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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Mindfulness skills help people feel more alive and also less overwhelmed or immersed in stressful or difficult circumstances. Evidence has shown overwhelming benefit through practice in daily coping, more compassion and joy, less pain, and a host of other improvements. My formal training and practice in this approach has helped many of my clients with a range of challenges.

— Karen Keys, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

Learn coping skills to reduce suffering while understanding the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Using this modality, you can break away from negative thought patterns and habits. Mindfulness is becoming aware of the present moment without judgement. Using mindfulness techniques like grounding skills, breathing techniques, yoga, and guided meditations in session you can learn to observe the world around you and within you with less judgement and more compassion.

— Kristie Powell, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Seminole, FL

As mindfulness is becoming more and more mainstream, it has been incorporated into many professional trainings. I have been able to receive specific training on the uses of mindfulness during my trauma-informed yoga certification training, and use it frequently in sessions, for a variety of indications.

— Allison Staiger, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

I have over a decade of experience working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and general life stressors. While working with these individuals, I use a research-backed manualized approach. One of these approaches includes Mindfulness-based therapy helping clients reduce their symptoms by teaching them how to respond to stress with awareness of what is happening in the present moment, rather than simply acting instinctively, unaware of what emotions or motives

— Cristina Crego, Clinical Psychologist

In our fast moving world, where most of us are constantly distracted by screens, media, and our to-do lists, it is important to find space for stillness so we can connect with ourselves and more fully experience the richness of our lives. Mindfulness is “the awareness that emerges through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (Jon Kabat-ZIn)

— Beth Pollack, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Barbara, CA

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) is a type of psychotherapy that involves a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), meditation, and the cultivation of a present-oriented, non-judgmental attitude called "mindfulness."

— Rena Diamond, Counselor in Atlanta, GA

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is an approach to psychotherapy that uses cognitive behavioral therapy methods in collaboration with mindfulness meditative practices. Like CBT, MBCT requires collaboration between therapist and client. We explores strategies to modify dysfunctional thoughts by using CBT skill building and using guided mindfulness in session. I will assign homework between sessions so you can practice what you learn in session at home.

— Mekeya Jama, Clinical Social Worker in St. Louis, MO

Mindfulness-based therapy is integral part of ACT, CBT, DBT and all Trauma Treatments an essential part of my practice.

— Francine Way, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Long Beach, CA

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

The foundation of my practice is grounded in building insight and a sense of empowerment through self-awareness and mindfulness. Meditation and relaxation techniques are integrated into regular interventions. Identifying and exploring the individual's window of tolerance by staying present in the moment and oneself.

— Courtney Banschbach, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Knowing what we feel, how to name it, and where we feel it in our bodies makes us far wiser than when we feel our emotions take over uncontrollably. This may feel impossible to imagine, this may feel "hokey", yet our bodies send us signs and signal us just as basically as "butterflies in our stomach" or "hair standing up on our arms" signals us.

— Ami Lynch, Clinical Social Worker in Vienna, VA

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 with with our thoughts, emotions, relationships, and problems.

— Colby Schneider, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

I am certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and I am a registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). From my education and my lived experience of having a daily meditative practice, I believe in the profound impact mindfulness-based practices and Buddhist psychology can have on our psyche. When we are more present with ourselves, we are more present with others and our environment, leading to mutually beneficial interactions.

— Morgan McGill, Counselor in Alpharetta, GA

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

After years trying to uncover & undo the effects of trauma, I turned to the science of well-being. I quickly learned that like trauma, flourishing need not occur through profound significant events, but through the tiniest equally profound changes in how a body takes in information. I became a positive psychology practitioner & mindfulness & meditation teacher to help you and I rewire for flourishing. I move fluidly between diagnosing trauma & prescribing birth meditations or a dance party.

— Sarah Kendrick, Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR

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

Mindfulness allows us to pause and notice what's occurring around us and within us. The continued practice of pausing and being present allows us to be more connected to ourselves and our loved ones. Mindfulness is tuning into our experiences rather than tuning out with other distractions. I have incorporated meditation and guided conversations around mindfulness in group and individual sessions.

— Leah Singer, Licensed Professional Counselor in Houston, TX

I offer therapy in addition to medication management

— Olajumoke Akinyele, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Atlanta, GA

My personal experiences and training have afforded me the opportunity to see individuals progress with this therapy. Individuals learned how to become aware and connect with themselves to regulate their nervous system.

— Collene Taylor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in Rockford, IL

I would like to learn more about Group Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, MBT, Multicultural Therapy, Sex Therapy, Strength Based Therapy, Stress Management, Text-Based and Phone Therapy, and Trauma Therapy.

— Miles Alves Willis, Clinical Trainee in New York, NY