Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Baltimore, MD

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Dr. Meredith McHugh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
Embedded within an anti-oppressive framework, my approach to therapy draws heavily from internal family systems therapy (parts work), as well as attachment theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies, neuroscience and mindfulness.
Therapy with me will provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental, identity-affirming space where you will feel fully heard and understood. Within an anti-oppressive, trauma-centered framework we will explore how past and present experiences have shaped the distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness you may be carrying. We will identify the ways you have adapted to these experiences and how this may be contributing to the stress/trauma held in your brain and body and carried into your relationships. I will support and challenge you to grow and heal from this.
Embedded within an anti-oppressive framework, my approach to therapy draws heavily from internal family systems therapy (parts work), as well as attachment theory, sensorimotor psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies, neuroscience and mindfulness.
Therapy with me will provide a safe, warm, nonjudgmental, identity-affirming space where you will feel fully heard and understood. Within an anti-oppressive, trauma-centered framework we will explore how past and present experiences have shaped the distress, anxiety, anger, or hopelessness you may be carrying. We will identify the ways you have adapted to these experiences and how this may be contributing to the stress/trauma held in your brain and body and carried into your relationships. I will support and challenge you to grow and heal from this.
(443) 552-5179 View (443) 552-5179
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Antoinette Fobbs
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202
I encourage & assist clients by discovering coping skills that work for them, mindfulness, grounding, CBT, journaling, exercising, deep breathing, & expressing the importance of self-care.
My ideal client would be a mom or wife, an individual who does not have any coping skills and blames themselves for things that are out of their control, such as anxiety, depression, unstable mood, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, lack of motivation, & no insight in their situation. Their needs would be support, empathy, understanding, and active listening. They have goals to work on themselves, improve communication skills, increase coping skills, and alleviate anxiety and depressive symptoms. The client would want to change and work on themselves to become better and stronger individuals for themselves & their families.
I encourage & assist clients by discovering coping skills that work for them, mindfulness, grounding, CBT, journaling, exercising, deep breathing, & expressing the importance of self-care.
My ideal client would be a mom or wife, an individual who does not have any coping skills and blames themselves for things that are out of their control, such as anxiety, depression, unstable mood, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, lack of motivation, & no insight in their situation. Their needs would be support, empathy, understanding, and active listening. They have goals to work on themselves, improve communication skills, increase coping skills, and alleviate anxiety and depressive symptoms. The client would want to change and work on themselves to become better and stronger individuals for themselves & their families.
(443) 331-2764 View (443) 331-2764
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Erin Atkinson
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, RYT-200, CMHIMP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I will share my knowledge of mindfulness, yoga psychology, breathwork and movement, and integrative medicine for mental health to empower you to make sustainable changes and live your most fulfilling life.
I know that you have a "pretty good" life. Perhaps you have done some work in therapy before, and things are finally stable. Yet, you sometimes feel like you are playing a part, rather than embracing and expressing your authentic self. You may feel uncomfortable in your own skin, self-conscious, or like you are not "enough." You may struggle to find your authentic voice and honor your values in your relationships or career. Life circumstances, societal pressures, past trauma, depression, and anxiety can all create obstacles to experiencing inner peace, trust, and confidence.
I will share my knowledge of mindfulness, yoga psychology, breathwork and movement, and integrative medicine for mental health to empower you to make sustainable changes and live your most fulfilling life.
I know that you have a "pretty good" life. Perhaps you have done some work in therapy before, and things are finally stable. Yet, you sometimes feel like you are playing a part, rather than embracing and expressing your authentic self. You may feel uncomfortable in your own skin, self-conscious, or like you are not "enough." You may struggle to find your authentic voice and honor your values in your relationships or career. Life circumstances, societal pressures, past trauma, depression, and anxiety can all create obstacles to experiencing inner peace, trust, and confidence.
(667) 206-3646 View (667) 206-3646
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Susan Pizzi
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
I provide a safe, respectful, nonjudgmental environment for adults, children and adolescents to share their stories and gain insight into their current needs and challenges. Working together, we can build upon your skills to find balance and relief. My approach is eclectic utilizing different techniques to fit the needs of the individual client. Some of those techniques include CBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Family Therapy and Play Therapy.
I provide a safe, respectful, nonjudgmental environment for adults, children and adolescents to share their stories and gain insight into their current needs and challenges. Working together, we can build upon your skills to find balance and relief. My approach is eclectic utilizing different techniques to fit the needs of the individual client. Some of those techniques include CBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness, Family Therapy and Play Therapy.
(424) 401-2655 View (424) 401-2655
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Elizabeth Scott
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LCPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
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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S. Scott Haigley
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211
Evidence-based practices include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based interventions.
I have maintained a general practice approach and enjoy working with a variety of difficulties including childhood disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, and personality disorders, I have experience working with individuals who have substance abuse problems. My experiences have allowed me to work with a wide range of people. An example of a few areas I have worked with include graduate students, LGBT individuals, and healthcare professionals including those who work in mental health. A recent addition and growing interest is working with individuals who have developed addictions to prescription medication and do not readily fit into the more general substance abuse population.
Evidence-based practices include cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness based interventions.
I have maintained a general practice approach and enjoy working with a variety of difficulties including childhood disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, and personality disorders, I have experience working with individuals who have substance abuse problems. My experiences have allowed me to work with a wide range of people. An example of a few areas I have worked with include graduate students, LGBT individuals, and healthcare professionals including those who work in mental health. A recent addition and growing interest is working with individuals who have developed addictions to prescription medication and do not readily fit into the more general substance abuse population.
(443) 672-2160 View (443) 672-2160
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It's Time to Heal! Schedule an Appointment Today!
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21202  (Online Only)
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
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
(443) 681-7867 View (443) 681-7867
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Nicholas A. L. Etheridge
Counselor, LCPC, NCC
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21214
Waitlist for new clients
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
I do therapy backwards. I help people first find acceptance of what's challenging them, and focus on making that feeling of discomfort feel safe. I believe that allowing the experience of the full range of human emotions is key to reclaiming and strengthening our emotional resiliency. We can accept the presence of discomfort and feel joy, while identifying and making changes based on who we want to be or know we are. My therapy practice is based in an understanding of the nervous system, mindfulness, and the ways we all experience and react to trauma and distress.
(443) 665-0577 View (443) 665-0577
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Lauren Marks
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
I use a mixture of mindfulness-based techniques, brainspotting, psychodynamic therapy, & attachment interventions to help you make sense of your past & take ownership of your future.
Brainspotting spots available- Do you feel stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you have a phobia that you want to move past but don't know how? Do you have writers block or feel that you have lost your sense of creativity? Do you want to try something new and find relief from past traumas or daily life stressors? Brainspotting is an effective modality to work on all of the above and more!
I use a mixture of mindfulness-based techniques, brainspotting, psychodynamic therapy, & attachment interventions to help you make sense of your past & take ownership of your future.
Brainspotting spots available- Do you feel stuck? Do you suffer from anxiety? Do you have a phobia that you want to move past but don't know how? Do you have writers block or feel that you have lost your sense of creativity? Do you want to try something new and find relief from past traumas or daily life stressors? Brainspotting is an effective modality to work on all of the above and more!
(443) 552-5977 View (443) 552-5977
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Jonathan R Schettino
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21211  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist specializing in CBT for anxiety, OCD and depression. CBT is an evidence-based therapy that is proven to help people overcome thinking patterns that cause distress and prevent them from living the life they want. As a scientist-practitioner, I am committed to providing evidence-based treatment, including CBT, mindfulness, ERP, and PE. However, science can only take us part of the way. Your expertise in your lived experience is needed to complete the journey to your therapeutic destination. For this reason, I will collaborate with you to tailor your therapy experience to your unique challenges, needs, and values.
I am a psychologist specializing in CBT for anxiety, OCD and depression. CBT is an evidence-based therapy that is proven to help people overcome thinking patterns that cause distress and prevent them from living the life they want. As a scientist-practitioner, I am committed to providing evidence-based treatment, including CBT, mindfulness, ERP, and PE. However, science can only take us part of the way. Your expertise in your lived experience is needed to complete the journey to your therapeutic destination. For this reason, I will collaborate with you to tailor your therapy experience to your unique challenges, needs, and values.
(410) 469-7206 View (410) 469-7206
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Inspire Counseling Services, Llc
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC-S
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21229  (Online Only)
These modalities may include Sandtray therapy, CBT, meditation and mindfulness practices, Person-Centered therapy and many more.
Inspiring you, to inspire yourself, so you may inspire others—that is the motto of Inspire Counseling Services, Llc where the focus is to regain, enhance and develop the inspiration that you need to have a fulfilling life; whether that means helping you combat depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues or trauma, I am here for you.
These modalities may include Sandtray therapy, CBT, meditation and mindfulness practices, Person-Centered therapy and many more.
Inspiring you, to inspire yourself, so you may inspire others—that is the motto of Inspire Counseling Services, Llc where the focus is to regain, enhance and develop the inspiration that you need to have a fulfilling life; whether that means helping you combat depression, anxiety, stress, self-esteem issues or trauma, I am here for you.
(443) 764-8793 View (443) 764-8793
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Dara Gervais
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPAT, LCPC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21213  (Online Only)
I combine art therapy, sand tray therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness to help you rebuild a sense of control and improve your overall sense of well-being.
NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY. Therapeutic art making, facilitated by a licensed art therapist (me!), can help you to explore feelings, resolve conflicts, work through difficult behaviors and addictions, reduce anxiety, improve mood, and increase self-esteem. Art therapy is a treatment of choice for individuals who have experienced trauma. I am a licensed art therapist and counselor, as well as a sand tray therapist, who works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing the effects of trauma and many other emotional difficulties. In addition, I am now incorporating EMDR into my practice.
I combine art therapy, sand tray therapy, EMDR, and mindfulness to help you rebuild a sense of control and improve your overall sense of well-being.
NOW OFFERING TELETHERAPY. Therapeutic art making, facilitated by a licensed art therapist (me!), can help you to explore feelings, resolve conflicts, work through difficult behaviors and addictions, reduce anxiety, improve mood, and increase self-esteem. Art therapy is a treatment of choice for individuals who have experienced trauma. I am a licensed art therapist and counselor, as well as a sand tray therapist, who works with adolescents and adults who are experiencing the effects of trauma and many other emotional difficulties. In addition, I am now incorporating EMDR into my practice.
(410) 734-3707 View (410) 734-3707
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Rajni Sharma
Psychological Associate, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21224
I use warmth, non-judgmental curiosity, and authenticity to cultivate a nurturing collaborative space where we can understand how your familial, relational, and cultural experiences shape your lived experience. With this insight, we can help you develop greater confidence in making the changes you’d like to live an intentional and meaningful life. I integrate attachment theory, trauma-informed interventions, mindfulness techniques, and multicultural/systems perspectives in therapy.
I use warmth, non-judgmental curiosity, and authenticity to cultivate a nurturing collaborative space where we can understand how your familial, relational, and cultural experiences shape your lived experience. With this insight, we can help you develop greater confidence in making the changes you’d like to live an intentional and meaningful life. I integrate attachment theory, trauma-informed interventions, mindfulness techniques, and multicultural/systems perspectives in therapy.
(410) 883-7034 View (410) 883-7034
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Kate Gerwin
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, MS, LCPC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
My training in mindfulness and holistic healing has a strong influence on my work with clients.
Whether it is a codependent relationship, healing from trauma, a major illness, the loss of a loved one or you're not quite sure what "it" is yet, I can support you in gaining a deeper sense of wholeness and well-being. My starting point for all of my work is simple: you matter. Your story matters, your experience matters, your desire to heal, grow, and thrive matters. In all of our lives there are times where we need help making sense of our stories and experiences and I am here to journey with you in that process. I look forward to connecting with you!
My training in mindfulness and holistic healing has a strong influence on my work with clients.
Whether it is a codependent relationship, healing from trauma, a major illness, the loss of a loved one or you're not quite sure what "it" is yet, I can support you in gaining a deeper sense of wholeness and well-being. My starting point for all of my work is simple: you matter. Your story matters, your experience matters, your desire to heal, grow, and thrive matters. In all of our lives there are times where we need help making sense of our stories and experiences and I am here to journey with you in that process. I look forward to connecting with you!
(703) 991-2421 View (703) 991-2421
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Abbey Becker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21286
I also incorporate mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and creative modalities, depending on each client's needs and preferences.
Feeling burned out, overwhelmed, or just not like yourself? Maybe you're questioning your purpose or choices. Perhaps you're having a tough time meeting everyone's needs—including your own—or struggling to define them in the first place. These are the kinds of spaces and ideas that I thrive in helping clients explore. In my practice, I most enjoy working with young adult and adult clients experiencing life transitions, grief and loss, relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, chronic and acute illness, and caregiver stress, particularly those caring for a parent.
I also incorporate mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, and creative modalities, depending on each client's needs and preferences.
Feeling burned out, overwhelmed, or just not like yourself? Maybe you're questioning your purpose or choices. Perhaps you're having a tough time meeting everyone's needs—including your own—or struggling to define them in the first place. These are the kinds of spaces and ideas that I thrive in helping clients explore. In my practice, I most enjoy working with young adult and adult clients experiencing life transitions, grief and loss, relationship struggles, anxiety, depression, chronic and acute illness, and caregiver stress, particularly those caring for a parent.
(443) 565-4795 View (443) 565-4795
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Mary Tia Williams
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21224  (Online Only)
Interventions include (but not limited to) CBT, DBT, EFT, Solution focused, Interdynamic Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and Mindfulness.
Greetings! Welcome to my page. If you are here it means that you are on the path to being the best version of you. Have difficulty with relationships/communication skills? Do you feel misunderstood by others? Is it difficult to relax even when you are exhausted? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, confused, or just unsure of yourself at times? Do you experience negative thoughts (or actions) that you find difficult expressing to others? Flashbacks of difficult memories? I am here to travel a path to wellness with you. Here you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgmental place to unpack.
Interventions include (but not limited to) CBT, DBT, EFT, Solution focused, Interdynamic Psychoanalytic psychotherapy, and Mindfulness.
Greetings! Welcome to my page. If you are here it means that you are on the path to being the best version of you. Have difficulty with relationships/communication skills? Do you feel misunderstood by others? Is it difficult to relax even when you are exhausted? Do you feel overwhelmed, lost, confused, or just unsure of yourself at times? Do you experience negative thoughts (or actions) that you find difficult expressing to others? Flashbacks of difficult memories? I am here to travel a path to wellness with you. Here you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgmental place to unpack.
(667) 222-2593 View (667) 222-2593
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Rebecca Blank
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, LCPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21211
Therapeutic practices are integrated with mindfulness techniques that foster self-awareness and acceptance, and promote healthy behaviors and relationships.
People reach out to therapists for many reasons – to help them recover from pain and loss, to decrease emotional distress, to gain insight about thoughts and feelings, to enhance skills needed to improve relationships, and to navigate challenges. Therapy provides a collaborative space for healing and positive change.
Therapeutic practices are integrated with mindfulness techniques that foster self-awareness and acceptance, and promote healthy behaviors and relationships.
People reach out to therapists for many reasons – to help them recover from pain and loss, to decrease emotional distress, to gain insight about thoughts and feelings, to enhance skills needed to improve relationships, and to navigate challenges. Therapy provides a collaborative space for healing and positive change.
(410) 498-6058 View (410) 498-6058
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Julie Harris
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21209  (Online Only)
I utilize Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and mindfulness practices as well as other healing modalities that are informed by both modern neuroscience as well as contemplative traditions.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
I utilize Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS) and mindfulness practices as well as other healing modalities that are informed by both modern neuroscience as well as contemplative traditions.
Are you feeling stressed out, depressed, anxious or irritable? Having difficulty at work, school or in your relationships? Feeling "stuck" in your life? Are you your own worst critic? Are you searching for a compassionate and experienced therapist to empower you to change the way you look at things and support your personal growth? My intention as a therapist is to create a friendly, non-judgmental space that facilitates healing and growth by accessing your natural inner wisdom and strengths.
(667) 206-3030 View (667) 206-3030
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Muldoon Wellness, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-C, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Baltimore, MD 21201  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Molly Muldoon and I am a mental health therapist striving to support and partner with others as they learn more about who they are and bloom into their most authentic selves. I approach therapy with a trauma-informed foundation of acceptance and mindfulness and serve as your travel guide on a journey of self-exploration. I believe that developing a nonjudgmental understanding of who we are and what we truly value steers us towards more meaningful connections with ourselves and the world around us. I appreciate the uniqueness of every individual and tailor treatment to each client’s needs.
Welcome! My name is Molly Muldoon and I am a mental health therapist striving to support and partner with others as they learn more about who they are and bloom into their most authentic selves. I approach therapy with a trauma-informed foundation of acceptance and mindfulness and serve as your travel guide on a journey of self-exploration. I believe that developing a nonjudgmental understanding of who we are and what we truly value steers us towards more meaningful connections with ourselves and the world around us. I appreciate the uniqueness of every individual and tailor treatment to each client’s needs.
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Melinda Goodman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Baltimore, MD 21230
I utilize an integrative and holistic approach to therapy that incorporates interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.
As a licensed psychologist, it is my privilege to assist couples and individuals who are struggling with transitions in their lives, are having relationship difficulties, or are coping with a mental illness. In therapy, I provide a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment for you to explore your concerns, gain new insights, and learn new coping skills. I help individuals and couples live happier and healthier lives by understanding the roots of their behaviors, making necessary changes, and learning to accept things that cannot be changed.
I utilize an integrative and holistic approach to therapy that incorporates interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and mindfulness.
As a licensed psychologist, it is my privilege to assist couples and individuals who are struggling with transitions in their lives, are having relationship difficulties, or are coping with a mental illness. In therapy, I provide a safe, supportive, and collaborative environment for you to explore your concerns, gain new insights, and learn new coping skills. I help individuals and couples live happier and healthier lives by understanding the roots of their behaviors, making necessary changes, and learning to accept things that cannot be changed.
(240) 384-5452 View (240) 384-5452
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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.