WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPY?
Integrative therapy focuses on whole-person health. This includes focusing on physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health. Integrative therapy assesses health goals in each category, tailoring treatment to each patient. A core value of this therapy is to have the patient’s sense of self be understood, accepted and solidified with fears and unhealthy patterns being addressed and healthy behaviors in every category maintained. This is obtained through different forms of therapy (e.g., acceptance commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, neurofeedback, biofeedback, etc.) and collaboration with the patient’s care team (if available) to collaboratively address health goals that may be out of a therapist’s scope of practice.
WHAT IS THE LENGTH OF THE OVERALL TREATMENT?
The number of therapy sessions overall depends on the nature of the issues being treated, but a typical round of therapy is 12-20 sessions, with more chronic cases needing additional sessions.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE SESSION LENGTH?
The average session length is about 45-50 minutes.
WHAT DOES THE FIRST SESSION OF INTEGRATIVE THERAPY LOOK LIKE?
Typically, your first session will be an intake assessment, during which we would gather some background information and ask you to complete several intake questionnaires. Towards the end of the initial session, we would collaboratively decide whether integrative therapy would be a helpful treatment for you to pursue.