soul. Physical illness or pain can affect emotional states and mental health, and mental health issues can affect the physical body, too. Any symptom is a flashing light telling that something in the system is not working properly. During sessions, we explore those mind, body and soul connections and separate emotional from physical to let go of the symptom.

— Tatiana Morris, Counselor in Minneapolis, MN