Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Liora Schneider
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
If anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma or relationship issues are in your way, you are not alone. If you were raised in a chaotic family system, you are not alone. There are so many ways we get derailed in life and I would love to help you find your truest self. I am an integrative psychologist and use Mindfulness, DBT, Psychodynamic and Trauma-focused orientation to help uncover the joy that is missing in your life. We all deserve a chance to heal and find our passion and contentment in life. My work with you is collaborative and focused on changing what is possible to change so that you feel good about yourself.
If anxiety, depression, substance use, trauma or relationship issues are in your way, you are not alone. If you were raised in a chaotic family system, you are not alone. There are so many ways we get derailed in life and I would love to help you find your truest self. I am an integrative psychologist and use Mindfulness, DBT, Psychodynamic and Trauma-focused orientation to help uncover the joy that is missing in your life. We all deserve a chance to heal and find our passion and contentment in life. My work with you is collaborative and focused on changing what is possible to change so that you feel good about yourself.
(484) 746-5082 View (484) 746-5082
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Michelle Fuentes
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
So often we may find ourselves caught in patterns of busying, avoiding, and distraction only to find ourselves anxious, down, exhausted, and stuck. Individual therapy is carved out time for yourself where you can notice habitual patterns, design new thoughts and attitudes, cultivate self-compassion, create space for healing, and access your own wisdom and strength that resides in you. I use a multifaceted approach that promotes a sense of curiosity and self-awareness. I draw from cognitive-behavioral, trauma-informed, and body and mindfulness-based models.
So often we may find ourselves caught in patterns of busying, avoiding, and distraction only to find ourselves anxious, down, exhausted, and stuck. Individual therapy is carved out time for yourself where you can notice habitual patterns, design new thoughts and attitudes, cultivate self-compassion, create space for healing, and access your own wisdom and strength that resides in you. I use a multifaceted approach that promotes a sense of curiosity and self-awareness. I draw from cognitive-behavioral, trauma-informed, and body and mindfulness-based models.
(267) 644-3003 View (267) 644-3003
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Leya Williams-Albert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSS, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach is individualized to each client's needs, drawing strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance-based and trauma-informed approaches to help you address and resolve the issues you are struggling with.
Are you suffering from anxiety/panic or going through a stressful life transition? Or maybe you’re struggling with parenting or relationship difficulties or trying to navigate daily life after a loss? I am here to offer support in all of these areas, with a focus on providing a safe space where you can develop the insight and tools to live the life you want and deserve. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and compassionate, but I am also direct and care deeply about you finding the outcome you desire. I bring over 10 years of experience as a clinician supporting tweens/teens (10+) and adults.
My therapeutic approach is individualized to each client's needs, drawing strategies from cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, acceptance-based and trauma-informed approaches to help you address and resolve the issues you are struggling with.
Are you suffering from anxiety/panic or going through a stressful life transition? Or maybe you’re struggling with parenting or relationship difficulties or trying to navigate daily life after a loss? I am here to offer support in all of these areas, with a focus on providing a safe space where you can develop the insight and tools to live the life you want and deserve. My therapeutic style is warm, empathic, and compassionate, but I am also direct and care deeply about you finding the outcome you desire. I bring over 10 years of experience as a clinician supporting tweens/teens (10+) and adults.
(215) 607-2174 View (215) 607-2174
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Beth Jellinek Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPhil, MS, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
Using modalities of mindfulness practices, insight-based talk therapy, systems of oppression analysis, and CBT, we will work together to integrate your experiences that need healing and/or understanding.
My approach is holistic, with an awareness of cultural and systemic impacts on mental health. I bring deep empathy, openness, creativity, warmth, an intersectional lens, and a sense of humor to the therapeutic relationship. I believe that the therapeutic process can impact my clients ability to grow, heal, and reach their full potential. Areas of expertise include grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships.
Using modalities of mindfulness practices, insight-based talk therapy, systems of oppression analysis, and CBT, we will work together to integrate your experiences that need healing and/or understanding.
My approach is holistic, with an awareness of cultural and systemic impacts on mental health. I bring deep empathy, openness, creativity, warmth, an intersectional lens, and a sense of humor to the therapeutic relationship. I believe that the therapeutic process can impact my clients ability to grow, heal, and reach their full potential. Areas of expertise include grief and loss, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and interpersonal relationships.
(215) 960-9531 View (215) 960-9531
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Maria J Reyes
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MS
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Waitlist for new clients
As a former medic for 13 years, a yoga and mindfulness practitioner & a leader of a community that empowers women, my approach is humanistic, person centered & mindfulness based.
Do you need guidance in finding happiness and fulfillment in your life? Do you need someone who can help find your strengths? Are you having trouble achieving healthy relationships because of a traumatic experience? I believe that your past experience made you who you are today. What happened to you will always be a part of you, but it should not define you. I'm here to help you process your past and together we will plan your future. Don't leave yourself alone with your suffering. Let's work together to find meaningful purpose in your life's turmoil.
As a former medic for 13 years, a yoga and mindfulness practitioner & a leader of a community that empowers women, my approach is humanistic, person centered & mindfulness based.
Do you need guidance in finding happiness and fulfillment in your life? Do you need someone who can help find your strengths? Are you having trouble achieving healthy relationships because of a traumatic experience? I believe that your past experience made you who you are today. What happened to you will always be a part of you, but it should not define you. I'm here to help you process your past and together we will plan your future. Don't leave yourself alone with your suffering. Let's work together to find meaningful purpose in your life's turmoil.
(267) 460-6864 View (267) 460-6864
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Kathryn Ashin
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LMSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19127  (Online Only)
I utilize a variety of interventions such as psychodynamic theory, CBT, and mindfulness.
I work with adults who are seeking support in managing their emotions, increasing satisfaction in relationships, or find themselves navigating life transitions and the fear and stress that may come along. I specialize in working with young adults who may be struggling with mood, anxiety, peer or romantic relationships, and sexuality and gender identity. I hope to help you become more connected to your emotions, gain confidence, and find healthy ways of coping with conflict.
I utilize a variety of interventions such as psychodynamic theory, CBT, and mindfulness.
I work with adults who are seeking support in managing their emotions, increasing satisfaction in relationships, or find themselves navigating life transitions and the fear and stress that may come along. I specialize in working with young adults who may be struggling with mood, anxiety, peer or romantic relationships, and sexuality and gender identity. I hope to help you become more connected to your emotions, gain confidence, and find healthy ways of coping with conflict.
(734) 203-7812 View (734) 203-7812
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Courtney McCuen-Wurst
Psychologist, PsyD, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I enjoy integrating different approaches of therapy in my work with clients, and I tend to pull mostly from CBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based work.
Therapy feels like a really valuable experience to me, where I can offer people a place where they can feel listened to, guided, and supported through the challenges they might be experiencing. I specialize in working with folks who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and life transitions. I also work with folks who have a trauma history, ADHD, and grief.
I enjoy integrating different approaches of therapy in my work with clients, and I tend to pull mostly from CBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based work.
Therapy feels like a really valuable experience to me, where I can offer people a place where they can feel listened to, guided, and supported through the challenges they might be experiencing. I specialize in working with folks who struggle with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, and life transitions. I also work with folks who have a trauma history, ADHD, and grief.
(484) 799-9405 View (484) 799-9405
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Emily Malachosky
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and dialectical behavioral therapy practices with an integrative approach to highlight autonomy and your strengths through motivational interviewing and mindfulness work.
Within the safe space we create, we will collaborate to identify and explore your concerns, creating goals for the future, and finding your strength to achieve these goals. Whether it's trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, or grief, I believe that integrating therapeutic modalities with a personable and tailored approach, can help us find what works best for you in your journey to heal and grow. As a mental health advocate, I greatly admire vulnerability in the face of stigma and value the opportunity to explore your needs. It is a privilege to be part of your healing process.
I use cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoanalysis, and dialectical behavioral therapy practices with an integrative approach to highlight autonomy and your strengths through motivational interviewing and mindfulness work.
Within the safe space we create, we will collaborate to identify and explore your concerns, creating goals for the future, and finding your strength to achieve these goals. Whether it's trauma, anxiety, depression, relationships, or grief, I believe that integrating therapeutic modalities with a personable and tailored approach, can help us find what works best for you in your journey to heal and grow. As a mental health advocate, I greatly admire vulnerability in the face of stigma and value the opportunity to explore your needs. It is a privilege to be part of your healing process.
(484) 642-8150 View (484) 642-8150
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Robert Miller
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19140
Some approaches would include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Brief Solution Focused Therapy among others.
My name is Bob Miller and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been practicing full-time in the mental health field as an LPC since 2011. Having worked in many career fields over the years whether it's blue-collar or white-collar jobs. I believe I am able to better empathize with patients' issues of concern and better meet them where they are at any stage of their lives.
Some approaches would include Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Mindfulness, Brief Solution Focused Therapy among others.
My name is Bob Miller and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. I have been practicing full-time in the mental health field as an LPC since 2011. Having worked in many career fields over the years whether it's blue-collar or white-collar jobs. I believe I am able to better empathize with patients' issues of concern and better meet them where they are at any stage of their lives.
(267) 532-9959 View (267) 532-9959
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Emily Nussdorfer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, BC-DMT, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Are you seeking to find relief from past pain and the courage and positive energy needed to recharge your life? Trauma experiences can have a crippling effect on the mind and body, causing depression, anxiety, rage reactions, grief, addiction, and other distressing symptoms. I offer a warm and safe space for you to unpack your burdens, and experience genuine and lasting relief. With over 20 years of combined experience in trauma therapy, expressive movement therapy, and mindfulness, I will guide you in developing practical tools to transform the immobilizing effects of trauma, PTSD and chronic stress so that you can move forward.
Are you seeking to find relief from past pain and the courage and positive energy needed to recharge your life? Trauma experiences can have a crippling effect on the mind and body, causing depression, anxiety, rage reactions, grief, addiction, and other distressing symptoms. I offer a warm and safe space for you to unpack your burdens, and experience genuine and lasting relief. With over 20 years of combined experience in trauma therapy, expressive movement therapy, and mindfulness, I will guide you in developing practical tools to transform the immobilizing effects of trauma, PTSD and chronic stress so that you can move forward.
(215) 608-1934 View (215) 608-1934
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Stephanie Koszarek
Licensed Professional Counselor, ATR-BC, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I embrace an integrative approach to treatment that includes techniques derived from art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-based therapy, and exposure and mindfulness therapies.
I specialize in depression and anxiety with teens and adults struggling with symptoms that include: numbness, emptiness, disconnection/dissociation, loss of motivation, loss of pleasure, overwhelming emotions, racing/worried thoughts, panic attacks, and social avoidance.
I embrace an integrative approach to treatment that includes techniques derived from art therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-based therapy, and exposure and mindfulness therapies.
I specialize in depression and anxiety with teens and adults struggling with symptoms that include: numbness, emptiness, disconnection/dissociation, loss of motivation, loss of pleasure, overwhelming emotions, racing/worried thoughts, panic attacks, and social avoidance.
(267) 551-5829 View (267) 551-5829
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Julie Goldberg
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, LAC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19148  (Online Only)
Sessions with me are dynamic and holistic, rooted in mindfulness and deep healing work.
Do you find yourself talking about the same things each week in therapy, feeling like you’re getting nowhere? You’ve accomplished a lot in life but don’t feel the sense of fulfillment you expected. You’re someone who wants to go deep and evolve but still find yourself facing the same problems over and over. A big life change—maybe a breakup or new job—has highlighted the fact that you’re still not as happy or content as you want to be. Something is telling you that you need to make a shift (even if you’re not quite sure what it is). You’re ready to make a change, know yourself on a deeper level, and live a more meaningful life.
Sessions with me are dynamic and holistic, rooted in mindfulness and deep healing work.
Do you find yourself talking about the same things each week in therapy, feeling like you’re getting nowhere? You’ve accomplished a lot in life but don’t feel the sense of fulfillment you expected. You’re someone who wants to go deep and evolve but still find yourself facing the same problems over and over. A big life change—maybe a breakup or new job—has highlighted the fact that you’re still not as happy or content as you want to be. Something is telling you that you need to make a shift (even if you’re not quite sure what it is). You’re ready to make a change, know yourself on a deeper level, and live a more meaningful life.
(720) 664-9862 View (720) 664-9862
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Omar Alsaadi
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19122
I have also employed Mindfulness and meditation into my sessions as needed.
As someone who has experienced Tourette's and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I understand how influential our mental health is and how life changing it is to seek treatment. Although discussing your emotions with someone is never an easy decision, I am here to help you grow and heal through the discomfort. I specialize in working with anxiety (with particular expertise in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Disorder) and depression, using multiple methods for treatment. I also have multicultural familiarity, and have worked well with clients of different backgrounds.
I have also employed Mindfulness and meditation into my sessions as needed.
As someone who has experienced Tourette's and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, I understand how influential our mental health is and how life changing it is to seek treatment. Although discussing your emotions with someone is never an easy decision, I am here to help you grow and heal through the discomfort. I specialize in working with anxiety (with particular expertise in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tourette's Disorder) and depression, using multiple methods for treatment. I also have multicultural familiarity, and have worked well with clients of different backgrounds.
(724) 503-6231 View (724) 503-6231
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Trina Qualls-Dunaway
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
Trina utilizes multiple treatment approaches including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, exploration of patterns/emotions, psychoeducation, role-playing, structured problem-solving, and cognitive reframing.
Trina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field working in various settings. She is passionate about helping her clients work through depression, anxiety, family conflicts, self-esteem issues, and major life transitions. She is experienced in working with the geriatric population, adults, teens, and children as they transition through life challenges. She works from a non-judgmental harm-reduction lens, presenting the therapeutic environment as a safe space to process feelings and find your voice.
Trina utilizes multiple treatment approaches including mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, exploration of patterns/emotions, psychoeducation, role-playing, structured problem-solving, and cognitive reframing.
Trina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 15+ years of experience in the mental health field working in various settings. She is passionate about helping her clients work through depression, anxiety, family conflicts, self-esteem issues, and major life transitions. She is experienced in working with the geriatric population, adults, teens, and children as they transition through life challenges. She works from a non-judgmental harm-reduction lens, presenting the therapeutic environment as a safe space to process feelings and find your voice.
(267) 214-0672 View (267) 214-0672
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Yogology
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, RYT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Committed to helping individuals and couples achieve optimal well-being, Yogology offers a range of services including individual and couples therapy, infertility counseling and mindfulness wellness.
Yogology is a leading wellness practice that specializes in mind-body wellness and provides a unique approach to therapy. We are dedicated to helping clients find clarity, healing, and empowerment through therapy. By offering a holistic approach, personalized care, a diverse range of services, and a safe environment, Yogology strives to support individuals and couples in their journey toward well-being and a more fulfilling life. Whether you are new to therapy or revisiting your path to holistic health, let our experienced therapists guide you through and help you reach your goals of peace and happiness.
Committed to helping individuals and couples achieve optimal well-being, Yogology offers a range of services including individual and couples therapy, infertility counseling and mindfulness wellness.
Yogology is a leading wellness practice that specializes in mind-body wellness and provides a unique approach to therapy. We are dedicated to helping clients find clarity, healing, and empowerment through therapy. By offering a holistic approach, personalized care, a diverse range of services, and a safe environment, Yogology strives to support individuals and couples in their journey toward well-being and a more fulfilling life. Whether you are new to therapy or revisiting your path to holistic health, let our experienced therapists guide you through and help you reach your goals of peace and happiness.
(484) 755-3985 View (484) 755-3985
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Anemone Schlotterbeck
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19104  (Online Only)
I come from queer and liberation therapy perspectives to utilize Gestalt relational and somatic therapy, as well as psychodynamic, mindfulness, and EMDR therapies.
I work most often with people who have been pushed to the margins, including trans, non-binary and queer people, autistic and other neurodivergent people, and people who have survived traumatic events and relationships. I enjoy working with organizers, activists, and artists. I tend to be a good fit for clients experiencing shame, despair, isolation and existential dread.
I come from queer and liberation therapy perspectives to utilize Gestalt relational and somatic therapy, as well as psychodynamic, mindfulness, and EMDR therapies.
I work most often with people who have been pushed to the margins, including trans, non-binary and queer people, autistic and other neurodivergent people, and people who have survived traumatic events and relationships. I enjoy working with organizers, activists, and artists. I tend to be a good fit for clients experiencing shame, despair, isolation and existential dread.
(215) 782-6103 View (215) 782-6103
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Eriach Fox
Licensed Professional Counselor, MHS, LPC, LCADC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19146
With 25 years of experience in behavior health services, I can create a compassionate and supportive environment to begin working with parts of you that have become stuck by using psychodynamic and trauma-focused approaches such as EMDR therapy, internal family systems (IFS), ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, (KAP), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
Many of us may become stuck at different stages in our lives for myriad reasons. Its possible you may or may not be aware of what events may have led to this which can manifest in mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Examples range from traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and death of loved ones; oft under-emphasized circumstances such as daily stress, breakups, life changes/transitions, and loss of employment; or broader systemic issues such as racism, poverty, and other types of discrimination. If you are looking to identify the stuck parts to help all of you move forward, this is a good place to start.
With 25 years of experience in behavior health services, I can create a compassionate and supportive environment to begin working with parts of you that have become stuck by using psychodynamic and trauma-focused approaches such as EMDR therapy, internal family systems (IFS), ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, (KAP), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness.
Many of us may become stuck at different stages in our lives for myriad reasons. Its possible you may or may not be aware of what events may have led to this which can manifest in mental health and/or substance use difficulties. Examples range from traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and death of loved ones; oft under-emphasized circumstances such as daily stress, breakups, life changes/transitions, and loss of employment; or broader systemic issues such as racism, poverty, and other types of discrimination. If you are looking to identify the stuck parts to help all of you move forward, this is a good place to start.
(215) 469-1932 View (215) 469-1932
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Cara Blouin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19143
I am certified in working with Compassion Fatigue for caring professionals, and have training in mindfulness meditation.
When we see ourselves clearly, it's good for the people around us. Trying to live well and do right by others when we don't honestly know ourselves usually has unintended impacts. If you've been quick to help people, but reluctant to seek support for yourself, let's talk. I welcome people who are skeptical about therapy. It is very important to me to be affirming of all genders and expressions, and to be an active anti-racist ally.
I am certified in working with Compassion Fatigue for caring professionals, and have training in mindfulness meditation.
When we see ourselves clearly, it's good for the people around us. Trying to live well and do right by others when we don't honestly know ourselves usually has unintended impacts. If you've been quick to help people, but reluctant to seek support for yourself, let's talk. I welcome people who are skeptical about therapy. It is very important to me to be affirming of all genders and expressions, and to be an active anti-racist ally.
(844) 946-2137 View (844) 946-2137
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Betterment of Mind, therapy with Cristina Aicher
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
I like to work eclectically; focusing on strength's based and cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment, as well as utilizing mindfulness, and existential and narrative explorations of self.
My speciality is working with individuals experiencing issues with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, over-eating, grief and trauma. My approach is to first identify existing coping strategies to deal with the current stressors. Together, we sort out the underlying problems and identify and develop a tool kit with more effective coping strategies for the many challenges that the world throws at you. We examine and re-frame your emotional reactions to current and past trauma. The relationship between therapist and client is really important for change; and I do my best to provide a warm, natural, humorous and relaxed atmosphere.
I like to work eclectically; focusing on strength's based and cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment, as well as utilizing mindfulness, and existential and narrative explorations of self.
My speciality is working with individuals experiencing issues with stress, anxiety, depression, addiction, over-eating, grief and trauma. My approach is to first identify existing coping strategies to deal with the current stressors. Together, we sort out the underlying problems and identify and develop a tool kit with more effective coping strategies for the many challenges that the world throws at you. We examine and re-frame your emotional reactions to current and past trauma. The relationship between therapist and client is really important for change; and I do my best to provide a warm, natural, humorous and relaxed atmosphere.
(215) 645-4299 View (215) 645-4299
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Christelle Candelario
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19146  (Online Only)
When practicing therapy I utilize trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, parts work, and narrative techniques.
My name is Christelle Candelario, I am a board-certified Masters level therapist and a Certified Trauma Professional. I have experience working with those with anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, and many other conditions at a variety of ages and life stages.
When practicing therapy I utilize trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, parts work, and narrative techniques.
My name is Christelle Candelario, I am a board-certified Masters level therapist and a Certified Trauma Professional. I have experience working with those with anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, personality disorders, and many other conditions at a variety of ages and life stages.
(267) 609-8424 View (267) 609-8424

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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.