Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Hamilton, ON

Photo of Rayne Jarvis, Registered Social Worker in Hamilton, ON
Rayne Jarvis
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8L  (Online Only)
I draw upon CBT, DBT, IFS, EMDR, emotion-focused, and mindfulness therapies to address client health, substance use, mental health and social needs.
Are you thinking about taking steps towards healing and growth? My practice is guided by the principles of integrity, non-judgement, collaboration, curiosity and compassion. I view my clients holistically, and regard what they bring to therapy as subject to nuance. I spent over 10 years doing community-based harm reduction work. I am well-versed in working with clients to build an atmosphere where they feel safe, equipped, and empowered to address and overcome their unique challenges. I understand that such spaces can only be created by actively listening to and applying feedback from my clients and adapting my practice accordingly.
I draw upon CBT, DBT, IFS, EMDR, emotion-focused, and mindfulness therapies to address client health, substance use, mental health and social needs.
Are you thinking about taking steps towards healing and growth? My practice is guided by the principles of integrity, non-judgement, collaboration, curiosity and compassion. I view my clients holistically, and regard what they bring to therapy as subject to nuance. I spent over 10 years doing community-based harm reduction work. I am well-versed in working with clients to build an atmosphere where they feel safe, equipped, and empowered to address and overcome their unique challenges. I understand that such spaces can only be created by actively listening to and applying feedback from my clients and adapting my practice accordingly.
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Lindsay Renaud
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, BEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8E  (Online Only)
My approach stems from a culturally- and trauma-informed lens and pulls from Narrative Therapy, ACT/DBT/CBT, Mindfulness-Based, and Emotional Focused Therapy.
Accepting NEW clients! - Do you wish you “felt better?” or wish to feel more like yourself again? Does stress, anxiety, ADHD, or trauma have you feeling stuck? Do you want to better understand how your past effects your present? Are you wanting to reconnect in your relationship? I'll support you in reaching therapy goals by helping create more self-awareness and confidence, teaching coping methods, and paving the path to long-term change. My aim is to create a space to explore your thoughts and experiences without the outside judgment and bias in your day-to-day.
My approach stems from a culturally- and trauma-informed lens and pulls from Narrative Therapy, ACT/DBT/CBT, Mindfulness-Based, and Emotional Focused Therapy.
Accepting NEW clients! - Do you wish you “felt better?” or wish to feel more like yourself again? Does stress, anxiety, ADHD, or trauma have you feeling stuck? Do you want to better understand how your past effects your present? Are you wanting to reconnect in your relationship? I'll support you in reaching therapy goals by helping create more self-awareness and confidence, teaching coping methods, and paving the path to long-term change. My aim is to create a space to explore your thoughts and experiences without the outside judgment and bias in your day-to-day.
(289) 210-5320 View (289) 210-5320
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Kate Harding
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L9C
Using cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and mindfulness based approaches, we can find a meaningful way to move forward.
Have you ever heard the expression “you cannot pour from an empty glass”? Makes sense, right? But how do we fill our own glass? The truth is, there is no one size fits all answer. This is where I come in! I am passionately committed to leading with empathy and compassion, providing all individuals with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore the root of their concerns and find power amongst perceived barriers. Together we can collaboratively set and meet goals that encourage positive changes, allowing you to fill your own glass so you can be authentically present for the people you love; most importantly yourself.
Using cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and mindfulness based approaches, we can find a meaningful way to move forward.
Have you ever heard the expression “you cannot pour from an empty glass”? Makes sense, right? But how do we fill our own glass? The truth is, there is no one size fits all answer. This is where I come in! I am passionately committed to leading with empathy and compassion, providing all individuals with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore the root of their concerns and find power amongst perceived barriers. Together we can collaboratively set and meet goals that encourage positive changes, allowing you to fill your own glass so you can be authentically present for the people you love; most importantly yourself.
(365) 654-6678 View (365) 654-6678
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Amrit Ahluwalia
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9K
My practice is influenced by radical acceptance, mindfulness, and compassion.
I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, working with young people and adults, of diverse backgrounds, to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others. I am a firm believer that our environment and relationships play a large role in shaping our mental health, and well being. I strive to offer a safe, and supportive, environment for you to understand your thoughts, feelings, and actions - helping you move forward and live your life the way you want.
My practice is influenced by radical acceptance, mindfulness, and compassion.
I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, working with young people and adults, of diverse backgrounds, to develop healthy relationships with themselves and others. I am a firm believer that our environment and relationships play a large role in shaping our mental health, and well being. I strive to offer a safe, and supportive, environment for you to understand your thoughts, feelings, and actions - helping you move forward and live your life the way you want.
(289) 903-0882 View (289) 903-0882
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Shannon Knutson - Trauma Therapist
Occupational Therapist, MSc OT, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R
I bring compassion and mindfulness to my work to promote resilience.
Perhaps you're here because you're interested in beginning a new conversation with yourself. There may be questions, and you may not know what to ask. What do you need and value? What do you desire most? Are you making choices in line with the life you want to be living? Maybe you have a diagnosis you want to learn more about and learn how to live with? Participating in therapy is not about getting advice, rather, helping you find your own answers by connecting to yourself, exploring who you are, and tapping into your potential.
I bring compassion and mindfulness to my work to promote resilience.
Perhaps you're here because you're interested in beginning a new conversation with yourself. There may be questions, and you may not know what to ask. What do you need and value? What do you desire most? Are you making choices in line with the life you want to be living? Maybe you have a diagnosis you want to learn more about and learn how to live with? Participating in therapy is not about getting advice, rather, helping you find your own answers by connecting to yourself, exploring who you are, and tapping into your potential.
(365) 650-7178 View (365) 650-7178
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Rachel Wilson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8W
I draw from mindfulness informed cognitive therapies (ACT, DBT, and MBCT), emotion focused, and somatic experiencing.
With the ups and downs of life sometimes we fall off-track and need a bit of help getting back up. Whether we get stuck in a funk, experience the pain of loss, or life transitions just seem too much. I’m here to meet you where you are and together cultivate a safe space where you can feel seen and heard.
I draw from mindfulness informed cognitive therapies (ACT, DBT, and MBCT), emotion focused, and somatic experiencing.
With the ups and downs of life sometimes we fall off-track and need a bit of help getting back up. Whether we get stuck in a funk, experience the pain of loss, or life transitions just seem too much. I’m here to meet you where you are and together cultivate a safe space where you can feel seen and heard.
(365) 536-1001 View (365) 536-1001
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Chauntell Dietrich : Spiritual Therapeutic Animism
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8R  (Online Only)
We’ll work to tend to your past, present and future using a variety of tools including: inner child re-connection, meditation, sound, energy awareness, tuning into and releasing feelings, manifestation tools, mindfulness, connection to spirituality using animism as a foundation + bringing awareness to/changing your inner narratives that shape your life.
The word Animism derives from the latin root Anima, meaning breath, spirit and life. I'll be a guide and ally to connect you to your inner wisdom on your Wellness and Spiritual Journey. I’m here for you during times of transition (relationships, work, health, grief and more) to help you let go of what has been holding you back so you can evolve into who you are meant to be. Together we'll work to transform : Disconnection into Connection, People Pleasing into Authenticity, Fear into Empowerment, Resistance into Acceptance, Judgement into Gratitude, Cautiousness into Consciousness, Repression into Expression, Anger into Creativity.
We’ll work to tend to your past, present and future using a variety of tools including: inner child re-connection, meditation, sound, energy awareness, tuning into and releasing feelings, manifestation tools, mindfulness, connection to spirituality using animism as a foundation + bringing awareness to/changing your inner narratives that shape your life.
The word Animism derives from the latin root Anima, meaning breath, spirit and life. I'll be a guide and ally to connect you to your inner wisdom on your Wellness and Spiritual Journey. I’m here for you during times of transition (relationships, work, health, grief and more) to help you let go of what has been holding you back so you can evolve into who you are meant to be. Together we'll work to transform : Disconnection into Connection, People Pleasing into Authenticity, Fear into Empowerment, Resistance into Acceptance, Judgement into Gratitude, Cautiousness into Consciousness, Repression into Expression, Anger into Creativity.
(289) 768-6049 View (289) 768-6049
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Charles Chiarelli
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS, PGDip, OCT, BEd, BA(H)
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8J
This includes the practice of Mindfulness Based Interventions, guided meditations, and breathing techniques.
Our clients face various life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addiction, grief, sexual orientation and gender identity. They are navigating significant life transitions and seeking relief from emotional distress. Our focus is on providing effective coping strategies to address their needs, fostering resilience and self-awareness. Through psychotherapy, they gain transformative insights and tools to navigate life's complexities, ultimately fostering well-being and genuine happiness. It's important to note that psychotherapy is for everyone, not just those diagnosed with "mental illness".
This includes the practice of Mindfulness Based Interventions, guided meditations, and breathing techniques.
Our clients face various life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, addiction, grief, sexual orientation and gender identity. They are navigating significant life transitions and seeking relief from emotional distress. Our focus is on providing effective coping strategies to address their needs, fostering resilience and self-awareness. Through psychotherapy, they gain transformative insights and tools to navigate life's complexities, ultimately fostering well-being and genuine happiness. It's important to note that psychotherapy is for everyone, not just those diagnosed with "mental illness".
(905) 536-9195 View (905) 536-9195
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Liana Rose
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, MTA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We'll explore mindfulness, body experiences, and your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, beliefs, & values.
Do you feel stuck, either within yourself or with someone you're close to, and wonder what is holding you back? You desire being your true self and communicating authentically. Whether it's just you, or you with a loved one(s), I'd like to help you untie those knots and find beautiful movement. I thrive working with motivated folks through: +Self-discovery & boundaries +Exploration of sex, erotic templates & gender, with self or in relationship +Development of skills in communication & interpersonal connection +Psychedelic integration +Unweaving the tangles & finding alignment with your values. Expect laughs, tears, & aha's!
We'll explore mindfulness, body experiences, and your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, beliefs, & values.
Do you feel stuck, either within yourself or with someone you're close to, and wonder what is holding you back? You desire being your true self and communicating authentically. Whether it's just you, or you with a loved one(s), I'd like to help you untie those knots and find beautiful movement. I thrive working with motivated folks through: +Self-discovery & boundaries +Exploration of sex, erotic templates & gender, with self or in relationship +Development of skills in communication & interpersonal connection +Psychedelic integration +Unweaving the tangles & finding alignment with your values. Expect laughs, tears, & aha's!
(250) 806-0455 View (250) 806-0455
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Natalie J Sobel
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P
Emotional pain is awful: not knowing when or even if it will end! The distress we go through in a lifetime from so many sources can feel unbearable at times. I work with people at all ages & stages to lift out of Depression, learn to regulate strong emotions such as Anxiety, Anger, Shame, & Grief; relationship problems; parenting struggles; processing trauma; caring for elderly; issues with aging and health; stress from work/school; improving youth mental health. I aim to create a safe & supportive therapeutic relationship with warmth, compassion, & humour to help clients develop inner resources and Mindfulness to meet life.
Emotional pain is awful: not knowing when or even if it will end! The distress we go through in a lifetime from so many sources can feel unbearable at times. I work with people at all ages & stages to lift out of Depression, learn to regulate strong emotions such as Anxiety, Anger, Shame, & Grief; relationship problems; parenting struggles; processing trauma; caring for elderly; issues with aging and health; stress from work/school; improving youth mental health. I aim to create a safe & supportive therapeutic relationship with warmth, compassion, & humour to help clients develop inner resources and Mindfulness to meet life.
(365) 601-8500 View (365) 601-8500
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Danielle McCallum
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9H
Danielle McCallum is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Danielle has a Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. Danielle has been trained in a number of specific modalities but takes an eclectic, client-centered approach to treatment. She uses a variety of modalities including: emotion focused, mindfulness based interventions, trauma informed practices, CBT, DBT, Family-based, Emotion Coaching for parents, Gottman and Imago for Couples therapy.
Danielle McCallum is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Danielle has a Masters of Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. Danielle has been trained in a number of specific modalities but takes an eclectic, client-centered approach to treatment. She uses a variety of modalities including: emotion focused, mindfulness based interventions, trauma informed practices, CBT, DBT, Family-based, Emotion Coaching for parents, Gottman and Imago for Couples therapy.
(289) 796-1148 View (289) 796-1148
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Savinna Frederiksen
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BA/BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8S
I am a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. I have 20 years plus experience working in the area of mental health and addiction working with individuals, couples and families with an extensive range of difficulties from depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, trauma to couples/family conflict. I currently hold a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor (PT) at McMaster University. I am trained in Attachment-based Theory, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. I have 20 years plus experience working in the area of mental health and addiction working with individuals, couples and families with an extensive range of difficulties from depression, anxiety, emotional dysregulation, trauma to couples/family conflict. I currently hold a faculty appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor (PT) at McMaster University. I am trained in Attachment-based Theory, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
(365) 305-0071 View (365) 305-0071
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Colleen O'Toole
Occupational Therapist, MSc , OT, Reg, (Ont)
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8P  (Online Only)
I offer a contemplative, humanistic and occupational approach to psychotherapy, integrated with mindfulness and compassion exercises, cognitive strategies as well as somatic practices. It is open and eclectic and offers tools which can be used as needed. I take an individual, person-centred approach, and place trust in your inner wisdom to help guide us.
I offer a contemplative, humanistic and occupational approach to psychotherapy, integrated with mindfulness and compassion exercises, cognitive strategies as well as somatic practices. It is open and eclectic and offers tools which can be used as needed. I take an individual, person-centred approach, and place trust in your inner wisdom to help guide us.
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Rob Menning McRae
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
We are all on a path of healing and discovery that leads, eventually and inevitably, to the realization of our true potential. I see psychotherapy as a powerful companion on this journey - it is a helpful friend that can help ease the burden during dark times, and it is a ray of light that can guide us more quickly beyond our own limitations when we are moving towards a goal. My practice is based in modern cognitive therapy and the neuroscience of trauma, while always anchored in the wisdom of mindfulness, acceptance and nondual awareness.
We are all on a path of healing and discovery that leads, eventually and inevitably, to the realization of our true potential. I see psychotherapy as a powerful companion on this journey - it is a helpful friend that can help ease the burden during dark times, and it is a ray of light that can guide us more quickly beyond our own limitations when we are moving towards a goal. My practice is based in modern cognitive therapy and the neuroscience of trauma, while always anchored in the wisdom of mindfulness, acceptance and nondual awareness.
(855) 495-7219 View (855) 495-7219
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Jacqueline Sarah Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, LMFT, RPQ, PATP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9B  (Online Only)
I utilize EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Hakomi Mindfulness.
Change is within reach. Do you find yourself battling burnout, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling trapped or besieged by overwhelming emotions? If you're yearning for a shift in your life, CHANGE is possible. I specialize in guiding individuals through transformative journeys, helping them break free from limiting patterns and heal past wounds that hinder their path to fulfillment. In my therapy sessions, you'll find a safe haven—a space free of judgment and filled with compassion. Together, we'll unravel the layers of your being, unearth hidden truths, and cultivate new coping mechanisms. Your authentic self awaits you.
I utilize EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Hakomi Mindfulness.
Change is within reach. Do you find yourself battling burnout, anxiety, or depression? Are you feeling trapped or besieged by overwhelming emotions? If you're yearning for a shift in your life, CHANGE is possible. I specialize in guiding individuals through transformative journeys, helping them break free from limiting patterns and heal past wounds that hinder their path to fulfillment. In my therapy sessions, you'll find a safe haven—a space free of judgment and filled with compassion. Together, we'll unravel the layers of your being, unearth hidden truths, and cultivate new coping mechanisms. Your authentic self awaits you.
(289) 207-7647 View (289) 207-7647
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Lindsay Bright
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8N
She draws from modalities of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness practices.
Lindsay has over 9 years of experience in the field of Addictions and Mental Health. She is experienced in supporting clients with relationship and interpersonal challenges, childhood and developmental trauma, mood disorders, PTSD and personality disorders. Additionally, Lindsay works with complex mental health challenges and individuals struggling with suicidal ideations or self-harming behaviours. She is experienced working directly with first responders, responding to acute crises and mental health challenges in the community.
She draws from modalities of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Brief Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness practices.
Lindsay has over 9 years of experience in the field of Addictions and Mental Health. She is experienced in supporting clients with relationship and interpersonal challenges, childhood and developmental trauma, mood disorders, PTSD and personality disorders. Additionally, Lindsay works with complex mental health challenges and individuals struggling with suicidal ideations or self-harming behaviours. She is experienced working directly with first responders, responding to acute crises and mental health challenges in the community.
(289) 809-4264 View (289) 809-4264
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Mutual Help
Registered Social Worker, MBCT, MSC , CBS, DSW, RSSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8T
Help is provided through the use of developmental strategies, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, meditation techniques, and dialectical behavioural strategies as they may apply to each individual and to his or her problems.
Mutual Help is a mental health counselling and rehabilitation service for individuals struggling to recover from events that have interrupted their lives. The services are directed to those that wish to improve their psychological, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
Help is provided through the use of developmental strategies, cognitive behaviour therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, meditation techniques, and dialectical behavioural strategies as they may apply to each individual and to his or her problems.
Mutual Help is a mental health counselling and rehabilitation service for individuals struggling to recover from events that have interrupted their lives. The services are directed to those that wish to improve their psychological, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being.
(844) 899-7447 View (844) 899-7447
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Audrey Harvie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8S  (Online Only)
I use a trauma-informed and holistic approach, integrating various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Your wellness journey is unique and ongoing, with certain stretches proving more challenging than others. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate it alone. I would be honoured to accompany you, bringing clinical knowledge, compassion, and respect to help you achieve meaningful progress in areas of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, and relationships.
I use a trauma-informed and holistic approach, integrating various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).
Your wellness journey is unique and ongoing, with certain stretches proving more challenging than others. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate it alone. I would be honoured to accompany you, bringing clinical knowledge, compassion, and respect to help you achieve meaningful progress in areas of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, grief, and relationships.
(365) 536-0953 View (365) 536-0953
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Anya Malda
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L0R
I work from a client-centered approach and use a variety of therapies including CBT, Solution Focused and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy.
I believe it takes courage to take this first step in reaching out for help. Life is full of challenges and roadblocks that can often be difficult to move past or face alone. In therapy we will work on things that are of concern to you and at a pace that feels right for you. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, stress, grief, or relationship issues. My niche is in working with women struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss or postpartum challenges.
I work from a client-centered approach and use a variety of therapies including CBT, Solution Focused and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Therapy.
I believe it takes courage to take this first step in reaching out for help. Life is full of challenges and roadblocks that can often be difficult to move past or face alone. In therapy we will work on things that are of concern to you and at a pace that feels right for you. I work with individuals struggling with anxiety, stress, grief, or relationship issues. My niche is in working with women struggling with infertility, pregnancy loss or postpartum challenges.
(855) 969-4166 View (855) 969-4166
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Steven Presta
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L9C
I work from a client-centered, strengths-based approach, and have been trained in, and use several treatment modalities: CBT, MI, and Mindfulness.
Do you ever feel like your stress, low self-esteem, low confidence, and possibly even anxiety, are getting in the way of you living your best life? Do you ever get told to “suck it up and be a man?” It is hard to manage these feelings on any given day, let alone a pandemic! Are you trying to quit smoking/drinking/drugs and looking for support, or for someone who just gets it? I can help explore these concerns and areas with you while offering different ways to cope and manage these overwhelming and “out of control” feelings.
I work from a client-centered, strengths-based approach, and have been trained in, and use several treatment modalities: CBT, MI, and Mindfulness.
Do you ever feel like your stress, low self-esteem, low confidence, and possibly even anxiety, are getting in the way of you living your best life? Do you ever get told to “suck it up and be a man?” It is hard to manage these feelings on any given day, let alone a pandemic! Are you trying to quit smoking/drinking/drugs and looking for support, or for someone who just gets it? I can help explore these concerns and areas with you while offering different ways to cope and manage these overwhelming and “out of control” feelings.
(289) 210-5068 View (289) 210-5068

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Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Counsellors

How does mindfulness-based cognitive therapy work?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy originated in the work of John Kabat-Zinn of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He developed mindfulness-based stress reduction, which is a technique found in yoga and meditation. MBCT is a combination of this type of stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy; it essentially quiets emotional distress through mindfulness, utilizing proper breathing and meditation. These techniques aim to bring the individual into the present moment when in a state of distress.

When do I know if I need treatment with mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

If an individual’s mind is filled with emotional distress and general negativity, the person may feel trapped. A mindfulness-based cognitive therapist can help a person change their thinking patterns as well as their behaviour through calm acceptance and compassion. This therapy can provide an individual with the coping skills needed for a healthier and more constructive life.

What should I expect from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy?

This therapy often takes place in group sessions. A therapist will work with the group as well as with each individual. Meditation and breathing exercises are core practices that aim to invite inquiry and discovery into a person’s troubled mental state. The objective is to identify and lessen negative thoughts and behaviours and move toward optimal health and productivity. The individual will see life in a more realistic way. This therapy is supportive, accepting, and warm.

Is mindfulness-based cognitive therapy effective?

Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy is evidence-based and effective. One study found that people with major depressive disorder have benefitted from this type of therapy; the person accepts their distressed thoughts and also moves into healthier patterns of thinking. This therapy also aims to move an individual away from automatic negative responses. This type of therapy can bring a person lifelong change, with higher levels of satisfaction, less stress, as well as positive emotional and behavioural habits.