What is Integrative Therapy?

Integrative therapy is a progressive form of psychotherapy that combines several different therapeutic tools and approaches to meet the needs of the client. Integrative therapists combine elements from different schools of psychological theory and research which aids in a more flexible and inclusive approach to treatment.

What are the Benefits of Integrative Therapy?

In conjunction with traditional treatment methods, integrative therapy can enhance treatment and recovery. Integrative therapy techniques are proven to advance the process of treatment. An individualized, integrated approach to therapy can promote wellness in all areas of life – physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual. Client’s can work on overcoming conditioned, self-defeating behaviors and begin to take positive steps toward better health.

Meet our licensed providers:

Candace Carter, LPC

Candace is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arkansas as well as a National Certified Counselor with 10 years of experience in the mental health field. She has experience providing services in groups, individually, and in families in private practice, managed care, hospital settings, and in corrections with adults, adolescents and children. She is trained in a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and more. Candace incorporates expressive therapies such as art, writing, and music to further the therapeutic process. She has a holistic approach to mental health, recognizing the connection between mind, body and spirit. She believes clients have the answers they seek – they just need a little guidance. She has experience working with clients who have been confronted with several obstacles in life. This includes depression, anxiety, anger, substance abuse, trauma, self-esteem, career issues, abandonment issues, personality disorders and general life issues that may inhibit their ability to move forward in life and reach their full potential.

Constance Carter, LPC

Constance is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with experience providing therapy to children, adolescents and adults in various treatment settings. She has provided services to individuals with many struggles including anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, family problems, adjustment disorders, and many of the other challenges of life. She is dedicated to providing culturally sensitive treatment to all individuals in need. Constance prefers to take a collaborative approach with clients allowing them some autonomy to work through their issues. She believes that empathy, unconditional positive regard, and support should act as the foundation of any therapeutic relationship. The basis of her theoretical approach is Person-Centered Therapy while utilizing ideologies and techniques from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT). She is trained in Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is utilized for trauma and anxiety. She is also trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) used to help teens and adults work through trauma and related issues. She believes in acting as a guide to her clients assisting them as they navigate through their issues. She focuses on the client’s strengths while encouraging, supporting, challenging, and even confronting them when necessary.

Shanita L. Gibson, LPC

Shanita is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Counselor with experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. She received a bachelors degree in Psychology at Southern Arkansas University at Magnolia and a Masters of Science in Counseling and Clinical Mental Health at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. She has worked in a variety of settings including college, hospital, school, and outpatient. Her primary therapeutic practices are Person-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. She has experience working with an array of issues including trauma, behavioral challenges, anxiety, depression, unhealthy family dynamics, difficulties related to work and life balance, mood disorders, and daily obstacles. Shanita views counseling as a collaborative relationship which focuses on establishing trust, working as a team to identify and explore problems, and addressing conflicting situations to develop goals for an overall improved life. She provides a safe space and utilizes a direct yet empathetic approach to help you discover strengths, learn healthier coping skills and promote inner peace, and healing. Throughout life’s journey it is inevitable to experience difficult roads that are too tough to endure alone. She can help you figure out which direction to turn next, and can guide you through a more peaceful life in which you can be more in control of your thoughts and behaviors.

Clarissa A. Johnson, LCSW

Clarissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Arkansas. She received her bachelor’s degrees in Psychology at the University of Central Arkansas and a Master of Social Work at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. She has experience providing individual, group, and family therapy. She is trained in a variety of approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational interviewing, and Solutions-Focused Therapy. She has experience working with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, mood disorders, and major conflict within families. Clarissa views therapy as a tool that allows a person to reach potentials that were always there. She believes in following the client’s lead and supporting the client in as many therapeutic ways as possible. Clarissa believes the client has all the answers and as the therapist, her job is to help them to achieve identified goals.

GELETTA SHAVERS, LCSW

Geletta is a Licensed Certified Social Worker in the states of Arkansas and Texas (pending). She has experience helping individuals and families manage anxiety, depression, improve communication skills, and adjust to life stressors. She specializes in trauma therapy in several trauma therapy approaches including Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She is also trained in Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Structural Family Therapy, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Geletta has a variety of experience, working with children, adolescents, and adults in acute and outpatient settings. She believes in a Humanistic approach to therapy, where the clients’ focus is on making rational choices, self-determination, being aware of the here and now, and accepting responsibility to maximize their potential. As your therapist, Geletta can offer a safe environment to express and explore thoughts and feelings without judgment. She believes in empowering individuals to discover strengths and abilities, gently challenging negative thoughts, and encouraging self-determination because she views everyone as experts in their lives. Geletta believes that it takes courage to realize that there are challenges in our lives, and she understands being vulnerable with a therapist is scary. She is here to help you through your journey of healing and support you throughout it all.