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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What we attend to grows. Working with mindfulness practices builds pathways in the brain and body that link us to sources of wellbeing. I will teach you about the practice of mindfulness as well as why mindfulness is important and how it works so you can explore which avenues of mindfulness are most effective for you.

— Heidi Gray, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Virtual sessions, CA

I have training as a meditation and mindfulness teacher. I have been a practicing Buddhist now for over 25 years. That said, I only incorporate evidence-based mindfulness approaches into my practice. And as a former executive (now business owner), I also coach clients who need help with professional skills such as time management, project management, and managing people.

— Darrin Pfannenstiel, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Dallas, TX

I believe that cultivating a greater awareness of ourselves and our environments through a lens of self compassion and non-judgmental acceptance is a tremendously important step toward growth and change.

— Renee Floer, Licensed Professional Counselor in South Carolina, SC

As a therapist, I specialize in guiding women towards cultivating a profound connection with their bodies. Through mindfulness practices, we explore the present moment without judgment, fostering a compassionate understanding of thoughts and sensations. This transformative approach enables women to break free from societal pressures, promoting self-love and acceptance. By incorporating mindfulness into therapy, we unravel the intricacies of body image, empowering individuals to build healthier

— Jacqueline Richards-Shrestha, Licensed Professional Counselor in Boulder, CO

MBSR and Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

— Amy Leary, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Charlotte, NC

From graduate school to the present, my training and work is focused on making sure that you are able to respond well in the "here-and-now". Mindfulness therapy is all about that. It's easy to think that you have to be an experienced meditator to be "mindful". This is not true! In my therapy, I teach you how to get the benefits of mindfulness in your everyday life, in practical, usable ways, so that you have the tools whenever you need them.

— Ellen Tarby, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Ithaca, NY

My Masters in Clinical Mental Health counseling was embedded on a foundation of mindfulness training including 9 intensive meditation retreats, regular meetings with a mindfulness instructor, and meditation and mindfulness weaved throughout class time and ciriculum.

— Electra Byers, Psychotherapist in arvada, CO

Mindfulness is simply becoming aware of what's happening now, in the present moment, without judgement. It's the basis for understanding what's happening within; ongoing practice increases compassion and patience, and the present moment becomes a springboard for taking action. In session, I guide my clients through breath and movement exercises, and encourage solo practice throughout the week. The aim is to find calm and to rest into silence. From there, growth becomes possible.

— Rachel Fernbach, Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

Mindfulness is the practice of being in the present moment. Do you have to think about how to brush your teeth, how to make a cup of coffee or even how to drive yourself to the store? The answer to this is typically, "no." Living on autopilot enables our bodies to be present but our brains to go to far away lands. Mindfulness enables us to get back to the present, live with our eyes wide open, live with intention and to expereince reality as it really is.

— Robyn Mendiola, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I go to every mindfulness based training I can get my hands on for 2 reasons: 1-it's SUPER relaxing to take a day off work and go to a mindfulness training. 2-More importantly, mindfulness is really effective for almost every issue I have ever treated. It is at the very top of evidenced based treatments for my specialties-ADHD, anxiety, and trauma. If we are able to pair a relaxed mind and body and acceptance of the present moment with any of these issues, we are going to see progress.

— Suzanne Rapisardo, Therapist in Denver, CO

As a seasoned practitioner of mindfulness-based therapy, I offer a wealth of expertise in guiding individuals towards greater self-awareness, emotional balance, and resilience. My approach combines evidence-based techniques with compassionate guidance, fostering transformative growth and well-being.

— Natika Johnson, Licensed Professional Counselor in Katy, TX

In my experience, the ability to observe and describe our thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental, moment-to-moment way is a foundational coping skill, and I hope to help my clients learn to do this. I also recognize that meditation is not the only way to practice mindfulness, and together we can find other ways to develop this skill.

— Karen O'Brien, Psychologist in San Antonio, TX

I use mindfulness-based therapy to assist you in having a new relationship with yourself and your thoughts, one where you can get off the rollercoaster of overthinking and recognize that not all thoughts are facts.

— Stephanie Capecchi, Clinical Social Worker in Monona, WI

I support my clients in honoring their unique identities, pay attention to their present moment, their bodily and minds states with presence and kindness (a simple working definition of mindfulness). In turn, my clients can move lovingly towards their current struggles, mend and heal, clarify and envision, and grow and root in wisdom. They can also develop loving relationships with their chronic symptoms which can include: grief, stress, anxiety, depression, focus/attention, anger, etc.

— David S. Wu, Clinical Social Worker in Pleasant Hill, CA

Mindfulness means being in the present moment. Often we can lose track of the little things happening in the moment and we get caught up in the content. I believe our minds and bodies are connected. Problems can often cause us physical discomfort as well. For example, anxiety may cause a tight chest and a headache for an individual. In sessions, i’ll ask what sensations are coming up when I notice tension. allows people to slow down and regulate their minds and bodies. Clients gain a sense

— Samantha Schumann, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Mindfulness is the practice of staying in the moment and letting go of judgements of ourselves and others. We can often find ourselves projecting into the future, which can cause anxiety, depression, fear, etc. By developing or enhancing techniques such as guided meditation, you can reset your mind into staying in the present moment.

— Michele Passman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hoboken, NJ

My mindfulness training includes many journeys for spiritual training to India, a graduate degree in Eastern Philosophy, and daily spiritual practice since 2006. Mindful Self Compassion is a central practice I use in therapy, along with meditation, mantra, and yoga.

— Janaki Tremaglio, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA

As a registered yoga teacher and tantra practitioner, I have seen the power of mindfulness to bring the body into balance and to offer healing to the mind, heart, and spirit. I offer this practice to my counseling clients and yoga students alike: knowing yourself, your experience, and your expectations provides fertile soil to grow into your best, most fulfilled self.

— Katrina Knizek, Counselor in Spokane, WA