Lori Butts
Psychologist, JD, PhD Verified
Sunshine Park
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
The Clinical & Forensic Institute, Inc. provides a comprehensive array of clinical and forensic psychological services to both the South Florida community and nationally. With expertise in numerous psychological fields of study, CFI offers comprehensive clinical treatment including individual, family, couples, addiction therapy, sex addiction therapy, sexual offender treatment, and group therapy as well as a broad range of clinical assessments for a variety of disorders. Additionally, our staff performs an array of forensic psychological services in the areas of criminal and civil law encompassing all aspects of forensic assessment, trial consultation, cross examination preparation, witness preparation, and case strategy evaluation.
(561) 968-1212
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Sunshine Park
West Palm Beach, FL 33405
The Clinical & Forensic Institute, Inc. provides a comprehensive array of clinical and forensic psychological services to both the South Florida community and nationally. With expertise in numerous psychological fields of study, CFI offers comprehensive clinical treatment including individual, family, couples, addiction therapy, sex addiction therapy, sexual offender treatment, and group therapy as well as a broad range of clinical assessments for a variety of disorders. Additionally, our staff performs an array of forensic psychological services in the areas of criminal and civil law encompassing all aspects of forensic assessment, trial consultation, cross examination preparation, witness preparation, and case strategy evaluation.
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Carlene Smith
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
I have a positive psychology orientation to psychotherapy that is integrative in that it employs diverse techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, hypnotherapy, meditation and interpersonal therapy.
Contentment in one's relationships and productivity at work are keys to personal fulfillment. I enjoy helping others move forward in their journey of life skills acquisition and personal growth. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience helping others work through emotional upheavals, psychological issues, relationship dilemmas and health concerns. I value offering clients the opportunity to look at and understand their current challenges within the context of their unique personal history. I also help my clients try out alternate and healthier ways of self expression and engagement with others.
Integrative
(833) 769-0371 x100
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Integrative
I have a positive psychology orientation to psychotherapy that is integrative in that it employs diverse techniques from cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, hypnotherapy, meditation and interpersonal therapy.
Contentment in one's relationships and productivity at work are keys to personal fulfillment. I enjoy helping others move forward in their journey of life skills acquisition and personal growth. I am a licensed clinical psychologist with over 30 years experience helping others work through emotional upheavals, psychological issues, relationship dilemmas and health concerns. I value offering clients the opportunity to look at and understand their current challenges within the context of their unique personal history. I also help my clients try out alternate and healthier ways of self expression and engagement with others.
Leo Balseiro
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
I am a trauma-informed, integrative counselor.
Many of the issues we face are not designed to be solved alone. The most valuable aspect of change is a therapeutic relationship that is measured by trust, genuineness, and openness. I believe in the power of a safe and collaborative process with no room for judgment. This belief is reminiscent of the privilege I've received to work with numerous others; these folks have both discovered and leveraged their own power to bounce back against, and overcome, significant adversity. With our collaboration, resources, and wit, this outcome can be a reality for any person who is willing for change, even if change seems inconceivable.
Integrative
(754) 220-5396
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Integrative
I am a trauma-informed, integrative counselor.
Many of the issues we face are not designed to be solved alone. The most valuable aspect of change is a therapeutic relationship that is measured by trust, genuineness, and openness. I believe in the power of a safe and collaborative process with no room for judgment. This belief is reminiscent of the privilege I've received to work with numerous others; these folks have both discovered and leveraged their own power to bounce back against, and overcome, significant adversity. With our collaboration, resources, and wit, this outcome can be a reality for any person who is willing for change, even if change seems inconceivable.
Jennifer Tomko
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW Verified
Offers online therapy
I utilize an integrative approach that is a collection of EMDR, CBT and TF-CBT.
My passion is watching people grow into the best version of themselves.I have the utmost respect for people who are devoted to improving themselves. I want to be a part of that change by helping to overcome barriers. Therefore, I work with teens & adults who have trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, dual diagnosis & and several other mental health concerns. If you have been struggling and want to improve your life. I can help. I can offer you the tools you need to understand the problem and yourself in a new way.
Integrative
(561) 448-6871
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
I utilize an integrative approach that is a collection of EMDR, CBT and TF-CBT.
My passion is watching people grow into the best version of themselves.I have the utmost respect for people who are devoted to improving themselves. I want to be a part of that change by helping to overcome barriers. Therefore, I work with teens & adults who have trauma, mood disorders, anxiety, dual diagnosis & and several other mental health concerns. If you have been struggling and want to improve your life. I can help. I can offer you the tools you need to understand the problem and yourself in a new way.
Terri Samuels
Counselor, MS, LMHC, NCC, CMHIMP Verified
Offers online therapy
I am Terri Samuels, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I counsel children, adolescents, and adults. I consider my approach to therapy as being both integrative and eclectic: While my main goal is helping my clients achieve a sense of individuation, independency, and self-awareness, my underlying focus is always meeting those needs in a way that is empathetic, safe, and comfortable. I have extensive training in such important topics including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Child-Behavioral Issues, Adolescent Struggles, Grief, Relationships, and Nutritional and Integrative Medicine.
Integrative
(561) 286-8423
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Integrative
I am Terri Samuels, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I counsel children, adolescents, and adults. I consider my approach to therapy as being both integrative and eclectic: While my main goal is helping my clients achieve a sense of individuation, independency, and self-awareness, my underlying focus is always meeting those needs in a way that is empathetic, safe, and comfortable. I have extensive training in such important topics including Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Child-Behavioral Issues, Adolescent Struggles, Grief, Relationships, and Nutritional and Integrative Medicine.
Staci Weiner Psy.d.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
Offers online therapy
Apple Psychological is a unique practice as it utilizes a holistic, integrative approach to meet the needs of the patients we service.
I believe that change is always possible when a person is ready. I truly love my job and enjoy seeing my patients achieve their personal goals. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist for 12+ years. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of behavioral and emotional difficulties. My approach is individualized to meet each patient's needs as I have experience using CBT, Psychodynamic theory, family systems, interpersonal, and behavioral treatments. I aim to make each of my patients feel comfortable and safe in the therapy environment.
Integrative
(561) 418-6340
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Integrative
Apple Psychological is a unique practice as it utilizes a holistic, integrative approach to meet the needs of the patients we service.
I believe that change is always possible when a person is ready. I truly love my job and enjoy seeing my patients achieve their personal goals. I have been a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified school psychologist for 12+ years. I specialize in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of behavioral and emotional difficulties. My approach is individualized to meet each patient's needs as I have experience using CBT, Psychodynamic theory, family systems, interpersonal, and behavioral treatments. I aim to make each of my patients feel comfortable and safe in the therapy environment.
Mara D. Frey
Counselor, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
I use integrative approaches starting with person-center, meeting the athlete where they are, then when applicable using, CBT or solution focused methods.
In a world full of people, we can still feel lost and alone. I am a therapist who works with athletes to regain their best self with a specialty in eating disorder and body image issues. I focus on the emotional wellbeing of athletes on and off the field, in sports such as basketball, row, swim, Olympic hopeful. Assisting in exploring the life stressors of who they are in and apart from the sport, while never feeling good enough. My work includes exploring with athletes their struggles with injury, pressures from coaches, teammates, family, life transitions and at times finding ways to cope by the control of food or body image.
Integrative
(561) 423-1350
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
I use integrative approaches starting with person-center, meeting the athlete where they are, then when applicable using, CBT or solution focused methods.
In a world full of people, we can still feel lost and alone. I am a therapist who works with athletes to regain their best self with a specialty in eating disorder and body image issues. I focus on the emotional wellbeing of athletes on and off the field, in sports such as basketball, row, swim, Olympic hopeful. Assisting in exploring the life stressors of who they are in and apart from the sport, while never feeling good enough. My work includes exploring with athletes their struggles with injury, pressures from coaches, teammates, family, life transitions and at times finding ways to cope by the control of food or body image.
LeAnn DeHoff
Counselor, PhD, LMHC, RPT Verified
Offers online therapy
I use an integrative approach, including techniques of attachment, CBT, child-parent relationship therapy, EMDR, emotionally focused therapy, play therapy, and solution-focused methods.
LeAnn DeHoff, PhD, LMHC, Inc. is now doing business as The Lux Center of Counseling and Education. Our mission is to honor each person's inner-experience and support healing through counseling. We work with children, couples, and families, using client-centered and evidenced-based methods to help identify and regulate emotions, change behavioral & emotional patterns, and learn new ways of working with others. We believe in empowering people at all ages to tap into their authentic self so they can find motivation, relief, and work towards ongoing self-care.
Integrative
(954) 860-3742
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
I use an integrative approach, including techniques of attachment, CBT, child-parent relationship therapy, EMDR, emotionally focused therapy, play therapy, and solution-focused methods.
LeAnn DeHoff, PhD, LMHC, Inc. is now doing business as The Lux Center of Counseling and Education. Our mission is to honor each person's inner-experience and support healing through counseling. We work with children, couples, and families, using client-centered and evidenced-based methods to help identify and regulate emotions, change behavioral & emotional patterns, and learn new ways of working with others. We believe in empowering people at all ages to tap into their authentic self so they can find motivation, relief, and work towards ongoing self-care.
Martina Hines
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC Verified
Offers online therapy
My approach when it comes to therapy is integrative and person centered.
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Whether it’s learning techniques to combat anxiety, stress or depression, or addressing and overcoming trauma and PTSD. Perhaps you have a child that is struggling in school, a teen that won’t open up to you, and you’re looking for someone they can talk to. Maybe you just need someone to truly listen and to hear you, to walk with you as you take these next brave steps.
Integrative
(407) 214-4176
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
My approach when it comes to therapy is integrative and person centered.
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Whether it’s learning techniques to combat anxiety, stress or depression, or addressing and overcoming trauma and PTSD. Perhaps you have a child that is struggling in school, a teen that won’t open up to you, and you’re looking for someone they can talk to. Maybe you just need someone to truly listen and to hear you, to walk with you as you take these next brave steps.
Taylor Rosand
Counselor, LMHC, CCTP Verified
Offers online therapy
I have worked in the field for over 8 years and I am co-founder of a group practice, Mind & Body Integrative Counseling Center which focuses on holistic healing.
You deserve to live a life you are happy with. Life is too short to spend another minute with feelings of anxiety, sadness, guilt, or shame. I truly believe that we all have the ability to heal, we just need some help finding the skills within us to push through to the other side. My job is to guide you to find your strength so you can live happily again. Many of my clients have expressed that they have felt understood and free of judgment during our sessions. I think it's important to have a counselor you feel comfortable with, that you look forward to meeting for sessions. Let me be that experience for you.
Integrative
(954) 807-1030
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Integrative
I have worked in the field for over 8 years and I am co-founder of a group practice, Mind & Body Integrative Counseling Center which focuses on holistic healing.
You deserve to live a life you are happy with. Life is too short to spend another minute with feelings of anxiety, sadness, guilt, or shame. I truly believe that we all have the ability to heal, we just need some help finding the skills within us to push through to the other side. My job is to guide you to find your strength so you can live happily again. Many of my clients have expressed that they have felt understood and free of judgment during our sessions. I think it's important to have a counselor you feel comfortable with, that you look forward to meeting for sessions. Let me be that experience for you.
Vanina Kala Waizmann
PhD, MS, Spec
Offers online therapy
My integrative approach combines techniques and processes that are tailored to each client, supporting individuals to reach their full potential and live the lives they truly want to live.
Hello, I am Dr. Vanina Kala Waizmann. Supported by academia, research, clinical experience and personal spiritual journey, I have spent the past eighteen years supporting individuals to find a new way of living, helping them break free from outdated patterns, and transition from a place of limitation and anxiety to one of freedom and joy. As a Specialist in Individual and Group Psychotherapy, I offer individual sessions and facilitate groups and seminars for adults and adolescents in-person and online worldwide.
Integrative
(833) 494-1543
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
My integrative approach combines techniques and processes that are tailored to each client, supporting individuals to reach their full potential and live the lives they truly want to live.
Hello, I am Dr. Vanina Kala Waizmann. Supported by academia, research, clinical experience and personal spiritual journey, I have spent the past eighteen years supporting individuals to find a new way of living, helping them break free from outdated patterns, and transition from a place of limitation and anxiety to one of freedom and joy. As a Specialist in Individual and Group Psychotherapy, I offer individual sessions and facilitate groups and seminars for adults and adolescents in-person and online worldwide.
Rebecca M Marshall
Counselor, MS, LMHC, CBP Verified
Offers online therapy
As an integrative therapist, my work combines proven mind-body methods from eastern and western medicine including: clinical psychology, energy medicine and mindfulness.
Are you looking for holistic healthcare solutions to support desired change? Would you like to overcome or prevent unwanted symptoms like stress, pain, indecision or "dis-ease"? Interested in activating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle - or gaining support through difficult times, important transitions, personal growth or change? Receive support, direction and guidance through a collaborative process. Experience increased clarity, confidence and ease in your mind, body & spirit. Enhance your sense of wellness, alignment & balance while expanding your skill set for supporting your health over time.
Integrative
(305) 930-7645
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
As an integrative therapist, my work combines proven mind-body methods from eastern and western medicine including: clinical psychology, energy medicine and mindfulness.
Are you looking for holistic healthcare solutions to support desired change? Would you like to overcome or prevent unwanted symptoms like stress, pain, indecision or "dis-ease"? Interested in activating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle - or gaining support through difficult times, important transitions, personal growth or change? Receive support, direction and guidance through a collaborative process. Experience increased clarity, confidence and ease in your mind, body & spirit. Enhance your sense of wellness, alignment & balance while expanding your skill set for supporting your health over time.
Root Cause Resolutions
Psychologist, PhD Verified
Offers online therapy
What separates my services from other practitioners is my integrative approach, compassionate inquiry, curiosity, and kindliness.
Are you feeling "stuck" or believe that anxiety and depression are dictating your life? Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, stressed, worried or depressed? If so, I understand your suffering. I'll help you to reduce your stress, worry & depression so that you can live a truly fulfilling life. Imagine instead waking up each day feeling grateful and excited to begin your day. You can learn to break free from your mind's judgments, harsh criticisms or stories about who you are & what you are incapable of doing.
Integrative
(305) 834-4194
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
What separates my services from other practitioners is my integrative approach, compassionate inquiry, curiosity, and kindliness.
Are you feeling "stuck" or believe that anxiety and depression are dictating your life? Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, stressed, worried or depressed? If so, I understand your suffering. I'll help you to reduce your stress, worry & depression so that you can live a truly fulfilling life. Imagine instead waking up each day feeling grateful and excited to begin your day. You can learn to break free from your mind's judgments, harsh criticisms or stories about who you are & what you are incapable of doing.
Jed Shlackman
Counselor, LMHC, CHT, MSEd Verified
Offers online therapy
Greetings, I wish to assist all my clients in their path of transformation. I use effective integrative and novel approaches to help clients achieve well-being, including various mind-body and holistic modalities that often bring rapid healing and resolution for a wide range of issues, including ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Phobias, & Traumas. I have experience working with a variety of client populations, and specialize in fostering personal growth and healing mental health issues without drugs. I invite you to call for a free short phone consultation to see if my services are a good fit for your goals or concerns.
Integrative
(305) 834-4818
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Integrative
Greetings, I wish to assist all my clients in their path of transformation. I use effective integrative and novel approaches to help clients achieve well-being, including various mind-body and holistic modalities that often bring rapid healing and resolution for a wide range of issues, including ADHD, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, Phobias, & Traumas. I have experience working with a variety of client populations, and specialize in fostering personal growth and healing mental health issues without drugs. I invite you to call for a free short phone consultation to see if my services are a good fit for your goals or concerns.
Renee L. McFarland
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, EdD, MA, MS Verified
Offers online therapy
In turn, my therapy is integrative, utilizing varied therapies to help you.
Hi and I welcome you to contact me at Time Out Counseling, I am a dedicated counselor working in collaboration with you, tailoring therapy to fit your needs! I know that there are many mental health care challenges, specifically now with COVID-19, that can be difficult to manage on your own. I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to create change in your life; your passion, personality, sense of humor, and most importantly your heart will be the impetus for change! All of these interpersonal elements brought me here, to be the voice and advocate for those who need help. I would like to help you!
Integrative
(239) 237-3206
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
In turn, my therapy is integrative, utilizing varied therapies to help you.
Hi and I welcome you to contact me at Time Out Counseling, I am a dedicated counselor working in collaboration with you, tailoring therapy to fit your needs! I know that there are many mental health care challenges, specifically now with COVID-19, that can be difficult to manage on your own. I believe you must bring your whole self to the table if you want to create change in your life; your passion, personality, sense of humor, and most importantly your heart will be the impetus for change! All of these interpersonal elements brought me here, to be the voice and advocate for those who need help. I would like to help you!
A New Hope Recovery Services - Interventionist
Counselor, LMHC, LMFT, MCAP, NCC, CCMI-M Verified
Offers online therapy
As experienced and accredited professionals, we use an integrative therapeutic approach throughout the entire process.
At A New Hope Recovery we are advocates for individuals & families struggling with addiction and/or other problematic behavioral issues. We provide Interventions, Counseling, Evaluations & Case-Management services, all supported by our team of licensed and accredited professionals. We provide Interventions for Substance Use Disorders (drugs and alcohol addiction), Process/Behavioral Addictions (sex addiction, overeating, gambling, etc.) and other Mental Health conditions. We believe that an Intervention is a loving and lifesaving act. Call us today for more information.
Integrative
(407) 543-2183
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Integrative
As experienced and accredited professionals, we use an integrative therapeutic approach throughout the entire process.
At A New Hope Recovery we are advocates for individuals & families struggling with addiction and/or other problematic behavioral issues. We provide Interventions, Counseling, Evaluations & Case-Management services, all supported by our team of licensed and accredited professionals. We provide Interventions for Substance Use Disorders (drugs and alcohol addiction), Process/Behavioral Addictions (sex addiction, overeating, gambling, etc.) and other Mental Health conditions. We believe that an Intervention is a loving and lifesaving act. Call us today for more information.
Carolyn Moore Kohlenhoefer
Counselor, MEd, NCC, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
Trained in extensive cognitive behavioral theory and working at VR, I worked to help clients find new ways of working and developing self concepts that embrace change. Working at Patrick Harris Psychiatric Hospital, I saw those with severe mental illnesses. Additional academic training was helpful in working with those with chronic diseases. Now, primarily, I see children using play therapy techniques. Currently, I have acquired approximately 80 hours in gambling addiction training and have passed the International Gambling Counsel Certification exam. Being a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider is my next goal.
Integrative
(352) 310-8351
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
Trained in extensive cognitive behavioral theory and working at VR, I worked to help clients find new ways of working and developing self concepts that embrace change. Working at Patrick Harris Psychiatric Hospital, I saw those with severe mental illnesses. Additional academic training was helpful in working with those with chronic diseases. Now, primarily, I see children using play therapy techniques. Currently, I have acquired approximately 80 hours in gambling addiction training and have passed the International Gambling Counsel Certification exam. Being a Certified Mental Health Integrative Medicine Provider is my next goal.
Tyler March
Counselor, MS, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
Hey there, thank you for visiting my page. I am a clinician who is passionate about creating solutions and strategies to reduce stress, increase resilience and develop courage that leads to authentic healing. Being a therapist is an immense privilege and creating a space for genuine exploration and honest expression motivates my practice. I believe in an integrative approach to healing mental health concerns, one that pays attention not only to your thoughts, feelings and relationships, but also to your physical and nutritional habits. Working as a team we will establish a wellness plan that leads you to insight and transformation.
Integrative
(321) 250-1407
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
Hey there, thank you for visiting my page. I am a clinician who is passionate about creating solutions and strategies to reduce stress, increase resilience and develop courage that leads to authentic healing. Being a therapist is an immense privilege and creating a space for genuine exploration and honest expression motivates my practice. I believe in an integrative approach to healing mental health concerns, one that pays attention not only to your thoughts, feelings and relationships, but also to your physical and nutritional habits. Working as a team we will establish a wellness plan that leads you to insight and transformation.
Darren Lowe
Counselor, MA, LMHC Verified
Offers online therapy
I use an integrative approach to address the health and wellness of the whole person.
My passion is helping those who are feeling disconnected from themselves and others. I work with clients dealing with low self-esteem/self-worth, depression, anxiety, compulsive/addictive behaviors, social isolation/disconnection, spiritual/existential issues, couples/relational issues and many more.
Integrative
(321) 221-5288
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Integrative
I use an integrative approach to address the health and wellness of the whole person.
My passion is helping those who are feeling disconnected from themselves and others. I work with clients dealing with low self-esteem/self-worth, depression, anxiety, compulsive/addictive behaviors, social isolation/disconnection, spiritual/existential issues, couples/relational issues and many more.
Tara Wenig, MA, LMHC, NCC, DCEP, HHC
Counselor, MA, LMHC, NCC, DCEP, HHC Verified
Offers online therapy
Heart2Heart Integrative Counseling utilizes a broad range of psychological methods to create positive changes in emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Specializing in ENERGETIC HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING by focusing on the WHOLE person by integrating...YOUR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT and SOUL. Ms. Wenig's mission is to BALANCE and HEAL individuals by finding the root cause/s of a problem/s and healing it energetically. By integrating traditional counseling techniques, (Talk Therapy) and holistic techniques, (Energy Psychology), individuals will feel much better quicker because these methods are rapidly effective. Energy Psychology and Ms. Wenig's intuitive abilities are very powerful, non-invasive, and easy to learn specializing with anxiety, trauma, and Highly Sensitive People.
Integrative
(407) 749-1829
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Offers online therapy
Integrative
Heart2Heart Integrative Counseling utilizes a broad range of psychological methods to create positive changes in emotions, thoughts, and behaviors.
Specializing in ENERGETIC HOLISTIC MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING by focusing on the WHOLE person by integrating...YOUR MIND, BODY, SPIRIT and SOUL. Ms. Wenig's mission is to BALANCE and HEAL individuals by finding the root cause/s of a problem/s and healing it energetically. By integrating traditional counseling techniques, (Talk Therapy) and holistic techniques, (Energy Psychology), individuals will feel much better quicker because these methods are rapidly effective. Energy Psychology and Ms. Wenig's intuitive abilities are very powerful, non-invasive, and easy to learn specializing with anxiety, trauma, and Highly Sensitive People.

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Integrative Therapists
Integrative therapy in Sunshine Park, West Palm Beach refers to therapy in which elements from different types of therapy may be used. Therapists 'integrate' two or more therapeutic styles (e.g. Cognitive and Family Systems) to bring about a personalized and practical approach to healing. These Sunshine Park, West Palm Beach integrative Therapy practice an integrative therapy style.

Integrative therapy (with a small 'i') may also refer to the process of 'integrating' the personality by taking disowned or unresolved aspects of the self and making them part of a cohesive personality whole. It reduces the use of defense mechanisms that inhibit spontaneity and allows flexibility in solving emotional problems.