Integrative therapy combines different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the needs of the individual client. Drawing from different psychotherapy models and current research, the integrative therapist can be more flexible in responding to a particular client’s needs.
An integrative approach is particularly helpful in addressing both symptoms and underlying issues. It can relieve symptoms faster and have longer lasting effects than when single modalities of therapy are used. Integrative therapy can be used to treat many types of concerns, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, addictions, and eating disorders. Integrative therapists may use elements from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family systems, or other therapies in order to find a unique and effective form of treatment for the client.
The integrative psychotherapists at Lakeview Center collaborate with their clients to decide the best approach to therapy. Different approaches may be used consecutively throughout different stages of the therapeutic process as the client’s needs change.
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