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-based therapy allows clients to react to events in a new way instead of a "normal" reaction. MBT allows clients to change their thought process and observe the events in your life. Instead of reacting to internal thoughts and ideas clients learn to accept what is going on in life and accept what is happening and accept what is.

— Cheryl Perry, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Charlotte, NC

Mindfulness techniques are something I use on a daily basis with my clients. Mindfulness includes so many ideas and concepts, from yoga to grounding. These techniques are so helpful in staying in the here and now, which is so helpful when anxiety thoughts are trying to convince us to think about a "what if" thought in the future.

— Danielle Wayne, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Boise, ID

Mindfulness-based Therapy focuses on increasing awareness of the thoughts, feelings, and actions that can create road blocks in progress. Increasing awareness can allow us the space to engage with those aspects of ourselves, learn to tweak our language, and choose how to respond. Some mindfulness techniques that I use in sessions with clients are guided meditation, breathing, and different forms of movement like walking.

— Christina Rogers, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL

As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200), I love incorporating a variety of mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices into my therapy. Yoga and mindfulness completely transformed my life and being able to share that with others is incredibly rewarding!

— Charlotte Pennington, Psychologist in Lakeway, TX

Using mindful self-compassion, I work with you on a journey of self acceptance, body awareness, self-compassion and love, so you can be supported and affirmed as you are. Not everyone has the same door in to awareness and self-care. Let's learn more about what makes you tick, so you can feel understood and make more positive connections with others. You can do this! I can help.

— Rebecca Lavine, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Cambridge, MA

We utilize mindfulness and meditation in our practice to encourage inner peace.

— Family Counseling Center, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Saint Petersburg, FL

As a teacher and student of yoga and meditation, I have found it to be incredibly supportive for clients in reducing stress, increasing their awareness, and inducing compassion for one's self. I encourage noticing how one feels within their body, witnessing what thoughts and emotions arise, and a focus on the present moment when things feel challenging. I'm happy to offer meditations to client in sessions, as well.

— Shelby Dwyer, Counselor in Cambridge, MA

Mindfulness can help us to experience life in a different way. This shift in perspective can help us to reexamine our relationship to our own suffering.

— Andrew Conner, Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern in Portland, OR

Current research continues to demonstrate the wealth of benefits from this age-old practice. As a mindfulness practitioner myself, in addition to the many professional seminars and trainings I've attended over the years, I will empower you to become more aware of your physical, mental, and emotional self. As the saying goes - if you can't name it, you can't change it. Let's increase your awareness and create space in your mind to make lasting change.

— Aubrie Dodge, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in San Diego, CA

I am a certified teacher with InsightLA, where I teach mindfulness meditation & every day mindfulness life practices. Mindfulness, as the practice of returning the mind's attention again & again to the present moment, to the truth of what's actually happening, away from the stories our mind's tell us about what's happening, can be a powerful tool for personal peace. Whenever it's helpful & welcomed by my clients, I am happy to share & provide a variety of mindfulness practices.

— Lara Plutte, Associate Clinical Social Worker in Los Angeles, CA

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, or MBCT, is designed for people who suffer from repeated bouts of depression or chronic unhappiness. It combines the ideas of cognitive therapy with meditative practices and attitudes based on the cultivation of mindfulness. MBCT helps people separate themselves from their thoughts and moods, and teaches them how to recognize their sense of being. It also aims to give participants the necessary tools to combat depressive symptoms as they arise.

— Julie Williams, Counselor

Sometimes the most painful first step is becoming aware! There are a few modalities I use with mindfulness-based therapy, one being Mind Body Bridging by Dr. Stanley Block, MD. I have also been trained by Dr. Ronald Siegel, PsyD, of Harvard Medical School, in the benefits and application of mindfulness practices.

— Carolyn Memmott, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in West Jordan, UT

Escaping from our troubles often leaves people in a different place somewhere in their head. With mindfulness based approach I guide you through being present in the here and now to not miss another experience, but be fully present.

— Melanie Mosbarger, Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia Beach, VA

The core of mindfulness is to pay attention to the present without judgement. This can be very difficult. It can also be very rewarding. As you practice accepting your experiences of pain and loss, you can identify less with them and open yourself up to more kinds of experiences. Mindfulness-based therapies are essential to harm reduction and integration work.

— Peter Addy, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

After years in the trauma field, I found the science of well-being. Like trauma, flourishing doesn’t come through significant events. It’s shaped through tiny profound changes in our embodied sensing of information from moment to moment. I became a positive psychology practitioner & mindfulness teacher to help us both pay attention to those moments & consistently rewire ourselves for well-being. I will diagnose PTSD when needed. I’m just as likely to prescribe birth meditations or dance parties

— Sarah Kendrick, Mental Health Counselor in Portland, OR