Mindfulness-based therapy is a therapeutic approach that is grounded in mindfulness meditation. Practicing mindfulness typically involves breathing exercises, guided imagery, and other methods that help reduce stress, anxiety, depression, addiction and other mental health concerns. There are a number of therapeutic methods that fit into this category including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based relapse prevention (MBRP).
Local Experts in Mindfulness-Based Therapy
I have been personally practicing meditation and mindfulness for over ten years as this was part of my graduate school training when I was trained in DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). I find that this is a helpful addition to other therapeutic approaches as these exercises increase (self and other) awareness and tolerance for difficult emotions through the use of curiosity.
I identify as a mindfulness-based therapist that utilizes strategies with all of my clients. This approach comes from research within DBT and is effective for all mental health struggles. We will practice exercises in session and work to better observe and describe internal experiences in the effort to slow down and pay attention non judgmentally.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy, Group Therapy, Family Therapy
Mindfulness is a non-judgmental way of noticing and acknowledging what you are experiencing both cognitively and in your body. We can often be judgmental when noticing things that we are experiencing and it is important to allow ourselves grace.
This is my main theoretical orientation and have worked extensively in using mindfulness based cognitive therapy techniques and mindful self-compassion to help people work with life's difficulties.
If we aren\'t connected to our internal world, it\'s incredibly hard to engage well with our external world. Mindfulness work helps us to root deeply into our center so that we can move through the world and our relationships with greater ease, joy and peace.
Individual Therapy, Group Therapy
Mindfulness encompasses a number of techniques for developing present-moment awareness and find greater freedom from suffering. When the moment is right, I'll lead you through guided relaxation, visualization and help guide you to identify and release the thoughts and deeper patterns from a place of gratitude and ease.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy
This was one of the primary techniques that I learned as part of my graduate program. I am also a certified mindfulness instructor and have had a personal mindfulness practice for several years.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy
I have been trained in several interventions taken from CBT and DBT modalities that focus on mindfulness, as well as having an extensive spiritual practice related to mindfulness. My experience in health and wellness has taught me specific tools for mindfulness in non-traditional ways that I use to help clients move past roadblocks.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy
“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally.” Jon Kabat-Zinn. I work with my clients to build the mindfulness skills of awareness , curiosity, acceptance, and compassion and self-care. I teach mindfulness meditation in sessions and help clients create a mindfulness practice in their everyday lives.