Mindfulness-based Therapy

Mindfulness-based approaches to therapy lead with mindfulness, promoting the practice as an important part of good mental health. Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training. Simply put, mindfulness encourages and teaches us to fully live in the present moment. Through the practice of mindfulness we can learn to be present with our thoughts, emotions, relationships, and problems – and the more present we are, the more workable they become. It’s not about “positive thinking,” – it’s about not taking negative thoughts so seriously. Think this approach might be right for you? Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s mindfulness-based therapy experts today.

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I believe that it is essential to understand the connection between physical, mental, and emotional health by being in the present moment in the most nonjudgmental way possible to develop increased awareness of thoughts and feelings. I work to assist clients in developing skills to enhance this awareness and nurture a sense of inner peace.

— Antonio Rudo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hoboken, NJ

In session, and in my personal life, focusing on mindfulness helps expand the perception of what is happening so a greater range of choices are available. Being mindful includes drawing the attention back to the body so the wisdom of the body can be incorporated into the path toward healing and wellness.

— kaseja wilder, Psychotherapist in Eugene, OR

I have over 7 years of experience assisting clients from various backgrounds and cultures in integrating mindfulness, to heal mood and relational imbalance.

— La Tanya Wallace, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Diego, CA

I have learned many mindfulness skills that I model for clients such as breathing exercises, body scans, meditations, and muscle tensing and relaxing exercises.

— Javier Moreira, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

I have been deeply engage in mindfulness-based practices for over a decade, and integrate a trauma-informed mindfulness approach in all the clinical work I do.

— Kristin Tucker, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

Mindfulness-based therapy (MBT) helps clients get away from reacting and thinking about life events in a different way. MBT Instead of automatically reacting to life's challenges, clients learn to accept and observe what is happening in life.

— Cheryl Perry, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Charlotte, NC

I find it helpful to develop non-judgmental stances towards thoughts, feelings, and body sensations and working to increase awareness and integration of those experiences. This is an integral part of EMDR therapy and together the two approaches complement each other.

— Jay Callahan, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Minneapolis, MN

Neuroscience researchers say that most of us spend the majority of our time not paying attention and this makes us unhappy. I'll teach you ways to stay focused on what you enjoy so you can build the inner strength to notice what you are feeling and thinking and how to respond to life's challenges more mindfully. You'll be surprised at how learning to pay attention can help energize and enliven you!

— Jenn Zatopek, Licensed Professional Counselor in Fort Worth, TX

Mindfulness is a wonderful way to take a pause and reconnect with the body. If it seems like and individual is "running ahead of themselves" I will engage them in techniques to call them back to themselves. I like to use tools that are also available to individuals outside of session, so expect homework!

— Samantha Aldridge, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Wethersfield, CT

Listening to your inner voice, buried beneath anxieties, fears, and insecurities, takes lots of practice. Whether through writing or creating art, spending time with yourself changes the relationship you hold with your body and your mind. Together, we will create space for acceptance of where you are in your journey and what you need moving forward. We will use this space to explore body neutrality, self-compassion, and what you value in your career and relationships.

— Sidrah Khan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX

I like to incorporate the benefits of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction in therapy as a means to help manage a wide range of situations. Mindfulness, the state of being in the present moment and non-judgmental of your emotions/current state, can be a vital component of effectively and positively managing symptoms and developing adaptive coping mechanisms. My mindfulness approach involves Conscious Breathing, Guided Imagery and Meditation, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, and much more.

— Dakota Fidram, Associate Professional Counselor in Atlanta, GA

I use Mindfulness to increase clients awareness in sessions to help them manage their emotions and thoughts while reducing impulsive behaviors.

— Pallavi Lal, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Scottsdale, AZ

Practicing mindfulness to get a better understanding of an authentic bodily answer

— Dylan Johnson, Associate Professional Counselor

Mindfulness techniques are something I use on a daily basis with my clients. Mindfulness includes so many ideas and concepts, from yoga to grounding. These techniques are so helpful in staying in the here and now, which is so helpful when anxiety thoughts are trying to convince us to think about a "what if" thought in the future.

— Danielle Wayne, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boise, ID

In my work with you, I assist with mindfulness based practices that are intended to reconnect you with your body. If you've ever experienced "forgetting to eat", chances are, you may have not been mindful of your body's hunger cues, and were distracted by other things. Sometimes you may find your muscles tensed up or that you're grinding your teeth and not sure why. I offer guidance on becoming in tune with your body and mindful of factors that may affect your body's responses.

— Rebecca Brown, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Brooklyn, NY

I have a masters certificate in mindfulness and have been practicing mindfulness on my own and in groups for about 25 years. I use what I call an "adapted American approach" with the goal of teaching techniques that fit well into the busy "American" lifestyle. I also utilize MCBT and MBSR approaches to manage a number of mental health symptoms from ADHD, anxiety and depression to sexual dysfunction.

— Stephanie C. Doran, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Toledo, OH