Integrative psychotherapy is a combined approach that brings together different elements of specific therapies. There is no single approach that can be effective and appropriate for all patients, problems, and contexts. The “integrative perspective” indicates a flexible and inclusive attitude toward the different psychotherapeutic models to help meet your needs, and achieve your goals.
There are different methods I may use to help you with the issues that you want to address. I use an integrative approach that draws on psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal/relational and somatic psychotherapies.
Treatment approaches offered may include:
ACCEPTANCE AND COMMITMENT THERAPY (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a cognitive and behavioral approach that uses acceptance and mindfulness, together with commitment and behavior change strategies to increase psychological flexibility. ACT helps people to develop clarity about personal values and goals, and commit to needed behavior change.
INTERNAL FAMILY SYSTEMS THERAPY (IFS)
Internal Family Systems (IFS) helps us to bring awareness to our different internal voices so we can begin to understand and resolve internal conflicts. By paying attention to the interactions between different parts of ourselves, we can learn to develop a compassionate and trusting self-relationship often resulting in significant improvement in symptoms and interactions with others.
A key tenant of IFS is that all of us have a core self that is never damaged and does not need to be healed. As we gain access to our intrinsic, positive core qualities, we can establish authentic self-leadership.
MOTIVATIONAL INTERVIEWING (MI)
Motivational Interviewing is a practical approach to enhance personal motivation for change by first understanding your own reasons for change, and addressing any challenges or hesitancy around making those changes.
Motivational interviewing is often combined or followed up with other therapeutic interventions to help you achieve the results that you want.
The purpose of psychodynamic treatment is to help people change and progress in their lives. The development of self-awareness and insight is a step in achieving that progress. Psychodynamic treatment helps to examine self-limiting assumptions and unconscious motives and conflicts; to understand their origins, and to arrive at more current and adaptive understandings to facilitate new options for solving problems, and for living.