Integrative psychotherapy 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.
It can be short-term or long-term treatment. The number of therapy sessions 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. The average session length is about 55 minutes.
Dr. Lisa Black offers Integrative Psychotherapy at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine.
For more detailed information about this modality please see Dr. Black’s website www.drlisablack.com.