Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Phoenix, AZ

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Jessica Vieweg
Counselor, LAC, MS
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I utilize a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology.
I am an Licensed Associate Counselor who has worked as a therapist for over 5 years and been in the mental health field for over 10 years. I am dedicated to the care and well-being of my clients and helping them to overcome life's challenges and achieve a positive state of emotional well-being. I believe that therapy starts with a safe environment and being ready to make the changes needed to live a full and happy life.
I utilize a mix of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Positive Psychology.
I am an Licensed Associate Counselor who has worked as a therapist for over 5 years and been in the mental health field for over 10 years. I am dedicated to the care and well-being of my clients and helping them to overcome life's challenges and achieve a positive state of emotional well-being. I believe that therapy starts with a safe environment and being ready to make the changes needed to live a full and happy life.
(623) 294-7420 View (623) 294-7420
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Kaelynn Buchanan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012
I am passionate about helping individuals work through difficult life transitions and overcoming challenging pasts. My goal is to empower clients through the development of skills to improve emotional regulation, interpersonal relationships, and life satisfaction. I provide psychotherapy focused on unresolved core issues that lead to difficulties with one's self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Using a combination of EMDR Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness I help teens and adults explore their internal experiences and find emotional healing and stability.
I am passionate about helping individuals work through difficult life transitions and overcoming challenging pasts. My goal is to empower clients through the development of skills to improve emotional regulation, interpersonal relationships, and life satisfaction. I provide psychotherapy focused on unresolved core issues that lead to difficulties with one's self-esteem, anxiety, and depression. Using a combination of EMDR Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness I help teens and adults explore their internal experiences and find emotional healing and stability.
(928) 842-8963 View (928) 842-8963
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Paula M. DeMore
Licensed Professional Counselor, JD, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85012
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, so I am trained in various modalities: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), CBT, ACT, DBT and mindfulness and meditation.
Life can definitely go sideways; I’m here to help you right what’s gone wrong. I’m probably not your typical therapist. I’m a lawyer, a mother and a mid-life divorce survivor. I’m transparent and a little unorthodox at times. You will never wonder if you are sitting with a real person. We will laugh, we may cry, and I won't mind if you drop an f-bomb or two. I will never judge you or presume to know more about you than you know yourself. Your story matters; I want to know how you show up in your life and how your history and experience coalesced to bring you here. I will not waste your time chatting; we have work to do.
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy, so I am trained in various modalities: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), CBT, ACT, DBT and mindfulness and meditation.
Life can definitely go sideways; I’m here to help you right what’s gone wrong. I’m probably not your typical therapist. I’m a lawyer, a mother and a mid-life divorce survivor. I’m transparent and a little unorthodox at times. You will never wonder if you are sitting with a real person. We will laugh, we may cry, and I won't mind if you drop an f-bomb or two. I will never judge you or presume to know more about you than you know yourself. Your story matters; I want to know how you show up in your life and how your history and experience coalesced to bring you here. I will not waste your time chatting; we have work to do.
(602) 910-2059 View (602) 910-2059
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Lauren Brands
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85007
I use an integrative approach of many modalities, depending on the client’s needs, which can include but are not limited to; trauma-focused, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Hello! I am honored you are considering working together! I am a student Intern completing my Master's in Counseling at Ottawa University. I primarily work with adults who have experienced trauma, abuse, anxiety, and depression. I am familiar with (but not limited to) the military, First Responders, and Healthcare workers. I also have unique life experiences with endometriosis, infertility, chronic illness, and divorce.
I use an integrative approach of many modalities, depending on the client’s needs, which can include but are not limited to; trauma-focused, mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Hello! I am honored you are considering working together! I am a student Intern completing my Master's in Counseling at Ottawa University. I primarily work with adults who have experienced trauma, abuse, anxiety, and depression. I am familiar with (but not limited to) the military, First Responders, and Healthcare workers. I also have unique life experiences with endometriosis, infertility, chronic illness, and divorce.
(623) 343-2576 View (623) 343-2576
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Dr. Brandi Luedtke
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028  (Online Only)
I believe everyone can benefit from talking with someone who understands what they are going through when life gets challenging. One that deeply values being present and empathic, yet also offers practical tools known to help empower you to take back your life. I’ve spent over a decade working with individuals that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma, implementing best practices such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
I believe everyone can benefit from talking with someone who understands what they are going through when life gets challenging. One that deeply values being present and empathic, yet also offers practical tools known to help empower you to take back your life. I’ve spent over a decade working with individuals that have struggled with depression, anxiety, stress, and trauma, implementing best practices such as Cognitive Processing Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
(602) 691-5290 View (602) 691-5290
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Tania Lopez-Cepero
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85020
I have been trained in techniques like: cognitive-behavioral techniques, emotional freedom techniques, EMDR, family systems, mindfulness, motivational interviewing & solution focused brief therapy.
Is your child or teen struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression or substance use? Is your child struggling with any life changes? Are you unsure how to help your child with his/her behavioral issues? My passion is to accompany children and families through their journey in life. For me it is a privilege and honor to be able to help your child or teen through life's difficulties.
I have been trained in techniques like: cognitive-behavioral techniques, emotional freedom techniques, EMDR, family systems, mindfulness, motivational interviewing & solution focused brief therapy.
Is your child or teen struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression or substance use? Is your child struggling with any life changes? Are you unsure how to help your child with his/her behavioral issues? My passion is to accompany children and families through their journey in life. For me it is a privilege and honor to be able to help your child or teen through life's difficulties.
(602) 832-7596 View (602) 832-7596
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Melissa Hoyt
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85024  (Online Only)
Depending on the issue and the client’s feelings, I regularly draw from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, psychodynamic, strength-based, mindfulness coaching, and EMDR.
Whether you've been in therapy before or are getting started for the first time, the process can sometimes feel overwhelming. I know it took a lot for you to get here, so while you’re here, I hope you connect with something that offers a bit of comfort. My experience and interest lies in working with adults healing from complex trauma (C-PTSD), family of origin wounds, narcissistic abuse, attachment issues and addiction. Since earning a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling in 2010, I've held clinical positions ranging from residential primary therapist to clinical director, eventually transitioning to private practice.
Depending on the issue and the client’s feelings, I regularly draw from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems, psychodynamic, strength-based, mindfulness coaching, and EMDR.
Whether you've been in therapy before or are getting started for the first time, the process can sometimes feel overwhelming. I know it took a lot for you to get here, so while you’re here, I hope you connect with something that offers a bit of comfort. My experience and interest lies in working with adults healing from complex trauma (C-PTSD), family of origin wounds, narcissistic abuse, attachment issues and addiction. Since earning a Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling in 2010, I've held clinical positions ranging from residential primary therapist to clinical director, eventually transitioning to private practice.
(623) 471-1319 View (623) 471-1319
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Janine P Faux
Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85018
"What's broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again."* I believe in being positive, present and having a realistic plan for change. Behavior is influenced by core beliefs. Behaviors follow patterns that can be identified and changed. We will identify your core beliefs and challenge unhealthy thought and patterns. We will use a mindfulness based approach and focus on your strengths as we create a plan for change. *I am EMDR and RTEP trained and have solid base in treating all types of trauma.
"What's broken can be mended. What hurts can be healed. No matter how dark it gets, the sun is going to rise again."* I believe in being positive, present and having a realistic plan for change. Behavior is influenced by core beliefs. Behaviors follow patterns that can be identified and changed. We will identify your core beliefs and challenge unhealthy thought and patterns. We will use a mindfulness based approach and focus on your strengths as we create a plan for change. *I am EMDR and RTEP trained and have solid base in treating all types of trauma.
(480) 725-0746 View (480) 725-0746
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Cindy Guzman
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85085
I draw from evidenced-based modalities for treatment planning, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Strength-Focused Therapy (SFT), creative expression, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
Life can be inspiring, beautiful, and meaningful. Unfortunately, it can also be tough. For many of us, the path can become muddled with pain, loss, sadness, and uncertainty. Do you struggle to find your purpose, strengths, voice, or simply you? You’re not alone. Fortunately, you do not need to take the path toward healing alone. Together, we can work through challenges, improve your self-confidence, and bring more positive experiences into your life.
I draw from evidenced-based modalities for treatment planning, such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Strength-Focused Therapy (SFT), creative expression, mindfulness, and positive psychology.
Life can be inspiring, beautiful, and meaningful. Unfortunately, it can also be tough. For many of us, the path can become muddled with pain, loss, sadness, and uncertainty. Do you struggle to find your purpose, strengths, voice, or simply you? You’re not alone. Fortunately, you do not need to take the path toward healing alone. Together, we can work through challenges, improve your self-confidence, and bring more positive experiences into your life.
(602) 833-5797 View (602) 833-5797
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Jessica Shetzen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85012  (Online Only)
I often utilize CBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and other evidence-based practices to meet each client where they are at in their mental health journey.
Has anxiety left you feeling stuck? Do you worry about things that are out of your control? I am passionate about working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depressive disorders. I enjoy connecting with others and talking them through the ups and downs of life's everyday stressors, as well as drawing connections between past and present experiences. I am a "realist" in that I act like myself in sessions, not like the stuffy armchair psychotherapist you might imagine from movies.
I often utilize CBT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic and other evidence-based practices to meet each client where they are at in their mental health journey.
Has anxiety left you feeling stuck? Do you worry about things that are out of your control? I am passionate about working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depressive disorders. I enjoy connecting with others and talking them through the ups and downs of life's everyday stressors, as well as drawing connections between past and present experiences. I am a "realist" in that I act like myself in sessions, not like the stuffy armchair psychotherapist you might imagine from movies.
(623) 253-7792 View (623) 253-7792
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Sarab Saraswati Khalsa
Counselor, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85028  (Online Only)
I also utilize inner child work, DBT, mindfulness, strengths-based counseling, talk therapy, CBT, and expressive arts.
Now accepting new clients! Telehealth sessions available! Some background about me: I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of Arizona and I graduated with a Psychology degree from Fort Lewis college before pursuing a Masters’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling here in Arizona. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. My experience shines best when working with adults struggling with childhood and relationship trauma, unhealthy relationships, communication struggles, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, emotional regulation, and life transitions.
I also utilize inner child work, DBT, mindfulness, strengths-based counseling, talk therapy, CBT, and expressive arts.
Now accepting new clients! Telehealth sessions available! Some background about me: I am a Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) in the state of Arizona and I graduated with a Psychology degree from Fort Lewis college before pursuing a Masters’ degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling here in Arizona. I have clinical experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups. My experience shines best when working with adults struggling with childhood and relationship trauma, unhealthy relationships, communication struggles, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, emotional regulation, and life transitions.
(602) 362-7547 View (602) 362-7547
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Quin Washington
Licensed Associate Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85027
I typically find that I need to use several evidence-based techniques from approaches like CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Christian-based, Positive Psychology, SFBT, Strength-based, and REBT.
Life can be stressful and dealing with it can lead to anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns and many other emotions that can leave us feeling completely overwhelmed and with little hope that things will ever get better. But I know that people are capable of extraordinary things, especially when we open our hearts to having someone present throughout the journey to self-improvement. As a Christian, I feel that this journey is meant to be shared with others. As a former caregiver who routinely saw good people at their very worst times, I understand the need to feel heard, seen, valued, respected, encouraged, and supported.
I typically find that I need to use several evidence-based techniques from approaches like CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, Christian-based, Positive Psychology, SFBT, Strength-based, and REBT.
Life can be stressful and dealing with it can lead to anxiety, depression, self-esteem concerns and many other emotions that can leave us feeling completely overwhelmed and with little hope that things will ever get better. But I know that people are capable of extraordinary things, especially when we open our hearts to having someone present throughout the journey to self-improvement. As a Christian, I feel that this journey is meant to be shared with others. As a former caregiver who routinely saw good people at their very worst times, I understand the need to feel heard, seen, valued, respected, encouraged, and supported.
(480) 725-7665 View (480) 725-7665
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Melissa Affronti
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85032
I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, and can incorporate mind-body techniques such as mindfulness and relaxation.
Hello! My name is Melissa and I am glad to meet you on your journey. I believe we all have the ability to grow, learn, and find our center during difficult or life-changing times. I am here to partner with you to identify what is causing discomfort and to provide the tools to navigate through those challenges.
I utilize techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy, and can incorporate mind-body techniques such as mindfulness and relaxation.
Hello! My name is Melissa and I am glad to meet you on your journey. I believe we all have the ability to grow, learn, and find our center during difficult or life-changing times. I am here to partner with you to identify what is causing discomfort and to provide the tools to navigate through those challenges.
(602) 566-9543 View (602) 566-9543
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Cullen Conerly
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85014
I provide LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and help people self-explore, navigate relationships, and find supports in the community. Often we spend so much time avoiding what makes us uncomfortable or scared that we miss out on the fullness of life. I want to help if you are feeling stuck, struggling with avoidance, or feeling disconnected from your values to build skills of flexibility and mindfulness. I want to work with you to reconnect with your values, set meaningful goals, and embrace the full range of human experience (positive and negative).
I provide LGBTQ+ affirming therapy and help people self-explore, navigate relationships, and find supports in the community. Often we spend so much time avoiding what makes us uncomfortable or scared that we miss out on the fullness of life. I want to help if you are feeling stuck, struggling with avoidance, or feeling disconnected from your values to build skills of flexibility and mindfulness. I want to work with you to reconnect with your values, set meaningful goals, and embrace the full range of human experience (positive and negative).
(480) 741-1905 View (480) 741-1905
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Zuryah Bustamante
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85032
My experience has been working with individuals with depression, low self-esteem, anger issues, anxiety, building on coping/mindfulness strategies, the LGBTQIA+ community and addressing racial/cultural trauma.
As an inclusive therapist, I provide services to diverse populations who deal with varying stressors and challenges in life. I also want to give acknowledgement to the oppressive and discriminatory systems that work to marginalize individuals and groups in our society. These systems can have a negative effect on our mental health, as well as how we view yourselves and the world. By empowering yourself through therapy, you are making time to put your needs first and discuss issues that are important to your wellbeing. Everyone deserves a space to tell their story and reflect, which is what I can provide during our sessions together.
My experience has been working with individuals with depression, low self-esteem, anger issues, anxiety, building on coping/mindfulness strategies, the LGBTQIA+ community and addressing racial/cultural trauma.
As an inclusive therapist, I provide services to diverse populations who deal with varying stressors and challenges in life. I also want to give acknowledgement to the oppressive and discriminatory systems that work to marginalize individuals and groups in our society. These systems can have a negative effect on our mental health, as well as how we view yourselves and the world. By empowering yourself through therapy, you are making time to put your needs first and discuss issues that are important to your wellbeing. Everyone deserves a space to tell their story and reflect, which is what I can provide during our sessions together.
(602) 461-8194 View (602) 461-8194
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Courtney Glenny
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I utilize EMDR, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Sand Tray techniques.
Congratulations on finding yourself here! I believe in your ability to heal yourself and be happy. I will work with you to help you make lasting improvements that lead to increased happiness and calm, and a sense of purpose and belonging. Becoming the authentic version of yourself is freeing and you are worth it! I am honored to partner with you as you discover a deeper sense of self. Prior to becoming a counselor, I worked with young adults in higher education and I've worked a middle school counselor in the Paradise Valley Unified School District; I have experience with adolescents through adults.
I utilize EMDR, Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and Sand Tray techniques.
Congratulations on finding yourself here! I believe in your ability to heal yourself and be happy. I will work with you to help you make lasting improvements that lead to increased happiness and calm, and a sense of purpose and belonging. Becoming the authentic version of yourself is freeing and you are worth it! I am honored to partner with you as you discover a deeper sense of self. Prior to becoming a counselor, I worked with young adults in higher education and I've worked a middle school counselor in the Paradise Valley Unified School District; I have experience with adolescents through adults.
(602) 900-9672 View (602) 900-9672
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Lisa Elliott
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MEd, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I hold certificates in trauma, anxiety, integrative health, mindfulness and autism.
VIRTUAL (secure portal accessible by your phone, tablet, or computer) & IN-PERSON. Have you been struggling to keep everything together but now have a growing sense that you are stuck and need help? Have you experienced a recent traumatic event that has shaken your world? Or do past events distress you still even though they happened years ago? Does anxiety or depression keep you from living the life you want? If you answer “Yes” to one of these questions, then I can help you bring a sense of balance and healing to your life.
I hold certificates in trauma, anxiety, integrative health, mindfulness and autism.
VIRTUAL (secure portal accessible by your phone, tablet, or computer) & IN-PERSON. Have you been struggling to keep everything together but now have a growing sense that you are stuck and need help? Have you experienced a recent traumatic event that has shaken your world? Or do past events distress you still even though they happened years ago? Does anxiety or depression keep you from living the life you want? If you answer “Yes” to one of these questions, then I can help you bring a sense of balance and healing to your life.
(480) 906-2439 View (480) 906-2439
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The Mindful Lemon
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85050  (Online Only)
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.v
Our mission is to provide quality online mental health and substance abuse services while breaking down the barriers of traditional, office based therapy. Traditional mental health and substance abuse treatment tends to focus on what makes you sick, what you are lacking but at The Mindful Lemon, our clinicians let you sit in the driver’s seat, focusing on your strengths and assets to help you become the best version of you! This can be via traditional talk therapy, medication management, mindfulness techniques, an emphasis on health, wellness and fitness or any combination of the above.v
(602) 838-7173 View (602) 838-7173
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Lindra Fishleder
Counselor, MC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Phoenix, AZ 85016
I am a trauma informed therapist and use an integrative approach that incorporates Attachment Theory, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, and Mindfulness.
Have you reached a point in life where it seems that something needs to change in order for you to be truly happy? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it, or perhaps you thought you left it behind years ago. If you are living with depression, anxiety, unsatisfying relationships, addiction, or unresolved grief or trauma - there is hope and there is help. I strive to provide an honest, warm and collaborative environment so that you can feel safe embarking on your journey of self-exploration, healing and growth. This isn't easy work, but I truly believe that it is the most important work we can do for ourselves.
I am a trauma informed therapist and use an integrative approach that incorporates Attachment Theory, EMDR, Internal Family Systems, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, and Mindfulness.
Have you reached a point in life where it seems that something needs to change in order for you to be truly happy? Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it, or perhaps you thought you left it behind years ago. If you are living with depression, anxiety, unsatisfying relationships, addiction, or unresolved grief or trauma - there is hope and there is help. I strive to provide an honest, warm and collaborative environment so that you can feel safe embarking on your journey of self-exploration, healing and growth. This isn't easy work, but I truly believe that it is the most important work we can do for ourselves.
(480) 681-6932 View (480) 681-6932
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Liv Ryan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Phoenix, AZ 85028
Mindfulness, breath, and visualization can help lessen depression, and calm an anxious nervous system.
If you seek a safe, non-judgmental place to heal, unload your concerns, and learn ways to more effectively get your needs met, you may have found your therapist. Because one size does not fit all, I take an eclectic approach honoring your truth, individuality, sexual orientation, and belief system as it unfolds in context of life circumstances. If you want to improve interpersonal communication, have aha moments of self awareness thinking and emotional habits that no longer serve you, together we can craft a plan for you to be the best version of you! I am trauma informed, have experience with veterans, am experienced in EMDR.
Mindfulness, breath, and visualization can help lessen depression, and calm an anxious nervous system.
If you seek a safe, non-judgmental place to heal, unload your concerns, and learn ways to more effectively get your needs met, you may have found your therapist. Because one size does not fit all, I take an eclectic approach honoring your truth, individuality, sexual orientation, and belief system as it unfolds in context of life circumstances. If you want to improve interpersonal communication, have aha moments of self awareness thinking and emotional habits that no longer serve you, together we can craft a plan for you to be the best version of you! I am trauma informed, have experience with veterans, am experienced in EMDR.
(602) 932-1819 x703 View (602) 932-1819 x703
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists

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 behavior 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 behaviors 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 behavioral habits.