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

I incorporate a variety of tools in my practice, with a focus on mind-body-spirit integration. I incorporate movement, body awareness, meditation, ritual, and other self-healing tools as needed. I am also certified by Marika Alvarado, Apache elder, as a Traditional Healer through the Of The Earth School of Indigenous Medicine.

— Julia Aziz, Hypnotherapist in Austin, TX

“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

Holistic psychotherapy aligns the mind, body, and spirit. I am here to help: -Tackle negative thoughts and beliefs -Increase awareness and usefulness of the mind-body connection -Identify meaning and purpose in your life to promote the utmost sustainable positive change Holistic psychotherapy is also mindful of environmental and systemic factors contributing to your presenting concerns, including gender identity, race, socioeconomic status, sexuality, etc.

— Kaitlin Boyd, Clinical Social Worker in Denver, CO

I believe in a holistic approach to living which includes a healthy balance in lifestyle such as healthy eating, getting moving, spiritual or religious beliefs and paying attention to one’s thoughts, feelings, and need for self-care. I enjoy helping my clients explore these areas. I also have experience with chronic illness and all of the emotions and challenges that brings with it; anger, frustration, grief and loss. Helping others on their path to healing is one of my passions.

— Richelle Massengale, Counselor in Springfield, MO

At Lesley University, I specialized in Holistic Theories, which essentially means I pick and choose from many styles of therapy to create an eclectic approach that is tailored to you and you alone. I integrate practices from humanistic, relational, psychodynamic, existential, and creative arts as it makes sense. Are you finding that meditation is helpful? Writing song lyrics to express your emotions? Everything is welcome, if it brings meaning and solace to your experience.

— Laura Knudsen, Counselor in Newton, MA

I've always felt that Western psychology explained how the brain worked and how trauma, loss and our early relationships greatly influence our current lives. But it seemed to be missing a few key ingredients for healing – such as connecting to one's spirituality, understanding the impacts of diet and exercise on mental health and attending to the physical experience of the body. That's why it only seemed natural for me to integrate these aspects of total health into my therapy practice.

— Natalie Moore, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

A persons overall health is linked to their body, mind, and soul. As such if one is out of balance the rest will also be out of balance.

— Jenna Hawton-Calingasan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Fairfield, CA

We are made up of many parts, and every part of us belongs. This includes mind, body, spirit, etc. I bring all of these important aspects into our therapy.

— Emily Thomas, Therapist in Portland, OR

As a psychotherapist, I utilize various modalities to inspire the development of productive and beneficial belief systems in areas of confidence, self-worth, and Significance that results in an increased ability to naturally form cohesive relationships (Belonging). The paramount goal of therapy is to release destructive self-directed beliefs and behaviors and to replace them with tools that will allow you to become Confident and Empowered.

— Alice Amos, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

A holistic approach means seeing a person as a whole being and recognizing the interconnectedness of one’s mind, body, and spirit in defining one’s overall wellness. Holistic balance utilizes a self-inventory of one’s mental (psychological), physical, emotional (i.e. expression of emotions), and spiritual (i.e. values, beliefs, sense of purpose) health to identify imbalances and work towards optimal wellness by strengthening weakened areas.

— Shavonne James, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA

My approach to therapy is multifaceted because You are multifaceted. My practice is integrated using "evidence based therapeutic modalities" that address Brain-Mind-Body-Emotions. We are in the new era of Western medicine and psychology. Today, instead of holding the old limiting view of the brain and body as only a biological machine, awesome scientists, doctors, and healers know mind-body is a vast energetic network where Spirit, Matter, Energy, and Power intersect -- Linking these energy centers to prevent psychological suffering and physical illness, and heal illnesses and emotional suffering. You are whole and Holistic Being. I view symptoms from a growth oriented perspective because symptoms are the alert signs telling you that something about your life, in your life, or your approach to life is not in balance. I help you on your journey to heal and transform from the “Inside-out” and the “Outside-In.” Its kinda like a Mind-Emotion-Body Detox.

— Dr. Shawna Freshwater, Clinical Psychologist in Miami Beach, FL

It's important to look at multiple dimensions of your health and wellness. In our work together, we may explore your physical health, social relationships, financials, etc. We may discuss non-invasive and non-medication based methods to naturally support your system. We may also engage in movement based work to ground you in your body. I've also worked with people to understand how they relate to their finances and debt. We are one system, with many many parts.

— Emily Natale, Creative Art Therapist in Providence, RI

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 believe that psychotherapy isn't only about exploring the mind, but also exploring other aspects of life including our bodies, relationships, activities, spirituality, and more. My training and own personal experience has taught me that growth and healing is most possible when the WHOLE person is taken into account.

— Cyla Fisk, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

I use several different approaches in therapy but they all have one thing in common, they are holistic. This is important in order to experience growth and healing in the mind, emotions and body. Therapy approaches that only focus on part of the person, will only experience part of the healing. I believe it is important to address the entire person because our mind, emotions and body are all connected.

— Julie Holburn, Counselor in Boulder, CO

the framework i use sees all human being as comprising Layers of Self. first is the physical layer and somatic or body-oriented psychotherapy works at this level. second is the layer of energy and breath-work and energy work is best here. third is the mental-emotional layer and most psychotherapy approaches address this. fourth is the intuitive-wisdom layer and depth or narrative therapy works here. finally is the bliss layer and transpersonal or spiritual therapy works here.

— Meenal Chaudhari, Counselor in Downtown Saratoga, 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

I provide Holistic Therapy for client sessions where we address emotional health needs first and additionally address physical health and nutritional health to increase mental health recovery outcomes. I'm licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and also certified as a Personal Trainer, Holistic Nutritionist, and Master Level Hypnotherapist.

— Brandi Jackson, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in ,