Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Diana Robinson
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I utilize person-centered principles, CBT, a mindfulness lens and combine evidence-based practices with somatic-based modalities in my work with clients.
Find your strengths in the "HERE and NOW" by being Kind and Gentle with Yourself. How can you love others if you don't love yourself first? You are worthy of love and attention. Our innate being can often be suppressed by stress, doubt, or pain. You are Precious and Irreplaceable! Therapy isn't about 'fixing' oneself; rather a journey from insight to integration, a recovery of what you may have lost along the way, finding a practice of gentleness, and a return to wholeness. Therapy is about creating a sense of your own story. I invite you to take hold of this chance for yourself on this journey inward into self-discovery.
(561) 867-8023
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dr. Heather Violante Psy. D.
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
22 Endorsed
Verified
22 Endorsed
Are you ready to improve your life? I offer the respect, empathy, and expertise you are seeking. I provide teletherapy (online video therapy) to adults living in New York and Florida who are facing a variety of life challenges. I am a firm believer in facilitating positive self-change no matter how great or small. My goal is to help guide you through your own personal journey towards emotional wellness by providing you with opportunities to improve self-confidence, create healthy lifestyle adjustments, foster acceptance through mindfulness , promote your overall sense of well-being, and develop inner serenity and resiliency.
(954) 874-8461
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Alli Lebowitz
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a holistic practitioner and believe that blending mindfulness with evidence based therapy fosters great outcomes and well-being.
With over 10 years of experience as a social worker in the healthcare setting, I am highly passionate about helping individuals and families. Recognizing the need for more skilled therapists in the community, I started my practice in 2021 to provide one on one high quality therapy and mental health care. In 2023, I founded Blooming Orchid Therapy to provide these services full time. I am currently accepting clients from Florida and New York.
(954) 651-9882
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Gabriela Segnini
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I’m a Mental Health Counselor committed to empower individuals with different types of mental health conditions. I have found the importance of using a holistic perspective that addresses the body, mind, spirit, and interpersonal context to achieve wellness. I understand that every patient has different circumstances, strengths, and barriers, therefore I believe that is imperative to develop an individualized treatment plan focusing on the client’s goals using a collaborative approach. I use mindfulness training to teach my clients how to monitor their symptoms to achieve independence.
(754) 233-1849
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Michael Perez
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Verified
He earned his Master's degree in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University and utilizes a wide variety of therapeutic methods, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Christian counseling, compassion-focused methods, culturally sensitive methods, emotionally-focused approaches, mindfulness -based therapy (MBCT), motivational interviewing, and more.
Michael Perez is a bilingual (English, Spanish) Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with more than 4 years of experience working with clients of all ages who are encountering difficulties in managing depression, anxiety, career-related stress, poor coping skills, family conflict, grief, life transitions, mental stress, relationships, low self-esteem, stress, substance use, trauma, and PTSD.
(954) 280-4201
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Quality Mental Health Therapy & Counseling, LLC
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHC, IMH2310
Verified
Verified
As a Therapist, I am not all knowing but through time and collaboration with my clients, I know that I can assist my clients with the best technique that is tailored to their needs such as CBT, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness , etc.
Good Day and nice to meet you. After having my son with ASD, I saw the need to further pursue Mental Health and so as soon as he became more independent, I started my journey towards becoming a mental health clinician. I graduated from Nova Southeastern University in 2022. An ideal client is cognizant about what they are experiencing, knows what needs they yearn for, and envisions the goals that would satiate those needs. An ideal client, wants to have an overall sense of mental health well-being, so that they strive towards a fulfilling resolve. It is important to know that sometimes the light can come out of the darkest places.
(786) 788-8997
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
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Candace Renee Lake
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
I am pleased to introduce myself as a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in healthcare. I am certified in trauma therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness , motivation interviewing, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) interventions. My experience includes providing early childhood counseling as well as treating adults, children, and adolescents. My goal is to help my clients gain insight into their experiences and develop coping skills to manage their challenges effectively. I use a client-centered approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual.
(561) 517-9614
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334
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Dr. Katrina Verdon
Psychologist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am well versed in cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness techniques and psychological evaluations including IQ testing.
It can be hard and scary to ask for help! Change and growth are difficult. It can seem impossible at times! My goal is to help regain hope, improve mental health, and gain new skills to give clients the ability to live the life they want to live. I truly believe that no one is worthless and everyone has the potential to improve their lives. Sometimes it takes a good support system and little help!
(305) 590-5608
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Michael S Parish
Psychologist, PsyD, MSW, JD
Verified
Verified
I incorporate mindfulness practice and interpersonal neurobiology.
I have practiced in Fort Lauderdale since 1999. My background also includes many years as a trial lawyer and a master's level social worker in New England. Over the years I have worked with a diverse group of people ranging in age from 6 to 92! While my initial training focused on working with children and families, especially in divorce-related issues, since moving to Florida, my practice took a dramatic turn towards working with obesity and bariatric surgery patients. As this field developed, it required me to expand my focus to include addictions, trauma, depression, anxiety and relationships issues.
(954) 501-0203
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
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Melanie M McMillion
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified
Verified
Although Life Transitions are challenging, together, you will move forward with a greater sense of insight, mindfulness , and peace.
Receiving a life altering health diagnosis, finding yourself in an unplanned caregiving role, or the death of a loved one are a few examples of life events that you may find yourself suddenly faced with. These life events may trigger feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, sadness, anger, and despair. Together, with a safe and compassionate setting we will explore your strengths, gain clarity, and address any fears. My goal is to provide support, instill hope, and introduce proactive tools to face this life event head on.
(754) 205-3810
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33319
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Phylice Kessler
Counselor, MS, LMHC, 500-RYT
Verified
Verified
What would it feel like to face each day, relationship and circumstance with confidence and clarity? What would it feel like to life your best life? Phylice has more than 25 years of experience working with clients and uses her expertise to help others heal and transform. She creates individualized treatment plans utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness , motivational interviewing, meditation, positive psychology, and yoga. Phylice has an integrative approach and uses her counseling education and life-coaching skills to help her patients reach attainable goals.
(754) 219-9072
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Andrea Woodburn
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, RYT 200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a registered yoga teacher and have developed and implemented a mindfulness curriculum for public schools and the community.
It takes courage to create change. An ideal client is open to all the possibilities of growth, someone willing to step out of their unhealthy or unhelpful patterns. Connecting with a licensed therapist can be the first step towards growth. My 25+ years of clinical experience has given me the privilege and honor to address individual, relationship and family issues from A-Z. The need to get unstuck along with the desire to create and maintain change are often what bring people into my office.
(754) 701-2515
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Dr. Gloria M Gonzalez
Counselor, PhD;LMH
Verified
Verified
I am a licensed provider of the healing arts, who specializes in trauma, intra-personal, and inter-personal conflict, and mindfulness .
(954) 787-1897
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
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Not accepting new clients
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Jessie Powell
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, LMHC
Verified
5 Endorsed
Verified
5 Endorsed
My goal is to provide a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental space for my clients to explore their journey of self-awareness, change, and transformation. I have training in holistic and integrative practices, incorporating yoga, mindfulness , breath-work, and meditation. I believe the mind, body, and soul are interlaced and therefore counseling should address the full self.
(561) 220-9071
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
Not accepting new clients
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Valeria B. Boca
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified
Verified
Valeria specializes in Mindfulness -Based Cognitive strategies that teach clients how to break away from negative thought patterns that can reinforce and intensify mood swings or mental health symptoms and episodes.
Valeria uses clinically recognized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to teach you how to modify your thoughts and behaviors to bring about positive change in your life. Transforming harmful thinking patterns is the key to morphing perception into a healthy and healing attitude. Valeria is committed to helping you achieve ultimate personal development and growth. Individualized therapy with an expert therapist in mental health is the best move you can make to start feeling better now. Helping clients thrive, not just survive through life.
(954) 287-3546
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
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Lia Damiani-Tinney
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
My approach integrates CBT, mindfulness , and holistic methods.
Does this sound familiar? “I can’t do this. I'll fail. I’m an awful person. I’ll never be good enough. I'm hopeless.” Thoughts like these are powerful and very common for anyone experiencing anxiety. Your thoughts and emotions are valid, but hearing these messages over and over again in your head can take a toll on your well-being. I aim to help my clients find new ways to cope with intrusive, negative thoughts that seem impossible to control. Negative thoughts have a source which is usually a deep, negative belief about the self. I assist my clients realize their strengths and create a new, more positive belief about themselves.
(786) 520-2259
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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Not accepting new clients
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Courtney Cross
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I also integrate mindfulness , meditation, positive psychology strategies, and other self-help / relaxation strategies that you’ll be able to learn, master, and carry with you throughout your life.
My name is Dr. Cross. I am a licensed psychologist in Florida with 4 years of experience working with children, teens, and young adults. Do you feel pulled in a million directions, unable to fit in? Are you struggling with your identity, to keep up with your relationships, work, and/or overall health? Is it hard to be kind to yourself? I help individuals deal with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, relational challenges, and self-identity struggles. Together, we can identify what's not working and help enhance your overall mental/emotional well-being. We'll use a person-centered approach to address your overall well-being.
(305) 419-2053
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Not accepting new clients
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Kristine Youst
Profession, LMHC
Verified
Verified
As a bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I enjoy working with people who are struggling to live a meaningful life. My compassion and authenticity create a safe environment for my clients to achieve personal growth and hope for a brighter future. I utilize a variety of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness , Person-Centered Therapy and Narrative Therapy. I approach each client on an individualized basis and strive to empower, support and strengthen their well-being and mental health.
(954) 371-2250
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
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Heart and Mind Connections
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Verified
4 Endorsed
I use traditional talk therapy, mindfulness -based approaches, and specialize in sandtray therapy which is a form of expressive therapy that aids in accessing your deep consciousness to gain new insights and healing.
In person and virtual sessions available including evenings and weekends. At the heart of therapy is having a supportive partner in your journey to create the life you want for yourself. We can work together to address your concerns. It may be a relationship. It may be a loss you are coming to terms with. There may be trauma to resolve. There may be skills to manage symptoms of depression and anxiety that need to be developed. It may be dealing with change, moving, starting college, coming out, gender transition, divorce, etc. Whatever it is you deserve a safe, supportive place to explore and grow.
(754) 218-9654
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
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Dr. Paulina Martinez-Gurvit
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LCSW
Verified
Verified
I am a doctor psychotherapist. I love what I do and my commitment is to your full wellbeing. I’ve been in private practice for many years and a faculty member at FAU teaching clinical/psychotherapy for 20 years. My approach integrates the blending of western cutting edge evidence-based therapies along with contemplative eastern mindfulness based modalities. I also utilize alpha wave technology in the treatment of insomnia, depression, and anxiety. I work with people from all diverse backgrounds, sexual and gender identities. When we meet you’ll likely meet my doggie Oliver who will greet you at my office In person or on screen!
(954) 635-5408
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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
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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.