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 often utilize meditations and other techniques in therapy which are directed at increasing your awareness to the present moment. These help to shift your focus away from the past or present which often cause conflict.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
Mindfulness-Based Therapy is combined with cognitive behavioral methods. It's a collaboration of joining mindfulness practices to psychological strategies. It's an integrative approach to improving understanding of how to manage thoughts and emotions to relieve feelings of distress.
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.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Family Therapy
I teach youth to be present to their body sensations so they can get out of thinking about the past or the future, and focused on what is happening in the present. This helps them to relax and calm themselves.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
Specialty training in meditation. Yoga instructor training as well as experience studying yoga and meditation while living at an ashram for a year. Experience leading meditation and yoga classes.
My unique training in mindfulness-based therapies and meditation can support you as you learn new skills and techniques to be more present in your life, experience less anxiety and stress, and understand yourself on a deeper level.
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.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy
I come from a background in meditation, including formal Zen training and have attended many retreats in the Zen and Mindfulness traditions. Mindfulness can be integrated with CBT to help with creating a change in our relationship to negative emotions and unhelpful behaviors.
Exploring the mind-body connection is so valuable, especially if you've had harmful experiences. Sometimes our minds and our bodies become disconnected due to these experiences. Through Mindfulness-Based Therapy we will re-establish that connected and work on mending what was broken so you can feel whole again.
Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
The study of mindfulness-based therapy was one of my inspirations for becoming a therapist. I love that principles from this therapy have been used for so long in Eastern philosophy and is now backed by science and research in the West. I have been practicing mindfulness and meditation for 16 years in additional to my professional training.
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.
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.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
Mindfulness sets the groundwork for the curiosity and openness necessary to heal. It creates a safe space to explore our inner selves and deep emotions and provides the grounding needed to be present with what comes up. I use mindfulness and somatic based interventions often with clients to help you connect your body and mind and be present with what is without judgment.
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.
I have received Advanced Training in Mindfulness Based Therapy for Anxiety and Depression and I have also received training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction associated with the University of Massachusetts Medication Center. I am also a Certified Mindfulness Meditation Instructor. Not only do I teach these skills but I also practice them!