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.

Meet the specialists

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
 

“I heal in parts because systemic dis-ease took me apart.” - Dr. Jennifer Mulan, Decolonizing Therapy, author, therapist, community organizer My belief in the therapeutic process is that it is a tool in helping to integrate various pieces of our experience that have been forced to dissociate due to stress, trauma & systemic oppressions. We’ll pace our work at your rhythm in order to process various feelings and experiences, intentionally connecting & integrating them into your whole being.

— Jonathan Julian, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA