Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Toledo, OH

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Linda L Smith
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, JD, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43606
Learn skills such as positive psychology, self-compassion, mindfulness, acceptance, and self-talk.
Helen Keller wrote, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." For those in emotional pain, life can be a dark and lonely place. When we suffer, we lose touch with our core of strength and well-being. But the resilience of the human heart offers hope for healing. I will provide reassurance through a strong bond of trust and non-judgmental acceptance. In a compassionate and supportive atmosphere, I will help you find your way back to peace and well-being.
Learn skills such as positive psychology, self-compassion, mindfulness, acceptance, and self-talk.
Helen Keller wrote, "Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." For those in emotional pain, life can be a dark and lonely place. When we suffer, we lose touch with our core of strength and well-being. But the resilience of the human heart offers hope for healing. I will provide reassurance through a strong bond of trust and non-judgmental acceptance. In a compassionate and supportive atmosphere, I will help you find your way back to peace and well-being.
(419) 960-0457 View (419) 960-0457
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Tracey Warren
Counselor, LPCC-S, LCDCIII
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43623
Mindfulness meditation assists with anxiety, grounding, and relaxation.
I am a clinician that specializes in treating those effected by trauma and complex trauma from children to adult ages. With this population, I utilize TF-CBT and EMDR. I am also skilled and trained in PCIT for those children ages 3-9. and families. I have a very diverse caseload which includes clients of various ages, family and couples counseling, as well stage of life transitions. I also have experience using DBT for the population of those suffering from personality disorders. It is my goal to improve the quality of life for all my clients.
Mindfulness meditation assists with anxiety, grounding, and relaxation.
I am a clinician that specializes in treating those effected by trauma and complex trauma from children to adult ages. With this population, I utilize TF-CBT and EMDR. I am also skilled and trained in PCIT for those children ages 3-9. and families. I have a very diverse caseload which includes clients of various ages, family and couples counseling, as well stage of life transitions. I also have experience using DBT for the population of those suffering from personality disorders. It is my goal to improve the quality of life for all my clients.
(419) 451-4487 View (419) 451-4487
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Erin Bannon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43615
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders & relationship issues in adults. I collaborate with my clients to determine a treatment plan tailored to meet their specific needs and goals related to their OCD, PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. I use a wide variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Interventions, & Exposure and Response Prevention to help my clients get to the root of their issues and develop the tools to take control of their lives.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders & relationship issues in adults. I collaborate with my clients to determine a treatment plan tailored to meet their specific needs and goals related to their OCD, PTSD, trauma, panic attacks, social anxiety, health anxiety, phobias, generalized anxiety, depression, or relationship issues. I use a wide variety of evidence based therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Interventions, & Exposure and Response Prevention to help my clients get to the root of their issues and develop the tools to take control of their lives.
(567) 384-3921 View (567) 384-3921
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Ann Haynes LPC, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43615
I utilize Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), & Mindfulness, with an Existential & Person-Centered Approach.
No matter where you are in life, sometimes we all need help adjusting to our “new normal.” I specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and over-control as a means to cope with life. Perhaps you are entering or completing college, graduate school, becoming a new parent, contemplating a career change, experiencing loss, or adjusting to new circumstances in your life. Do you try to plan or perfect each aspect of life, in order to keep your anxiety in check? Welcome.
I utilize Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), & Mindfulness, with an Existential & Person-Centered Approach.
No matter where you are in life, sometimes we all need help adjusting to our “new normal.” I specialize in anxiety, life transitions, and over-control as a means to cope with life. Perhaps you are entering or completing college, graduate school, becoming a new parent, contemplating a career change, experiencing loss, or adjusting to new circumstances in your life. Do you try to plan or perfect each aspect of life, in order to keep your anxiety in check? Welcome.
(419) 670-6166 View (419) 670-6166
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Amanda Dominique
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43606  (Online Only)
I incorporate tools such as mindfulness, guided imagery, meditation, intention, purpose, values, and therapeutic art.
You are not a problem to be solved. In a warm, professional, and safe environment, I can help you learn to better handle your emotional or psychological pain with compassion while developing the skills and resources to make positive changes in your life. I utilize a nonjudgmental approach with open curiosity and evidence-based interventions to overcome obstacles and help you achieve a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
I incorporate tools such as mindfulness, guided imagery, meditation, intention, purpose, values, and therapeutic art.
You are not a problem to be solved. In a warm, professional, and safe environment, I can help you learn to better handle your emotional or psychological pain with compassion while developing the skills and resources to make positive changes in your life. I utilize a nonjudgmental approach with open curiosity and evidence-based interventions to overcome obstacles and help you achieve a more fulfilling and satisfying life.
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Ali Albright
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43615
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy techniques, and Mindfulness with a Person-Centered Approach.
I specialize in helping children/adolescents identify and express their needs in healthy and manageable ways. When school, peer, or home interactions become challenging, it's sometimes hard for children/adolescents to feel seen and heard. I am here to help your child identify their strengths, create consistent positive coping strategies, and become their own best advocates in every environment. I have convenient after-school/evening appointment availability!
I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Play Therapy techniques, and Mindfulness with a Person-Centered Approach.
I specialize in helping children/adolescents identify and express their needs in healthy and manageable ways. When school, peer, or home interactions become challenging, it's sometimes hard for children/adolescents to feel seen and heard. I am here to help your child identify their strengths, create consistent positive coping strategies, and become their own best advocates in every environment. I have convenient after-school/evening appointment availability!
(419) 597-5990 View (419) 597-5990
Angela Macek
Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43606
Waitlist for new clients
I am guided through an understanding of depth psychology; which seeks to explore/honor the unconscious and conscious aspects of the mind; contemplative practices/mindfulness techniques to help build awareness; and dialectical/cognitive behavioral therapy to provide sufficient practical approaches to help with integration and change.
In my work as a clinician, I utilize a creative and strengths based approach in helping clients identify their own path towards a whole versus fragmented sense of self. My goal in therapy is to empower the client to develop the capacity and skills to move past their suffering into a greater sense of well-being, peace and freedom.
I am guided through an understanding of depth psychology; which seeks to explore/honor the unconscious and conscious aspects of the mind; contemplative practices/mindfulness techniques to help build awareness; and dialectical/cognitive behavioral therapy to provide sufficient practical approaches to help with integration and change.
In my work as a clinician, I utilize a creative and strengths based approach in helping clients identify their own path towards a whole versus fragmented sense of self. My goal in therapy is to empower the client to develop the capacity and skills to move past their suffering into a greater sense of well-being, peace and freedom.
(419) 969-3748 View (419) 969-3748
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Ashley Thielman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43615
Not accepting new clients
I am EMDR trained and utilize ego state/parts work, mindfulness, somatic, and other techniques for an integrated approach, with specialization in treating complex trauma.
As a therapist, I am driven by the desire to help individuals become happy, confident advocates to attain needs and goals within their lives, overcoming barriers of systemic, chronic, and/or situational adversities that continue to hold them back. I specialize in treating people who want to work through trauma, addiction, and/or mental health challenges. People who enjoy working with me often like my sarcastic humor and direct, but compassionate, approach.
I am EMDR trained and utilize ego state/parts work, mindfulness, somatic, and other techniques for an integrated approach, with specialization in treating complex trauma.
As a therapist, I am driven by the desire to help individuals become happy, confident advocates to attain needs and goals within their lives, overcoming barriers of systemic, chronic, and/or situational adversities that continue to hold them back. I specialize in treating people who want to work through trauma, addiction, and/or mental health challenges. People who enjoy working with me often like my sarcastic humor and direct, but compassionate, approach.
(419) 318-3818 View (419) 318-3818
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Jennah P. VanAlstine
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43623
I use a mindfulness-based approach, meaning to take a non-judgmental stance when focusing on the present moment and identifying the control we possess within each moment.
I am now accepting NEW clients in my MONROE, MI location (Cash pay ONLY). I am also accepting very limited new clients in my TOLEDO, OH location. "When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves", stated Viktor Frankl. Making changes can be difficult, yet when working in a supportive, compassionate, safe and relaxing environment that honors your individual needs, values, beliefs and goals, you can make the changes you desire to achieve for yourself. My passion is to help you heal through focusing on your whole self - my role is to help guide you in your own healing process.
I use a mindfulness-based approach, meaning to take a non-judgmental stance when focusing on the present moment and identifying the control we possess within each moment.
I am now accepting NEW clients in my MONROE, MI location (Cash pay ONLY). I am also accepting very limited new clients in my TOLEDO, OH location. "When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves", stated Viktor Frankl. Making changes can be difficult, yet when working in a supportive, compassionate, safe and relaxing environment that honors your individual needs, values, beliefs and goals, you can make the changes you desire to achieve for yourself. My passion is to help you heal through focusing on your whole self - my role is to help guide you in your own healing process.
(419) 520-9579 View (419) 520-9579
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Amanda Skolmowski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43606
My main focuses of treatment are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Perspective, Trauma Focused, Solution Focused, EMDR and Mindfulness practices.
Many individuals of all ages are faced with challenges that lead to anxiety, depression, traumatic symptoms, communication struggles, and low self confidence. With all of these challenges piling on top of one another, it makes it difficult to effectively process and complete ones daily tasks. In children and teens, these stressors often show themselves as struggling to fit in at school, low self esteem, seclusion, low motivation, and poor communication skills. Many adults struggle with the stress of daily work life balance, relationships, family dynamics, and past traumas.
My main focuses of treatment are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based Perspective, Trauma Focused, Solution Focused, EMDR and Mindfulness practices.
Many individuals of all ages are faced with challenges that lead to anxiety, depression, traumatic symptoms, communication struggles, and low self confidence. With all of these challenges piling on top of one another, it makes it difficult to effectively process and complete ones daily tasks. In children and teens, these stressors often show themselves as struggling to fit in at school, low self esteem, seclusion, low motivation, and poor communication skills. Many adults struggle with the stress of daily work life balance, relationships, family dynamics, and past traumas.
(419) 495-6184 View (419) 495-6184
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Andrea DeMar
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MHSA, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43617
Using the modalities of Internal Family Systems therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and mindfulness, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to work at a pace that is comfortable for them.
Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my therapeutic style. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who enjoys working with adults and adolescents coping with issues related to anxiety and depression. I strive to help clients define and understand their obstacles, set goals, and become empowered to make improvements in their lives.
Using the modalities of Internal Family Systems therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, and mindfulness, I provide a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to work at a pace that is comfortable for them.
Welcome! Thank you for taking the time to read about me and my therapeutic style. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who enjoys working with adults and adolescents coping with issues related to anxiety and depression. I strive to help clients define and understand their obstacles, set goals, and become empowered to make improvements in their lives.
(419) 664-6040 View (419) 664-6040
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Rebecca Juliana
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43617
I come from a holistic perspective, blending mindfulness, person-centered, and somatic-based techniques.
“Courage starts with showing up, and letting ourselves be seen.” -Brene Brown. I believe the core of humanity and relationships is letting our whole selves be seen: the good, the bad and the ugly. That courage does not always come naturally. I hope to help others find that courage in my therapeutic practice. I believe you already possess the capacity for healing, and by working together we will find the path to restore that belief in yourself. My goal as a therapist is to find an approach that works for each individual to ensure their personal needs, interests and therapeutic goals are being met.
I come from a holistic perspective, blending mindfulness, person-centered, and somatic-based techniques.
“Courage starts with showing up, and letting ourselves be seen.” -Brene Brown. I believe the core of humanity and relationships is letting our whole selves be seen: the good, the bad and the ugly. That courage does not always come naturally. I hope to help others find that courage in my therapeutic practice. I believe you already possess the capacity for healing, and by working together we will find the path to restore that belief in yourself. My goal as a therapist is to find an approach that works for each individual to ensure their personal needs, interests and therapeutic goals are being met.
(419) 863-5473 View (419) 863-5473
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Amanda Sherry
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43617
I often use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques to increase self-confidence in the ability to manage life's stresses.
Whether you are experiencing difficulty because of painful experiences from childhood, more recent, or current circumstances that have led to stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional issues, co-dependency, loss/grief, trauma, and relationship issues -- I would love to help. I strive to create a relaxed and accepting environment that allows you to explore not only your struggles but strengths as well. I believe that everyone is the expert of their own life and should feel empowered to create their own peace and live authentically.
I often use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy, compassion-focused therapy, and mindfulness techniques to increase self-confidence in the ability to manage life's stresses.
Whether you are experiencing difficulty because of painful experiences from childhood, more recent, or current circumstances that have led to stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, emotional issues, co-dependency, loss/grief, trauma, and relationship issues -- I would love to help. I strive to create a relaxed and accepting environment that allows you to explore not only your struggles but strengths as well. I believe that everyone is the expert of their own life and should feel empowered to create their own peace and live authentically.
(419) 969-6144 View (419) 969-6144
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Mikaela Buck
Counselor, MA, LPCC, CCTP-II
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43623
As trust and safety are built, building resources (coping skills), providing psychoeducation, and utilizing evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness and Somatic Interventions are incorporated into sessions.
Are you struggling with truly feeling heard, acknowledged, and validated? Are you looking for a therapist who provides compassion, accountability, and a collaborative approach? As a neurodivergent therapist, creating a space where you feel safe, heard, understood, and able to be your most authentic self is of utmost importance to me. My name is Mikaela (she/her) and I work with individuals ages 14 and up, specializing in trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming, neurodivergent affirming, and culturally inclusive therapist.
As trust and safety are built, building resources (coping skills), providing psychoeducation, and utilizing evidence-based and trauma-informed interventions such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness and Somatic Interventions are incorporated into sessions.
Are you struggling with truly feeling heard, acknowledged, and validated? Are you looking for a therapist who provides compassion, accountability, and a collaborative approach? As a neurodivergent therapist, creating a space where you feel safe, heard, understood, and able to be your most authentic self is of utmost importance to me. My name is Mikaela (she/her) and I work with individuals ages 14 and up, specializing in trauma, PTSD, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence. I am a LGBTQIA+ affirming, neurodivergent affirming, and culturally inclusive therapist.
(419) 506-5602 View (419) 506-5602
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Marcia Kane
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC, CEAP, CFRC
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43617  (Online Only)
Using practices from a multitude of modalities including EMDR, CBT, ACT, EFT, Mindfulness, Prolonged Exposure, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, I have helped thousands of clients navigate life's journey and heal from various traumas and addictions.
Everyone needs help navigating life sometimes. If you are struggling to cope with parts of your past, wanting to make a change, getting stuck in the loop of maladaptive behaviors, or just feeling overwhelmed with life, counseling can be a great place to get relief from burdens holding you back and a place to make room for personal growth. My goal is to provide you with an emotionally safe place to work through your struggles, help you gain deeper insight and clarity into your problems, and deliver evidenced based treatment approaches.
Using practices from a multitude of modalities including EMDR, CBT, ACT, EFT, Mindfulness, Prolonged Exposure, and Motivational Enhancement Therapy, I have helped thousands of clients navigate life's journey and heal from various traumas and addictions.
Everyone needs help navigating life sometimes. If you are struggling to cope with parts of your past, wanting to make a change, getting stuck in the loop of maladaptive behaviors, or just feeling overwhelmed with life, counseling can be a great place to get relief from burdens holding you back and a place to make room for personal growth. My goal is to provide you with an emotionally safe place to work through your struggles, help you gain deeper insight and clarity into your problems, and deliver evidenced based treatment approaches.
(419) 963-4654 View (419) 963-4654
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Sara Whiteside
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43623
I utilize a client centered approach in treatment, utilizing theories from mindfulness, trauma focused therapy, EMDR, and internal family systems.
Exploring our thoughts and emotions can be an intimidating journey, but I hope to provide you with a calming, understanding, and encouraging environment to make this experience as fulfilling as possible. Everyone around me inspires me, including my clients. As a clinician, I feel privileged to witness my clients journeys. I am motivated by others and the world around me and I let this positive energy direct me as a clinical mental health counselor. I draw from previous clinical experiences, which include working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and those struggling with significant trauma responses.
I utilize a client centered approach in treatment, utilizing theories from mindfulness, trauma focused therapy, EMDR, and internal family systems.
Exploring our thoughts and emotions can be an intimidating journey, but I hope to provide you with a calming, understanding, and encouraging environment to make this experience as fulfilling as possible. Everyone around me inspires me, including my clients. As a clinician, I feel privileged to witness my clients journeys. I am motivated by others and the world around me and I let this positive energy direct me as a clinical mental health counselor. I draw from previous clinical experiences, which include working with victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and those struggling with significant trauma responses.
(419) 752-9392 View (419) 752-9392
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Heather Nicole Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSA, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43606  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Mindfulness, self-actualization, and acceptance mixed with a little humor are key motivators in the continuum toward empowerment and positive change.
Taking that first step toward positive change is often the most important and the most difficult. The fact that you are reading this is a good sign that you are contemplating making some changes so you are already making progress! It is empowering to see such changes begin to unfold motivating you toward clarity and acceptance. With over 20 years of experience, I have assisted individuals in overcoming barriers that hold them back from becoming their ideal selves. From adjustment to life-altering changes to post-trauma, grief, guilt, hopelessness, severe mental illness, suicidality and self-harm.
Mindfulness, self-actualization, and acceptance mixed with a little humor are key motivators in the continuum toward empowerment and positive change.
Taking that first step toward positive change is often the most important and the most difficult. The fact that you are reading this is a good sign that you are contemplating making some changes so you are already making progress! It is empowering to see such changes begin to unfold motivating you toward clarity and acceptance. With over 20 years of experience, I have assisted individuals in overcoming barriers that hold them back from becoming their ideal selves. From adjustment to life-altering changes to post-trauma, grief, guilt, hopelessness, severe mental illness, suicidality and self-harm.
(567) 229-1719 View (567) 229-1719
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Froogh Khatibloo
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43611  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 20 years of experience, I specialize in harm reduction, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindfulness practices.
Are you navigating life transitions, struggling with addiction, or dealing with depression and anxiety? Do you seek a safe, supportive environment to explore your identity and overcome challenges? Whether you're an individual or a couple, you want a compassionate, experienced therapist to help you achieve your goals and improve your well-being.
As a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with over 20 years of experience, I specialize in harm reduction, cognitive behavioral techniques, and mindfulness practices.
Are you navigating life transitions, struggling with addiction, or dealing with depression and anxiety? Do you seek a safe, supportive environment to explore your identity and overcome challenges? Whether you're an individual or a couple, you want a compassionate, experienced therapist to help you achieve your goals and improve your well-being.
(937) 770-8868 View (937) 770-8868
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Amanda Dionyssiou
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toledo, OH 43606
Many individuals are in need of a welcoming environment where one can express themselves openly and honestly. I welcome all who are facing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health struggles. I offer a safe space for individuals to work through their struggles, so they are not doing it alone. Coping skills, mindfulness, and focusing on the client's strengths are some of the items we will work on together.
Many individuals are in need of a welcoming environment where one can express themselves openly and honestly. I welcome all who are facing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and other mental health struggles. I offer a safe space for individuals to work through their struggles, so they are not doing it alone. Coping skills, mindfulness, and focusing on the client's strengths are some of the items we will work on together.
(419) 670-7910 View (419) 670-7910
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Robyn Rose
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified Verified
Toledo, OH 43607  (Online Only)
With 12 years of experience I make use of different evidenced-based interventions such as: CBT, mindfulness, CPT, and motivational interviewing.
Hello! I'm Robyn and I am glad you are considering therapy! Have you been wanting to change but are not sure where to start? You have found a safe space to begin that journey. I am an open-minded, non-judgmental person who takes pride in creating fun and unique ways to help my clients. I address clients with compassion as we work together to address body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, transphobia, depression, social anxiety or difficult family relationships, I am here to help support you navigate these challenges.
With 12 years of experience I make use of different evidenced-based interventions such as: CBT, mindfulness, CPT, and motivational interviewing.
Hello! I'm Robyn and I am glad you are considering therapy! Have you been wanting to change but are not sure where to start? You have found a safe space to begin that journey. I am an open-minded, non-judgmental person who takes pride in creating fun and unique ways to help my clients. I address clients with compassion as we work together to address body, mind, and spirit in the healing process. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, relationship issues, transphobia, depression, social anxiety or difficult family relationships, I am here to help support you navigate these challenges.
(216) 238-0520 View (216) 238-0520
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.