Integrative Therapy

Integrative therapy is the integration of elements from different schools of psychotherapy in the treatment of a client. An integrative therapist will first assess their client and then match proven treatment techniques to their unique situation. As it is a highly individualized approach, integrative therapy can be used to treat any number of issues, including depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. Research has shown that tailoring therapy to the individual client can enhance treatment effectiveness. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s integrative therapy specialists today.

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I believe in a integrated approach to therapy, utilizing tools and interventions that can best help the client. Not every tool and intervention works for every client, so I find it best to have a large tool chest.

— Andrew Bentley, Clinical Social Worker in Oklahoma City, OK

Why do you need Integrative therapy? because our mind heals when it communicates with a healthier body. When you are happy, functioning with less anxiety, depression or conflict's your overall wellbeing heals and works together. There is less need for medication, we experience less mind and body disorders and disease, and you will have a more successful and well functioning life. This is the life cycle and the mind/body connection that leads to a healthier you mentally and in health.

— JESSICA DAWN RUSSELL, Therapist in Encino, CA

My approach is integrative and dynamic in that I tailor the way I work with each client to meet you exactly where you are at and what you need. There is no cookie cutter or one-size-fits all approach to therapy, and each person is different. I draw from elements of psychodynamic, attachment based, mindfulness and contemplative oriented traditions, somatic therapy and parts work (IFS). Therapy with me is insight oriented, actionable, and experiential.

— Heather Stevenson, Clinical Psychologist in New York, NY

Integrative therapy is an approach to treatment that involves selecting the techniques from different therapeutic orientations best suited to a client’s particular problem. By tailoring the therapy to the individual, integrative therapists hope to produce the most significant effects.

— Whitney Russell, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

One size does not fit all. Your needs are unique to you. I use a strengths-based approach drawing from person-centered, Humanistic/Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, trauma-focused and Psychodynamic approaches.

— Sergio Hernández, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Evanston, IL

I'm a lifelong learner, and a well-developed, skillful therapist. In years of professional development, I've received various levels of training in the following modalities: CBT, DBT, ACT, MI, SE, EMDR, NVC, IFS, psychodynamic, and group therapy. I borrow tools and insights from all these therapies and integrate them for my client's benefit with my primary grounding and advanced training in SCT and SAVI, which together offer a broad and deep framework for healing and growth.

— Joseph Hovey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

By using integrative, it describes my approach that is largely grounded in interpersonal theory (see description below), feminism & social justice/liberation, a trauma-informed and self-compassion lens, and seeing therapy as a collaborative process.

— addyson Psy.D., Psychologist in Providence, RI

Although you sometimes feel disconnected from yourself, you were born to be connected. The problem is that some parts of you have fallen out of integration. I was trained by the co-creators of an integrative assessment and treatment model called the Expressive Therapies Continuum, which helps me guide helping professionals to connect with all aspects of their physical, emotional, and intellectual selves. See to learn how I can help you create integration in your life!

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

I utilize an integrative approach to support various client needs.

— Yousef Essex, Counselor in Baltimore, MD

I take an integrative mind-body approach to care. The therapeutic relationship is far more important than specific therapeutic modalities used. We collaboratively create a tri-phasic, personalized treatment plan for those presenting with PTSD, C-PTSD, and complex trauma.

— Dianne Goetsch, Psychotherapist in , MI

Training based from Leslie Korn, lectures and workshops from Phoenix Friends of Jung, Psychiatric Rehabilitation 3 course series at University of Arizona, and Women's Group work

— Wendy Howell, Licensed Professional Counselor in Glendale, AZ

I'm a lifelong learner, and well-developed, skillful therapist. In years of graduate and post-graduate education, I've received various levels of training in the following modalities: CBT, DBT, ACT, MI, SE, EMDR, NVC, and IFS. I borrow tools and insights from all these therapies and integrate them for my client's benefit with my primary grounding and advanced training in systems-oriented (SCT) therapy and SAVI, which together offer a broad and deep framework for human challenges and growth.

— Joseph Hovey, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

Integrative Therapy is a fancier way of saying that therapy is not a one-size fits all approach. Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic practices and techniques to fit the needs of each individual client. An integrative approach can help clients explore what is causing challenges in their life and helps them begin to approach life in a more open and productive way that works for them.

— Christina Rogers, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL

Disconnection creates addiction, hierarchies, marginalization, isolation, violence, and devalues life and lived experiences. Human disconnection from nature has caused instability and legacies of trauma within individuals, families, communities, cultures, species, and globally. Integration work addresses conflicts, overwhelm, helplessness, stuckness, and the fear of or desire for control while nourishing reconnection with what matters, and establishing processes of repair.

— Tara Gilmaher, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

I integrate a variety of models and focus on those that align with your specific concerns. The therapy models I utilize most are person-centered, emotionally-focused, mindfulness-based, ACT, DBT, dynamic, motivational interviewing, narrative, and sand tray play therapy.

— Tera Buerkle, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Lexington, KY

The approach I take with each client is unique to that client's needs. My approach is integrative, which means that, in addition to talk therapy, I incorporate education, mindfulness, movement, breathing exercises, art therapy, sexual health information, and EMDR in my sessions where appropriate. This style reflects my authentic personality, and my love of variety and creativity, and I have found over the years that it serves my clients extremely well.

— Brandie Sellers, Licensed Professional Counselor in McKinney, TX

I greatly appreciate an Integrative approach, and love the ethical code "do no harm." At Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois) we learned several types of therapy, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, and others that can be included as an integrative therapy approach, such as feminist, gestalt, attachment, culturally sensitive, existential, Gottman method, Mindfulness, narrative, and more.

— Dennis Patrick Smith, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Las Vegas, NV

At Washington Psychological Wellness, we practice an integrative and holistic approach to healing, considering our clients’ mental, physical, and emotional health and interpersonal and spiritual well-being. We consider each individual as unique and therefore cater treatment to the client. Drawing from various modalities and practices, we can match you with a therapist who will understand your specific issues and tailor your therapy plans according to your needs.

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

I most often work from an integrative perspective, which means I use techniques from psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral theories. I use the techniques that are most appropriate for my individual client's situation, and the ones that appeal to them the most.

— Ginny Kington, Psychologist in Duluth, GA