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 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 Owings Mills, MD

Sometimes just talking isn’t enough to create change. Many of the clients I work with have been in talk therapy before and say it was helpful but they want something that goes deeper. Therapy often prioritizes the mind and neglects that we are much more than just our thoughts and beliefs. Our body, mind, and spirit, are all integral to who we are. Working as a unified whole, each aspect can affect the other and needs to be welcomed in therapy in order to create deeper awareness.

— Devona Snook, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

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

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

— Stefanie Tweedly, Clinical Psychologist in Newport Beach, 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

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