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 each person's needs are unique which calls for customized treatment tailored specifically to address those individual needs. I am person-centered, strengths based and integrate various evidence-based modalities. I'll use Motivational Interviewing to help you move through challenges and elements of DBT, EFT and ACT to incorporate skills and tools. Though I find EMDR to be most effective in treating trauma, I will also use Narrative, Schema or Psychoanalytic Therapies when appropriate.

— Jeanie Vetter, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oceanside, CA

Each client has unique needs and responds to different styles. I use an integrated, trauma-informed, person-centered approach foremost. I get to know you as an individual, including your counseling goals, values, strengths, learning styles, and needs as a client. I then tie in modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), psychodynamics, and systemic lenses and techniques to help you.

— Johanna Karasik, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Northglenn, CO
 

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

I use a mind-body approach to healing, having been trained in energy healing.

— Maureen Fiorelli, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in New York, NY
 

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 www.meganvanmeter.com to learn how I can help you create integration in your life!

— Megan VanMeter, Art Therapist

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
 

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, Therapist in St. Petersburg, FL

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. Integrative therapy is not restricted to a particular methodology or school of thought. The goal of this is to improve the efficacy and efficiency of treatment and adapt it to the specific needs of the individual.

— Whitney Russell, Licensed Professional Counselor in , TX
 

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

Each of us are wired differently and coming from various backgrounds, therefore integrative therapy only makes sense to individualize the therapy for each client. By bringing effective psychodynamic, client-centered, cognitive, mindfulness-based, emotionally-focused, holistic approach and each person's spirituality facilitate wholeness of the therapeutic experiences and constructive changes.

— Brave Within Counseling Hyon Bachman, Licensed Professional Counselor in Arlington, VA
 

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 a 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
 

I specialize in Mentalization Based Therapy (MBT), an integrative form of psychotherapy that uses aspects of psychodynamic theory, CBT and other schools of thought, as related to psychology. Mentalization is the ability to interpret and understand the mental state of oneself or others underlying overt behavior. Goals of MBT include helping people increase mentalization capacity, which improves emotional regulation and strengthens interpersonal relationships.

— Payam Kharazi, Psychologist in Beverly Hills, CA

My graduate program provided in-depth education in several modalities of therapy; cognitive-behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. By learning how to provide therapy through these different lenses, students in my program were taught how to be integrative therapists. This allows me to provide flexibility in the therapy I offer, rather than expecting the patient to fit the modality I provide.

— Lauren Bartholomew, Psychologist in King of Prussia, PA
 

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