Integral Therapy

Integral therapy is a blended therapeutic approach that draws from several other methods and theories, including pharmacological, psychodynamic, behavioral, cognitive, humanistic, existential, feminist, multicultural, somatic, and transpersonal. It was first developed by Ken Wilber and is founded on the idea that all insights on life contain partial truths and that weaving together a range of cultural, psychological, socioeconomic, biological, spiritual, and behavioral perspectives can often provide the best treatment. Integral therapy has much in common with holistic therapy and has a focus on increased mindfulness. It can be broadly applied to a number of issues, including trauma and relationship problems. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s integral therapy specialists today.

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This style of Freud's "talking cure" is more than words. We explore places in your body that have messages for you, like a constant tension in your chest, or stomach pangs when you think of someone. Perhaps your heart-strings are attached to people in ways that deserve attention and reconsideration. We also look at those thoughts that keep circling, those patterns of cognition that trip you up, and even those deep, core beliefs that may no longer be true. Bringing soul into therapy is a way of connecting with the larger human experience, seeing ourselves as unique while sharing in the collective. Spirit is the lens that shows us there is more to the world than meets the eye. Here we examine questions of meaning and purpose.

— Matthew Breuer, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

Integral Psychotherapy involves the application of Ken Wilber’s AQAL model in the world of psychotherapy. The result is a meta-orientation – a way to connect the central ideas and interventions of the world’s major approaches to psychotherapy. The goal of Integral Psychotherapy is to help us move beyond the limits of postmodern thinking into a truly comprehensive, holistic understanding of mental health and well-being.

— Todd Schmenk, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Providence, RI