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 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 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 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
 

Emotional well being is only one side of the triangle in holistic wellness. In treatment we will look at your health as a whole: emotional, spiritual and physical. All three sides need to be in balance to experience optimal wellness and peace. Integrating traditional talk therapy, evidenced based interventions and holistic modalities such as meditation, aromatherapy, breath work and more bring healing to your journey.

— Gail Wodkiewicz, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Staten Island, NY

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
 

Holistic therapy aims to integrate all facets of your being - mind, body, spirit - in order to achieve overall wellness. Rather than being symptom-focused, holistic therapy takes into account what makes up the whole-person.

— Dr. Dana Avey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Colorado Springs, CO

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

— Stefanie Tweedly, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, CA

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 Oakland, CA
 

The holistic approach focuses on the integration of the mind, body, and spirt 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. We will look at what is going on in your life and what has gone on th

— Kathleen Nelson, Therapist in Ann Arbor, MI

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 Rochester, MN

I treat each individual child, adolescent, or adult as a whole person, with an individual point of view that has been influenced by all of their experiences. Progress and insight through counseling can come from surprising angles that may not have seemed significant. I listen to all that a client brings to the session with gentle curiosity.

— Sue Wilhelm, Licensed Professional Counselor in Saint Louis, MO

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
 

My approach to therapy is multifaceted because You are multifaceted. My practice is integrated using proven "evidence based scientific 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

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

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
 

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

I believe stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and other mental health issues do not just effect your mind and emotions, but your whole body. I use a Mind-Body approach in therapy. I want you to feel relief and feel better on the whole.

— Shiloh Werkmeister, Counselor in Troy, 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

“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