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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Lisa Headings (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, NCC, LPC intern

You are a unique individual and your therapy should reflect that. I blend together approaches from different therapeutic schools of thought and techniques based on your learning style, needs, and goals.

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Cathy Walker, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

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.

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Irma E. Llanes (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

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.

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Jennie Towne MEd, MS, LPCi

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

You are unique. I honor your uniqueness. My goal is to create the best mix of theoretical approaches to support you in your therapeutic journey. You deserve a safe space to explore your concerns as you begin learning new skills to create the changes you want in life. In our work together, you have the opportunity to explore many ways to achieve your goals.

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Aimee Polzin

Licensed Professional Counselor

In my professional life I strive to see every client as an unique individual and therefore one specific therapy is not going to be appropriate for everyone. With that, I prioritize ongoing education to become proficient in many different therapeutic approaches that range from behavioral (DBT, CBT) to psychodynamic so I can best support the unique individual.

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Sarah Wildwood

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

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.

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Cory Anton

Licensed Professional Counselor

I believe in meeting clients where they are at and helping each and every person succeed in therapy. Sometimes that means using different approaches, such as CPS (Collaborative Problem Solving), expressive arts, solution focused, motivational interviewing or a narrative style.

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Jenny Larson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC-Intern

I incorporate cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, polyvagal theory and neurobiology, existential therapy, emotionally focused, mindfulness, and person-centered therapy into my practice, depending on what I feel would be most useful for the client. Some clients need to vent, some want to make small changes, and some want to make big changes. I meet my clients where they are and employ whatever orientation makes sense for them.

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Brad Creel (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I offer a range of therapeutic techniques, tailored to meet the needs of the individual client.

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Laura Wozniak (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW BCD

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. My underlying belief is that human well-being is supported through a sense of internal coherence, meaning and connection.

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Cornelia Taubmann (she/her)

Hypnotherapist

PgDip

Hypnotherapy as I learned and practice it includes many psychotherapeutic approaches to strive towards a holistic treatment. My practice involves for example: Hypnosis, NLP, cognitive behavioral, mindfulness based and solution focused methods, Internal Family Systems, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), Inner child work and approaches informed by polyvagal theory.

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Sarah Dykes

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

My style is integrative and includes mindfulness and body awareness.

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Art Chaklader (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

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.

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Erik Patterson (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I draw from numerous modalities that I have studied and used. I deeply believe that effective therapy requires a flexible, rather than dogmatic approach. The process of getting to know you and your specific situation is an essential prerequisite to developing an approach. While I have extensive knowledge and experience with many modalities, there are some approaches, such as EMDR and DBT, that I cannot provide. In general, I lean into approaches that emphasize "client centered" care.

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Caroline McGrath LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

TRE® Certified Provider, Certified Yoga Calm® Youth Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner

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Leslie Yeargers

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

Every person, couple, and family are unique and therefore require individual approaches. My training includes a variety of theories and techniques ranging from solution focused, to narrative, to multi-generational family exploration. Regardless of technique, I endeavor to deeply listen and use my skills and training to help you achieve your therapeutic goals.

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Lynne Coon

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Catherine Lazen (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

M.Ed, MSW, LCSW

The word "eclectic" refers to a multi-faceted approach that includes a wide range of evidence-based modalities. I have training in couples/family counseling, solution/short term therapy, play therapy, CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy and the Expressive Arts Therapies.

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Karen Maloney, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Corinne Allen

Clinical Social Work Associate

I am trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities. The right approach often depends on the client and the client's situation. I am skilled and experienced in understanding which approach will be a good fit for our work together.

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Beth Ann Short LCAT, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

In my practice I have found that it is best to support each client where they are. I start from a social constructivist approach meeting them where they are in their narrative, then I may pull from Humanistic/Existential theory to join them on their personal journey. I may also utilize a Developmental framework to ensure I am truly honoring each clients strengths and support their struggles.

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Casey Peddicord LPC, CFRC (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CFRC

I draw from a wide variety of modalities : Attachment Theory, EMDR, CBT, Music, Sensory Engagement, Motivational Interviewing, Expressive Arts, Existential, Humanistic, Humor and Adult Play

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Lindsay Howson

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Alexandra Leichter, MSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Connective Therapy Collective

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMFT, LCSW, LMFTI, CSWA, QMHA

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.

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Matia Kelly, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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. 

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Lesley Smith (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I incorporate aspects of Somatic Therapy, Harm-Reduction, and Internal Family Systems (IFS) into my practice, as appropriate.

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Cherie Thompson (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am an avid learner so my techniques incorporate all of what I've experienced in my life, studied, read, and witnessed in others. My base theory is Adlerian therapy and I use instinct and your feedback to bring in techniques to benefit you. I incorporate aspects of strength based, CBT, ACT, IFS parts work, polyvagal nervous system, and mindfulness with most of my clients. I offer acceptance, non-judgment, compassion, humor, imagination, and creativity.

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Nicole Phelps (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

An eclectic or integrative therapeutic approach allows the therapist to adapt to your unique needs depending on your goals, what has brought you to therapy and your expectations. The therapist will customize your treatment plan using a method or combination of methods that have been shown to improve the issue or situation which you are wanting to work on.

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Kimberly Crow (she/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC-III

My work is informed by many theoretical perspectives including Mindful Self-Compassion, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic philosophies such as Object Relations and Attachment Theory, Gestalt, Existential-Humanist philosophies and specific trauma interventions such as Interpersonal Neurobiology, Somatic Experiencing and EMDR.

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Joan Laguzza, LCSW Joie PDX Counseling

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Being able to access multiple therapeutic tools and methods guarantees the best adapted approach to individual needs. I strive to ever increase my knowledge of therapy modalities and use them creatively to help reach maximum potential.

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Sophie Bloch Miller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Emilee Herinckx (she/her)

Marriage Family Therapist Intern

MA

I believe that one theory or approach cannot fit all pieces of a person. Instead, I collaborate with clients to use bits and pieces from multiple frameworks so that therapy can be the most effective for them.

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sandeep kumar

Licensed Professional Counselor

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).

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Gia Buckberg

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

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.

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Terry Marshall

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

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.

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Rachael Patoray (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, ATR

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: Art therapy, Brainspotting, grief/loss & trauma work, collaborative problem solving, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based therapy, and mind/body connection.

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Brittany Eide

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I have received education and training from a multitude of different theoretical orientations and practices. I pull from various different modalities to help design the plan that best fits each individual.

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Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

I adjust my approach based on your presenting strengths and challenges in collaboration with you. I do not expect you to adapt to my style. I am comfortable using a wide range of specializations, theories and approaches.

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Beverley Duke-Young (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

B.S, M.S.

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. I am continually evaluating with the individual what is needed to bring a greater sense of peace in body and mind.

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Randy Zasloff, LPC, CADCI (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADCI, NCC

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.

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Shawna Oliver, LCSW (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

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.

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Susan Lehman (she/her)

Reverend

CPDT

I have an eclectic approach, using various modalites, including spiritual/shamanic methods.

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Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

A wide variety of theories of mind or methods of counseling can apply at different times to any one person. We can work together to build an approach that is most effective for you.

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Brandon Bressi, MA (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

You are a unique human who has unique needs and reasons for entering therapy. Using eclectic approaches best tailored to your overall goals and outcomes will allow us to integrate the right approach at the right time. With your consent and collaboration I will utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches to help best serve you along our therapeutic journey together.

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Anthony Marchant

Licensed Professional Counselor

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).

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Guy Burstein (he/him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

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.

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Tracey Hoffman (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D

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

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Steve Hohenboken, LPC, ATR (he/they)

Licensed Professional Counselor

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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Diane Madrigale

Licensed Professional Counselor

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.

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Jane Ward, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

In 25 years of experience both before and after earning my doctorate, I have been exposed to and trained in a wide variety of treatment approaches that I am able to use as needed.

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