Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Photo of Ariel Argueso, Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Ariel Argueso
Art Therapist, LCAT, ATR-BC, INHC, FDC, MPS
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11207
I believe in healing through love, empathy, mindfulness, and a strengths-based approach and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults.
The blend of coaching with traditional talk therapy, a safe space, and empathic guidance has the capacity to enhance one's ability to identify behavior patterns, work through difficult life transitions, and cultivate a genuine love for the self. In my practice, I encourage working towards personal growth, self-acceptance, and understanding. I believe that therapy should be a space and time for the client to feel comfortable expressing all thoughts and emotions that surface without feeling judged or alone. Emphasis on balance, positive thinking, and mindfulness in my treatment with clients creates a closer relationship with the self.
I believe in healing through love, empathy, mindfulness, and a strengths-based approach and have worked with children, adolescents, and adults.
The blend of coaching with traditional talk therapy, a safe space, and empathic guidance has the capacity to enhance one's ability to identify behavior patterns, work through difficult life transitions, and cultivate a genuine love for the self. In my practice, I encourage working towards personal growth, self-acceptance, and understanding. I believe that therapy should be a space and time for the client to feel comfortable expressing all thoughts and emotions that surface without feeling judged or alone. Emphasis on balance, positive thinking, and mindfulness in my treatment with clients creates a closer relationship with the self.
(347) 658-5591 View (347) 658-5591
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Susie Greenebaum
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSEd
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
These strategies are informed by cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based stress reduction principles.
Are you struggling with the current state of the world? Are you feeling frustrated with your work life? Are you finding that you end up in the same kind of relationships that just leave you feeling alone? Are you feeling overly stressed? Sometimes people come to therapy knowing what is wrong, and other times they come with just a feeling that something isn't right. Often, difficult thoughts, feelings, and past experiences prevent us from being comfortable with who we are, what we want, and the kinds of relationships that we want to have with others. I help you work through whatever is in your way.
These strategies are informed by cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based stress reduction principles.
Are you struggling with the current state of the world? Are you feeling frustrated with your work life? Are you finding that you end up in the same kind of relationships that just leave you feeling alone? Are you feeling overly stressed? Sometimes people come to therapy knowing what is wrong, and other times they come with just a feeling that something isn't right. Often, difficult thoughts, feelings, and past experiences prevent us from being comfortable with who we are, what we want, and the kinds of relationships that we want to have with others. I help you work through whatever is in your way.
(646) 392-7324 View (646) 392-7324
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Kiyonda Hester
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11209  (Online Only)
In my sessions, I integrate a variety of modalities from CBT, Play Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness practices.
Have unfortunate events impacted your early years? Are you struggling with the loss of a parent or dealing with the stress of life transitions? Perhaps you’re having a hard time in school or with social interactions. Navigating any of these challenges by yourself is no easy task. I’m here to provide a safe space for you to open up and process whatever difficulties you may be facing. Together we will find creative, fun and insightful ways to resolve your distress.
In my sessions, I integrate a variety of modalities from CBT, Play Therapy, DBT, and Mindfulness practices.
Have unfortunate events impacted your early years? Are you struggling with the loss of a parent or dealing with the stress of life transitions? Perhaps you’re having a hard time in school or with social interactions. Navigating any of these challenges by yourself is no easy task. I’m here to provide a safe space for you to open up and process whatever difficulties you may be facing. Together we will find creative, fun and insightful ways to resolve your distress.
(929) 577-3247 View (929) 577-3247
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Jasmine Cepeda
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
With an eclectic therapeutic approach, I tailor my services to each person's unique needs, employing three main modalities: Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness or Somatic based therapies, and Expressive Arts Therapies.
All human beings want to be seen, understood, & accepted. Therapy can be a safe & intimate space for such an experience. As a therapist, I believe we all need someone to empower, validate, & actively listen to us in an empathic way, which is what I thrive to do. I specialize in working with "emerging adults" or those who are 18-25 y.o. I help in navigating life transitions and processing emotions, thoughts, and experiences that cause distress. I specialize in processing feelings such as worry, guilt, and shame, as well as, peace, contentment, and joy.
With an eclectic therapeutic approach, I tailor my services to each person's unique needs, employing three main modalities: Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness or Somatic based therapies, and Expressive Arts Therapies.
All human beings want to be seen, understood, & accepted. Therapy can be a safe & intimate space for such an experience. As a therapist, I believe we all need someone to empower, validate, & actively listen to us in an empathic way, which is what I thrive to do. I specialize in working with "emerging adults" or those who are 18-25 y.o. I help in navigating life transitions and processing emotions, thoughts, and experiences that cause distress. I specialize in processing feelings such as worry, guilt, and shame, as well as, peace, contentment, and joy.
(347) 354-6468 View (347) 354-6468
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Lauren Strack
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I incorporate trauma-informed psychodynamic, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches to help survivors of trauma better understand their reactions, develop internal resources, and experience relief.
I believe that when we are given a compassionate space to explore our emotions, behaviors, and experiences, the opportunities for growth are endless. As a therapist, I honor the vulnerability and courage it takes to engage in this process. While working on our suffering can feel overwhelming, I pay careful attention to go at the appropriate pace that will be most beneficial to your healing process. You are the expert on your life and I prioritize connecting you with the depth of your own strengths, intuition, and wisdom.
I incorporate trauma-informed psychodynamic, somatic, and mindfulness-based approaches to help survivors of trauma better understand their reactions, develop internal resources, and experience relief.
I believe that when we are given a compassionate space to explore our emotions, behaviors, and experiences, the opportunities for growth are endless. As a therapist, I honor the vulnerability and courage it takes to engage in this process. While working on our suffering can feel overwhelming, I pay careful attention to go at the appropriate pace that will be most beneficial to your healing process. You are the expert on your life and I prioritize connecting you with the depth of your own strengths, intuition, and wisdom.
(347) 956-4826 View (347) 956-4826
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Hannah Shuman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11231  (Online Only)
Opening yourself up to emotional vulnerability can be daunting, regardless of your stage in life. I offer an empathic and person-centered approach for individuals looking to unlearn, relearn, and forge a more intentional life path. My goal is to meet you exactly where you are in your healing journey. I use mindfulness and integrative therapeutic practices to address feelings that may come up in session, specifically pulling from humanistic and psychodynamic schools of thought. I focus on mind-body integration and helping my clients stay present and grounded.
Opening yourself up to emotional vulnerability can be daunting, regardless of your stage in life. I offer an empathic and person-centered approach for individuals looking to unlearn, relearn, and forge a more intentional life path. My goal is to meet you exactly where you are in your healing journey. I use mindfulness and integrative therapeutic practices to address feelings that may come up in session, specifically pulling from humanistic and psychodynamic schools of thought. I focus on mind-body integration and helping my clients stay present and grounded.
(929) 203-2135 View (929) 203-2135
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Elisabeth Ritter
Art Therapist, LCAT, R-DMT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
There is opportunity to focus on mindfulness practices, meditation and movement as a form of expression emphasizing the mind and body connection.
Elisabeth strives to create a space that is centered on safety, compassion, curiosity and kindness, recognizing the value of creating meaning of our lived experiences. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, specializing in Dance/Movement therapy who believes in a collaborative and client centered psychotherapy offering a variety of interventions to assist clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. Elisabeth focuses on the whole person and one’s authentic self offering an empathic ear to better understand one’s experiences. You can Find Elisabeth on Zoc Doc or on greenpointpsychotherapy.com
There is opportunity to focus on mindfulness practices, meditation and movement as a form of expression emphasizing the mind and body connection.
Elisabeth strives to create a space that is centered on safety, compassion, curiosity and kindness, recognizing the value of creating meaning of our lived experiences. She is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, specializing in Dance/Movement therapy who believes in a collaborative and client centered psychotherapy offering a variety of interventions to assist clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. Elisabeth focuses on the whole person and one’s authentic self offering an empathic ear to better understand one’s experiences. You can Find Elisabeth on Zoc Doc or on greenpointpsychotherapy.com
(929) 493-5503 View (929) 493-5503
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Dr. Patty Carambot
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11238
I am skilled in many empirically-based modalities of therapy: DBT & mindfulness-based practices, CBT, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, MI, PCIT, & ACT.
It is my belief that every person requires an empathic, safe, & nonjudgmental environment to grow & flourish personally & interpersonally. My aim is to create an environment that helps clients feel safe, understood & accepted to openly explore the challenges that face them. Feelings of confusion, stagnancy, loss, & self-doubt are all manifestations of the multiple burdens each human being carries of their past, present & future. I like to assist clients to identify & unload these burdens, examine them under a nonjudgmental lens, & take only what is useful to live a more fulfilling, interpersonally effective & self-trusting life.
I am skilled in many empirically-based modalities of therapy: DBT & mindfulness-based practices, CBT, Interpersonal, Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, MI, PCIT, & ACT.
It is my belief that every person requires an empathic, safe, & nonjudgmental environment to grow & flourish personally & interpersonally. My aim is to create an environment that helps clients feel safe, understood & accepted to openly explore the challenges that face them. Feelings of confusion, stagnancy, loss, & self-doubt are all manifestations of the multiple burdens each human being carries of their past, present & future. I like to assist clients to identify & unload these burdens, examine them under a nonjudgmental lens, & take only what is useful to live a more fulfilling, interpersonally effective & self-trusting life.
(718) 957-8640 View (718) 957-8640
Photo of Barbara Azcona, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
Barbara Azcona
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSc
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I draw on a variety of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques to best meet the unique needs of my clients.
There are times in life when our usual coping strategies and support networks are not enough and feelings such as anxiety, depression, helplessness, and inadequacy can take over. It is at these times that psychotherapy can help to successfully navigate life's challenges. I help clients to better understand how past and current experiences impact their current wellbeing, and to make positive changes that will contribute to improved feelings of competence in managing relationships, changes, and other stressors more productively. I specialize in working with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, life transitions, parenting, and loss.
I draw on a variety of psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness techniques to best meet the unique needs of my clients.
There are times in life when our usual coping strategies and support networks are not enough and feelings such as anxiety, depression, helplessness, and inadequacy can take over. It is at these times that psychotherapy can help to successfully navigate life's challenges. I help clients to better understand how past and current experiences impact their current wellbeing, and to make positive changes that will contribute to improved feelings of competence in managing relationships, changes, and other stressors more productively. I specialize in working with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, anger, relationships, life transitions, parenting, and loss.
(347) 826-1066 View (347) 826-1066
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Leeza Lorenzo
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
We use the modalities that apply the best to what the goal/challenge is including CBT, Mindfulness, Strength Based and Trauma focused.
The struggles of day to day can sometimes leave us feeling exhausted in navigating life’s challenges. In therapy we develop the ability to better tolerate the difficult and uncomfortable emotions and feelings. We build skills and tools to practice when those moments happen, creating a full and authentic life.
We use the modalities that apply the best to what the goal/challenge is including CBT, Mindfulness, Strength Based and Trauma focused.
The struggles of day to day can sometimes leave us feeling exhausted in navigating life’s challenges. In therapy we develop the ability to better tolerate the difficult and uncomfortable emotions and feelings. We build skills and tools to practice when those moments happen, creating a full and authentic life.
(646) 663-5428 View (646) 663-5428
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Anne Stern
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Working for two decades with individuals and couples has continually shown me the value of therapy, and I have abundant respect for the courage it takes to seek help. I integrate relational, mindfulness, EFT, IFS and other talk therapy perspectives and, when it feels right for my clients, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. These latter two modalities address trauma as well as many other areas of life. A certified EMDR consultant, I facilitate trainings and provide individual/group supervision for fellow therapists working with EMDR.
Working for two decades with individuals and couples has continually shown me the value of therapy, and I have abundant respect for the courage it takes to seek help. I integrate relational, mindfulness, EFT, IFS and other talk therapy perspectives and, when it feels right for my clients, EMDR and Somatic Experiencing. These latter two modalities address trauma as well as many other areas of life. A certified EMDR consultant, I facilitate trainings and provide individual/group supervision for fellow therapists working with EMDR.
(917) 563-2373 View (917) 563-2373
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Meredith Korsen
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW-R
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Psychotherapy offers a way to identify one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors that result from life's naturally occurring challenges. This collaborative work encourages self-awareness and development of new ways of being. While I work with people seeking therapy for a variety of reasons, my specialties include mood disorders, relationship issues, and chronic illness/pain disorders. I integrate motivational, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches to help each person meet their goals. I also utilize a harm reduction framework to help individuals explore their substance use and identify opportunities for change.
Psychotherapy offers a way to identify one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviors that result from life's naturally occurring challenges. This collaborative work encourages self-awareness and development of new ways of being. While I work with people seeking therapy for a variety of reasons, my specialties include mood disorders, relationship issues, and chronic illness/pain disorders. I integrate motivational, cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based approaches to help each person meet their goals. I also utilize a harm reduction framework to help individuals explore their substance use and identify opportunities for change.
(646) 791-3089 View (646) 791-3089
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Greta Jean Klaber
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
I have a warm, direct, and relational style and my approach is depth oriented and trauma informed, combining elements of both talk therapy and somatic therapy. This more holistic approach welcomes all facets of the individual, which I believe is integral to creating deeper self knowledge and lasting change. Our work together may incorporate mindfulness exercises, the development of tools for emotional and physical regulation, and the cultivation of curiosity about the interrelatedness of our bodily experiences with our thoughts and emotions.
I have a warm, direct, and relational style and my approach is depth oriented and trauma informed, combining elements of both talk therapy and somatic therapy. This more holistic approach welcomes all facets of the individual, which I believe is integral to creating deeper self knowledge and lasting change. Our work together may incorporate mindfulness exercises, the development of tools for emotional and physical regulation, and the cultivation of curiosity about the interrelatedness of our bodily experiences with our thoughts and emotions.
(347) 579-0933 View (347) 579-0933
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Jemaal Ian Alexander
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Having developed a practice centered around increased mindfulness and acceptance, I utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and other modalities to help you gain the insight you need to develop better tools and strategies for living a happier, healtier life.
Many people struggle with mental health issues but are afraid or nervous to get the help that they need, all while unaware that this is a completely normal process. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to reduce that fear by providing a welcoming therapeutic environment hat allows each client to do the necessary work at their own pace. Said mental health issues may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, or trauma as they can also manifest in anger management issues, self esteem concerns, difficulties with life transitions, relationship/intimacy concerns, imposter syndrome or more.
Having developed a practice centered around increased mindfulness and acceptance, I utilize aspects of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and other modalities to help you gain the insight you need to develop better tools and strategies for living a happier, healtier life.
Many people struggle with mental health issues but are afraid or nervous to get the help that they need, all while unaware that this is a completely normal process. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to reduce that fear by providing a welcoming therapeutic environment hat allows each client to do the necessary work at their own pace. Said mental health issues may include but are not limited to anxiety, depression, ADHD, or trauma as they can also manifest in anger management issues, self esteem concerns, difficulties with life transitions, relationship/intimacy concerns, imposter syndrome or more.
(929) 209-4059 View (929) 209-4059
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Cresa Galarrita
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
My areas of focus and expertise address healing from trauma, family conflict, anxiety, depression, anger, adjustment challenges, and mindfulness. My dedicated work with children, adolescents, and adults, has served to reinforce my goal of holistically improving the lives of my clients. My job as a therapist is to support and empower you to reach your own goals within the context of a safe and profound human relationship. Please inquire via e-mail for the fastest response time.
My areas of focus and expertise address healing from trauma, family conflict, anxiety, depression, anger, adjustment challenges, and mindfulness. My dedicated work with children, adolescents, and adults, has served to reinforce my goal of holistically improving the lives of my clients. My job as a therapist is to support and empower you to reach your own goals within the context of a safe and profound human relationship. Please inquire via e-mail for the fastest response time.
(929) 203-8438 View (929) 203-8438
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N. G. Berrill
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Pragmatic, short-term treatment which emphasizes personal responsibility and mindfulness constitutes the core of my therapeutic approach.
For over 25 years, I have provided forensic consultation to New York State and Federal courts on criminal, family, and civil matters. Also, I see patients on a regular basis for neuropsychological testing to evaluate the effects of brain trauma, learning disabilities, and ADD on everyday living. In addition, sex offender work-ups (which include computer-based testing and clinical polygraph) are offered through my practice (NY Forensic) for the purpose of risk assessment and dispositional recommendations for the court.
Pragmatic, short-term treatment which emphasizes personal responsibility and mindfulness constitutes the core of my therapeutic approach.
For over 25 years, I have provided forensic consultation to New York State and Federal courts on criminal, family, and civil matters. Also, I see patients on a regular basis for neuropsychological testing to evaluate the effects of brain trauma, learning disabilities, and ADD on everyday living. In addition, sex offender work-ups (which include computer-based testing and clinical polygraph) are offered through my practice (NY Forensic) for the purpose of risk assessment and dispositional recommendations for the court.
(718) 925-4976 View (718) 925-4976
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Tania Protsenko
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, EdD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11217
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma using a range of interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR to mindfulness techniques.
You are seeking a therapist to act as a collaborator and partner in helping you live a happier life. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety and depression, your marriage is in trouble, or your relationships aren’t fulfilling. No matter the situation, I can work with you to build a better, more connected life. I am particularly passionate about working with those who are living with mental illnesses or have experienced trauma. I’m trained in multiple therapy modalities and can assist individuals who are struggling to manage their mental health as they learn new coping strategies and heal old traumas.
I specialize in anxiety, depression, grief, and trauma using a range of interventions from cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR to mindfulness techniques.
You are seeking a therapist to act as a collaborator and partner in helping you live a happier life. Maybe you are struggling with anxiety and depression, your marriage is in trouble, or your relationships aren’t fulfilling. No matter the situation, I can work with you to build a better, more connected life. I am particularly passionate about working with those who are living with mental illnesses or have experienced trauma. I’m trained in multiple therapy modalities and can assist individuals who are struggling to manage their mental health as they learn new coping strategies and heal old traumas.
(718) 550-1533 View (718) 550-1533
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Rosa Ruey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Rosa utilizes attachment-based theories along with psychodynamic theory, CBT, trauma-informed care, sex-positive therapy, mindfulness, and EFT with clients.
As your empathic, culturally-sensitive guide, I believe in your strengths as you set sail upon your journey of development and exploration. I work to empower, give language, and hold space for my clients to gain a deeper understanding about what you are experiencing. I will create a safe, judgment-free space to support you in learning about the areas in your life where you may feel stuck, drained, anxious, or depressed. We will explore how they are preventing you from having successful relationships or a more fulfilled life.
Rosa utilizes attachment-based theories along with psychodynamic theory, CBT, trauma-informed care, sex-positive therapy, mindfulness, and EFT with clients.
As your empathic, culturally-sensitive guide, I believe in your strengths as you set sail upon your journey of development and exploration. I work to empower, give language, and hold space for my clients to gain a deeper understanding about what you are experiencing. I will create a safe, judgment-free space to support you in learning about the areas in your life where you may feel stuck, drained, anxious, or depressed. We will explore how they are preventing you from having successful relationships or a more fulfilled life.
(646) 693-0286 View (646) 693-0286
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Dr. Meghan Downey
PsyD
Not Verified Not Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Downey has an eclectic approach to psychotherapy which includes advanced training in Jungian Psychotherapy, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis and other mindfulness based interventions.
Dr. Downey creates a warm, validating, and authentic environment for her clients. She specializes in working with adults facing a variety of challenges, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, and relationship difficulties. Dr. Downey is invested in supporting her clients improve their quality of life, alleviate suffering, create and sustain meaningful relationships and establish emotional well being.
Downey has an eclectic approach to psychotherapy which includes advanced training in Jungian Psychotherapy, EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis and other mindfulness based interventions.
Dr. Downey creates a warm, validating, and authentic environment for her clients. She specializes in working with adults facing a variety of challenges, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, trauma, disordered eating, and relationship difficulties. Dr. Downey is invested in supporting her clients improve their quality of life, alleviate suffering, create and sustain meaningful relationships and establish emotional well being.
(929) 410-6278 View (929) 410-6278
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Nino Winterbottom
MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11215
EMDR, creative arts, and mindfulness.
In times of crisis and uncertainty, it can be hard to remember our potential for joy, meaning, freedom, and connection. I act as an ally and accomplice, offering support as you walk the path of questioning and transformation. I believe therapy is just another word for the wisdom humans have always held – we hurt and are healed in relationship to others. Over the course of our work, clients gain confidence, learn to recognize and set boundaries, and grow more attuned to the present moment.
EMDR, creative arts, and mindfulness.
In times of crisis and uncertainty, it can be hard to remember our potential for joy, meaning, freedom, and connection. I act as an ally and accomplice, offering support as you walk the path of questioning and transformation. I believe therapy is just another word for the wisdom humans have always held – we hurt and are healed in relationship to others. Over the course of our work, clients gain confidence, learn to recognize and set boundaries, and grow more attuned to the present moment.
(646) 798-4654 View (646) 798-4654

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.