Elements of Integrative Therapy
This approach helps to bring the unconscious into conscious awareness which promotes insight
and resolves conflict. It is based on the belief that true change and growth comes from an individual
gaining more self-awareness.
This method emphasizes the uniqueness of the individual. Establishing a non-judgmental, safe
and empathetic relationship in the therapy helps to bring out hidden potentials. This therapy is client-
centered and the therapist will usually not give advice but works with the individual to find their own
answers through self-awareness.
Self-psychology is a mode of treatment that believes a person's self-esteem and vitality derive from and are
maintained by the empathic responsiveness of others to his or her needs.
Erickson, G., Gifford, J. & Spane, C. (2005). Explanations of Therapy Styles and Theoretical Orientations. Finding Stone Counseling Center, Arizona