Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Washington, DC

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Ellen Connell
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I enjoy using mindfulness and self-compassion, as well as insight oriented exploration to help you better navigate your life and relationships.
You are seeking therapy because it is time to make a change. Maybe you know exactly what you want to change, and maybe you're still figuring that out, but something about your current experience needs to shift before you can move toward the life you want. As an integrative psychologist, I love helping individuals and couples uncover what is most important to them, as well as what is getting in the way, so that they can begin to live with a greater sense of purpose, connection, and well-being. I would love to help you do the same.
(202) 759-2619
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Washington, DC 20006
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Natalie V Setliff
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Her therapeutic approach is integrative, with its roots in systemic family therapy, solution-focused models, motivational interviewing/ mindfulness , cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, and emotionally focused therapy.
Your search for inner peace is closer to fulfillment than you may realize. You have just made the first step toward healing, by looking for information that can help you make life changes and live the life you desire. Most of us expect to have a life surrounded by loving, intimate and meaningful relationships. Sometimes our expectations do not meet the reality of our lives. I will help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I am here to listen and work with you during your journey towards healing and living the life you want.
(202) 946-3672
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Washington, DC 20036
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Emily Partigan
Counselor, LGPC, NCC, MA
Verified
Verified
I pull from various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness , Emotion Focused Therapy, and psychodynamic.
I am passionate about providing a safe and non-judgmental space where you can express yourself and explore what is bringing you to therapy. There is no problem too big or too small that we can't work on together. We will work collaboratively and utilize a compassionate, person centered, holistic approach. You are the expert of your story and I’m here to support you. Whether it's working on processing the past, managing life in the present, or preparing for the future, we will find ways to reach your goals.
(202) 998-7262
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Washington, DC 20006
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Mayra Figueroa-Clark
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Therapists, Teacher and Healers:; Are you experiencing burn out? Numbness? Depression? Feeling like everyone gets the best of you but YOU? Your mind races all night long only to get up and show up next day. Yes, You are needed, but NOT at the expense of your Emotional and Physical wellbeing. You don't have to do "this" alone! So go ahead, make an appointment, I look forward to meeting you. I specialized in working Depression, Anxiety, simply or complex trauma that is getting in the way of fully living. Using Mindfulness , CBT, Meditations and EMDR we can move away from those symptoms and begin the HEALING process.
(202) 953-2511
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Washington, DC 20010
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Washington Nutrition and Counseling Group
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LGSW
Verified
Verified
My approach to counseling is to create a safe space for growth and healing. I believe that growth and healing happen when people recognize that they have a circle of care (including clinicians) that show them empathy and support, that they can rely on and recognize that they have their best interests in mind. My therapeutic techniques include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness , and Solution-Focused Therapy to create an atmosphere where the client recognizes that they are in control of their therapeutic experience.
(202) 759-2780
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Washington, DC 20005
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Krystin Harper
Counselor, MA, LGPC, NCC
Verified
Verified
She often incorporates mindfulness into her work and believes that self-compassion provides the foundation for growth and lasting change.
All people go through periods of darkness in life, but it is often that journey that helps illuminate the gifts of adversity within. Together, with kindness and a bit of humor, Krystin will help to empower your inner resilience and capacity to live a joyful and fulfilling life. Krystin is passionate about supporting individuals and couples. Her work is rooted in a holistic, person-centered approach to healing. She will treat you with empathy, create a non-judgmental environment in which you feel safe and heard, and work to understand your lived experiences.
(202) 866-5172 x2
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Washington, DC 20037
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Alex Swales
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe integrating mindfulness , the breath, and the body into our work can be a powerful way connect to yourself and support healing from trauma.
Life can be messy, chaotic, and complicated; therapy is a lot like spring cleaning. Together, we will work to unpack and reorganize your life to find meaning, connection, understanding, and even humor. I aim to hold a compassionate, honest space that allows you to reach your goals and build on your strengths. In my practice, I support individuals that are impacted by trauma, sexual trauma, chronic illness, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and feelings of low self-worth. I focus on building an empathic relationship with my clients to align their physical, mental, emotional, and social goals with therapy.
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Washington, DC 20009
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Christine L. Zepka, LICSW, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Verified
Located at Foggy Bottom Metro and George Washington University we provide interventions utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Informed Therapy (DBT and CPT), Mindfulness Techniques, Integrative Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, Conflict Resolution Therapy, Recovery Model for Substance Abuse, Strength Based Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy (short term).
Strengthen your quality of life. Emotional and psychological stress can create significant difficulties in reaching one's life goals. As a licensed independent clinical social worker, I provide intensive psychotherapy for adults, couples, college students, veterans and adolescents. My clinical focus involves working collaboratively to identify and treat painful symptoms that can lead to struggles in work, school and relationships.
(202) 751-4299
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Washington, DC 20037
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Enid L McKitrick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Verified
My training in object relations therapy informs all of my work, but I draw on techniques such as EFT and mindfulness practice, among others, as needed.
Since 1991 I have been helping clients resolve the conflicts that have been preventing them from achieving their potential. I help women navigate the ups and downs of infertility treatments and identify the best ways to achieve their dreams of motherhood. Using my background in Employee Assistance work, I help clients gain perspective on workplace conflicts, resolve performance issues, and clarify professional goals. I help clients looking for love to identify their barriers to intimacy, examine expectations, and give relationships a chance at success. I have a special interest in holistic treatments.
(202) 656-0976
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Washington, DC 20006
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Latonya R Moore
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused therapy, mindfulness , and psychodynamic therapy) because no two individuals are the same.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my profile! Are you feeling "stressed out", anxious and/or depressed? Are you having difficulty in your relationships? Would you like to learn coping skills to manage your life more effectively? I am an experienced therapist and I am licensed in Washington, DC and in the states of Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina. I am excited that you have decided to focus on improving your health and wellness. Be mindful that the change you are seeking will require commitment and willingness to participate in a supportive, collaborative process.
(202) 858-3360
Washington, DC 20002
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Alyssa Louise McCall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
In the past, I have supported clients through utilizing Problem Solving Therapy, DBT, CBT, Mindfulness Practices, Trauma-Informed Care, Expressive Arts Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing.
Being our best selves is attainable when we allow ourselves to be on a path of peace, fulfillment, and self-awareness. I hold a passion for helping clients do just that. I work with clients through a holistic & individualistic approach to support them in moving closer to their personal & professional goals. I am here to help you on your journey to finding yourself, being in tune with your needs, and overcoming any trauma that may be hindering this. I specialize in supporting clients overcome anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, workplace & relationship challenges, low career self-efficacy, discrimination, and so much more.
(202) 914-1107 x702
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Washington, DC 20036
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Marsha Lucas, PhD - Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Verified
My experience and training in humanistic, psychodynamic, and mindfulness psychotherapy will guide us in working toward your goals.
All of us need help from time to time to develop new ways of living fuller, richer lives. My focus is on improving how you perceive and navigate life's challenges, transitions, and relationships. Our work together can help you to develop new skills to create the life you want; to enhance your relationships, friendships, or worklife; and to move you toward greater abundance, mindfulness , and depth. My additional expertise in neuropsychology means that our work will integrate psychotherapy and current neuroscience -- 'psychotherapy with the brain in mind' -- a powerfully effective combination.
(202) 331-3318
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Washington, DC 20036
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Laura Lokker
Psychologist, PsyD, JD
Verified
Verified
At some point in our lives many of us will struggle with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship problems, career concerns or life transitions. If you are facing one or more of these challenges, I believe I can help. I am a licensed psychologist providing counseling and psychotherapy to adults in Washington DC. I have experience working with diverse clients on a wide range of issues. Depending on your needs and goals, I integrate various therapeutic approaches and treatment models, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal and mindfulness .
(202) 760-2717
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Washington, DC 20036
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Mary Smith
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Verified
6 Endorsed
I use many approaches including: mindfulness , mind-body connection, and a solution focused orientation.
I work with individuals and couples who are experiencing difficulties in areas of relationships, dating, trauma, anxiety, depression, loss and grief. We will uncover primary motivators for seeking therapy and options for healing that are tailored to your unique needs.
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Washington, DC 20002
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Ryanne Rosier
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I work collaboratively with my clients to determine goals and plans for treatment, using a trauma-informed approach, but I also incorporate mindfulness , behavioral and play techniques.
Investing in your mental health can but daunting, but it's one of the most important and rewarding things you can do to improve your quality of life. As a therapist serving the Washington DC area, I excel in supporting those who find themselves struggling to manage anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD, stress, relationships, self-advocacy or self-esteem.
(202) 831-1647
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Washington, DC 20036
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Sherell Hebert
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC-S
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
I am a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist who utilizes mind-body techniques (meditation, mindfulness ) as well as hypnosis.
Life is a field of unlimited possibilities. Are you ready to begin exploring? I believe we are all here to help one another learn and grow. I would be honored to be a part of your journey. I offer flexible scheduling with options that include evenings and weekends. Schedule your date for therapy online today at therapydate.com
(281) 666-2278
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Washington, DC 20036
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Accepting New Clients! Children & Adults Welcome!
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Verified
Verified
I utilize treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness techniques to help you achieve a happier and healthier mental state.
Do you find yourself struggling with anxious thoughts? Are the trials of everyday life trapping you in a cycle of depression? Maybe you are having a hard time processing a traumatic event that has happened to you? You are not alone, and you do not have to continue struggling. I will provide a safe, non-judgmental, and supportive atmosphere that allows you to express yourself openly and freely. As a client of mine, I will help you work through whatever it is you are currently experiencing and help you work towards a happier tomorrow. Due to availability, assigned professional may differ from professional pictures.
(301) 383-8757
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Washington, DC 20005
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Carlos Durana Ph.D.
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC
Verified
Verified
My expertise in body-mind and mindfulness approaches can address the connection between problems, stresses and health concerns.
I love helping individuals and couples achieve their goals and aspirations. I offer a caring, safe, and healing environment that allows clients the opportunity to explore, experience, work through problems, and create solutions that expand their potential for growth and wellness. As a proponent of integrative and holistic therapy that honors the mind-body connection and its impact on well-being, health, and happiness, I attend to the whole person, not just a set of symptoms or problems. I emphasize teaching skills that develop inner resources for successful coping in life. I use a variety of methods, but the method has to meet your needs.
(202) 849-7840
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Washington, DC 20006
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Karin S Tovar
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
While I offer traditional talk therapy, I also use a lot of somatic techniques, EMDR, and mindfulness meditation to better access the connection between mind and body, resulting in improved mental and physical well-being.
It may be that life deals us the unexpected, or perhaps things just slowly begin to feel “off”—whatever the case may be, we can find growth and healing by exploring the ways our past affects our present. Scary? Definitely! But accessing these versions of ourselves that have been dormant is what helps us shift from surviving to thriving. Whether you’ve been experiencing anxiety, depression, life transition, trauma, or feeling burned out, I can help become a truer version of yourself.
(202) 968-2649
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Washington, DC 20006
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Vicki Goodman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, LCSW-C
Verified
Verified
With mindfulness there can be transformation that comes with changing our relationship to what's happening - rather than trying to change what's unfolding in our lives.
People come for psychotherapy when they are hurting or feeling stuck in unproductive thinking and behavior. This can manifest in depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, issues with career and work performance and self deprecating behaviors. Loss, grief and illnesses can be hard to bear and cause feelings of aloneness. What is often needed is a safe environment for the cultivation of acceptance and compassion and the willingness to wisely explore in a trusting relationship. Developing space to have a new understanding of difficulties can open to greater awareness, sense of possibility and the capacity to live more fully.
(202) 949-6462
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Washington, DC 20015
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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.