Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in San Diego, CA

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Parysa Parvizian, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
My goal in treatment is to reduce symptoms, assist in problem-solving skills, educate clients on life skills, process concerns impacting the client, teach mindfulness skills and empower the client in order to live a balanced life.
My prominent specialty is treating trauma and PTSD symptoms (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). Each person's traumatic experience is unique to the individual due to many factors such as relationships, personality, coping skills, strengths, risk factors, and perception on life can influence how a person manages their trauma. I completed my doctorate degree by doing extensive research on trauma-related resiliency factors amongst those who have been through child abuse, as well as years of clinical experience working with trauma victims. Shame/guilt issues is a significant focus of the trauma work I do in improving a client's resilience.
My goal in treatment is to reduce symptoms, assist in problem-solving skills, educate clients on life skills, process concerns impacting the client, teach mindfulness skills and empower the client in order to live a balanced life.
My prominent specialty is treating trauma and PTSD symptoms (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). Each person's traumatic experience is unique to the individual due to many factors such as relationships, personality, coping skills, strengths, risk factors, and perception on life can influence how a person manages their trauma. I completed my doctorate degree by doing extensive research on trauma-related resiliency factors amongst those who have been through child abuse, as well as years of clinical experience working with trauma victims. Shame/guilt issues is a significant focus of the trauma work I do in improving a client's resilience.
(619) 292-0326 View (619) 292-0326
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Kristin Calabria
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109
As an ERYT, I incorporate yoga, mindfulness, and somatic work into my practice.
Hi! I'm Kristin. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . I have a strong interest in helping people who have lived through or are experiencing trauma. I have extensive experience with PTSD, depression, anxiety, relational issues, active duty military, transition out of military service, LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity, the first generation/immigrant experience, acculturation, “third culture” identity, and navigating systemic oppression.
As an ERYT, I incorporate yoga, mindfulness, and somatic work into my practice.
Hi! I'm Kristin. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist . I have a strong interest in helping people who have lived through or are experiencing trauma. I have extensive experience with PTSD, depression, anxiety, relational issues, active duty military, transition out of military service, LGBTQ+ issues, gender identity, the first generation/immigrant experience, acculturation, “third culture” identity, and navigating systemic oppression.
(619) 452-1054 View (619) 452-1054
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Meredith Meyer
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92106
I have received extensive training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and continue to utilize these models in my work today. Together, they provide effective strategies for change balanced with mindfulness and acceptance. As a clinician, I aim to provide authenticity and evidenced based practices to ensure that you receive effective and compassionate care. I have experience working with individuals from 13 - 90 years old and enjoy having a diverse case load. In addition to DBT and CBT, I have been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Prolonged Exposure.
I have received extensive training in DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) and continue to utilize these models in my work today. Together, they provide effective strategies for change balanced with mindfulness and acceptance. As a clinician, I aim to provide authenticity and evidenced based practices to ensure that you receive effective and compassionate care. I have experience working with individuals from 13 - 90 years old and enjoy having a diverse case load. In addition to DBT and CBT, I have been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Prolonged Exposure.
(760) 317-4539 View (760) 317-4539
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Elizabeth Gerbert
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Betsy Gerbert is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) who graduated with a M.S. in clinical counseling from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. Betsy has been practicing therapy for the past 15 years specializing in both individual and family therapy. She has worked with children, tweens, adolescents, and adults. Her approach to therapy is tailored to you and/or your children’s needs. Betsy approaches therapy using concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a family systems approach, trauma informed care, and mindfulness-based skills.
Betsy Gerbert is a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) who graduated with a M.S. in clinical counseling from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, PA. Betsy has been practicing therapy for the past 15 years specializing in both individual and family therapy. She has worked with children, tweens, adolescents, and adults. Her approach to therapy is tailored to you and/or your children’s needs. Betsy approaches therapy using concepts from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a family systems approach, trauma informed care, and mindfulness-based skills.
(619) 738-6754 View (619) 738-6754
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Darryn K Robinson
Counselor, MS, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92127
Darryn approaches therapy in a supportive, creative and interactive way and incorporates mindfulness into her therapeutic approach.
Darryn works with individuals across the lifespan who are impacted by mood disorders, LGBTQ core issues, gender identity expression, social difficulties, negative self-concepts, and life transitions. She is skilled in collaborating with individuals affected by autism, as well as treating anxiety and depression. Darryn has extensive experience working directly with children and teenagers, and is passionate about supporting adolescents through the unique development they are undertaking. Darryn is a proud queer therapist and LGBTQ+ ally.
Darryn approaches therapy in a supportive, creative and interactive way and incorporates mindfulness into her therapeutic approach.
Darryn works with individuals across the lifespan who are impacted by mood disorders, LGBTQ core issues, gender identity expression, social difficulties, negative self-concepts, and life transitions. She is skilled in collaborating with individuals affected by autism, as well as treating anxiety and depression. Darryn has extensive experience working directly with children and teenagers, and is passionate about supporting adolescents through the unique development they are undertaking. Darryn is a proud queer therapist and LGBTQ+ ally.
(858) 703-5638 View (858) 703-5638
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Janet Stevens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92113
My therapy toolbox includes positive, strengths-based strategies grounded in mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavior therapy.
I am a clinical social worker (LCSW) with ten years of experience helping individuals and families cope with life stressors and sometimes navigate more complicated problems. I frequently work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, intense emotions, or overwhelming stress and those who have issues related to substance use, legal, or other behavioral problems. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, whatever the situation.
My therapy toolbox includes positive, strengths-based strategies grounded in mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavior therapy.
I am a clinical social worker (LCSW) with ten years of experience helping individuals and families cope with life stressors and sometimes navigate more complicated problems. I frequently work with clients who experience anxiety, depression, intense emotions, or overwhelming stress and those who have issues related to substance use, legal, or other behavioral problems. I firmly believe that you are the expert in your own life, whatever the situation.
(619) 815-8187 View (619) 815-8187
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Amanda Turull
Associate Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92107  (Online Only)
I specialize in experiential therapy using methods of somatic therapy, mindfulness, expressive arts, role play, parts work (IFS), visualization and meditation.
Sitting with oneself, whether in individual, couple or family therapy, is not easy and I see my clients as courageous and hopeful for taking this step. Sometimes therapy is healing and transformational, other times it is simply a space to take some deep breaths. Either way, my practice is always client-centered and compassion-based, being present with you in whatever space you are in. My hope in working with me is that you develop a sense of self-compassion and a strength-based lens to view yourself and your relationships through.
I specialize in experiential therapy using methods of somatic therapy, mindfulness, expressive arts, role play, parts work (IFS), visualization and meditation.
Sitting with oneself, whether in individual, couple or family therapy, is not easy and I see my clients as courageous and hopeful for taking this step. Sometimes therapy is healing and transformational, other times it is simply a space to take some deep breaths. Either way, my practice is always client-centered and compassion-based, being present with you in whatever space you are in. My hope in working with me is that you develop a sense of self-compassion and a strength-based lens to view yourself and your relationships through.
(619) 603-0238 View (619) 603-0238
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Russell F Fuller
Psychologist, JD, PsyD, DCEP
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121  (Online Only)
Dr. Fuller offers a comprehensive method of psychotherapy which integrates elements from the humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, energy psychology, gestalt, mindfulness, complex trauma, and positive psychology fields. He works with each person individually to construct a useful approach to problem resolution in as efficient and cost-effective a manner as possible. Dr. Fuller also offers brief consulting services which address areas in which a person feels "blocked" or somehow unable to perform at their best, e.g., parenting, financial prosperity, forming healthy relationships, and peak performance in business or sports.
Dr. Fuller offers a comprehensive method of psychotherapy which integrates elements from the humanistic, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, energy psychology, gestalt, mindfulness, complex trauma, and positive psychology fields. He works with each person individually to construct a useful approach to problem resolution in as efficient and cost-effective a manner as possible. Dr. Fuller also offers brief consulting services which address areas in which a person feels "blocked" or somehow unable to perform at their best, e.g., parenting, financial prosperity, forming healthy relationships, and peak performance in business or sports.
(858) 215-1921 View (858) 215-1921
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Dr. Brittany Quinn
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108
I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness and Self Compassion (MSC), and use these modalities to facilitate change with individuals, couples, and families suffering from attachment-related distress and trauma.
My approach in treatment is to help uncover, resource, release, and heal the wounds that are interfering in the client's present experiences. I specialize in working with those suffering from the aftermath of early childhood and developmental trauma, present relationship trauma, and those suffering with blocks to secure connection in their relationships. Stylistically, I am open, honest, informative, and aim to always offer my clients the warmth and safety necessary to lean into our relationship as a safe haven as we embark on their healing journey.
I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness and Self Compassion (MSC), and use these modalities to facilitate change with individuals, couples, and families suffering from attachment-related distress and trauma.
My approach in treatment is to help uncover, resource, release, and heal the wounds that are interfering in the client's present experiences. I specialize in working with those suffering from the aftermath of early childhood and developmental trauma, present relationship trauma, and those suffering with blocks to secure connection in their relationships. Stylistically, I am open, honest, informative, and aim to always offer my clients the warmth and safety necessary to lean into our relationship as a safe haven as we embark on their healing journey.
(619) 616-2815 View (619) 616-2815
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Lydia Stanton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92176  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I draw on my rich background in Buddhist Psychology and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Are you thinking of going to therapy for relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, a life transition, or grief? I am a compassionate and seasoned clinician using Eastern and Western modalities to treat and prevent mental illness. I will help you build a tool box and teach you coping and communications skills. Or maybe you want to take that life journey of self-discovery, personal growth and spirituality. If you long to face the difficulties we all have in being human, we are likely to be a good fit. Clients that are introspective, contemplative and curious find my integrative approach beneficial.
I draw on my rich background in Buddhist Psychology and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Are you thinking of going to therapy for relationship challenges, depression, anxiety, stress, a life transition, or grief? I am a compassionate and seasoned clinician using Eastern and Western modalities to treat and prevent mental illness. I will help you build a tool box and teach you coping and communications skills. Or maybe you want to take that life journey of self-discovery, personal growth and spirituality. If you long to face the difficulties we all have in being human, we are likely to be a good fit. Clients that are introspective, contemplative and curious find my integrative approach beneficial.
(619) 378-0467 View (619) 378-0467
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Dr. Jason N Linder
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT
Verified Verified
18 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92123
Waitlist for new clients
I may integrate mindfulness as well to help you live more in the present and relate more skillfully to your emotions and thoughts so you make better choices.
I help people, especially entrepreneurs, have better relationships, resolve painful memories (I'm certified & train in EMDR), embrace who they are, and decrease anxiety. I adjust my approach to fit your needs and preferences. Expert in transgender, immigration, and trauma evaluations. Advanced in trauma, addiction, relationships, and mindfulness (I write about them on Psychology Today). You can usually expect change in 2-8 sessions. As a psychology doctor and professor, I’m updated on the latest research, and am dedicated, caring, and collaborative. You should feel understood, hopeful, and safe in your confidential therapy.
I may integrate mindfulness as well to help you live more in the present and relate more skillfully to your emotions and thoughts so you make better choices.
I help people, especially entrepreneurs, have better relationships, resolve painful memories (I'm certified & train in EMDR), embrace who they are, and decrease anxiety. I adjust my approach to fit your needs and preferences. Expert in transgender, immigration, and trauma evaluations. Advanced in trauma, addiction, relationships, and mindfulness (I write about them on Psychology Today). You can usually expect change in 2-8 sessions. As a psychology doctor and professor, I’m updated on the latest research, and am dedicated, caring, and collaborative. You should feel understood, hopeful, and safe in your confidential therapy.
(619) 473-7607 View (619) 473-7607
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Trena Lee Ensign
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, (DBT), cognitive/ behavioral, focus on mindfulness/present awareness.
Welcome, if you have found yourself here, it means you are thinking about making some changes in your life. Making the decision to begin a journey of self discovery can be scary to say the least. May I share some of my thoughts with you. I believe in the, "Law of Correspondence", which states that what is going on in our outer world is nothing more than a reflection of what is going on in our inner world. As within, so without, as above, so below. It would be my honor, and privilege to help you discover your best self.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, (DBT), cognitive/ behavioral, focus on mindfulness/present awareness.
Welcome, if you have found yourself here, it means you are thinking about making some changes in your life. Making the decision to begin a journey of self discovery can be scary to say the least. May I share some of my thoughts with you. I believe in the, "Law of Correspondence", which states that what is going on in our outer world is nothing more than a reflection of what is going on in our inner world. As within, so without, as above, so below. It would be my honor, and privilege to help you discover your best self.
(619) 493-3954 View (619) 493-3954
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Molly Martin Tavernese
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92109  (Online Only)
I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but also pull from Person-Centered Therapy, along with utilizing a Strengths-Based Approach, and Mindfulness.
I feel everyone has times in their life when social, emotional and relational challenges (to name a few), can make us feel stuck, scared and un-heard. Issues of anxiety, depression, life-transitions, eating disorders, self-worth, anger management, stress and substance abuse can really impact us in negative ways. Gaining the skills you need to move forward can have a life-changing outcome that will help you to feel better and enable you to have better relationships with others and with yourself. Little changes can make a big impact in your life - let's see what we can accomplish as a team!
I frequently use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy but also pull from Person-Centered Therapy, along with utilizing a Strengths-Based Approach, and Mindfulness.
I feel everyone has times in their life when social, emotional and relational challenges (to name a few), can make us feel stuck, scared and un-heard. Issues of anxiety, depression, life-transitions, eating disorders, self-worth, anger management, stress and substance abuse can really impact us in negative ways. Gaining the skills you need to move forward can have a life-changing outcome that will help you to feel better and enable you to have better relationships with others and with yourself. Little changes can make a big impact in your life - let's see what we can accomplish as a team!
(619) 762-1282 View (619) 762-1282
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Colleen Auth
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic orientation uses evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and older adults suffering from depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and various personality disorders including Borderline personality disorder. I have experience in working with many of life's problems such as grief and loss, conflict resolution, and anger management. I work with each patient to understand his or her symptoms and the problems that impact their mood, and then create a holistic approach to develop a unique treatment plan that is tailored to address the individuals needs.
My therapeutic orientation uses evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in the treatment of adults and older adults suffering from depression, bipolar, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and various personality disorders including Borderline personality disorder. I have experience in working with many of life's problems such as grief and loss, conflict resolution, and anger management. I work with each patient to understand his or her symptoms and the problems that impact their mood, and then create a holistic approach to develop a unique treatment plan that is tailored to address the individuals needs.
(619) 452-1009 View (619) 452-1009
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Gayle Henry
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103
Through our work together we may utilize a variety of approaches ranging from Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, as well as more traditional methods of psychotherapy to help you reach your goals.
I am a LCSW and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD, addiction, attachment/relational problems, chronic pain, & mood management. You may be interested in decreasing stress & increasing more embodiment. By getting more in touch with your sensations, emotions & thoughts you will not only increase body awareness, but will decrease the physical tension that results from trauma. Whether you are struggling from stress, unhelpful behaviors or difficulty managing your mood, together we can work to increase your resiliency, self-regulation skills and capacity to connect more easily with self & others.
Through our work together we may utilize a variety of approaches ranging from Somatic Experiencing, Mindfulness, as well as more traditional methods of psychotherapy to help you reach your goals.
I am a LCSW and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner. I specialize in the treatment of PTSD, addiction, attachment/relational problems, chronic pain, & mood management. You may be interested in decreasing stress & increasing more embodiment. By getting more in touch with your sensations, emotions & thoughts you will not only increase body awareness, but will decrease the physical tension that results from trauma. Whether you are struggling from stress, unhelpful behaviors or difficulty managing your mood, together we can work to increase your resiliency, self-regulation skills and capacity to connect more easily with self & others.
(619) 762-3659 View (619) 762-3659
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Rachel Mitchell
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MA, AMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92108  (Online Only)
I specialize in issues surrounding life adjustments, depression and anxiety, school/sports performance, domestic violence, intrapersonal relationships in families, developmental disabilities, mindfulness, and behavior modification.
Are you looking to increase your healing and well-being? It is common for our instincts to lead us to stay away from uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Sometimes we may feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or plain tired from issues that arise that we may not be able to solve on our own, and that is ok! Whether you have a short-term goal that can be reached in a few weeks or a long-term goal that can be reached in a few years, we will work together step by step to break down barriers and set you up for success on a daily basis.
I specialize in issues surrounding life adjustments, depression and anxiety, school/sports performance, domestic violence, intrapersonal relationships in families, developmental disabilities, mindfulness, and behavior modification.
Are you looking to increase your healing and well-being? It is common for our instincts to lead us to stay away from uncomfortable thoughts and feelings. Sometimes we may feel depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, or plain tired from issues that arise that we may not be able to solve on our own, and that is ok! Whether you have a short-term goal that can be reached in a few weeks or a long-term goal that can be reached in a few years, we will work together step by step to break down barriers and set you up for success on a daily basis.
(619) 367-8873 View (619) 367-8873
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Hilario (Rio) M.
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92103  (Online Only)
Expect a diverse toolbox of practices tailored to your individual needs with a fusion skills to manage thoughts and reframe them (CBT), mindfulness, insights from your upbringing, and solution-focused therapies.
Therapy is a space that is both engaging and supportive. I aim to create a welcoming environment where you can access therapy as a means to enrich your life. I come from a unique cultural background, being half Salvadorian and half Filipino, a first-generation child of immigrant parents, and part of the LGBTQ+ community. These diverse cultural influences have significantly shaped my personal identity and professional development. This journey of straddling multiple cultures has taught me the richness of our intersectional identities and how we all engage with the world through a complex web of lived experiences.
Expect a diverse toolbox of practices tailored to your individual needs with a fusion skills to manage thoughts and reframe them (CBT), mindfulness, insights from your upbringing, and solution-focused therapies.
Therapy is a space that is both engaging and supportive. I aim to create a welcoming environment where you can access therapy as a means to enrich your life. I come from a unique cultural background, being half Salvadorian and half Filipino, a first-generation child of immigrant parents, and part of the LGBTQ+ community. These diverse cultural influences have significantly shaped my personal identity and professional development. This journey of straddling multiple cultures has taught me the richness of our intersectional identities and how we all engage with the world through a complex web of lived experiences.
(619) 777-5388 View (619) 777-5388
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Alana Hecker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92121
This experience has been diverse, with a sample including the treatment of Addiction & Mental Health in residential care, healing Loss and Grief & Reinventing oneself, Executive Functioning issues with Young Adults and their families, Yoga therapy and Mindfulness based practices.
Our rapport, and discovering what is deeply meaningful and valuable to you will be the foundation of our therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to support your happiness and success by understanding your beliefs, and what you hold dear in your heart. I will gently challenge you when I see obstacles that are not supporting your well being. I will simultaneously encourage you to draw from your natural gifts and strengths. I commit to utilizing evidence based interventions that are effective, empowering, and that promote self compassion. I understand the vulnerability of seeking help, and I commend your willingness to grow.
This experience has been diverse, with a sample including the treatment of Addiction & Mental Health in residential care, healing Loss and Grief & Reinventing oneself, Executive Functioning issues with Young Adults and their families, Yoga therapy and Mindfulness based practices.
Our rapport, and discovering what is deeply meaningful and valuable to you will be the foundation of our therapeutic relationship. My primary goal is to support your happiness and success by understanding your beliefs, and what you hold dear in your heart. I will gently challenge you when I see obstacles that are not supporting your well being. I will simultaneously encourage you to draw from your natural gifts and strengths. I commit to utilizing evidence based interventions that are effective, empowering, and that promote self compassion. I understand the vulnerability of seeking help, and I commend your willingness to grow.
(858) 381-4705 View (858) 381-4705
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Mindful Matters Counseling, Marni Goldberg
Counselor, EdS, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
San Diego, CA 92109
Integrating Mindfulness practices when appropriate, we will reduce troubling symptoms and develop and strive for goals to meet your needs with an eclectic approach in a safe environment.
Are you ready to finally feel in control of your life? I know how hard it can be to take the first step in finding a therapist who is a good fit for you, but you deserve happiness! Anxiety and stress can get in the way of having a happy and fulfilling life. If you or your teen/young adult are struggling with thoughts, feelings, or relationships, we can work together to look at what has been bothering you and figure out how to make changes that can benefit all aspects of your life. Receiving nonjudgemental support and some new skills may be the answer! Special focus on Highly Sensitive People. Telehealth sessions only at this time.
Integrating Mindfulness practices when appropriate, we will reduce troubling symptoms and develop and strive for goals to meet your needs with an eclectic approach in a safe environment.
Are you ready to finally feel in control of your life? I know how hard it can be to take the first step in finding a therapist who is a good fit for you, but you deserve happiness! Anxiety and stress can get in the way of having a happy and fulfilling life. If you or your teen/young adult are struggling with thoughts, feelings, or relationships, we can work together to look at what has been bothering you and figure out how to make changes that can benefit all aspects of your life. Receiving nonjudgemental support and some new skills may be the answer! Special focus on Highly Sensitive People. Telehealth sessions only at this time.
(858) 367-3967 View (858) 367-3967
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Jeffrey Saylor
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
San Diego, CA 92115  (Online Only)
My approach is integrative and includes utilizing strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
Life is full of challenges that we are not always prepared to manage. I offer an integrative approach to manage those challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. My goal is to help you to better manage life and everything that comes with it. My approach is nonjudgmental and collaborative, working together to determine meaningful goals, while identifying the steps to achieve those goals. I strive to empowered others to find solutions and manage life with greater understanding and acceptance.
My approach is integrative and includes utilizing strategies from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
Life is full of challenges that we are not always prepared to manage. I offer an integrative approach to manage those challenges. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with experience working with individuals with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. My goal is to help you to better manage life and everything that comes with it. My approach is nonjudgmental and collaborative, working together to determine meaningful goals, while identifying the steps to achieve those goals. I strive to empowered others to find solutions and manage life with greater understanding and acceptance.
(619) 536-1468 View (619) 536-1468

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.