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.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

— Danahy Sharonrose, Counselor in Portland, OR

A holistic approach to psychotherapy integrates a full-spectrum view of the human experience, including mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual perspectives on your experiences. When we work together, I will help you to orient to your body, heart, mind, and essential nature, in order to cultivate trust in your own inherent capabilities and wisdom.

— Rachel Fernbach, Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

As an expert in trauma treatment, Laura’s approach combines traditional therapy techniques with a holistic perspective to promote healing on multiple levels. Treatment involves utilizing a range of evidence-based modalities, tailored to meet your individual needs. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, she creates a safe and supportive environment, empowering you to process your traumatic experiences, develop healthy coping strategies and create a meaningful life.

— laura merritt, Psychotherapist in SEATTLE, WA

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

Somatic or body-based therapies are a bottom-up approach to treatment. Our group specializes in somatic therapies (EMDR, yoga therapy, IFS, Somatic Experiencing, and Mindfulness) that help people cope with raw emotions and reactions that show up in their bodies. These tools help take the body from feeling like it's in a place of danger or fight and flight and move it into a place of safety by regulating the nervous system and creating a safe space in therapy for processing.

— Kanjana Hartshorne, Therapist in Exton, PA

In my sessions I have the option to incorporate Reiki, Hilot, movement, and/or tarot as supplemental modalities to traditional psychotherapy.

— Jacqueline Casumbal, Psychotherapist in Gaithersburg, MD

I see the value in every different approach and modality in therapy, so I try to tailor my approach to each individual client and their unique, everchanging issues using holistic therapy. I have used mindfulness, CBT, ACT, person-centered, psychodynamic, and DBT all with one client so far depending on what they needed with each session.

— Gulsanam Azieva, Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

Holistic Therapy supports that the whole person is made up of interdependent mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional parts. Holistically, I weave together a tapestry of tools inspired by the expressive arts, somatic counseling psychology, neuroscience, psychosynthesis, ecopsychology, transpersonal psychology, guided imagery, energy healing practices, kundalini yoga, shamanic practice, Jungian psychology, and mindfulness practices that leads to lasting healing and transformation.

— Lina Návar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I believe that the most effective healing looks at the whole person, where they're coming from, and uses many tools from the tool box. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, I can incorporate energy healing such as Reiki or shamanic energy medicine. I also believe many other forms of self-care, physical therapies, or forms of alternative medicine can support a person as well.

— Michelle Halpin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rochester, NY

Washington Psychological Wellness is proud to provide an integrative & holistic approach to treatment. Holistic mental health emphasizes the entire person (bio-psycho-socio-spiritual model) and not just on their symptoms or presenting problems. It reaffirms the importance of the relationship between clinician and client, is informed by scientific evidence, and uses all appropriate therapeutic approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.

— Washington Psychological Wellness, Mental Health Practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD

I integrate more traditional forms of therapy, including psychodynamic therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, with breath work, mindfulness, somatic experiencing and EMDR. I believe that increasing awareness of our physical, mental and emotional experiences helps us to heal and cultivate self-compassion.

— Megan Bengur, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , NC

I use a holistic, integrative approach, considering the whole person, and the interconnectedness of the mind, body & spirit. I uniquely tailor sessions blending evidence-based practices, including psychodynamic principles complimented with food mood psychology inspired by functional medicine, to address both root causes and current challenges.

— Shima Ahmedaly, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boca Raton, FL

I have been especially drawn to holistic therapy since I worked in early childhood development and watched as bodyworkers unwind trauma and tension in little ones' bodies, without using words. Since then I have certified in infant massage instruction, taken five multi-day courses in cranio-sacral therapy, and trained as a Reiki Master. Since 2018 have been immersed in personal study of herbalism and the work of Medical Medium Anthony William for addressing chronic illness.

— Janaki Tremaglio, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

Mental health doesn't exist in a vacuum. All parts of who you are as a person can affect (and be affected by) your mental state. I encourage people to examine what they notice in their mind, heart, body, and all different aspects of their life. This allows us to feel more whole as human beings, and can improve our relationships with all different pieces of our lives.

— Jennie Hagen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Vancouver, WA

I find the holistic approach complimentary in working with life transitions which can be a change in the body, mind, or spirit. My education and experience in hospice and palliative care and specializing with adults and aging have lead me to assess and treat people with a biopsychosocial and spiritual model taking into consideration the entire human being and their life experiences that will guide discovery, transformation and the willingness to thrive.

— Tanya Carreon, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Colorado Springs, CO

Holistic therapy recognizes the profound connection between the mind, body, and spirit, considering them integral parts of the whole person. With the support of a holistic therapist, clients embark on a journey of deepening awareness and acceptance, embracing the complete self. This approach emphasizes the importance of listening to both the mind and body, fostering a spiritual understanding that promotes holistic well-being.

— Mallory Kroll, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Concord, MA

We are more than just our struggles. The relationship between all aspects of who we are: our body, mind, and spirit influence how we feel and function. By taking a holistic approach, we can consider you as a whole person and work within your emotions (thoughts and attitudes), relationships (with self and others), and spiritual aspects (beliefs about your place in the world).

— Natalie Bernstein, Clinical Psychologist in Pittsburgh, PA

I use a custom approach that combines and complements therapies in an integrative mind/body/spirit holistic model and evidence-based medical practices.

— Marianna Chavez, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Ontario, CA