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.

Meet the specialists


The integrative approach is one that brings together aspects of other approaches and combines them to help the client(s) have the best chance on their journey. I have been trained in numerous aoproaches and am able to bring them in when they are likely to be helpful to those I work with.

— Christopher Smith, Pastoral Counselor in Harrison, NY

While I do work primarily from a CBT perspective and am certified in two trauma-focused CBT approaches (Cognitive Processing Therapy and Prolonged Exposure), I do also integrate other treatments. I use treatments grounded in research and do not consider myself to be a theoretical purist, as I believe in finding what works for the person sitting front of me.

— Audrey Atkinson, Clinical Psychologist in Davidson, NC

Given that I see the value different evidence based treatments, my theoretical orientation is integrative. I treat from a client-centered perspective in which I integrate the evidence-based treatments (such as DBT, CBT, psychodynamic and ACT) that are best suited for a given patient’s unique background, symptomatology and needs. I also consider biopsychosocial and multicultural factors.

— Yvette Rico, Post-Doctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA

In my experience, the Client’s needs should lead the therapy, not the Therapist’s theoretical orientation. I trained in psychodynamic, narrative, feminist and humanistic perspectives. I approach therapy with strength based, authenticity, and emphatically validated interventions. I like to get feedback from clients frequently to continue to adjust my approach.

— Genevieve Weiscovitz, Clinical Psychologist in Albany, CA

I use a mix of CBT, interpersonal therapy, and psychodynamic therapies to get the entire picture of a person’s life and functioning to teach and encourage the use of skills to improve their lives.

— Uchechi Ukuku, Psychologist in Philadelphia, PA

I take a person-centered, integrative approach to therapy, based on my belief that each person and so will be each approach to therapy. I collaborate with my clients to create goals for what they wish to achieve in therapy, and listen to how I can best support them to meet these goals. My therapy combines elements including humanistic and strengths based approaches, as well as cognitive behavioral and mindfulness techniques.

— Patricia Wosleger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

Utilizing complimentary theoretical approaches and interventions to meet individual clients’ needs. If seeking addiction treatment, seek a credentialed provider to ensure the clinician has adequate training.

— Tracy Carmody, Counselor in Baldwinsville, NY

I integrate cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic and interpersonal approaches and techniques in my work.

— Robin Knoblach, Clinical Psychologist in Herndon, VA

In addition to using CBT, I can teach you to make friends with your brain and your body via relaxation and guided imagery, as well as a practical understanding of how the brain works. ​We're likely to talk about sleep, nutrition and exercise - the body and the brain are both part of the same package! It's truly remarkable how much better equipped you are to deal with even the most complex problems when the basics are in place.

— Dr. Laura Forsyth, Psychologist in Camarillo, CA

I incorporate different aspects of multiple therapy modalities depending on the unique nature of the person I am working with for an integrative approach.

— Rikki Goldenberg, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Boca Raton, FL

Many times, one treatment type just isn't the right fit for a client. Honestly, that's usually the case. Nobody's struggles are the same, so why would one specific treatment be perfect all the time? Integrative therapy allows me to tailor the treatment to you. We may use aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy, relational or narrative, mindfulness or other therapy techniques. It all depends on what you need. My priority is you.

— Amanda Dutton, Counselor in ,

I do not have a "one-size fits all" approach when working with clients. I utilize an integrative approach using a variety of treatment modalities to best meet the needs of my clients. I am guided by both research and evidence based/evidence informed interventions to include aspects of Psychodynamic Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Internal Family Systems, and the Unified Protocol.

— Carolyn Karoll, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Towson, MD

Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP) is a highly efficient and effective way of working with clients that can lead to deeper more meaningful therapeutic work in less time with lasting results. IBP treats the whole person, integrating the body, mind, emotions, and spirit. I have completed 6 years of training in IBP and am a Certified Integrative Body Psychotherapist and Teacher. I am also currently undergoing the training to become a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider.

— Jillian Bashi, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Troy, MI

Integrative Therapy promote healing and facilitate wholeness - ensuring that all levels of a person's being and functioning (mental, physical and emotional health) are maximised to their full potential. Clients must be committed to self-exploration and open to identifying what factors in their life are perpetuating problems, and/or are causing current concerns.

— Ionica B, Psychotherapist in Bucharest,

I am a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider, with advanced training in the ways our food impacts our mood.

— Amanda Ruiz, Counselor in East Petersburg, PA