Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Jacksonville, FL

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Amy Decker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Mindfulness practices are my foundation.
A vision to create a place where those seeking emotional wellness would receive high-quality care in a respectful and nurturing environment led to a Center where the incredible resiliency of each individual is recognized and valued. It is my goal to assist individuals and couples in achieving balance and well being. Be assured that whatever life transition brought you to this place, I am ready to assist you with your journey toward wellness and helping you take steps to assist in your own healing process, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with you
Mindfulness practices are my foundation.
A vision to create a place where those seeking emotional wellness would receive high-quality care in a respectful and nurturing environment led to a Center where the incredible resiliency of each individual is recognized and valued. It is my goal to assist individuals and couples in achieving balance and well being. Be assured that whatever life transition brought you to this place, I am ready to assist you with your journey toward wellness and helping you take steps to assist in your own healing process, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to work with you
(904) 290-7317 View (904) 290-7317
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Dorrie Lombardi
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
Some modalities I use in treatment may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), person-centered therapy and mindfulness-based approaches.
Life is ever changing: new pressures, new demands, new life adventures and challenges. I believe in human resilience and our ability to take control of our lives. We all need support in processing our emotions and responses to these challenges. I pride myself with helping individuals learn to navigate these challenges and work through the various struggles. My approach to therapy is warm and empathetic. I emphasize building a trusting relationship with my clients in a non-judgmental environment. I trust that each client is an expert on themselves, and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
Some modalities I use in treatment may include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), person-centered therapy and mindfulness-based approaches.
Life is ever changing: new pressures, new demands, new life adventures and challenges. I believe in human resilience and our ability to take control of our lives. We all need support in processing our emotions and responses to these challenges. I pride myself with helping individuals learn to navigate these challenges and work through the various struggles. My approach to therapy is warm and empathetic. I emphasize building a trusting relationship with my clients in a non-judgmental environment. I trust that each client is an expert on themselves, and I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique needs.
(904) 830-9703 View (904) 830-9703
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Michelle Wright
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32223  (Online Only)
I primarily use CBT, DBT and mindfulness based therapy techniques.
We all have something we struggle with, but it does not have to ruin us. Overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and feelings, caused by life stressors can be calmed and controlled. I can help you on a path to build strength, hope, happiness, and fulfillment in your life, no matter what your situation may be. Joy and hope can always be found! Start enjoying life and find your true potential. You deserve it!
I primarily use CBT, DBT and mindfulness based therapy techniques.
We all have something we struggle with, but it does not have to ruin us. Overwhelming emotions, thoughts, and feelings, caused by life stressors can be calmed and controlled. I can help you on a path to build strength, hope, happiness, and fulfillment in your life, no matter what your situation may be. Joy and hope can always be found! Start enjoying life and find your true potential. You deserve it!
(904) 637-4346 View (904) 637-4346
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Gwendolyn Allen
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32210
I work with children and adults with an emphasis on achieving a quiet, relaxed and joyful state of mind to help with a variety of mental health challenges. My mission as a therapist is to help you overcome the limitations created by issues such as anxiety and depression so that you can feel like yourself again and go on to lead the happy, successful and unburdened life that you are meant to have. My approach includes cognitive-based therapies that focus on mindfulness and acceptance.
I work with children and adults with an emphasis on achieving a quiet, relaxed and joyful state of mind to help with a variety of mental health challenges. My mission as a therapist is to help you overcome the limitations created by issues such as anxiety and depression so that you can feel like yourself again and go on to lead the happy, successful and unburdened life that you are meant to have. My approach includes cognitive-based therapies that focus on mindfulness and acceptance.
(904) 906-8246 View (904) 906-8246
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Noemi (Amy) Ortiz-Arzuaga
Counselor, LMHC, CHT
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Waitlist for new clients
Although my main focus is on remaining present using mindfulness based cognitive therapy, I also practice rapid resolution therapy and, in some cases, hypnosis to heal emotions stemming from problematic events.
I am a bilingual therapist dedicated to helping guide people along their journey toward a healthier and more fulfilled life. Everyone should feel comfortable when talking about their own personal experiences, therefore I make it my priority to ensure that they’re welcomed into a safe and judgment-free space. My goal is to assist people in overcoming and recovering from anxiety, traumatic events, loss and stressors that interfere with emotional well-being. In my experience, you don’t have to relive problematic or traumatic experiences to heal from them.
Although my main focus is on remaining present using mindfulness based cognitive therapy, I also practice rapid resolution therapy and, in some cases, hypnosis to heal emotions stemming from problematic events.
I am a bilingual therapist dedicated to helping guide people along their journey toward a healthier and more fulfilled life. Everyone should feel comfortable when talking about their own personal experiences, therefore I make it my priority to ensure that they’re welcomed into a safe and judgment-free space. My goal is to assist people in overcoming and recovering from anxiety, traumatic events, loss and stressors that interfere with emotional well-being. In my experience, you don’t have to relive problematic or traumatic experiences to heal from them.
(904) 822-7986 View (904) 822-7986
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Dr. Rita de Cassia Silva
Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LCSW, PPS, CWA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257  (Online Only)
I use an integrative holistic approach and often incorporate deep breathing meditation and mindfulness in my sessions.
Do you wake up in the morning feeling empty, tired, and unmotivated? Are you struggling with issues related to your past, uncontrollable thoughts, anger, grief, communication, anxiety, or major life changes? Are you seeking a more loving, meaningful, and harmonious relationship with your partner and your loved ones but don't know how or what to do to improve it? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional. As Maya Angelou wrote, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you".
I use an integrative holistic approach and often incorporate deep breathing meditation and mindfulness in my sessions.
Do you wake up in the morning feeling empty, tired, and unmotivated? Are you struggling with issues related to your past, uncontrollable thoughts, anger, grief, communication, anxiety, or major life changes? Are you seeking a more loving, meaningful, and harmonious relationship with your partner and your loved ones but don't know how or what to do to improve it? There comes a time when help is needed from a licensed professional. As Maya Angelou wrote, "There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you".
(904) 595-1722 View (904) 595-1722
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Lesley Vickerie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32221  (Online Only)
Sessions will include a visual art component, psychoeducation & CBT, humanistic, mindfulness, or strength-based therapy interventions.
I love working with preteens, teens, and early adults who are in their age of self-discovery. My clients are eager to improve, but unsure of what tools are required to make this a reality. They may feel confused, overwhelmed, or unaware of what their next steps in life or their career may be. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
Sessions will include a visual art component, psychoeducation & CBT, humanistic, mindfulness, or strength-based therapy interventions.
I love working with preteens, teens, and early adults who are in their age of self-discovery. My clients are eager to improve, but unsure of what tools are required to make this a reality. They may feel confused, overwhelmed, or unaware of what their next steps in life or their career may be. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.
(904) 736-3626 View (904) 736-3626
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Stacy M Gulston
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MS, RMHI, CCTP, CAIP, CBT-E
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32257  (Online Only)
Although, my emphasis is in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy I am also skilled in Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Approach, Mindfulness Practice, Gestalt Therapy, ACT and many more.
I believe it takes an immense amount of courage for one to ask for help. It is an honour to be trusted to walk beside you on this journey to healing. I provide a therapeutic space filled with peace, compassion and support for my clients. Together, we will work on identifying what is no longer providing purpose in your life whilst creating goals and a plan that works for you to make changes to decrease and possibly eliminate, these emotions and behaviours producing distress currently in your life.
Although, my emphasis is in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and Solution Focused Therapy I am also skilled in Motivational Interviewing, Client-Centered Approach, Mindfulness Practice, Gestalt Therapy, ACT and many more.
I believe it takes an immense amount of courage for one to ask for help. It is an honour to be trusted to walk beside you on this journey to healing. I provide a therapeutic space filled with peace, compassion and support for my clients. Together, we will work on identifying what is no longer providing purpose in your life whilst creating goals and a plan that works for you to make changes to decrease and possibly eliminate, these emotions and behaviours producing distress currently in your life.
(904) 590-2870 View (904) 590-2870
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Taci Clay
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, MA
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32205  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Mental Health Intern specializing in ADHD coaching, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness practices and LGBTQIA+ issues. My journey into therapy stems from a deep-seated passion for helping individuals accept where they are and understand the waves of energy and productivity our brains give us.
I am a Registered Mental Health Intern specializing in ADHD coaching, solution-focused therapy, mindfulness practices and LGBTQIA+ issues. My journey into therapy stems from a deep-seated passion for helping individuals accept where they are and understand the waves of energy and productivity our brains give us.
(904) 595-9603 View (904) 595-9603
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Candance Gilberstadt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32224  (Online Only)
I integrate mindfulness techniques to help you develop a stronger more balanced state of being.
Hi. My name is Candance, but you can call me Candy. Do you feel as though you are being weighed down by certain thoughts and emotions, like you are out of balance? Is it difficult for you to manage your day to day responsibilities due to these thoughts and emotions? Would you like help in understanding and managing these thoughts and emotions so you can experience balance in your life? I help individuals get to that place of healthy balance, with a goal of remaining there. Together, we can work to identify your strengths and challenges to find solutions for managing your difficult thoughts and emotions.
I integrate mindfulness techniques to help you develop a stronger more balanced state of being.
Hi. My name is Candance, but you can call me Candy. Do you feel as though you are being weighed down by certain thoughts and emotions, like you are out of balance? Is it difficult for you to manage your day to day responsibilities due to these thoughts and emotions? Would you like help in understanding and managing these thoughts and emotions so you can experience balance in your life? I help individuals get to that place of healthy balance, with a goal of remaining there. Together, we can work to identify your strengths and challenges to find solutions for managing your difficult thoughts and emotions.
(904) 746-1168 View (904) 746-1168
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Ann Taylor
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32257
Ann utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused approaches to therapy, sustaining flexibility, inspiration, and resourcefulness to meet the wishes of her patients.
Ann Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida who has over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care to inmates in the State of Florida Correctional System and 13 years of experience providing substance abuse counseling to adults who have received DUIs, have pain management issues, and alcohol and drug abuse and dependence. Ann completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at the University of Memphis and received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.
Ann utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused approaches to therapy, sustaining flexibility, inspiration, and resourcefulness to meet the wishes of her patients.
Ann Taylor is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida who has over 10 years of experience providing therapeutic care to inmates in the State of Florida Correctional System and 13 years of experience providing substance abuse counseling to adults who have received DUIs, have pain management issues, and alcohol and drug abuse and dependence. Ann completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at the University of Memphis and received her Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University.
(904) 872-6968 View (904) 872-6968
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Bianca Croyle
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32210
She employs a diverse range of therapeutic modalities, incorporating mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy (SFT) to provide comprehensive and personalized support to her clients.
Bianca Croyle is a dedicated Registered Social Worker Intern (RCSWI) who brings over 3 years of experience in the field. Specializing in working with children, families, and adults, she has proven skills in mental health counseling, crisis intervention, group sessions, and more. Bianca is passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges related to anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship issues, stress, life transitions, and more.
She employs a diverse range of therapeutic modalities, incorporating mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and solution-focused therapy (SFT) to provide comprehensive and personalized support to her clients.
Bianca Croyle is a dedicated Registered Social Worker Intern (RCSWI) who brings over 3 years of experience in the field. Specializing in working with children, families, and adults, she has proven skills in mental health counseling, crisis intervention, group sessions, and more. Bianca is passionate about helping individuals overcome challenges related to anxiety, depression, family issues, relationship issues, stress, life transitions, and more.
(904) 601-1187 View (904) 601-1187
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Kristin Iannuzzelli
Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32225
My therapy is heavily influenced by the modalities of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness/MBSR and Biofeedback.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and counter-productive behaviors/thoughts in adolescents and adults. As a licensed professional counselor and long-time yoga instructor, I offer a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, viewing each client as an individual with unique life stories, areas of strength and areas of needed growth. My goal is to help my clients feel empowered in their lives so they can build - or get back to - a happy, conflict-free and fulfilling life, day-to-day.
My therapy is heavily influenced by the modalities of Positive Psychology, Mindfulness/MBSR and Biofeedback.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety, depression, ADHD, and counter-productive behaviors/thoughts in adolescents and adults. As a licensed professional counselor and long-time yoga instructor, I offer a holistic and eclectic approach to counseling, viewing each client as an individual with unique life stories, areas of strength and areas of needed growth. My goal is to help my clients feel empowered in their lives so they can build - or get back to - a happy, conflict-free and fulfilling life, day-to-day.
(904) 694-3952 View (904) 694-3952
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Melissa L. White
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BSN, RN
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT concepts, mindfulness and meditation to meld mind/body strategies for change.
Are you struggling to cope with your current situation? Does it feel like your emotions control you? Trying to to keep it together but just don’t know how anymore and your reactions just make everything worse? I understand how hard it can be to ask for help and finding the right therapist is a critical step in that process. I believe in the importance of a trusting relationship and the mind/body connection to facilitate healing. I also respect that this is your journey. I approach my practice with a positive, strength based, person centered approach. Together we can identify what you want and how to get there!
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT concepts, mindfulness and meditation to meld mind/body strategies for change.
Are you struggling to cope with your current situation? Does it feel like your emotions control you? Trying to to keep it together but just don’t know how anymore and your reactions just make everything worse? I understand how hard it can be to ask for help and finding the right therapist is a critical step in that process. I believe in the importance of a trusting relationship and the mind/body connection to facilitate healing. I also respect that this is your journey. I approach my practice with a positive, strength based, person centered approach. Together we can identify what you want and how to get there!
(904) 977-3356 View (904) 977-3356
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Yolla Baddour
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, MFT, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32222  (Online Only)
I utilize mindfulness- meditation-breathing-and body movement techniques incorporated into my practice.
Most people seek someone on the outside looking in, someone to truly listen with no judgement. Someone that is able to hold space, while we process our darkest and our brightness; where we bare it all and come to a space, where we find solace in our core with the tools needed for our daily struggles.
I utilize mindfulness- meditation-breathing-and body movement techniques incorporated into my practice.
Most people seek someone on the outside looking in, someone to truly listen with no judgement. Someone that is able to hold space, while we process our darkest and our brightness; where we bare it all and come to a space, where we find solace in our core with the tools needed for our daily struggles.
(904) 942-2077 View (904) 942-2077
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Nonata Calcines
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32246
I know trauma-focused techniques such as eye movement desensitization & reprocessing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, & polyvagal theory trauma.
One of my heartfelt specialties is ADHD, which is increasingly prevalent among individuals aged 5 to 18 years old. Based on evidence-based practices & my own up-growing experience with clients, I firmly believe that factors such as nutrition, environment, societal influences, & social media play significant roles in shaping individuals with ADHD symptoms, whether they have been formally diagnosed or not. Understanding how these factors impact clients' functionality and well-being, I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental, and compassionate space. I offer treatments tailored to my clients' needs, desires, and goals.
I know trauma-focused techniques such as eye movement desensitization & reprocessing, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, & polyvagal theory trauma.
One of my heartfelt specialties is ADHD, which is increasingly prevalent among individuals aged 5 to 18 years old. Based on evidence-based practices & my own up-growing experience with clients, I firmly believe that factors such as nutrition, environment, societal influences, & social media play significant roles in shaping individuals with ADHD symptoms, whether they have been formally diagnosed or not. Understanding how these factors impact clients' functionality and well-being, I strive to provide a safe, welcoming, non-judgmental, and compassionate space. I offer treatments tailored to my clients' needs, desires, and goals.
(904) 901-9743 View (904) 901-9743
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Stacia McCahan
Pre-Licensed Professional, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32223
I integrate Feminist, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), mindfulness, and Family Systems-informed approaches in counseling sessions.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing concerns with, but not limited to, disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns; anxiety; depression; self-esteem; critical self-talk; relationships, including with family; and interpersonal communication. I am grateful for the opportunity to join individuals, couples, and families on their journeys toward understanding, growth, freedom and empowerment.
I integrate Feminist, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, (CBT), mindfulness, and Family Systems-informed approaches in counseling sessions.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing concerns with, but not limited to, disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image concerns; anxiety; depression; self-esteem; critical self-talk; relationships, including with family; and interpersonal communication. I am grateful for the opportunity to join individuals, couples, and families on their journeys toward understanding, growth, freedom and empowerment.
(904) 799-7949 View (904) 799-7949
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Monique Murray
Registered Clinical Social Worker Intern, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32218
I utilize various techniques in session including CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness.
I have always had a strong desire to help others. This strong desire lead me to the mental health field. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore the challenges or fears you are facing. Through my social work background, I take into consideration how various aspect of your life intersect with each other. Through a deep understanding of diverse perspectives and backgrounds, I tailor my therapeutic techniques to meet you where you are. My goal is to collaboratively support you in gaining insight, developing coping strategies, and fostering a sense of empowerment.
I utilize various techniques in session including CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness.
I have always had a strong desire to help others. This strong desire lead me to the mental health field. My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to explore the challenges or fears you are facing. Through my social work background, I take into consideration how various aspect of your life intersect with each other. Through a deep understanding of diverse perspectives and backgrounds, I tailor my therapeutic techniques to meet you where you are. My goal is to collaboratively support you in gaining insight, developing coping strategies, and fostering a sense of empowerment.
(904) 780-6310 View (904) 780-6310
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Raquel Veda
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, CTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Jacksonville, FL 32256  (Online Only)
Raquel has extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Mindfulness Practices, and acquired additional experience by working with court systems (Department of Children and Families; Department of Juvenile Justice; and Family Law), academic success planning (504s & IEPs), and psychological evaluations.
As a therapist, Raquel enters into each session focused on your specific goals and needs at the core. She truly believes that therapy is an effective way in which mental and emotional health can be managed and improved. Many of her clients are individuals dealing with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, relational distress, childhood trauma, and neurodiversity. She works with persons of all backgrounds and diversities, including LGBTQ+, multi-cultures, nontraditional relationships & families, etc.
Raquel has extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Mindfulness Practices, and acquired additional experience by working with court systems (Department of Children and Families; Department of Juvenile Justice; and Family Law), academic success planning (504s & IEPs), and psychological evaluations.
As a therapist, Raquel enters into each session focused on your specific goals and needs at the core. She truly believes that therapy is an effective way in which mental and emotional health can be managed and improved. Many of her clients are individuals dealing with symptoms related to anxiety, depression, relational distress, childhood trauma, and neurodiversity. She works with persons of all backgrounds and diversities, including LGBTQ+, multi-cultures, nontraditional relationships & families, etc.
(813) 320-2795 View (813) 320-2795
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Elizabeth Gibson
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, RMHCI
Verified Verified
Jacksonville, FL 32205
Her approach is relational and collaborative using various evidence-based modalities such as: attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, family systems theory, and spiritual listening practices.
Are you approaching midlife or beyond? The second half of life brings a wide variety of challenges: menopause, relationship issues, divorce, grief, health challenges, sexuality, anxiety, and depression. You may be balancing taking care of others with prioritizing your own needs. Recognizing that time is limited, older adults may want to take stock of their achievements, plan for what they still hope to accomplish, and mourn what might never be. Facing our mortality may bring a fresh desire for peace with the past and finding meaning-making in the present.
Her approach is relational and collaborative using various evidence-based modalities such as: attachment theory, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness, family systems theory, and spiritual listening practices.
Are you approaching midlife or beyond? The second half of life brings a wide variety of challenges: menopause, relationship issues, divorce, grief, health challenges, sexuality, anxiety, and depression. You may be balancing taking care of others with prioritizing your own needs. Recognizing that time is limited, older adults may want to take stock of their achievements, plan for what they still hope to accomplish, and mourn what might never be. Facing our mortality may bring a fresh desire for peace with the past and finding meaning-making in the present.
(904) 736-6112 View (904) 736-6112

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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.