Eclectic

Eclectic therapy integrates a variety of approaches and philosophies in order to create a treatment program to meet the individual client’s needs. An eclectic therapist may have a favorite technique, but they will often employ all that are available to them in an effort to treat their clients as successfully as possible. Eclectic therapy, usually balanced between listening and advice giving, is highly personalized and can be beneficial for a variety of mental health problems or emotional stresses.

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I use an eclectic array of modalities to help my clients towards their goals. A few of the methods that I use are meditation and mindfulness, guided imagery, ecotherapy, rapid trauma resolution, hypnotherapy, narrative therapy, inner child work, and transpersonal/spiritual based therapy.

Eclectic therapy is a therapeutic approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of the client.

I select from a limited set of therapeutic models, using what I believe is the best match for a particular client and their issues.

This style best describes my work after 35 years. I do not want to imply that I have a lack of interest in specific approaches, but it is important to adapt my approach to the personality, strengths and needs of my client. I like to begin with the simplest interventions first and progress through relational and internal dynamics as effective and welcomed by the client.

I believe in using various therapeutic approaches but mainly choosing what works bestI have with an individual. If one approach is not working effectively I will choose another approach and use the one that works best.

I find that the relationship that is able to occur between the therapist and the client is going to have more to do than any techniques used which is secondary. My \'eclectic\' approach has allowed me to draw upon many years of experimenting with what works, therapy-wise. It doesn\'t have limits to a particular style so I\'m free to bring the best to my approach.

A variety of holistic tools to empower the individual. These include, hypnosis, EFT, NLP, Self Hypnosis, Imagery, relaxation techniques, finger rub anchor to calm and a positive self image.

I employ an eclectic therapeutic approach that is tailored to your counseling needs. Some of the training and approaches I apply to our work includes but is not limited to: expressive art therapy (including art, play, and narrative therapies) sand tray, grief/loss & trauma work, EMDR, collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and mind/body connection.

As a social worker, I was trained to assess the whole person, environment, and history, to understand what is happening and how to move forward. This requires an eclectic approach, using all the tools in my toolbox. Those tools include CBT, DBT, EMDR, somatic experiencing, Trauma focusing interventions, EFT, gottman, systems, narrative and mindfulness based interventions.

I use a wide variety of treatment interventions tailored to each individual's needs.

I use an eclectic approach while also using my skill and discernment on what will best meet the need of the person and situation. Some of the methods I have employed, but not limited to, include: EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Sand tray, Narrative, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

I have training and experience in: Gestalt, Family Systems, Marriage and Family therapy, Solution Focused and Strategic Therapy, Mindfulness and Mediation, Client-Centered Therapy, Buddhist Psychology and Somatic Experiencing (TM).

Eclectic therapy integrates a variety of approaches and philosophies in order to create a treatment program to meet the individual client’s needs. An eclectic therapist may have a favorite technique, but they will often employ all that are available to them in an effort to treat their clients as successfully as possible. Eclectic therapy is usually balanced between listening and advice giving.

I draw on a number of modalities including: Narrative (looking at the story you tell yourself and how to reconstruct new ones), Jungian (art and dream work when appropriate), Eastern Psychology (yoga, Aikido, meditation and general Eastern philosophy), Body-centered (derived mostly from my work with Aikido), Holistic (as I try to look to weave various areas of life into a healthy whole).

I believe in crafting treatment tailored to the individual. I have a large toolbox that I draw from that includes various approaches that I have been trained in and use regularly including: dialectical behavioral therapy, attachment based therapy, somatic approaches, mindfulness, expressive art therapy, and equine facilitated therapy.

An eclectic approach simply means that a therapist uses the best of each therapy for an individual client. Often, an intervention associated with a certain therapeutic orientation is utilized in conjunction with another resulting in a client specific treatment. More and more, therapists are harnessing the usefulness of many therapies to assist clients in achieving the best outcomes.

There are many theories and types of therapy that can be used when working with couples. I find that no two couples are a like, nor or the two individuals within that couple alike. I will assess your specific needs and will draw from my experience and schooling to not only help explain why you are in your current set of circumstances, but also how we can go about addressing your needs.

While primarity psychodynamic (exploring underlying habitual thoughts, beliefs and behaviors), I also am trained in attachment theory, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, marriage and family therapy, Jungian-based depth therapy, and contemporary Relational Psychoanalysis.

Each client's needs are different. In order to accommodate your specific needs, I will use the therapeutic approach that best fits your needs and personality. The approaches that I draw from include CBT, EMDR, mindfulness, trauma-focused CBT, humanistic, emotionally focused therapy, solutions focused therapy, and family systems therapy.

I believe that each client is unique and has different needs in therapy at different times. Therefore, I employ an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing from different established models as they complement each individual. 

Just as a hammer doesn't work for every repair, one theoretical approach may not work for every situation. I utilize aspects of Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Transactional Analysis, and Mindfulness when appropriate, to more effectively help you make lasting change.

Utilize a variety of therapeutic treatments and interventions. Seek to find the approach which works best for each individual client.

I don\'t believe that there is a \'one size fits all\' theory of counseling that works for all issues. I believe that being person-centered is essential to every therapeutic relationship and provides the basis for change to occur. Sometimes, a CBT technique could help, sometimes an an attachment based intervention might work - I attempt to sit with clients and work with what seems best for them.

I do not believe there is one single approach or theory that works for everyone in every situation. Consequently, I find it is best to have a diverse understanding of theories to incorporate a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create the best treatment/approach to meet the needs of the client.

Eclectic style is the commonly used treatment orientation. It is a combination of different styles to fit your needs. I commonly use different styles for different issues, and fit it into your personality. As always we only work with styles that work for you.

I draw from a number of theoretical orientations including Hakomi Psychotherapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Internal Family Systems.

Using an eclectic approach allows me to utilize aspects of other approaches or techniques that will better fit the needs of the individual or couple.

Eclectic means I don't use one or two therapeutic approaches, but many, depending on what you need and what will be the most helpful to you.

I draw from therapeutic models such as attachment theory, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, mentalization-based treatment, interpersonal neurobiology, nonviolent communication, narrative therapy, collaborative problem solving, emotional freedom technique and more.

In addition to approaching counseling from a mindfulness/body-based perspective, I incorporate various psychological theories in my work with clients: Jungian, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, and Existential. I use the following interventions/modalities depending on client challenges & needs: Narrative therapy, Sandtray therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction.

Counseling is not a one size fits all endeavor. I strive to collaborate with people to find a path that works. Counseling can be solution focused and/or entail open ended exploration. I have experience drawing from a collection of approaches that can be adapted to fit the unique needs of the individual.

No one technique, theory or modality works for everyone. My training is based in psychodynamic theory and object relations, but I have advanced training in many techniques, including, but not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Transpersonal Therapy. (See Mindfulness and EMDR described in greater detail

Being the most flexible and multifaceted approach in my practice, this allows for the use of a myriad of approaches to address my clients most current pressing needs. In combination with other therapeutic modalities, it allows for the client to have more autonomy and to build upon what I call 'your very own toolbox of skills' to derive from when they are out in the world.

Including Emotion-Focused, Hakomi, Relational and Attachment, and Contemporary Psychodynamic

In my sessions, I like to use approaches that best fit the client. I pull from CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, family systems and strength based approaches.

My thoughtful use of an eclectic approach to therapy enables me to draw from a number of useful techniques to help you. Having a range of tools in the toolbox (and a variety of art supplies in the supply cart) means that I can more effectively help you identify your strengths, see your challenges from new and useful perspectives, and set useful goals that we will successfully work toward.

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