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 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

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, Counselor 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

“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

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

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

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

For me, interconnectedness is key. I understand our inner and outer landscapes to be complex. Holistic therapy is about centering wholeness. It is about considering a wider view of our experiences and challenging ideas of separateness between mind, body and spirit.

— Ashley Gregory, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

Sometimes just talking isn’t enough to create lasting change. Holistic therapy sees that the body, mind, and emotions are all part of who we are and need to be included in therapy in order to create deeper awareness and change. Many clients who like this type of work have been in therapy before but felt that just talking wasn't getting as deep as they wanted to go.

— Devona Snook, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

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

A holistic approach considers the person as mind/body/spirit. Physical symptoms are associated with emotional/mental symptoms and vice versa. Evidence shows that stress is the underlying cause of most chronic health conditions. It makes sense, then, to treat the person holistically.

— Sue McRee, Therapist in Pinellas Park, FL

It's an integrative approach that focuses on the relationship between mind, body, and spirit, attempting to understand and address the ways issues in one aspect of a person can lead to concerns in other areas.

— Dr. Adriana Dyurich, Licensed Professional Counselor in Corpus Christi, TX

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

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

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 Beverly Hills, 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

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

For me, interconnectedness is key. I understand our inner and outer landscapes to be complex. Holistic therapy is about centering wholeness. It is about considering a wider view of our experiences and challenging ideas of separateness, often manifested in imaginary boundaries between mind, body and spirit. In my approach to therapy, I attune my holistic attention to you with honesty, consideration and compassion.

— Ashley Gregory, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, 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

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, Licensed Professional Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

For me, interconnectedness is key. I understand our inner and outer landscapes to be complex. Holistic therapy is about centering wholeness. It is considering a wider view of our experiences and challenging perceived separateness.

— Ashley Gregory, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Berkeley, CA

I work with the body, mind, spirit & energy systems. I track your energy & assist you in managing anxiety, fear and doubt. I help you to drop into your true essence and learn to embrace the dualities within yourself: the "good" and the "bad," the personality and the soul, the masculine and the feminine, in order to bring about a unity of duality, wholeness and grounding in your Higher Self, your True Essence, which is a vital and powerful force within. May the force be with you!

— Benita Silver, Licensed Professional Counselor in Asheville, NC

I honor clients as holistic beings and take the body, mind, and spirit into account. We incorporate your emotional wellness, mental wellness, relationships, spiritual fulfillment, physical wellbeing, and work/school life into account to help you grow on every level.

— Emma Donovan, Counselor in St. Louis, MO

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