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 have a 20 year mindfulness meditation practice that I bring with me to my clinical practice. My training placed a large emphasis on the benefits of a meditation practice, not only to the practitioner (therapist), but also to their clients. I use this approach to help my clients become more aware of their thoughts and bodily sensations, and the connection between them.

— Alejandro Rodriguez, Mental Health Counselor in Lake Mary, FL

Mindfulness Self Compassion Coaching This path explores a deeper aspect of yourself, The mindfulness approach has a large psychoeducational aspect along with weekly meditation assignments related to your goals. In our sessions we will discuss your mediation or mindfulness assignment, I will have teaching to share and then discuss how you can and did apply these skills to YOUR life. We still have your goals and concerns we address weekly or biweekly.

— Christina Spinler, Psychotherapist in Tulsa, OK

I participated in an 8 week course for Mindful Self-Compassion which was developed by Kristin Neff and Chris Germer. .

— Mary Ann Wertz, Licensed Professional Counselor in Denver, CO

I invite clients to practice engaging thoughts, feelings, and life experiences with increased curiosity, awareness and compassion, including building skills for recognizing and processing emotional/somatic experiences. We notice habitual patterns, practice shifting those patterns in ways that do not cause additional suffering, and consider ways to cultivate desired experiences. This may include (but does not always include) engaging in breathing exercises, meditation practice, and grounding.

— Dr. Luana Bessa, Psychologist in Boston, MA

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 ,

Mindfulness is a word you've probably heard several times over the years. Mindfulness based therapy assists you with being in tune with your body and your current state of being. We use mindfulness to move you to your goals.

— Jacalyn Wetzel, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

We often go throughout our day without much attention to our thoughts, feelings, or the world around us. Intentionally being aware of those sensations without judgement can help you connect to yourself and those around you. It can be a powerful way to bring peace and joy.

— Kathryn Werner, Physicians Assistant in Boise, ID

What if you could be kinder to yourself instead of beating yourself when you're down? What if you could meet yourself with grace rather than criticism? Through the art of mindful self-compassion, you can build a greater capacity for self-love and empathy for others.

— Allison Doyle, Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

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

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

Mindfulness based therapy involves learning techniques to slow down your thoughts to manage the feelings of anxiety, overwhelm and negative self-talk. Mindfulness is a practice that brings awareness to yourself, your thought patterns and your behavior from a place of curiosity, compassion and openness. Through our work together you'll learn skills to practice a variety of mindfulness techniques to decide what works best for you at this time in your life.

— Elizabeth Sumpf, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Portland, OR

Mindfulness can help create a sense of peace and connectedness to our inner selves, bodies, and surroundings that we often lose in our modern lifestyle. I love to help my clients connect with the present to find more meaning, joy, and healing within their lives.

— Heather Romero, Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Being comfortable living in the present moment is a skill that many people struggle within our current society. I assist my clients in discovering peace and healing within the present moment and detachment from the past or worries of the future.

— Rebecca Haney, Counselor in Middletown, OH

I always integrate aspects of Mindfulness into my sessions. Mindfulness teaches us to accept our thoughts and emotions, reducing feelings of guilt, self doubt, and confusion. We often are too focused on either the future or the past, ignoring what is happening in the here and now. Mindfulness brings us into the present and allows us to refocus and relax.

— Katie DeVoll, Counselor in New york, NY

Mindfulness is a state of consciousness where you simply track your experience moment by moment with as little judgment as possible. Relatively new to the West, mindfulness and its applications (medication, yoga, tai chi...) have been practiced in the East for centuries. In my sessions, we use mindfulness all the time in order to study our experience and dip into the unknown.

— Chris Tickner, PhD, MFT, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Pasadena, CA

Mindfulness-based practices can help to slow the mind & create a sense of calm while tuning into the self. It can be a great form of self-care to give us a moment of peace in times of distress & a break from anxious thoughts that clutter the mind and keep us from where we want to be. Together, we will explore how anxiety/stress show up in your life, practice skills & relaxation techniques in order to feel more grounded in a way that mindfulness practices work for you.

— Amy Galaviz, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Vancouver, OR

As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), I love incorporating a variety of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices into my therapy.

— Charlotte Pennington, Psychologist in Lakeway, TX