Mindfulness-Based (MBCT) Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Megan A. White, PLLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW, PLLC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98178  (Online Only)
My style of counseling is influenced by mindfulness practices and trauma-informed care.
If you have a sense that it is time for growth, if it feels like something needs to change, if you are looking for more joy in your life, I may be the right therapist for you. The goal of my work is to help people in emotional turmoil experience relief. I have been successful in helping people work through issues around depression, anxiety, trauma, identity questions, life transitions, relationship issues and more. I specialize in working with clients from the LGBTQ community, as well as those in non-traditional family/relationship structures and those with alternative sexual practices.
My style of counseling is influenced by mindfulness practices and trauma-informed care.
If you have a sense that it is time for growth, if it feels like something needs to change, if you are looking for more joy in your life, I may be the right therapist for you. The goal of my work is to help people in emotional turmoil experience relief. I have been successful in helping people work through issues around depression, anxiety, trauma, identity questions, life transitions, relationship issues and more. I specialize in working with clients from the LGBTQ community, as well as those in non-traditional family/relationship structures and those with alternative sexual practices.
(206) 429-6796 View (206) 429-6796
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Dr. Sean Patrick Hatt
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98102
Our work will be informed by the leading edge of neuroscience, scientifically supported, positive psychological interventions, and the 2,500 year-old Buddhist practice of mindfulness--which has garnered volumes of recent scientific attention for its efficacy as a therapeutic tool. Lastly, I am trained and certified by the founder of CIMBS or Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems, Terry Sheldon, M.D. CIMBS is a groundbreaking integrative mind-body psychotherapy.
Our work will be informed by the leading edge of neuroscience, scientifically supported, positive psychological interventions, and the 2,500 year-old Buddhist practice of mindfulness--which has garnered volumes of recent scientific attention for its efficacy as a therapeutic tool. Lastly, I am trained and certified by the founder of CIMBS or Complex Integration of Multiple Brain Systems, Terry Sheldon, M.D. CIMBS is a groundbreaking integrative mind-body psychotherapy.
(206) 745-0623 View (206) 745-0623
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Emory L Strickland
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98109  (Online Only)
Through a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques, we will work together to overcome anxiety and OCD.
I specialize in delivering evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders. The science is clear on what therapy works best for these issues, yet often clients who need it most never access the right type of care. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment is considered the gold standard, and while many providers implement various CBT tools and techniques, they are not incorporated in a structured way as the research indicates. With over a decade of experience and thousands of hours delivering CBT treatments, I have cultivated a profound understanding on how to help folks with these issues.
Through a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques, we will work together to overcome anxiety and OCD.
I specialize in delivering evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders. The science is clear on what therapy works best for these issues, yet often clients who need it most never access the right type of care. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) treatment is considered the gold standard, and while many providers implement various CBT tools and techniques, they are not incorporated in a structured way as the research indicates. With over a decade of experience and thousands of hours delivering CBT treatments, I have cultivated a profound understanding on how to help folks with these issues.
(425) 517-3436 View (425) 517-3436
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Mandy Lu
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115
Tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based self-compassion are used to enhance progress.
I'm glad you're here. Confronting patterns that suppress your true values, needs, and desires in demanding systems and relationships is incredibly difficult. It is also the bravest and most commitment you can make to yourself. You may be here because of self doubt, identity confusion, people-pleasing, family conflict, perfectionism, body image issues, or burnout. My role as a therapist is creating a safe environment to hear you, see you, and empower you to live authentically. The therapeutic relationship needs to be strong for you to take risks and be nurtured with understanding, compassion, humor, and honesty.
Tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based self-compassion are used to enhance progress.
I'm glad you're here. Confronting patterns that suppress your true values, needs, and desires in demanding systems and relationships is incredibly difficult. It is also the bravest and most commitment you can make to yourself. You may be here because of self doubt, identity confusion, people-pleasing, family conflict, perfectionism, body image issues, or burnout. My role as a therapist is creating a safe environment to hear you, see you, and empower you to live authentically. The therapeutic relationship needs to be strong for you to take risks and be nurtured with understanding, compassion, humor, and honesty.
(206) 299-4691 View (206) 299-4691
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Jennifer Winter Bernert
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98144  (Online Only)
I also offer Individual and Family : Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT, REBT), and MIndfulness techniques, I will help you reach your goals and your potential; help you reduce anxiety and depression-related suffering.
I am licensed in the state of Washington as well as California and can see clients in either state. **I'm only offering Telehealth sessions at this time** My interventions are grounded in cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. My counseling and coaching services give you compassionate navigation of your family, children...and yourself.
I also offer Individual and Family : Through the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CBT, REBT), and MIndfulness techniques, I will help you reach your goals and your potential; help you reduce anxiety and depression-related suffering.
I am licensed in the state of Washington as well as California and can see clients in either state. **I'm only offering Telehealth sessions at this time** My interventions are grounded in cognitive, behavioral, and mindfulness approaches. My counseling and coaching services give you compassionate navigation of your family, children...and yourself.
(206) 922-4646 View (206) 922-4646
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Jon Huerta Therapy
Counselor, LMHCA, MA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
I have experience and specialize working with the queer community, youth, as well as trauma survivors by using nature therapy, somatic mindfulness, and play therapy.
Life experiences and social systems affect the way we embody ourselves and relate to others and our environment. By exploring alongside youth (6-17) and adults of all genders, relationship styles, and identities, I help you mend the relationship with yourselves and aid you to further trust in your innate strengths and wisdom. By doing so, your capacity to thrive grows outwardly and inwardly. In working together, we will have the safe space to explore your needs, beliefs, stories, and experiences to help heal your mind, body, and social connections.
I have experience and specialize working with the queer community, youth, as well as trauma survivors by using nature therapy, somatic mindfulness, and play therapy.
Life experiences and social systems affect the way we embody ourselves and relate to others and our environment. By exploring alongside youth (6-17) and adults of all genders, relationship styles, and identities, I help you mend the relationship with yourselves and aid you to further trust in your innate strengths and wisdom. By doing so, your capacity to thrive grows outwardly and inwardly. In working together, we will have the safe space to explore your needs, beliefs, stories, and experiences to help heal your mind, body, and social connections.
(206) 752-2821 View (206) 752-2821
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Jennifer Castillo- Wozniak
Counselor, MS, NBCC, LMHC, LPC, ACS-NJ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98112  (Online Only)
The focus of treatment will be to integrate mindfulness and behavioral therapy techniques.
I am a passionate clinician who sees each client as a person with individual needs, wants, and goals. My approach to therapy is collaborative, compassionate, and direct. I have experience working with mood, adjustment and anxiety disorders, as well as co-occurring disorder and individuals struggling with interpersonal issues. In the counseling process, I strive to help each client find their own voice to communicate their thoughts and feelings about what they are experiencing on a day to day basis. The aim is that the counseling experience becomes one of comfort in expressing and reconstructing ones personal narrative.
The focus of treatment will be to integrate mindfulness and behavioral therapy techniques.
I am a passionate clinician who sees each client as a person with individual needs, wants, and goals. My approach to therapy is collaborative, compassionate, and direct. I have experience working with mood, adjustment and anxiety disorders, as well as co-occurring disorder and individuals struggling with interpersonal issues. In the counseling process, I strive to help each client find their own voice to communicate their thoughts and feelings about what they are experiencing on a day to day basis. The aim is that the counseling experience becomes one of comfort in expressing and reconstructing ones personal narrative.
(206) 309-0710 View (206) 309-0710
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Anne Clemente
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
I’m a former DV counselor & I bring 50+ yrs of life experience & 20+ years of mindfulness practice to my work.
Accepting New Clients. Therapy for Healing from Complicated Pasts, Presents & Relationships. Other people view your life as a success. But there’s stuff you need to process. You’re managing but you’d like to feel like you're doing more than just getting by in life. And to be honest, you know that all that stuff is affecting your personal & professional relationships.You want support for the difficult times and relationships in your life. Whether it’s stuff from childhood that is holding you back, a current difficulty with a partner or spouse, a divorce, or a trauma that you don’t want to keep stuffed down anymore, I am here for you.
I’m a former DV counselor & I bring 50+ yrs of life experience & 20+ years of mindfulness practice to my work.
Accepting New Clients. Therapy for Healing from Complicated Pasts, Presents & Relationships. Other people view your life as a success. But there’s stuff you need to process. You’re managing but you’d like to feel like you're doing more than just getting by in life. And to be honest, you know that all that stuff is affecting your personal & professional relationships.You want support for the difficult times and relationships in your life. Whether it’s stuff from childhood that is holding you back, a current difficulty with a partner or spouse, a divorce, or a trauma that you don’t want to keep stuffed down anymore, I am here for you.
(206) 203-9730 View (206) 203-9730
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Brianna Foley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
My style of therapy is relational and based on a mix of modalities including CBT, attachment based theory, trauma informed care, grief work and mindfulness.
It's important to have support and understanding during life's most challenging moments. I have experience working with young adults and parents/caregivers. I am currently working as a social worker in a pediatric hospital and understand that there are many joys and challenges that come with parenthood but the challenges can be overwhelming when your child has medical or developmental needs. Together, we will explore your unique experiences, challenges, and strengths, while also addressing the social and systemic factors that may impact your mental health.
My style of therapy is relational and based on a mix of modalities including CBT, attachment based theory, trauma informed care, grief work and mindfulness.
It's important to have support and understanding during life's most challenging moments. I have experience working with young adults and parents/caregivers. I am currently working as a social worker in a pediatric hospital and understand that there are many joys and challenges that come with parenthood but the challenges can be overwhelming when your child has medical or developmental needs. Together, we will explore your unique experiences, challenges, and strengths, while also addressing the social and systemic factors that may impact your mental health.
(206) 984-3832 View (206) 984-3832
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Talya Rozenberg
Counselor, MEd, LMHCA, CCC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
My practice integrates client-centered therapy with a wide range of evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), mindfulness, tailored to your unique needs.
It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy. That is why I use a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach. I hope to create a safe therapeutic space to help you feel supported while you take steps towards desired change so you can live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I believe in the profound impact of relationships and connection on our lives. Yet, when things aren’t going well in this area it can be all-consuming. Specializing in working with both individuals and couples, I address issues like anxiety, perfectionism, and burnout, and work to enhance intimacy and satisfaction in relationships.
My practice integrates client-centered therapy with a wide range of evidence-based modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), emotionally focused therapy (EFT), mindfulness, tailored to your unique needs.
It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy. That is why I use a warm, non-judgmental, and collaborative approach. I hope to create a safe therapeutic space to help you feel supported while you take steps towards desired change so you can live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I believe in the profound impact of relationships and connection on our lives. Yet, when things aren’t going well in this area it can be all-consuming. Specializing in working with both individuals and couples, I address issues like anxiety, perfectionism, and burnout, and work to enhance intimacy and satisfaction in relationships.
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Christopher Stevens
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107
I also specialize in stress management and reduction and incorporate mindfulness work into my practice.
I am committed to helping people live happier, more satisfying lives. I know that relationship and work difficulties, anxiety, depression and cultural issues can make it harder to live the life you want. I have a flexible style and work collaboratively, taking into account your family and personal history, racial/cultural background, religious/spiritual life, sexual orientation, and other identities. Together we will figure out what approach will work best for you. If you have questions after looking over my profile and website about whether I am the right therapist for you, I offer 20-minute free phone consultations.
I also specialize in stress management and reduction and incorporate mindfulness work into my practice.
I am committed to helping people live happier, more satisfying lives. I know that relationship and work difficulties, anxiety, depression and cultural issues can make it harder to live the life you want. I have a flexible style and work collaboratively, taking into account your family and personal history, racial/cultural background, religious/spiritual life, sexual orientation, and other identities. Together we will figure out what approach will work best for you. If you have questions after looking over my profile and website about whether I am the right therapist for you, I offer 20-minute free phone consultations.
(253) 235-0240 View (253) 235-0240
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Nillie Fallah
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I use an integrated approach that includes CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness approaches.
I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, underachievement, learning difficulties, motivation problems, and personality disorders. I especially enjoy working with families, adolescents and young adults. My background includes work within pediatric, community-based and private practice settings with individuals from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
I use an integrated approach that includes CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness approaches.
I am a clinical psychologist with expertise in the assessment and treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, underachievement, learning difficulties, motivation problems, and personality disorders. I especially enjoy working with families, adolescents and young adults. My background includes work within pediatric, community-based and private practice settings with individuals from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
(425) 202-5414 View (425) 202-5414
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Aline Zelenskiy
Counselor, MA, LHMCA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
Through holistic and mindfulness approaches, you'll learn to cultivate self-compassion, raise awareness and break free from limiting patterns, so you can have emotional balance and live a more fulfilling life.
My calling is to help women and teenage girls (15+) who are facing challenges with anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and trauma, leading towards more fulfilling lives. Do you find yourself constantly worried and seeking validation from others to feel okay about yourself? Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and unsure about what steps to take next. If this resonates with you, and you're ready to address this concern, I'm here to support you. In our session, we'll work together to help you feel more calm, confident, and experience greater self love.
Through holistic and mindfulness approaches, you'll learn to cultivate self-compassion, raise awareness and break free from limiting patterns, so you can have emotional balance and live a more fulfilling life.
My calling is to help women and teenage girls (15+) who are facing challenges with anxiety, self-esteem, relationships, and trauma, leading towards more fulfilling lives. Do you find yourself constantly worried and seeking validation from others to feel okay about yourself? Perhaps you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, and unsure about what steps to take next. If this resonates with you, and you're ready to address this concern, I'm here to support you. In our session, we'll work together to help you feel more calm, confident, and experience greater self love.
(206) 594-2368 View (206) 594-2368
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Carlos del Rio
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC, LSW
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a Master's of Social Work in Mental Health and Substance Use, as well as training in mindfulness-based approaches, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, and other supportive modalities.
I'm passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ and trauma survivors with an approach rooted in the sincere belief that you are the expert on your own life. I use both somatic and cognitive therapies, to assist you in connecting with why and how you react to the world around you.
I have a Master's of Social Work in Mental Health and Substance Use, as well as training in mindfulness-based approaches, Internal Family Systems, Brainspotting, and other supportive modalities.
I'm passionate about supporting LGBTQIA+ and trauma survivors with an approach rooted in the sincere belief that you are the expert on your own life. I use both somatic and cognitive therapies, to assist you in connecting with why and how you react to the world around you.
(206) 672-6915 View (206) 672-6915
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Danielle Southern
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, LABA
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
We will use a combination of CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, ABA, and trauma-informed therapy to meet you where you are and make a lasting change.
Are you feeling low, empty, or alone and are struggling to recover from this feeling? Are you experiencing heightened stress, anxiety, or mood swings that are making it difficult to manage life and/or relationships? Oftentimes, our internal states can disrupt our ability to function and engage on a daily basis. Have you experienced a personal/professional setback or loss that you have found difficult to recover from? After a loss, it can feel isolating and even challenging to see hope for the future.
We will use a combination of CBT, DBT, Mindfulness, ABA, and trauma-informed therapy to meet you where you are and make a lasting change.
Are you feeling low, empty, or alone and are struggling to recover from this feeling? Are you experiencing heightened stress, anxiety, or mood swings that are making it difficult to manage life and/or relationships? Oftentimes, our internal states can disrupt our ability to function and engage on a daily basis. Have you experienced a personal/professional setback or loss that you have found difficult to recover from? After a loss, it can feel isolating and even challenging to see hope for the future.
(425) 657-3277 View (425) 657-3277
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Claire Hipkens
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98105  (Online Only)
I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based practice that focuses on Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
I'm open to a broad client base but my predominant experience is with first gen college students, pro athletes & their family members. I ran the mental health services for UW athletics and am currently the consulting clinician for the Seattle Mariners and the NHL. I work best with driven people experiencing a big change. Perhaps, despite your best efforts, things aren’t working out as you’d hoped. Or perhaps you’ve gotten all you wanted and it doesn’t satisfy the way you thought it might. Though I often work with athletes I am not a Sports Psych. In fact, I don’t even follow sports! I’m here for the rest of your life and identity.
I am trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, an evidence-based practice that focuses on Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, Distress Tolerance and Interpersonal Effectiveness.
I'm open to a broad client base but my predominant experience is with first gen college students, pro athletes & their family members. I ran the mental health services for UW athletics and am currently the consulting clinician for the Seattle Mariners and the NHL. I work best with driven people experiencing a big change. Perhaps, despite your best efforts, things aren’t working out as you’d hoped. Or perhaps you’ve gotten all you wanted and it doesn’t satisfy the way you thought it might. Though I often work with athletes I am not a Sports Psych. In fact, I don’t even follow sports! I’m here for the rest of your life and identity.
(206) 752-2461 View (206) 752-2461
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Drea Gramps
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98103  (Online Only)
Hi there! I see therapy as a place to come to strengthen one's inner resources. I believe we are all whole beings - that sometimes need help remembering our strengths, inner wisdoms, and resourcefulness that have gotten us to where we are today. My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental presence so that you, the client, can explore and strengthen your ever-fluctuating and forming Self. I consider myself an integrational therapist- meaning that I like to work collaboratively with my clients and will often pull from different modalities such as mindfulness meditation, psychodynamic theory, IFS
Hi there! I see therapy as a place to come to strengthen one's inner resources. I believe we are all whole beings - that sometimes need help remembering our strengths, inner wisdoms, and resourcefulness that have gotten us to where we are today. My goal as a therapist is to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental presence so that you, the client, can explore and strengthen your ever-fluctuating and forming Self. I consider myself an integrational therapist- meaning that I like to work collaboratively with my clients and will often pull from different modalities such as mindfulness meditation, psychodynamic theory, IFS
(206) 385-5892 View (206) 385-5892
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Carla Ann Kleefeld
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, PhD, LPCC, LMHC
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98119  (Online Only)
My expertise is in working with interpersonal neurobiology and grief, as well as mindfulness, Archetypal Psychology and dreams.
I am a warm and engaged therapist and bring a deep curiosity and playfulness as well as deep listening and feeling to our process. I have over 30 years of training and experience in the field of clinical and depth psychology. Whether you are an individual or couple, struggling with communication issues or reevaluating your relationship needs and history, I bring an engaged and informed perspective to our work together. I am extensively trained in early attachment, relational trauma, sexuality and intimacy and bring a compassionate collaborative presence to the therapeutic process.
My expertise is in working with interpersonal neurobiology and grief, as well as mindfulness, Archetypal Psychology and dreams.
I am a warm and engaged therapist and bring a deep curiosity and playfulness as well as deep listening and feeling to our process. I have over 30 years of training and experience in the field of clinical and depth psychology. Whether you are an individual or couple, struggling with communication issues or reevaluating your relationship needs and history, I bring an engaged and informed perspective to our work together. I am extensively trained in early attachment, relational trauma, sexuality and intimacy and bring a compassionate collaborative presence to the therapeutic process.
(505) 257-6309 View (505) 257-6309
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Amanda Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with teens and young adults, spanning ages 13 to 35. With extensive expertise in assisting neurodivergent individuals and those within the LGBTQ+ community, I welcome anyone seeking care through creative or somatic methodologies. Employing a holistic therapeutic approach, my methods integrate cognitive and somatic interventions, drawing from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, Cognitive Processing, Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. It is my fervent commitment to empower every individual I work with, ensuring they feel
I enjoy working with teens and young adults, spanning ages 13 to 35. With extensive expertise in assisting neurodivergent individuals and those within the LGBTQ+ community, I welcome anyone seeking care through creative or somatic methodologies. Employing a holistic therapeutic approach, my methods integrate cognitive and somatic interventions, drawing from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, Cognitive Processing, Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. It is my fervent commitment to empower every individual I work with, ensuring they feel
(206) 672-1072 View (206) 672-1072
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Dr. Denisse Tiznado
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals, and may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
As a licensed psychologist, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve mental wellness and overcome life challenges. My approach to therapy is collaborative, empathetic, and non-judgmental, with a focus on evidence-based practices. My areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, trauma, depression, and coping with stress, among other difficulties. I am a highly skilled and compassionate Mexican American queer psychologist dedicated to providing inclusive mental health care and support.
My therapeutic approach is tailored to each individual's unique needs and goals, and may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness-based approaches, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
As a licensed psychologist, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve mental wellness and overcome life challenges. My approach to therapy is collaborative, empathetic, and non-judgmental, with a focus on evidence-based practices. My areas of expertise include anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, trauma, depression, and coping with stress, among other difficulties. I am a highly skilled and compassionate Mexican American queer psychologist dedicated to providing inclusive mental health care and support.
(206) 752-3504 View (206) 752-3504
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.