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).
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.