Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Pittsburgh, PA

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Photo of Manuela 'manny' P St Jean, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Pittsburgh, PA
Manuela 'manny' P St Jean
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
I use a mindfulness approach in treatment to help clients focus in the here and now.
My passion is to work with individuals experiencing emotional or behavioral barriers in their life. I work with adults, offering individual therapy. With the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I assist clients in making necessary behavioral changes. Together we will work to modify thought processes and apply behavioral changes that facilitate lasting change in your life. I am committed to bringing healing, growth and wholeness to clients. I offer day and evening hours accommodating your busy schedule.
I use a mindfulness approach in treatment to help clients focus in the here and now.
My passion is to work with individuals experiencing emotional or behavioral barriers in their life. I work with adults, offering individual therapy. With the use of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) I assist clients in making necessary behavioral changes. Together we will work to modify thought processes and apply behavioral changes that facilitate lasting change in your life. I am committed to bringing healing, growth and wholeness to clients. I offer day and evening hours accommodating your busy schedule.
(878) 313-2094 View (878) 313-2094
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Tara Pannell
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MDiv, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
I integrate several modalities including Psychodynamic Therapy, Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Mindfulness/Meditation, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Spiritual Counseling (no matter your religious/spiritual orientation).
I’m interested in working with clients who are in search of deep emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. You can expect our sessions together to consider your past, and to process the impact of those experiences on your present day life. Almost everyone is impacted by distressing or traumatic events that inevitably occur throughout a lifetime, so those experiences will be explored and processed, as well. Our work together will be a blended effort of focusing on what is important to you, and my curiosity and guidance throughout your process.
I integrate several modalities including Psychodynamic Therapy, Body Oriented Psychotherapy, Mindfulness/Meditation, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), and Spiritual Counseling (no matter your religious/spiritual orientation).
I’m interested in working with clients who are in search of deep emotional, mental, and spiritual healing. You can expect our sessions together to consider your past, and to process the impact of those experiences on your present day life. Almost everyone is impacted by distressing or traumatic events that inevitably occur throughout a lifetime, so those experiences will be explored and processed, as well. Our work together will be a blended effort of focusing on what is important to you, and my curiosity and guidance throughout your process.
(412) 927-4992 View (412) 927-4992
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Charles Warren
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15232  (Online Only)
I use a trauma informed lens and a non-judgmental framework in therapy that can include mindfulness, internal family systems (IFS), compassion focused, and feminist based theories focused on empowerment.
Accepting new clients! As a queer, trans, non-binary human I will offer my lived experience and clinical expertise where appropriate to provide a safe and affirming space. Not only for queer people, but anyone who has ever felt alone or ‘other’. I became a therapist because I know how hard it was for me to find a queer-competent and affirming mental healthcare provider when I needed it the most. I specialize working with people who struggle with complicated thoughts and feelings surrounding sexual health & wellness, intimacy, desire, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and non-monogamous relationships.
I use a trauma informed lens and a non-judgmental framework in therapy that can include mindfulness, internal family systems (IFS), compassion focused, and feminist based theories focused on empowerment.
Accepting new clients! As a queer, trans, non-binary human I will offer my lived experience and clinical expertise where appropriate to provide a safe and affirming space. Not only for queer people, but anyone who has ever felt alone or ‘other’. I became a therapist because I know how hard it was for me to find a queer-competent and affirming mental healthcare provider when I needed it the most. I specialize working with people who struggle with complicated thoughts and feelings surrounding sexual health & wellness, intimacy, desire, sexuality, gender identity, trauma, and non-monogamous relationships.
(412) 998-7334 View (412) 998-7334
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Allyse Rindone
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I collaborate with clients by offering psychotherapy integrated with artmaking and evidence-based practices, such as CBT , DBT and mindfulness practices.
Participating in therapy can help individuals to be healthier, happier and improve their overall quality of life. The therapeutic setting is a great place to explore the connection between thoughts/feelings/behaviors, identify triggers/patterns, develop new coping skills, learn to improve interpersonal relationships, process trauma and loss, and increase self-awareness in order to become the very best version of one’s self. As an LPC and art therapist, I use an eclectic approach to therapy aimed at trying to align clients with interventions that fit best for them as individuals.
I collaborate with clients by offering psychotherapy integrated with artmaking and evidence-based practices, such as CBT , DBT and mindfulness practices.
Participating in therapy can help individuals to be healthier, happier and improve their overall quality of life. The therapeutic setting is a great place to explore the connection between thoughts/feelings/behaviors, identify triggers/patterns, develop new coping skills, learn to improve interpersonal relationships, process trauma and loss, and increase self-awareness in order to become the very best version of one’s self. As an LPC and art therapist, I use an eclectic approach to therapy aimed at trying to align clients with interventions that fit best for them as individuals.
(412) 275-4014 View (412) 275-4014
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Christine Kobik
Licensed Professional Counselor, MAAT, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
I have specialized training in Gestalt therapy, Art Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Training in work with children, teens and adults.
I believe that every person has the innate ability to heal, grow, and overcome even the most challenging of situations. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist and Gestalt Therapist I work to help people find their own inner strength, overcome challenges and improve relationships. I use mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and have completed the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh’s two year training program. My goal is to help you to find your own inner path to healing so that you will always know how to take care of yourself no matter what may come your way.
I have specialized training in Gestalt therapy, Art Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Mindfulness Training in work with children, teens and adults.
I believe that every person has the innate ability to heal, grow, and overcome even the most challenging of situations. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, Art Therapist and Gestalt Therapist I work to help people find their own inner strength, overcome challenges and improve relationships. I use mindfulness training, cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and have completed the Gestalt Institute of Pittsburgh’s two year training program. My goal is to help you to find your own inner path to healing so that you will always know how to take care of yourself no matter what may come your way.
(412) 960-8427 View (412) 960-8427
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Quiet Retreat Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, LCSW
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15209
We practice Gestalt therapy, mindfulness practices, human-centered talk therapy, EMDR as well as CBT & DBT.
My goal in providing therapy is to promote a judgement free, non-anxious presence so that you can explore and grow in ways that feel right to you. By using a mix of traditional and trauma-informed therapy styles, we will work together towards healing and authenticity. Whether you struggle with abuse, discrimination, anxiety, depression, need to hone your coping skills or discover your future path, we are here for you. Discover a safe, confidential, and friendly place to explore issues that are close to your heart. You are cared for and loved.
We practice Gestalt therapy, mindfulness practices, human-centered talk therapy, EMDR as well as CBT & DBT.
My goal in providing therapy is to promote a judgement free, non-anxious presence so that you can explore and grow in ways that feel right to you. By using a mix of traditional and trauma-informed therapy styles, we will work together towards healing and authenticity. Whether you struggle with abuse, discrimination, anxiety, depression, need to hone your coping skills or discover your future path, we are here for you. Discover a safe, confidential, and friendly place to explore issues that are close to your heart. You are cared for and loved.
(724) 573-8992 View (724) 573-8992
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Holly Jasin
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15228
I specialize in wellness counseling and utilize a combination of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy & the mindfulness model, as well as Individual Psychology, all of which compliment a wellness model.
"Love is the great miracle cure, loving ourselves works great miracles in our lives." I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I aspire to team with my clients to achieve their fullest potential using a holistic, wellness-based approach to therapy. By focusing on the mind, body, & spirit, we are capable of healing and moving toward our highest potential. In therapy I like to take both a solution-focused and personal growth approach. Looking at one's life and stressors using a wellness model, allows growth and healing in all areas of life.
I specialize in wellness counseling and utilize a combination of therapeutic approaches including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy & the mindfulness model, as well as Individual Psychology, all of which compliment a wellness model.
"Love is the great miracle cure, loving ourselves works great miracles in our lives." I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I aspire to team with my clients to achieve their fullest potential using a holistic, wellness-based approach to therapy. By focusing on the mind, body, & spirit, we are capable of healing and moving toward our highest potential. In therapy I like to take both a solution-focused and personal growth approach. Looking at one's life and stressors using a wellness model, allows growth and healing in all areas of life.
(724) 675-4538 View (724) 675-4538
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Kaitlyn Barbarow
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, NCC, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15226
I utilize a number of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and family structural therapy.
Life can be tough, especially in today's world! For children and adults, struggling with mood, behaviors, or even just a transition in life, it can be helpful to have outside support and feedback! I have experience providing therapy services in a variety of settings including homes, schools, and outpatient offices over the last 7 years. I have a background in treating trauma, ADHD, and mood disorders in individuals at many different stages in life, from childhood to adulthood as well as families.
I utilize a number of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, mindfulness, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and family structural therapy.
Life can be tough, especially in today's world! For children and adults, struggling with mood, behaviors, or even just a transition in life, it can be helpful to have outside support and feedback! I have experience providing therapy services in a variety of settings including homes, schools, and outpatient offices over the last 7 years. I have a background in treating trauma, ADHD, and mood disorders in individuals at many different stages in life, from childhood to adulthood as well as families.
(412) 538-6873 View (412) 538-6873
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Roxanne E Kerstetter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15218
I use a combination of psychodynamic, CBT, meditation, mindfulness, and EMDR therapy to help my clients achieve their goals.
As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to explore any concerns they may be experiencing. My approach is tailored to each individual client, and I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance can provide a safe and healing space. It is important for me to explore my client's personal history and background to help them understand how it is currently affecting their present situation and how we can collaborate to improve it.
I use a combination of psychodynamic, CBT, meditation, mindfulness, and EMDR therapy to help my clients achieve their goals.
As a therapist, it is my goal to create a safe and welcoming environment for individuals to explore any concerns they may be experiencing. My approach is tailored to each individual client, and I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance can provide a safe and healing space. It is important for me to explore my client's personal history and background to help them understand how it is currently affecting their present situation and how we can collaborate to improve it.
(412) 615-3390 View (412) 615-3390
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Carolyn Theresa Skiff
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
I am here to help people on their journey, wherever they are in life. I believe in empowering people to make good choices for themselves. I work well with clients suffering from depression and/or anxiety and want solid positive coping skills to help deal with stressors. I use CBT and trauma-informed care, as well as an Adlerian perspective to understand the importance of early childhood experiences on personality and belief structure. I believe mindfulness matters. Taking care of you is important!
I am here to help people on their journey, wherever they are in life. I believe in empowering people to make good choices for themselves. I work well with clients suffering from depression and/or anxiety and want solid positive coping skills to help deal with stressors. I use CBT and trauma-informed care, as well as an Adlerian perspective to understand the importance of early childhood experiences on personality and belief structure. I believe mindfulness matters. Taking care of you is important!
(412) 376-4050 View (412) 376-4050
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Clarissa M Bridge
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15227
Trainings include Trauma, EMDR, Hypnosis, Mindfulness and many others.
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe that we are human and spiritual beings unfolding into our truest selves. As a skilled and gentle companion I support and encourage the balance of this wholeness and agree to walk this journey with you. It is in this therapeutic relationship that strength and courage are the center and source of healing.
Trainings include Trauma, EMDR, Hypnosis, Mindfulness and many others.
Hello, I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I believe that we are human and spiritual beings unfolding into our truest selves. As a skilled and gentle companion I support and encourage the balance of this wholeness and agree to walk this journey with you. It is in this therapeutic relationship that strength and courage are the center and source of healing.
(412) 231-9934 View (412) 231-9934
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Dr. Rebecca Brent
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
Waitlist for new clients
I have specialized training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Family-Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, Behavior Activation, The Mind Body Program for Fertility, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Prolonged Grief Treatment, Circle of Security Parenting, and EMDR.
The prospect of change can be frightening, but it can also bring greater happiness, growth and meaning to your life. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to help you navigate life challenges, heal from painful experiences, and grow into the best version of yourself. In addition to in person sessions in Pittsburgh, PA, ​I am able to provide teletherapy in participating states pursuant to Psypact Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) under the Psypact Commission E. Passport Mobility Number 15679 (includes PA, OH, WV and 34 additional states)
I have specialized training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Family-Based Interpersonal Psychotherapy, CBT, DBT, Behavior Activation, The Mind Body Program for Fertility, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Prolonged Grief Treatment, Circle of Security Parenting, and EMDR.
The prospect of change can be frightening, but it can also bring greater happiness, growth and meaning to your life. As a licensed clinical psychologist, I take a compassionate and collaborative approach to help you navigate life challenges, heal from painful experiences, and grow into the best version of yourself. In addition to in person sessions in Pittsburgh, PA, ​I am able to provide teletherapy in participating states pursuant to Psypact Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) under the Psypact Commission E. Passport Mobility Number 15679 (includes PA, OH, WV and 34 additional states)
(412) 424-6960 View (412) 424-6960
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Emily Ross-Justice
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15203
I often use meditations, mindfulness, and artistic modalities based on what the client needs.
I am a recent graduate from Duquesne University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (December 2021). Previously, I attended Point Park University where I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. I have been working in the mental health field for about two years. I have about 2000 hours of experience between working with individuals, groups, and other mental health work. My work has mainly consisted of treating Substance Abuse clients, adults with various mental health disorders, and some couples counseling.
I often use meditations, mindfulness, and artistic modalities based on what the client needs.
I am a recent graduate from Duquesne University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program (December 2021). Previously, I attended Point Park University where I received my Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. I have been working in the mental health field for about two years. I have about 2000 hours of experience between working with individuals, groups, and other mental health work. My work has mainly consisted of treating Substance Abuse clients, adults with various mental health disorders, and some couples counseling.
(412) 361-9687 View (412) 361-9687
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Colleen Druga
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15205  (Online Only)
If you are someone that forgets to put their own oxygen mask on before helping others then I might be the one for you. Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels for change and are unsure why nothing's improved? Do you experience physiological symptoms but there's nothing the doctors can find wrong? I'm here to help facilitate awareness, openness to foster growth, insight, and change. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment taking a look at how our thoughts, feelings, behaviors relate and can sometimes manifest themselves into head, muscle tension, and stomach upset, I also specialize in Meditation and MIndfulness.
If you are someone that forgets to put their own oxygen mask on before helping others then I might be the one for you. Do you feel like you are spinning your wheels for change and are unsure why nothing's improved? Do you experience physiological symptoms but there's nothing the doctors can find wrong? I'm here to help facilitate awareness, openness to foster growth, insight, and change. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Treatment taking a look at how our thoughts, feelings, behaviors relate and can sometimes manifest themselves into head, muscle tension, and stomach upset, I also specialize in Meditation and MIndfulness.
(412) 837-0613 View (412) 837-0613
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Anna Rastatter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
My approach focuses on using strengths-based and mindfulness-based approaches to healing.
The foundation of a therapeutic relationship depends on empathy and connection. I work to establish a supportive, non-judgemental space for individuals to focus on growth and healing. My practice emphasizes collaboration, recognizing the client as the expert of their own experience. Although I’ve worked with a variety of people, I enjoy working with women navigating changes across the lifespan, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and those experiencing concerns surrounding anxiety and depression, trauma, stress, and grief and loss. I support clients in building on their current strengths and means of coping.
My approach focuses on using strengths-based and mindfulness-based approaches to healing.
The foundation of a therapeutic relationship depends on empathy and connection. I work to establish a supportive, non-judgemental space for individuals to focus on growth and healing. My practice emphasizes collaboration, recognizing the client as the expert of their own experience. Although I’ve worked with a variety of people, I enjoy working with women navigating changes across the lifespan, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and those experiencing concerns surrounding anxiety and depression, trauma, stress, and grief and loss. I support clients in building on their current strengths and means of coping.
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Angelica Victoria Daniele
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, MS, NCC, E-RYT
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
But you have everything you need to feel better within you! I'm will show you just that, PLUS build up your confidence, mindfulness, and self-awareness so that you feel secure and satisfied in all areas of your life.
Sometimes you feel like something is off, but you're unsure what it is, and you ignore it. Your head is clouded with too many thoughts or information to make clear decisions about your career, relationships, or health. You ask for advice from others, but their insight doesn't help. You research different ideas, but the internet is saturated. You feel stuck, unsure, and perhaps anxious about knowing what to do. You hope and pray that the answers will just come to you. And the truth is, when we become so self-aware that we finally trust our intution, those answers CAN come to you instantly, with no doubt, no fear, and no guilt.
But you have everything you need to feel better within you! I'm will show you just that, PLUS build up your confidence, mindfulness, and self-awareness so that you feel secure and satisfied in all areas of your life.
Sometimes you feel like something is off, but you're unsure what it is, and you ignore it. Your head is clouded with too many thoughts or information to make clear decisions about your career, relationships, or health. You ask for advice from others, but their insight doesn't help. You research different ideas, but the internet is saturated. You feel stuck, unsure, and perhaps anxious about knowing what to do. You hope and pray that the answers will just come to you. And the truth is, when we become so self-aware that we finally trust our intution, those answers CAN come to you instantly, with no doubt, no fear, and no guilt.
(412) 328-2680 View (412) 328-2680
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Blake Watterworth
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Waitlist for new clients
Blake also utilizes mindfulness techniques to decrease anxiety and increase calm and happiness.
Blake works to help people who may feel stuck, frustrated or hopeless. By listening to clients' concerns, Blake can help you make manageable changes in your life and cultivate a stronger sense of self.
Blake also utilizes mindfulness techniques to decrease anxiety and increase calm and happiness.
Blake works to help people who may feel stuck, frustrated or hopeless. By listening to clients' concerns, Blake can help you make manageable changes in your life and cultivate a stronger sense of self.
(412) 754-7700 View (412) 754-7700
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LeeAnna Marra
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, NCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Pittsburgh, PA 15219  (Online Only)
My approach is strengths-based and trauma-informed, using elements of mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), feminist, and holistic approaches.
I work with individuals and couples navigating a range of reproductive mental health issues, including but not limited to: infertility, abortion, challenges across pregnancy, early parenting support, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, reproductive grief and loss, and reproductive trauma. I also offer general life transition, anxiety, grief, trauma, neurodivergent support, and LGBTQIA+ support to teens and adults.
My approach is strengths-based and trauma-informed, using elements of mindfulness, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), feminist, and holistic approaches.
I work with individuals and couples navigating a range of reproductive mental health issues, including but not limited to: infertility, abortion, challenges across pregnancy, early parenting support, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, reproductive grief and loss, and reproductive trauma. I also offer general life transition, anxiety, grief, trauma, neurodivergent support, and LGBTQIA+ support to teens and adults.
(724) 932-6185 View (724) 932-6185
Cynthia T Paulding
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15217  (Online Only)
With a Masters Degree in Social Work, I use components from different perspectives such as Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness practice, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, to assist clients in overcoming obstacles.
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
With a Masters Degree in Social Work, I use components from different perspectives such as Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness practice, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming, to assist clients in overcoming obstacles.
It isn't always easy to manage the many parts of our lives. Sometimes situations, fears, beliefs, and unmet needs make the goals of being content and happy seem hard to reach. While we do the best we can, that doesn't always seem to be enough. Could how you do "the best you can" use a little adjusting? When things need to change, it can help to talk with a trained professional to sort things out. In most cases, there are options that have been overlooked. I can support you on your journey to a healthier and happier you.
(412) 444-7212 View (412) 444-7212
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Dr. Pavel Somov | Existential-Dynamic Associates
Psychologist, PhD, Author, Speaker
Verified
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
I published numerous mindfulness-based self-help books: "Present Perfect," "Eating the Moment," "Reinventing the Meal," "Mindful Emotional Eating," "Anger Management Jumpstart," "Lotus Effect," "Smoke-Free Smoke Break," "6th Battle of Acedia," "Neural We.
Online & In-person. 25+ yrs of clinical experience. I see counseling as a collaborative process designed to help you become aware of how you think, feel & behave, to help you overcome problems & live more fully. I believe that learning to see yourself & others with compassion and acceptance is a path to well-being & meaning. I have an engaging, experiential counseling style. I also lecture domestically & internationally on anger management, mindful eating, perfectionism & resilience. My approach to self-criticalness was validated by an independent research team. I'm on the Advisory Board of The Mindfulness Project (London, UK).
I published numerous mindfulness-based self-help books: "Present Perfect," "Eating the Moment," "Reinventing the Meal," "Mindful Emotional Eating," "Anger Management Jumpstart," "Lotus Effect," "Smoke-Free Smoke Break," "6th Battle of Acedia," "Neural We.
Online & In-person. 25+ yrs of clinical experience. I see counseling as a collaborative process designed to help you become aware of how you think, feel & behave, to help you overcome problems & live more fully. I believe that learning to see yourself & others with compassion and acceptance is a path to well-being & meaning. I have an engaging, experiential counseling style. I also lecture domestically & internationally on anger management, mindful eating, perfectionism & resilience. My approach to self-criticalness was validated by an independent research team. I'm on the Advisory Board of The Mindfulness Project (London, UK).
(412) 425-6708 View (412) 425-6708

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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.