Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Loyola, Baltimore, MD

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Aanchal Mohanty
Pre-Licensed Professional, LGPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
At Safe Space Counseling Services, I help you manage and overcome anxiety with evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness techniques.
Are you frequently overwhelmed by anxiety, feeling as though peace is a distant memory in your daily life? Do persistent worries, racing thoughts, or physical symptoms like restlessness and tension plague you? Managing these feelings alone can be exhausting, with little lasting relief. You desire to break free from anxiety's grip, regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and live a more balanced, peaceful life. You seek to engage in daily activities and social interactions without constant worry or fear, aiming to feel happy, relaxed, and in control again.
At Safe Space Counseling Services, I help you manage and overcome anxiety with evidence-based therapies like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness techniques.
Are you frequently overwhelmed by anxiety, feeling as though peace is a distant memory in your daily life? Do persistent worries, racing thoughts, or physical symptoms like restlessness and tension plague you? Managing these feelings alone can be exhausting, with little lasting relief. You desire to break free from anxiety's grip, regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and live a more balanced, peaceful life. You seek to engage in daily activities and social interactions without constant worry or fear, aiming to feel happy, relaxed, and in control again.
(410) 973-7709 View (410) 973-7709
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Alisha Wolf
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MPH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
My approach includes aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and meditation, cultivating self-compassion, and the therapeutic use of humor, empathy and human connection.
I work with people experiencing anxiety, directionlessness and disconnection. I utilize Western, more traditional modalities to address anxiety and depression, as well as Buddhist concepts and approaches to dive into topics such as lack of direction, struggling with overwhelming emotions, and creating an internal sense of calm and peace, regardless of what is happening in your family, at work, or in romantic relationships.
My approach includes aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and meditation, cultivating self-compassion, and the therapeutic use of humor, empathy and human connection.
I work with people experiencing anxiety, directionlessness and disconnection. I utilize Western, more traditional modalities to address anxiety and depression, as well as Buddhist concepts and approaches to dive into topics such as lack of direction, struggling with overwhelming emotions, and creating an internal sense of calm and peace, regardless of what is happening in your family, at work, or in romantic relationships.
(443) 945-9489 View (443) 945-9489
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Eliza Pelton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
My practice draws on the evidence-based approaches of Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
My goal is to help you identify your needs, plan and act for positive change, and create balance in your life. During our sessions, I strive to empower and support you while helping you build the tools to manage stressful life events and reach your goals. Most importantly, I will meet you where you are (mentally and emotionally) and personalize therapy to your needs. I have experience across a broad spectrum of topics and specialize in treating eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
My practice draws on the evidence-based approaches of Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness.
My goal is to help you identify your needs, plan and act for positive change, and create balance in your life. During our sessions, I strive to empower and support you while helping you build the tools to manage stressful life events and reach your goals. Most importantly, I will meet you where you are (mentally and emotionally) and personalize therapy to your needs. I have experience across a broad spectrum of topics and specialize in treating eating disorders, substance use, anxiety, depression, and mood disorders.
(443) 596-6895 View (443) 596-6895
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Elizabeth Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
Using a holistic approach which blends relational and experiential work in therapy, the power of mindfulness and embodiment, and the wisdom of your intuition and inner world, I aim to support you in gaining understanding and relief for yourself, your relationships, and your current struggles.
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
Using a holistic approach which blends relational and experiential work in therapy, the power of mindfulness and embodiment, and the wisdom of your intuition and inner world, I aim to support you in gaining understanding and relief for yourself, your relationships, and your current struggles.
We all experience difficulties at some point in our lives, and we each can benefit from additional support, whether for a specific situation or in resolving a longer term issue. I believe that one of the most important elements of effective therapy is the development of a safe, trusting relationship between therapist and client. Through genuine and respectful connection, we create the environment in which true healing can occur. By promoting insight, increased awareness, and self-compassion, I will support you in living the life of value that you deserve.
(301) 327-2055 View (301) 327-2055
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Meghan Meyer
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Along with processing, a session with me could include individualized gentle yoga, sound healing with the use of sound bowls, and teaching and practicing mindfulness and meditation.
For those of you struggling to navigate life's ups and downs: I see you. I take a holistic healing approach with a special attention to navigating life’s transitions and thresholds. Life transitions at any age can be hard and present mental illness and symptoms you may have never experienced. I will assist you in adjusting to, and navigating, chronic illness, aging, onset of and commitment to working through anxiety and/or depression. Together, we can awaken your mind, body and spirit to your potential for healing and wellness so that you can live more fully, love more deeply, and become your most authentic self.
Along with processing, a session with me could include individualized gentle yoga, sound healing with the use of sound bowls, and teaching and practicing mindfulness and meditation.
For those of you struggling to navigate life's ups and downs: I see you. I take a holistic healing approach with a special attention to navigating life’s transitions and thresholds. Life transitions at any age can be hard and present mental illness and symptoms you may have never experienced. I will assist you in adjusting to, and navigating, chronic illness, aging, onset of and commitment to working through anxiety and/or depression. Together, we can awaken your mind, body and spirit to your potential for healing and wellness so that you can live more fully, love more deeply, and become your most authentic self.
(443) 233-1354 View (443) 233-1354
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Alli Clayton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Using IFS, brainspotting, & mindfulness, I will both teach you skills to help you manage your emotions & help you heal your trauma from deep within so that you can finally forgive yourself, let go, and find peace.
Are you wanting to heal from your past but feeling frozen by hurt and shame? Perhaps you keep trying to change but feel trapped by beliefs that you are not good enough, not loved. You’re trying to be a better partner, parent, and friend, and you keep giving to others, but get nothing in return. You feel alone, exhausted, and both desperate and terrified for someone to actually see you. A part of you wants to give up and shut yourself away, but another part keeps going each day. A part of you knows that there is more to life than this. A part of you has hope that things can be different, that you can be different.
Using IFS, brainspotting, & mindfulness, I will both teach you skills to help you manage your emotions & help you heal your trauma from deep within so that you can finally forgive yourself, let go, and find peace.
Are you wanting to heal from your past but feeling frozen by hurt and shame? Perhaps you keep trying to change but feel trapped by beliefs that you are not good enough, not loved. You’re trying to be a better partner, parent, and friend, and you keep giving to others, but get nothing in return. You feel alone, exhausted, and both desperate and terrified for someone to actually see you. A part of you wants to give up and shut yourself away, but another part keeps going each day. A part of you knows that there is more to life than this. A part of you has hope that things can be different, that you can be different.
(443) 419-7494 View (443) 419-7494
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Bradford Drewniak
Counselor, LCPC, MA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
I draw from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MB-CT), gestalt, solution-focused, reality therapy, and client-centered approaches.
Psychology Today does not use a secure form of communication. Please reach out directly at www.centerforactualizedcounseling.com. Have you fallen off track, not quite feeling yourself? Do you feel burnt out...crispy even? The tools that you’ve turned to in the past to get through it aren’t working, but certainly not for a lack of trying? Sometimes life circumstances, a stressful job, a new environment, or even just a big shift in our lives leaves us feeling stuck. I can work with you so that we can better understand the WHY but also work with you to figure out the HOW we get you back on track. Let's get started.
I draw from mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MB-CT), gestalt, solution-focused, reality therapy, and client-centered approaches.
Psychology Today does not use a secure form of communication. Please reach out directly at www.centerforactualizedcounseling.com. Have you fallen off track, not quite feeling yourself? Do you feel burnt out...crispy even? The tools that you’ve turned to in the past to get through it aren’t working, but certainly not for a lack of trying? Sometimes life circumstances, a stressful job, a new environment, or even just a big shift in our lives leaves us feeling stuck. I can work with you so that we can better understand the WHY but also work with you to figure out the HOW we get you back on track. Let's get started.
(443) 272-4601 View (443) 272-4601
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Wendy Bernard Pitts
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
For new Social Workers: Your degree hasn’t prepared you for everything. Perhaps you’re drowning at your new agency and afraid to ask for help. Or you need supervision to sit for the Maryland, Virginia, or DC clinical licensing exam, but your agency lacks the required supervision certification. I give you the confidence and tools you need to become the clinician you dreamed you’d be. With passion, experience, and supervision certification, I will mentor and nurture your professional growth to help you create a thriving, rewarding career.
For new Social Workers: Your degree hasn’t prepared you for everything. Perhaps you’re drowning at your new agency and afraid to ask for help. Or you need supervision to sit for the Maryland, Virginia, or DC clinical licensing exam, but your agency lacks the required supervision certification. I give you the confidence and tools you need to become the clinician you dreamed you’d be. With passion, experience, and supervision certification, I will mentor and nurture your professional growth to help you create a thriving, rewarding career.
(443) 775-2699 View (443) 775-2699
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Alexandra Wimberly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re stressed out and feeling uneasy a lot of the time. This is showing up mentally and physically, perhaps through aches and pains. You’re unhappy with your current life situation and you’re not sure why; or you’re dealing with a big stressor that is creating a lot of problems and conflicts for you. The things that you’re currently doing to feel better aren’t working for you. Maybe you are drinking alcohol or using drugs more than you would like to. You are fed up feeling this way and are ready for a change.
You’re stressed out and feeling uneasy a lot of the time. This is showing up mentally and physically, perhaps through aches and pains. You’re unhappy with your current life situation and you’re not sure why; or you’re dealing with a big stressor that is creating a lot of problems and conflicts for you. The things that you’re currently doing to feel better aren’t working for you. Maybe you are drinking alcohol or using drugs more than you would like to. You are fed up feeling this way and are ready for a change.
(443) 222-1025 View (443) 222-1025
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Beth Kemmerer Vincent
Counselor, MHS, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
I am a licensed psychotherapist who works with adults and older adolescents facing anxiety, life transitions, stress and relationship issues. I help clients understand the challenges they face and make changes that improve their quality of life. In my experience, this process helps individuals develop greater self esteem, improve communication skills, feel happier and gain a sense of hope.
I am a licensed psychotherapist who works with adults and older adolescents facing anxiety, life transitions, stress and relationship issues. I help clients understand the challenges they face and make changes that improve their quality of life. In my experience, this process helps individuals develop greater self esteem, improve communication skills, feel happier and gain a sense of hope.
(443) 295-6134 View (443) 295-6134
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Jennifer E Klingler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Not accepting new clients
With 25+ years providing mental health services in a variety of settings, I have the experience and flexibility to meet clients needs, even those with challenging situations/illness. I have a special interest working with adults who are experiencing a first episode of mental illness, as with early expert care and connection to available supportive services, recovery and quality of life are maximized. I am knowledgeable about Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and Hoarding. I have an interest working to maximize clients' health across dimensions (physical, social, relationships) as these all contribute to wellness.
With 25+ years providing mental health services in a variety of settings, I have the experience and flexibility to meet clients needs, even those with challenging situations/illness. I have a special interest working with adults who are experiencing a first episode of mental illness, as with early expert care and connection to available supportive services, recovery and quality of life are maximized. I am knowledgeable about Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Anxiety and Hoarding. I have an interest working to maximize clients' health across dimensions (physical, social, relationships) as these all contribute to wellness.
(443) 552-0528 View (443) 552-0528
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Fabio Lomelino
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
Waitlist for new clients
NEW Men's Group starting, see below! - The goal of therapy isn’t to ‘feel better’, although that should be one of the outcomes. The suffering we experience is rarely a defective malfunctioning of the brain- it is usually in response to real challenges and is an important way to prepare ourselves for a developmental leap. When we are suffering our brains release hormones that promote ‘neuroplasticity’, our minds begin to reexamine outdated narratives, and our relationships are challenged with the need for deeper vulnerability and more skillful communication.
NEW Men's Group starting, see below! - The goal of therapy isn’t to ‘feel better’, although that should be one of the outcomes. The suffering we experience is rarely a defective malfunctioning of the brain- it is usually in response to real challenges and is an important way to prepare ourselves for a developmental leap. When we are suffering our brains release hormones that promote ‘neuroplasticity’, our minds begin to reexamine outdated narratives, and our relationships are challenged with the need for deeper vulnerability and more skillful communication.
(443) 400-7202 View (443) 400-7202
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Mark Huffman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
The hurts of the past are making it harder and harder to function let alone find happiness. The present has lost meaning and things you used to love no longer satisfy. You fear your best days are behind you. You long for something else, something more but don't know what it is or how to get there. You feel you will never measure up. You fear you will never be enough.
The hurts of the past are making it harder and harder to function let alone find happiness. The present has lost meaning and things you used to love no longer satisfy. You fear your best days are behind you. You long for something else, something more but don't know what it is or how to get there. You feel you will never measure up. You fear you will never be enough.
(443) 234-0025 View (443) 234-0025
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Nicole Mattocks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PhD, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
I am here for those of you feeling lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or unsure how to move forward. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed and you've lost touch with the part of you that felt joy or purpose in life. Maybe you experienced a traumatic event and need help processing this and moving forward. Or maybe you're experiencing some big life transitions and you don't feel emotionally prepared to handle them. These are all common human experiences that are worthy of confronting and working through to find peace and satisfaction.
I am here for those of you feeling lost, overwhelmed, defeated, or unsure how to move forward. Maybe you're feeling anxious or depressed and you've lost touch with the part of you that felt joy or purpose in life. Maybe you experienced a traumatic event and need help processing this and moving forward. Or maybe you're experiencing some big life transitions and you don't feel emotionally prepared to handle them. These are all common human experiences that are worthy of confronting and working through to find peace and satisfaction.
(410) 936-5732 View (410) 936-5732
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Rosie Behr
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Imagine relaxing the grip of the painful past and the scary future. Imagine letting go of limiting stories and habits, and learning to welcome experiences and thoughts with curiosity and appreciation, instead of rigidity and dread. Imagine learning to befriend your feelings, investigate your beliefs, recognize your strengths, and move toward your values, building on what already works. Imagine learning these new skills and attitudes with a compassionate, light-hearted therapist.
Imagine relaxing the grip of the painful past and the scary future. Imagine letting go of limiting stories and habits, and learning to welcome experiences and thoughts with curiosity and appreciation, instead of rigidity and dread. Imagine learning to befriend your feelings, investigate your beliefs, recognize your strengths, and move toward your values, building on what already works. Imagine learning these new skills and attitudes with a compassionate, light-hearted therapist.
(410) 609-6770 View (410) 609-6770
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Jennifer Evans Buerger
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, MSASS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210  (Online Only)
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
I work extensively with healthcare​ professionals and other therapists. I currently have a few openings for some additional individuals 17+, couples, and​ families. I utilize DBT, CBT, and various other​ modules to assist every client. I have over 25 years of experience assisting adults just like you. ​Whether you're struggling with persistent anxiety, depression, anger, stress, or something else entirely, I am here for you.
(410) 449-0939 View (410) 449-0939
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Denise Supik
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
How long has it been since you've felt joy? Have you ever felt empty, as though a part of you is missing? Are you often disappointed in your relationships? In an effort to fill the void, do you find yourself turning to food, overworking, or shopping, but without relief? Are you so hard on yourself that you find it difficult to risk change? In our very busy world, we often lose touch with ourselves and our own healing abilities. We can often feel as though we're caught up in a whirlwind, helpless to get out.
How long has it been since you've felt joy? Have you ever felt empty, as though a part of you is missing? Are you often disappointed in your relationships? In an effort to fill the void, do you find yourself turning to food, overworking, or shopping, but without relief? Are you so hard on yourself that you find it difficult to risk change? In our very busy world, we often lose touch with ourselves and our own healing abilities. We can often feel as though we're caught up in a whirlwind, helpless to get out.
(443) 731-6926 View (443) 731-6926
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Peggy Mcnally
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
I have been a therapist for many years, ( ~ 38-man I sound old) and have studied many theories and learned many therapeutic techniques, some more valuable than others. However, what's most important is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. A client must come to trust their therapist, feel accepted and have faith that their therapist knows what they are doing clinically. That being said, I have found Cognitive Behavioral techniques,, EMDR for trauma, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and others effective.
I have been a therapist for many years, ( ~ 38-man I sound old) and have studied many theories and learned many therapeutic techniques, some more valuable than others. However, what's most important is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. A client must come to trust their therapist, feel accepted and have faith that their therapist knows what they are doing clinically. That being said, I have found Cognitive Behavioral techniques,, EMDR for trauma, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and others effective.
(443) 227-5644 View (443) 227-5644
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Grace Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21210
ASD group! Call for info! I specialize in working with people of all ages who are navigating anxiety, OCD, autism, and trauma. I also specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
ASD group! Call for info! I specialize in working with people of all ages who are navigating anxiety, OCD, autism, and trauma. I also specialize in working with people of all ages who are questioning their gender or sexual orientation. Through gender affirming care, I hope to validate and empower you to feel comfortable being your truest self. As a therapist, I tailor my practice and treatment approach to each individual and family, while working to meet my clients where they are. I believe that providing a safe and welcoming space for my clients is essential to the therapeutic process, and promotes emotional growth and change.
(443) 232-1698 View (443) 232-1698
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Amber Hammond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Loyola, Baltimore, MD 21212  (Online Only)
Breathe.Hold. Exhale. Repeat. Welcome as I assist you to thrive authentically in your environment where healing is not just a process, but a journey tailored to your unique needs. Embark on a transformative journey towards inner peace and well-being, where your path to healing is met with compassionate understanding and tailored support is met. With an established history of achievement in outpatient mental health treatment, I am dedicated to guiding your healing journey as I welcome a wealth of experience from my clinical work across all age groups and diverse settings, integrally blending clinical and medical approaches.
Breathe.Hold. Exhale. Repeat. Welcome as I assist you to thrive authentically in your environment where healing is not just a process, but a journey tailored to your unique needs. Embark on a transformative journey towards inner peace and well-being, where your path to healing is met with compassionate understanding and tailored support is met. With an established history of achievement in outpatient mental health treatment, I am dedicated to guiding your healing journey as I welcome a wealth of experience from my clinical work across all age groups and diverse settings, integrally blending clinical and medical approaches.
(410) 593-1460 View (410) 593-1460

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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.