Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Saint Louis, MO

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Amy Yeskie
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
Some of the evidence based therapeutic modalities I use in session to help with that are Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and more.
Are you or your teen struggling with stress, anxiety or social connections? I have vast experience working with children, teens and young adults struggling with different issues like anxiety, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, non suicidal self injury, life transitions and more. I truly believe that you are the expert of your own life, whether you are 9 or 92, and I use that as a foundation to our collaborative therapeutic relationship. You bring your own life experiences to the session and I bring an empathetic presence and client-centered, strengths-based approach to help you through whatever is on your mind.
Some of the evidence based therapeutic modalities I use in session to help with that are Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness and more.
Are you or your teen struggling with stress, anxiety or social connections? I have vast experience working with children, teens and young adults struggling with different issues like anxiety, mood disorders, suicidal ideation, non suicidal self injury, life transitions and more. I truly believe that you are the expert of your own life, whether you are 9 or 92, and I use that as a foundation to our collaborative therapeutic relationship. You bring your own life experiences to the session and I bring an empathetic presence and client-centered, strengths-based approach to help you through whatever is on your mind.
(314) 858-5108 View (314) 858-5108
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Joan A Di Pretore
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63105  (Online Only)
I generally use a mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral approach, however, each individual is unique and I look at the best treatment models for their situation.
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
I generally use a mindfulness-based, cognitive behavioral approach, however, each individual is unique and I look at the best treatment models for their situation.
Dedicated to my clients' happiness and success, I feel honored to be trusted with their innermost thoughts. They often report feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed by life situations: e.g. relationship conflict, conflict at work, loss of a loved one. Feeling that life is controlling them, they report feeling depressed, anxious, and doubting their own ability. Through our work together in therapy, my clients have felt empowered to regain the control necessary to make positive changes in their lives and relationships, and thereby resolve their conflicts, reduce their level of stress, and relieve their accompanying anxiety and depression.
(314) 714-4248 View (314) 714-4248
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Amy L Butler
MMFT, MEd, BSEd, BAID
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63119
Sessions may include a blend of therapeutic techniques: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Currently Accepting NEW Clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays. I feel that I’m patient, supportive, and genuine, but also speak the truth and will speak to the elephant in the room. Each of us hold the necessary tools required to find peace within ourselves and among others. My job is not to fix, but to offer encouragement and guidance though listening and conversation. I specialize in issues related to peer and relationship issues, both premarital and marriage related. My concentration areas are couples. My goal is to help you, your partner and/or your family navigate life challenges.
Sessions may include a blend of therapeutic techniques: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
Currently Accepting NEW Clients on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and some Fridays. I feel that I’m patient, supportive, and genuine, but also speak the truth and will speak to the elephant in the room. Each of us hold the necessary tools required to find peace within ourselves and among others. My job is not to fix, but to offer encouragement and guidance though listening and conversation. I specialize in issues related to peer and relationship issues, both premarital and marriage related. My concentration areas are couples. My goal is to help you, your partner and/or your family navigate life challenges.
(314) 501-9209 x704 View (314) 501-9209 x704
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Open Arms Wellness Therapy and Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63144
Our approaches are as varied as our clients but includes exploring the source of your problems, and implementing mindfulness, CBT, & EMDR based strategies.
Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back? We pride ourselves in finding expert clinicians in each speciality in the greater St. Louis area and we have openings. We can help match you to a clinician that has proven success helping clients with similar issues. Our approach assists clients in exploring the source of their problems. We listen. We find unique strategies that build on your passions to bring healing to your life. You won't believe how much better it can get when you work with our handpicked professionals.
Our approaches are as varied as our clients but includes exploring the source of your problems, and implementing mindfulness, CBT, & EMDR based strategies.
Frustrated with calling therapists and not receiving a call back? We pride ourselves in finding expert clinicians in each speciality in the greater St. Louis area and we have openings. We can help match you to a clinician that has proven success helping clients with similar issues. Our approach assists clients in exploring the source of their problems. We listen. We find unique strategies that build on your passions to bring healing to your life. You won't believe how much better it can get when you work with our handpicked professionals.
(314) 648-8192 View (314) 648-8192
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Julie B. Davis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63130  (Online Only)
I like to incorporate mindfulness techniques with cognitive and behavioral therapies to assist you in building a deeper connection with yourself.
Welcome! You may be seeking therapy for any number of reasons. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, feeling stuck in current patterns or struggling with internal thoughts and judgments, these challenges are often difficult to navigate on your own. I specialize in working with college-aged individuals and young adults on navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions and relationships. In our work together, we will tap into your strengths as you learn to recognize thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to recurrent issues in your life.
I like to incorporate mindfulness techniques with cognitive and behavioral therapies to assist you in building a deeper connection with yourself.
Welcome! You may be seeking therapy for any number of reasons. Whether you’re feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, feeling stuck in current patterns or struggling with internal thoughts and judgments, these challenges are often difficult to navigate on your own. I specialize in working with college-aged individuals and young adults on navigating anxiety, depression, life transitions and relationships. In our work together, we will tap into your strengths as you learn to recognize thought and behavioral patterns that contribute to recurrent issues in your life.
(314) 626-8024 View (314) 626-8024
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Integrated Change Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, EMDR, SEP-IT
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118
Waitlist for new clients
Counselors have different training including EMDR, SEP-IT, CBT, Somatic work, mindfulness and more.
Please email all inquiries! Are you looking for a more authentic, relational experience with a counselor? Looking to deep dive into your mental health? We are a group private practice striving to provide a genuine, open, and trusting experience with in-depth therapeutic work. We work closely with my clients to achieve their goals while also encouraging them to challenge themselves to grow. We believe that healing occurs with the right support and validation, genuine connection with others, and unconditional acceptance. It's important to bring ourselves as we are to therapy with our full range of emotions (anger, sadness, and humor!)
Counselors have different training including EMDR, SEP-IT, CBT, Somatic work, mindfulness and more.
Please email all inquiries! Are you looking for a more authentic, relational experience with a counselor? Looking to deep dive into your mental health? We are a group private practice striving to provide a genuine, open, and trusting experience with in-depth therapeutic work. We work closely with my clients to achieve their goals while also encouraging them to challenge themselves to grow. We believe that healing occurs with the right support and validation, genuine connection with others, and unconditional acceptance. It's important to bring ourselves as we are to therapy with our full range of emotions (anger, sadness, and humor!)
(314) 742-8210 View (314) 742-8210
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David K McGraw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63108
I particularly love sharing mindfulness-based practices with my clients.
Our world often stigmatizes needing support, but let's face it: no one gets anywhere without help! Change and growth come with challenges, and having the support of a genuine and compassionate therapist can make a positive difference. Whether you are experiencing a significant personal development, struggling to relate to others, or feeling stuck and looking for a change for the better, reaching out to someone trained to help is a critical step towards finding a way to live more authentically. As a therapist, I work with individuals & couples to create a space to process experiences and find a path forward to greater well-being.
I particularly love sharing mindfulness-based practices with my clients.
Our world often stigmatizes needing support, but let's face it: no one gets anywhere without help! Change and growth come with challenges, and having the support of a genuine and compassionate therapist can make a positive difference. Whether you are experiencing a significant personal development, struggling to relate to others, or feeling stuck and looking for a change for the better, reaching out to someone trained to help is a critical step towards finding a way to live more authentically. As a therapist, I work with individuals & couples to create a space to process experiences and find a path forward to greater well-being.
(314) 926-9030 View (314) 926-9030
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Hilary Kelly
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63144
All of my work is trauma informed and mindfulness is a cornerstone of my approach.
It takes courage to walk in and sit down with someone to share your story. An honest story that includes stress, anxieties, sadness, grief, and emotional suffering. My intention as a therapist is to create a safe and inclusive space for clients. This space allows individuals to open up and be present with the emotions, thoughts, and feelings that make up the human experience. I currently specialize in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues.
All of my work is trauma informed and mindfulness is a cornerstone of my approach.
It takes courage to walk in and sit down with someone to share your story. An honest story that includes stress, anxieties, sadness, grief, and emotional suffering. My intention as a therapist is to create a safe and inclusive space for clients. This space allows individuals to open up and be present with the emotions, thoughts, and feelings that make up the human experience. I currently specialize in working with adults struggling with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, and relationship issues.
(314) 804-2286 View (314) 804-2286
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Jill Carron
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63122
Jill Carron, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, relationships, anger management, ADHD, trauma, and family conflict. Jill uses various types of therapy in her sessions including Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Jill Carron, MS, LPC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor specializing in working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self-harm behaviors, relationships, anger management, ADHD, trauma, and family conflict. Jill uses various types of therapy in her sessions including Person-Centered Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
(314) 347-3090 View (314) 347-3090
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David C Woodard—Sondermind
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63110  (Online Only)
It’s not uncommon to feel depression and anxiety from time to time especially these days. Maybe you’ve been struggling with a chronic illness. Perhaps you’ve tried therapy in the past, but for whatever reason, it didn’t work . I’ll help you problem-solve your difficulties from new perspectives, and learn to cope in ways you never thought possible. I’ll empower you to find your inner strength and hope for the future. Welll versed in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I look forward to meeting and working with the unique individual you are.
It’s not uncommon to feel depression and anxiety from time to time especially these days. Maybe you’ve been struggling with a chronic illness. Perhaps you’ve tried therapy in the past, but for whatever reason, it didn’t work . I’ll help you problem-solve your difficulties from new perspectives, and learn to cope in ways you never thought possible. I’ll empower you to find your inner strength and hope for the future. Welll versed in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, I look forward to meeting and working with the unique individual you are.
(314) 938-2797 View (314) 938-2797
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Taylore Qaoud @ Deep Roots Counseling, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63118  (Online Only)
I utilize different modalities including DBT, CBT, ACT, self-compassion, IFS principles, and mindfulness.
Hi, I’m Taylore and I’m so glad you found your way here. I specialize in partnering with women who struggle with emotional turmoil, difficulty coping with daily life, stressful relationships & self criticism. I have extensive experience in working with others to improve relationships with their self and others, cope more effectively, experience inner peace, & work towards the life that they want.
I utilize different modalities including DBT, CBT, ACT, self-compassion, IFS principles, and mindfulness.
Hi, I’m Taylore and I’m so glad you found your way here. I specialize in partnering with women who struggle with emotional turmoil, difficulty coping with daily life, stressful relationships & self criticism. I have extensive experience in working with others to improve relationships with their self and others, cope more effectively, experience inner peace, & work towards the life that they want.
(314) 325-4969 View (314) 325-4969
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Shawn G FitzWilliam
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63103
Waitlist for new clients
I am experienced in a wide variety of evidenced-based interventions including but not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Behavioral Activation.
I am proud to work with fellow healthcare professionals, individuals from different cultural backgrounds, individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone who is new to therapy or has tried therapy before but without success. My ideal client is any adult who currently struggles with anxiety, depression, PTSD or other trauma, OCD, burnout, or relationship concerns who is ready to commit to treatment. I believe in meeting clients where they are. I view my job as being your guide to better manage symptoms that represent barriers to you moving forward in your life, following a path determined by your personal values.
I am experienced in a wide variety of evidenced-based interventions including but not limited to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Behavioral Activation.
I am proud to work with fellow healthcare professionals, individuals from different cultural backgrounds, individuals in the LGBTQ+ community, and anyone who is new to therapy or has tried therapy before but without success. My ideal client is any adult who currently struggles with anxiety, depression, PTSD or other trauma, OCD, burnout, or relationship concerns who is ready to commit to treatment. I believe in meeting clients where they are. I view my job as being your guide to better manage symptoms that represent barriers to you moving forward in your life, following a path determined by your personal values.
(314) 648-8485 View (314) 648-8485
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Roselyne Hazard
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, HTCP
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63110  (Online Only)
Gnôthi seautón. "Know thyself" (Aphorism inscribed over the entrance to the temple of Apollo at Delphi). The ancient philosophers already knew the importance of self-knowledge.. I can help you use mindfulness and compassion, to embark into the adventure of exploring the obvious and less obvious parts of you, that affect you personally and in your relationships. Heal pains and unload unnecessary burdens, present and past. Expand your motivation, and go forward toward realizing your full potential and increasing your happiness!
Gnôthi seautón. "Know thyself" (Aphorism inscribed over the entrance to the temple of Apollo at Delphi). The ancient philosophers already knew the importance of self-knowledge.. I can help you use mindfulness and compassion, to embark into the adventure of exploring the obvious and less obvious parts of you, that affect you personally and in your relationships. Heal pains and unload unnecessary burdens, present and past. Expand your motivation, and go forward toward realizing your full potential and increasing your happiness!
(636) 244-6292 View (636) 244-6292
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Cathy Luebbering
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63117
I use an eclectic, conversational style, drawing upon IFS, mindfulness, and childhood trauma work.
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
I use an eclectic, conversational style, drawing upon IFS, mindfulness, and childhood trauma work.
I work with those who are courageously facing pain and trauma in their lives. Perhaps you wonder if you can look at your own experiences... Maybe you fear being overwhelmed if you dare look. You may be thinking anxiety will overwhelm you. It need not be this way. Allow me to journey with you as you explore the questions tugging at you. You need not face them alone. Support is here; it is real. You CAN face these challenges, and you need not face them alone in the silence of your heart. Reach out now for the support you deserve.
(314) 309-3431 View (314) 309-3431
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Laura Chackes
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63141
We also teach mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and run groups for children, teens, and adults.
I've specialized in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, and Selective Mutism for the past 17 years. As the owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, I've hired and trained other anxiety/OCD/BFRB experts, and continue to provide supervision and consultation, so I work to connect those I can't see to others in the practice.
We also teach mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and run groups for children, teens, and adults.
I've specialized in treating children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety and related disorders including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (Trichotillomania and Skin Picking Disorder), Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Separation Anxiety, and Selective Mutism for the past 17 years. As the owner of The Center for Mindfulness & CBT, I've hired and trained other anxiety/OCD/BFRB experts, and continue to provide supervision and consultation, so I work to connect those I can't see to others in the practice.
(314) 384-5223 View (314) 384-5223
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Gary Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63110  (Online Only)
My work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), attachment theory (how we connect to others and ourselves) and mindfulness (awareness and acceptance).
Therapy is a chance for you to gain insight into your personal journey through life. I am committed to creating a safe and accepting space during our sessions. I aim to help you accomplish your goals and face the challenges you share in therapy. Providing dignity and worth including evidence-based care remain at the center of my work.
My work is informed by Internal Family Systems (IFS), attachment theory (how we connect to others and ourselves) and mindfulness (awareness and acceptance).
Therapy is a chance for you to gain insight into your personal journey through life. I am committed to creating a safe and accepting space during our sessions. I aim to help you accomplish your goals and face the challenges you share in therapy. Providing dignity and worth including evidence-based care remain at the center of my work.
(314) 526-3336 View (314) 526-3336
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Katie L Arnold
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, ATR, LPC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63139
I also offer art as therapy techniques to use for mindfulness, coping skills and gaining insight outside of sessions.
I have a diverse background in the evidence-based treatment of persons with trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ challenges and gender dysphoria. For clients with PTSD and other trauma, common goals include symptom reduction, coping, exploration and healing. With eating disorders, my practice is most appropriate for clients who have attended a higher level of care (e.g. Intensive Outpatient, Residential, PHP) and are looking to confront issues underlying the eating disorder. Clients seeking gender affirming care will find support with expression, transition, relationships and more.
I also offer art as therapy techniques to use for mindfulness, coping skills and gaining insight outside of sessions.
I have a diverse background in the evidence-based treatment of persons with trauma, eating disorders, co-occurring disorders, anxiety, mood disorders, LGBTQIA+ challenges and gender dysphoria. For clients with PTSD and other trauma, common goals include symptom reduction, coping, exploration and healing. With eating disorders, my practice is most appropriate for clients who have attended a higher level of care (e.g. Intensive Outpatient, Residential, PHP) and are looking to confront issues underlying the eating disorder. Clients seeking gender affirming care will find support with expression, transition, relationships and more.
(314) 375-4887 View (314) 375-4887
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Joshua Goff
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63139
My approach to therapy leans heavily on the power of mindfulness and honesty to promote healing in an environment of safety.
Life is hard enough without having to go through it alone. No matter who you are or where you are from, my greatest wish for you at the outset is for you to recognize that we all have complications — we all need growth and healing. As we embrace these realities, we also learn to embrace all of the parts of ourselves, including those that most need our attention and affection Make no mistake, the path to growth can be difficult. It involves equal parts frustration and exploration, and even a good dose of humor! But when we face ourselves, we may also find that the outcome is beautiful, rewarding, and even enchanting.
My approach to therapy leans heavily on the power of mindfulness and honesty to promote healing in an environment of safety.
Life is hard enough without having to go through it alone. No matter who you are or where you are from, my greatest wish for you at the outset is for you to recognize that we all have complications — we all need growth and healing. As we embrace these realities, we also learn to embrace all of the parts of ourselves, including those that most need our attention and affection Make no mistake, the path to growth can be difficult. It involves equal parts frustration and exploration, and even a good dose of humor! But when we face ourselves, we may also find that the outcome is beautiful, rewarding, and even enchanting.
(314) 947-2585 View (314) 947-2585
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Rachel Wethers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Saint Louis, MO 63111  (Online Only)
Specialties in areas of attachment, trauma, anxiety or mood difficulties, along with supporting neurodivergent minds, using a mindfulness, acceptance, and affirming approach.
Daytime openings only at this time. Providing telehealth therapy to clients in the states of Illinois, Michigan, or Missouri. Trained and focused in therapies utilizing EMDR, Parts work, ACT/Mindfulness, and Nurturing/Relational approaches with trauma and anxiety. Special interests in Geek Therapy (gaming and pop-culture related) and Neurodivergence. Best at creating safe spaces with young adults (even at heart), teens, and children as young as age 10 who are comfortable with telehealth and digital tools.
Specialties in areas of attachment, trauma, anxiety or mood difficulties, along with supporting neurodivergent minds, using a mindfulness, acceptance, and affirming approach.
Daytime openings only at this time. Providing telehealth therapy to clients in the states of Illinois, Michigan, or Missouri. Trained and focused in therapies utilizing EMDR, Parts work, ACT/Mindfulness, and Nurturing/Relational approaches with trauma and anxiety. Special interests in Geek Therapy (gaming and pop-culture related) and Neurodivergence. Best at creating safe spaces with young adults (even at heart), teens, and children as young as age 10 who are comfortable with telehealth and digital tools.
(314) 441-7189 View (314) 441-7189
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Beth Perkins
Licensed Professional Counselor
Verified
2 Endorsed
Saint Louis, MO 63127
My approach is grounded in existential and humanistic theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion into relationships with self and others.
Whatever struggle is motivating you to start counseling, something inside is knocking. The knock may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, or overwhelmed. It may be feeling disconnected in relationships and from what is meaningful in your life, a sense of emptiness or lack of purpose. It may be unresolved trauma. To answer that knock means to turn inward, which can be challenging and uncomfortable at times, yet I whole-heartedly believe the life you seek is patiently waiting. The pain you are experiencing is actually an invitation for healing and growth. Answer the knock. When things break down, breakthroughs happen.
My approach is grounded in existential and humanistic theories, with a focus on integrating mindfulness and compassion into relationships with self and others.
Whatever struggle is motivating you to start counseling, something inside is knocking. The knock may be feeling depressed, anxious, angry, or overwhelmed. It may be feeling disconnected in relationships and from what is meaningful in your life, a sense of emptiness or lack of purpose. It may be unresolved trauma. To answer that knock means to turn inward, which can be challenging and uncomfortable at times, yet I whole-heartedly believe the life you seek is patiently waiting. The pain you are experiencing is actually an invitation for healing and growth. Answer the knock. When things break down, breakthroughs happen.
(314) 207-5596 View (314) 207-5596

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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.