Mindfulness-based

Mindfulness-based therapy is a therapeutic approach that focuses on, as the name suggests, the cultivation of mindfulness. There are a number of different therapeutic practices that fall under the category of mindfulness-based (or use components of mindfulness), including mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and Hakomi, among others. Mindfulness-based therapy is generally designed to help a client’s attention focus on the present moment and research has found it to be effective for many conditions, including anxiety, depression, stress and chronic pain.

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Kerry Ogden

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Mind, body and soul as inseparable, which means psychological health is intimately linked to physical and spiritual health. In order to see clearly, we must step back and see the wider perspective. MIndfulness helps us to slow down and see the Big Picture.

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Stuart Malkin

Licensed Professional Counselor

M.S., LPC

I incorporate mindfulness-based methods of Hakomi, Recreation of Self (RC-S), attachment work, and trauma resourcing. I have extensive training learning these modalities through on-going practice, supervision, and previous internship experience and training with Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches (M.E.T.A.).

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Robin Carlisle

Professional Counselor

Many troubles come from rumination on the past, or our worry about the future-- trying to make sense of the old or prepare for the unknown. We do this all in an attempt to be happy, to enjoy life, to experience freedom, yet where is that joyful life that we seek? It is here, right now, available in the present moment. I can help you access the now and enjoy a state of balance and peace.

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Luke Colbourn (he/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC-Intern

Mindfulness-based therapy can help reduce stress by training awareness. Focusing and moving awareness where you want it can help interrupt patterns of thought that lead to anxiety or depression. Mindfulness-based therapy can also go deeper and take that same awareness and point it at our inner world. With time it can reveal truths about ourselves that are transformative, and tune us into the subtle, often unnoticed tendencies in the mind and body.

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Cathy Walker, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

So many of us have busy minds that interferes with living our lives the best we can. By using mindfulness techniques, we can become aware of what is happening in the moment and learn to stay out of the past and project into the future. This helps tremendously with depression, anxiety, and relationships.

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Peter Addy (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

PhD, LPC, LMHC

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Chynna Springer

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness and Acceptance based approaches to counseling can also be very effective. I infuse these elements into my practice, including relaxation training, breathing exercises, visualization, and accepting or acknowledging the difficult aspects of our lives without judgement. With Mindfulness you can learn to pay attention to thoughts and feelings with acceptance and non-judgement.

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Nani Waddoups (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

My approach is influenced by the Buddhist concept of 'dependent arising,' which means that whatever arises in us is the result of multiple conditions. Part of therapy is exploring the conditions of the moment to see how they may be influencing what is currently arising in one's attention or through one's behavioral inclinations.

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Terri Mishler

Clinical Psychologist

Training in mindfulness based therapies enables me to offer my clients these techniques as part of their therapy.

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Laura Marie Separa MA LPC MFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness-based psychotherapy is a process that engages the powerful and transformational tool of being aware of the present moment. It allows us to see clearly what is happening in our mind and heart, offering the opportunity for greater choice and the ability to create positive change. As the breath regulates the nervous system, attention toward stillness creates space for deep healing.

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Doug Chapman

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC3, ACS

I have had a personal meditation practice for over 30 years and am trained in a variety of mindfulness and practices for use in counseling.

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Michelle Garfinkel (she/her)

Holistic Sex Coach

VITA certified

You are already whole. You do not need to be fixed. By using mindfulness (hanging out in the present moment), I help clients explore what's alive inside with curiosity and compassion. Through accepting what's there, whether it be terrible fear or exquisite joy, deep healing and integration happens. There is so much in your past and so much in your future but the good stuff is happening right here.

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Michael Running

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, LPC Intern, NBCC

Mindfulness is at the core of both how I am with clients as well as the type of work we do together. I have 20 years of experience in meditation and mindfulness, and much of my training (from somatic psychotherapy to ACT to Gestalt therapies) utilize mindfulness (non-judgmental awareness of what is presently happening) to increase your well-being and capacity for choice in your life.

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Glenn Goldman, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

'All the world is a stage.' You've certainly heard that before. But what if you were able to see your own life from the perspective of an audience member? You would certainly be impacted by what you were seeing, but you would be less likely to get swept into the drama. This is the essence of mindfulness-based therapy in a nutshell.

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Nova (Stephenie) Knutson (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, CHT

As a certified Hakomi Therapist and teacher for the International Hakomi Institute, my work is mindfulness-based, experiential and humanistic. This means that I foster and respect my clients' self awareness and use the client's own present moment experience to inform us about what is needed. Mindfulness helps you get more connected to your own inner strength, resilience and wisdom.

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Carolyn Knutson LPC, LMT (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

As both a licensed professional counselor and a licensed massage therapist, I greatly value the strength of addressing both the mind and the body in healing. My approach uses body awareness and mindfulness as a way to enhance traditional talk therapy and includes breathing exercises, guided meditation, EMDR, yoga, and craniosacral therapy in sessions.

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John Coyle

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Mindfulness is rapidly becoming a 'evidence based best-practice' treatment for more issues and diagnosis.

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Lindsay Bong, M.A. (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Practicing knowing ourselves and being present with what we are encountering gives us incredible insight into who we are any why we function the way we do. By becoming mindful of who we are and what we are experiencing, we can gain more understanding of the power we have in our lives.

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Varsha Ruparel MS,CMHC,NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I believe in mindfulness based practices. It's part of my daily routine. Its empirically proven results include decreased symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression. It have been shown to improve mood, functionality, quality of life, and reductions in fear of negative evaluation and increased self-esteem and overall satisfaction with life.

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Matt Newey

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional that uses mindfulness as a key technique for anxiety.

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Marcy Irene Jenks (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, RN, NCC, LPC-Intern

I completed the Hakomi Mindful Experiential Psychotherapy Module at the M.E.T.A Training Center and practiced for a year under the supervision of Donna Roy using this model of therapy. Hakomi is grounded in the principles of Unity, Organicity, Mind/Body/Spirit Holism, Mindfulness, Non-violence, Truth, and Change, and is a process of mindfully exploring 'core material' in order to sort which material enhances our life and which limits us.

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Julianna Vermeys

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

Mindfulness helps develop self-awareness by slowing down to experience how the body, emotions and mind feel. In relationship with the body, one can learn to feel safe, calm down the mind and shift emotions. In the presence of a skilled therapist, mindfulness can be used to heal, improve and change your life. I have studied mindfulness for 20 years, incorporating it in all aspects of therapy.

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Katherine Friedman

Licensed Professional Counselor

Psychic suffering usually comes from people's discomfort with themselves -- their thoughts, moods, sensations, feelings, impulses, and actions. In Mindfulness-based therapy we create an environment which encourages curiosity and compassion, teaching you to observe and welcome what you are experiencing so you can develop presence and perspective rather than judging yourself or seeking escape.

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Todd Mercural-Chapman (He/His)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MPA, NCC

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Mark Pechovnik

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mindfulness arises in the session naturally as we spend an hour looking deeply at what is happening here and now (even if it's thoughts and feelings about the past). In addition to cultivating mindfulness in session, we can also develop meditation skills (though meditation is helpful, it is not required).

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Maria Arias

Licensed Professional Counselor

Empowerment does not mean being calm and centered all the time. But, rather being aware of emotional and body states and staying connected to yourself in the midst of it all! I can help you cue into what is happening and what your nervous system and emotions are trying to tell you.

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Jon Joebgen

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

My approach to therapy is rooted in mindfulness and strategies to build awareness and insight into one’s thoughts, feelings, actions, and personal experience to cultivate growth, self-acceptance, and a sense of agency or choice. I use mindfulness strategies to improve the effectiveness of other therapy approaches (i.e. CBT, gestalt). I also teach the use of meditation to reduce stress.

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Douglas Johns

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have been a dedicated student of Zen Buddhism since 2002. My daily meditation practice has only changed my life for the better. I am also a student of Jon Kabat-Zinn, having participated in his week long training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in 2008. Mindfulness is a potent way to soothe our own vulnerable feelings and reduce our suffering.

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Jessica Feinsmith, MA, LPC intern (She/her/hers)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC intern

Whether you are looking for assistance and support for healing a specific mental health issue or trauma or you feel an overall sense of “this is not where I want to be in life,” mindful awareness and somatic-body interventions can be very beneficial. Using stress reducing meditations, increasing present awareness and self compassion and gentle care are all aspects of the work I utilize.

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Katie Azarow (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, CADC I

As humans living in a technological age, it is easy to become caught up in anxiety-provoking and unhealthy cycles of stress and excessive worry that ultimately lead us to a dead-end. Thus, I rely heavily on mindfulness-based practice in order to help individuals slow down their internal process and find joy and gratitude in moment-to-moment experiences.

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Marina Nelson, MC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have numerous trainings in mindfulness based modalities including DBT, MBSR, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Additionally, have practiced meditation for over 30 years.

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Helene Goode LPC, CADC I

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness is bringing our complete attention to the present moment. I believe that in order for change to occur we have to be aware. That can be an awareness of body pains, fears, thoughts, anything that is going on within ourselves. When we become aware, we are awake, we are conscious and therefore have choices rather than operating on sub-conscious patterns that repeat.

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Jenna Rasmussen

Licensed Professional Counselor

In addition to the trainings I have received through BTech and other DBT conferences on mindfulness, I have spent many, many hours in self study on the subject. I find that mindfulness is really at the core of all helping modalities and I incorporate it in all therapy that I do.

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Ronald L Johnson

Licensed Professional Counselor

Besides long experience as a meditator and yoga teacher, I have studied considerable research on the use of mindfulness-based methods to heal and improve typical counseling complaints, and understand how to use mindfulness to restore a sense of the richness of life to one's experience.

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Jane Mayer

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Utiilzing various precepts of Buddhist psychology, mindfulness and somatic (body) based therapies, I am able to help people learn about what they are feeling,grown in their awareness and tolerance of their feeling states and move forward, even in discomfort. This allows my clients to be fully feeling while functioning in life's good and not-so-good moments of relating, working and adjusting.

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Michael Crockett, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Mindfulness involves attuning your attention to your immediate experience, without getting caught up in judgement. Practicing mindfulness allows you to live more fully in the present moment.

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Kate Sturges, MA, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I utilize Mindfulness-based practice to increase our awareness. Our world moves at a very fast past which impacts our stress level and emotions. I combine Mindfulness practices with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to gain greater awareness.

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Amanda Holden, LPC, CADC-I

Licensed Professional Counselor

Nurturing a spirit of mindfulness (paying active attention to our moment-to-moment experience) is the foundation of the work I do with clients.

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Brooke Gateley Meier

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mindfulness practice advances self awareness and insight into how your emotions affect and often dis-regulate your body. Mindfulness is helpful by slowing down impulsive and reactionary behavior so that the person practicing these techniques can feel well grounded and in control of their emotions.

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Sheila Walty

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW, PCC

Movement, mindfulness, experiential and somatic techniques are utilized to help you move forward confidently to becoming your best authentic self.

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Beth Ann Short LCAT, ATR-BC

Art Therapist

I have a consistent meditation practice and believe in the importance of practicing mindfulness in the many things we do. In my practice I also provide groups, Creative Mindfulness, that incorporate meditation, art making and process. Creativity is a choice and can be found in all areas of life. Mindfulness is another way to honor this process and experience life to the fullest.

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Tamara Webb

Licensed Professional Counselor

Working from a Vedanta-based (yogic) philosophy of wellness, I teach clients mindfulness-based practices, such as yogic breath work and meditation techniques, to heighten awareness, identify and process emotions and belief systems, increase the ability to ground and return to center and to live with greater compassion for Self and Others.

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True Refuge Art Therapy

Art Therapist

Awareness practices to reduce compulsive and negative thought habits and to experience the fullness of reality as it is.

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Dore Everett,LCSW (He/Him)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Mindfulness used in therapy is a state of attention to become aware of current experience: somatic, cognitive, energetic and emotional. The present experience is then explored, without judgment, to make connections to patterns of belief and behavior.

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Liz La Torella

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

My post-graduate continuing education has largely focused on a variety of trainings in Mindfulness-based therapy through institutions that include but are not limited to Lewis & Clark College and Pine Street Sangha. I have incorporated the tenants of mindfulness in my own personal practice over the last several years and work with clients to teach them meditation, concepts & daily practice tools.

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Celine Redfield

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

Trained by Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer in Mindfulness Based self compassion. I help clients to learn how to use mindfulness to be more compassionate with themselves and the world.

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Brittany England

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I use an integrative Mind-Body approach that is based in meridian tapping techniques (FasterEFT & EFT), NLP, hypnosis, mindfulness and Neuroscience. This approach allows us to work with the subconscious mind which is where your internal operating system lives. We will explore anything from the past or present you would like to feel better about so you can create a better, more fulfilling future.

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Carrie Ivy (she/her)

Professional Counselor

I have 11 years experience in energy work and auric reading, completing two series of trainings in 2009 and 2010. Essentially I believe all people and all things have a spirit, and that our connection to the spirit in ourselves is our key to contacting the spirit in everything else. I believe this sense of connection is an invaluable tool for healing and remembering our wholeness.

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Gabe Fields

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mindfulness-based psychotherapy emphasizes present-centered awareness as a powerful resource and basis for healing and well-being. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT-D) incorporate broadly applicableframeworks and skill-sets which inform my therapy practice.

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Jeanell Innerarity, MA, LMT (She/Her)

Professional Counselor

MA, QMHP-C, HTS, LMT

As a Processworker, I'm interested in your experience of awareness at the deepest level. I use process oriented techniques as well as strategies from my decades of mindfulness practice and decade as a yoga instructor to help you reflect on the reality of each moment in a way which serves your ongoing healing and growth.

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Jolie Guillebeau

Licensed Professional Counselor

Your thoughts can change your brain. Understanding how your brain, your breath, and your thoughts affect your feelings and your mental health. Mindfulness is the key to that understanding.

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Jen Yerty, LPC, CADC I

Licensed Professional Counselor

I use a trauma-informed mindfulness practice that incorporates zen and cognitive behavioral techniques. This can include sitting and walking meditations, focused object practices, and mantras.

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Sasha Strong

Licensed Professional Counselor

I use mindfulness to help clients extend curiosity, openness, acceptance, and love towards their experience. I hold a Master's degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy, which integrates mindfulness, counseling, and Buddhist psychology. I am also a Naropa University certified mindfulness instructor.

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Majken Elek, MA

Licensed Professional Counselor

Paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment non-judgmentally with curiosity and compassion. Mindfulness can help us relax and focus. It can help us reset, reduce stress, reset the body, and bring about personal growth and healing. When we have the experience of feeling and reflecting we can create more space to invite in trusting wisdom and choice.

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Gayle Waitches

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

We hold within a wise and reliable compass which is uniquely our own. Mindfulness and somatic practices are some of the tools to becoming more trusting of and familiar with our inner truth.

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Sophie Bloch Miller (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I utilize a range of mindfulness techniques, such as guided visualizations, various breathing techniques, reflective journaling, present moment sensory exploration and other body based techniques.

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Gail Westlin, MS, MEd, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Supporting greater life balance, sense of well-being and self-acceptance, mindfulness enhances the therapeutic process. Clients are encouraged to focus on thoughts, feelings and body in the moment without judgement.

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Sally Nicoletti, MS, NCC

Professional Counselor

Being present in the moment with awareness of the breath and body enables one to become aware of the physical and emotional sensations and feelings associated with a memory or recall of an experience but without judgment. I think of it as a sort of detachment with acute awareness: a contradiction but a truly effective way to help with pain management, trauma, panic, and anxiety.

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Brandt Hueser

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Mindfulness is the practice of becoming aware of our thoughts and feelings in the present moment. Mindfulness therapy focuses on developing the skill of not attaching ourselves to our thoughts and emotions. Mindfulness is also a component of DBT or Dialectical Behavior Therapy which focuses on emotional regulation and frustration tolerance. I am trained in using DBT techniques.

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Henry Cameron

Licensed Professional Counselor

As with my Gestalt training, I have studied for over 5 years at the Gestalt Therapy Training Center NW in Portland. As well as years of self study and personal work.

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Family Ties Counseling Center

Licensed Professional Counselor

Using mindfulness with counseling, habitual feelings and thoughts become the focus of awareness. Mindfulness, when applied skillfully, can help slow down the process of therapy to a pace that feels safe, lowering noise and increasing inner sensitivity and insight potential.

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Camillia Thompson, LPC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CMA

I have studied mindfulness-based meditative traditions of various cultures experientially all over the world. I draw from these experiences, as well as three years training with the M.E.T.A. Institute here in Portland, to create a state of mind that allows us to explore your selfhood without judgment and with greater curiosity.

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Diana Groener

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness has been a successful way of life for thousands of years. Based on Eastern traditions it is a non-theistic philosophy, grounded in our core values and beliefs. Practicing mindfulness improves attention, focus, effectiveness, tolerance, acceptance, and compassion.

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Kari Carroll LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness helps change more rapidly occur, spotting unhelpful thoughts and behaviors and readjusting them. Research shows when you slow down and more purposefully notice the present (instead of worrying over the past or future), you are able to lessen emotional distress, angry or anxious reactivity, and instead act more adaptively with mental flexibility, improving relationship satisfaction.

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Laura Wrzesinski (she/her)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

While on staff at The Family Institute at Northwestern University, I was a member of the Mindfulness & Behavior Therapies Team. My mindfulness-based therapy training includes DBT, ACT, MBCT, FAP, Yoga-Informed Psychotherapy, and Compassion-Based Therapies. I believe that mindful awareness gives us a starting point for learning new ways of being in the world.

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Amy Galaviz (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC Intern (OR), MHCA (WA)

Mindfulness-based practices can help to slow the mind & create a sense of calm while tuning into the self. It can be a great form of self-care to give us a moment of peace in times of distress & a break from anxious thoughts that clutter the mind and keep us from where we want to be. Together, we will explore how anxiety shows up in your life and find mindfulness based practices that work for you.

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Corinne Allen

Clinical Social Work Associate

I integrate mindfulness into my overall therapeutic approach and find it to be an effective and important part of any type of treatment.

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James Reling

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

With your consent, I use mindfulness during therapy sessions to guide you toward your present experience and learn how to use mindfulness during everyday life to be more present and fulfilled.

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Deborah Nichols LPC, NCC (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, NCC

By helping clients develop a mindfulness practice, I assist in creating sustainable and lasting change grounded in awareness.

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Jon Fox

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC

My main approaches to therapy blend Eastern wisdom with Western science and include the use of mindfulness. I draw from Hakomi and RC-S (Re-Creation of the Self) approaches that allow us to uncover unconscious motivations for our behavior, hidden strengths we never knew we had, and cultivate a compassionate and non-judgmental attitude towards ourselves and others.

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Nicole Craig (She/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, CADCI

Being mindful can make it easier to savor the pleasures in life as they occur, help you become fully engaged in activities, and create a greater capacity to deal with adverse events. Many individuals report greater resiliency and deeper self-compassion.

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Gina Watkins

We will utilize different exercises and techniques to raise awareness of self, learn ways to calm the body and mind, be present in the moment, build coping skills to manage every day stressors and to heal trauma wounds from your past.

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Caroline Kinsley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

LPC intern, R-DMT

Bringing a mindfulness based perspective to therapy allows the therapeutic space to be one of awareness without judgement. Allowing the work to be an authentic journey exploring the challenges, patterns, relationships, and connection with oneself, others, and their environment. I have written and experienced mindfulness based practices in movement, meditation, and research both professional and personally.

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Kari Hays, M.R.C., M.A.

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

Certificate in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, training with Richard Sears, Psy.D., PhD, MBA, ABPP

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lisa anne ross (she/her)

Professional Counselor

Mindfulness, from a therapeutic perspective, is a conscious awareness of our present moment. In Core Energetics, cultivating mindfulness is the basis from which we are able to track and transform our lives. You’ll learn how to bring consciousness to your body, beliefs, emotions, and behavior by cultivating an 'objective observer self'.

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Adam Benjamin

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

'Mindfulness' as used in my training background means 'sustained, non-judgmental attention and self-study.' This kind of mindfulness is not meditation; it is a therapeutic technique applied explicitly to promote insight and relieve distress. Mindful observation of one's feelings, sensations, and reactions, is a part of many therapy sessions, and may be done eyes-open or eyes-closed, as a client's comfort allows.

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Anne Taylor (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, LAT

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Cameron Kemper (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

I have received specialized training in mindfulness-based stress reduction, practiced in a Buddhist monastery, and have integrated mindfulness into my life and professional practice for 30 years. This transformative practice teaches you to identify less with your limiting thoughts and more with pure awareness. By developing more objectivity about the stories you tell yourself about who you are and what is possible, you can experience greater happiness and create the life you choose to live.

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Jason Durtschi

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have been incorporating mindfulness in my practice for more than 12 years. I have completed various courses, workshops and conferences related to mindfulness skills and how to incorporate them as a therapist. I am also committed to continuing to stay abreast on the latest research and am also committed to my own mindfulness practice.

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Rebeca Rocha, PhD, LCSW, MSW (She/Her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I have employed Mindfulness practices in my work since 2012. I have attended a DBT mindfulness training through the Behavioral Tech in 2012 and a mindfulness training in 2016 through PESI.

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Robin Friedman, LCSW (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

L5164

I use Focusing and somatic based techniques to help individuals experience, except and heal emotions in the body. I also use mindfulness as a way become more centered and present, reducing anxiety and learning ways to get unhooked from unhelpful thoughts. I also offer ACT (acceptance and commitment therapy) skills for managing and unhelpful intrusive thoughts, learning to identify, be with and move through challenging. emotions, and shift in the direction of self identified values.

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Heather McKittrick

Licensed Professional Counselor

If you want to live more in the moment, mindfulness can help you tune into your body and emotional experience to find relief.

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Michael Viola, MA (He/Him)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC Intern

I work to help you recalibrate your physical experience through processing your emotional and energetic pathways. Together we can pave new energetic pathways to affect present and future change in your behavioral habits and physical body. Through breathing, intention, focus, and visualization we can liberate somatically held beliefs. Intentional living, ceremony, and a regular spiritual practice can also be great tools in holding our truth, our words, and our behaviors in alignment.

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sandeep kumar

Licensed Professional Counselor

I've practiced mindfulness meditation for over 20 yrs, and I understand the frustrations that are part of the process of learning to focus the mind. Mindfulness is not just a side part of my therapy practice, but a primary component that I use to connect the insight and awareness into one's motivation, and the development of empathy and compassion for oneself and others.

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Karel Chan, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

We all practice fear of uncertainty and the future, and judgment of the present and past. Too much of it leads to frustration, anxiety, anger, and despair. I use mindfulness tools and practice to guide people in learning to accept their present, no matter how difficult or disappointing. It is then that they can feel open to the endless possibilities - and uncertainty - of the future.

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dare sohei

Professional Counselor

Our influence is based on where and how we focus our attention. Through a variety of sensing practices, combined with core principles and values, you will hone your personal practice of mindfulness in order to cultivate results specific to your needs.

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Rochelle Mollen (she/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Mindfulness-based therapy is designed to help reduce anxiety, depression and overall, levels of distress. One of the key goals of mindfulness is to look at how our thoughts affect our emotions, our physical body reactions, and our behaviors. Increasing our ability to notice more clearly one's automatic thoughts, emotional reactions and behaviors, can help to create more agency in our lives.

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Kimberly Zeszutek, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I value mindfulness as a part of daily life, and I have participated in many retreats and mindful practices. It was a perfect match when my clinical internship taught me the process of leading mindfulness for others, and integrating mindfulness as one of the primary DBT skills. Applying formal and informal mindfulness into daily life helps connect one with community, self, and feeling alive.

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Jor-El Zajatz (He/Him/His)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA

A type of psychotherapy that uses the practice of present moment awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations in a nonjudgmental way to promote overall well-being.

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Kelley O'Gorman (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MFT

I offer a non-judgemental approach with a safe place to explore what you need to. I practice mindfulness myself and believe it's within all of us.

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Laura Martin (she / her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

I am Certified by the UMass Medical School's Center for Mindfulness (the birthplace of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction). This represents many years of training, as well as supervised practice. I am also trained to teach MBCT, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. I maintain a rigorous meditation and mindfulness practice of my own, and love to share these life-saving skills.

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Zhen Cheng, PhD (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist

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Jennie Hagen (She/Her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LMHC, LPC

Using mindfulness in therapy allows us to be still in the moment and examine a situation without attaching meaning to it. It encompasses topics like gratitude, meditation, relaxation, and being truly present to what's happening in the mind and body.

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Jessica Weimer

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness work shifts our focus to the present moment, allowing us to make thoughtful choices rather than simply reacting to what happens. I find that even small amounts of mindfulness practice can be very beneficial for people and I try to incorporate this practice into all the work that I do.

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Rochelle Schwartz

Licensed Professional Counselor

Much of my approach stems from mindfulness - slowing down, connecting with the present, and noticing your thoughts and feelings without judgement. The first step in the process of change is awareness, and mindfulness is an incredibly useful tool in this. I've taken an 8-week training course on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, and have seen much change in clients when using this approach.

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Spencer Shearer

Licensed Professional Counselor

I utilize Mindfulness-Based CBT along with elements of ACT and and DBT. My approach is not manual based as I believe that every individual is unique and what works for one person may be the opposite of what is needed for another.

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Amy Kennedy, MS,CRC

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

I completed a year-long training in Mindfulness and Yoga with Yoga Calm and additional related training. Based on the needs of the client, Mindfulness is incorporated into my approach through current research on neuroscience, supported mindfulness exercises and reflection, and identification of ways to integrate mindfulness tools into daily life.

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Kristen Genzano (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC, NCC

Bringing mindfulness into one's life can lead to profound change. As a result, I aim to integrate mindfulness into my clinical work in a variety of ways. This intention is supported by two years of advanced professional training in Mindfulness & Behavior therapies. In addition to my professional experience, I maintain a personal meditation and yoga practice.

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Rachel Kendall (she/ her)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MS, R-6458

Mindfulness is a powerful tool because it enables you to observe your experience without interaction, thereby lessening the emotional intensity of an experience. With helping clients practice their resourcing for widening their 'window of tolerance' for stress, they can experience greater peace and become more thoughtful in their responses towards themselves and others.

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Megan Miller

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

I've undergone training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and have personal experience with mindfulness practice in my own life. I find that connecting with nature is a wonderful way to practice mindfulness and I offer various practices in session that can be continued outside of our work together.

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Julio Iñiguez (he/him)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT, CGACII, CADCI

Learning to train our minds to develop awareness, insight, concentration and equanimity can have profound impacts on your life. From helping with symptoms of anxiety and depression to supporting trauma healing, mindfulness is a foundational tool in the work I facilitate with clients. This does not mean you have to develop a meditation practice, but if that is interesting to you we can do that too.

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Zoe Presley (she/her)

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness is a necessary practice in our modern world, where we can easily feel overwhelmed, confused and frustrated. Maintaining awareness of our body, our thoughts, and the impact of our thoughts on our behavior and relationships supports us to stay grounded. With years of experience practicing and teaching meditation, I share powerful tools to help my clients build their own practice.

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Kathryn Williams

Licensed Professional Counselor

I began a meditation practice 35 years ago, and have studied Buddhism and contemplative theory intensively, including mindfulness-based stress reduction skills, in the past several years. I use and teach mindfulness skills with clients daily and maintain my own practice for self-care.

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Tina Lilly, MS LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I am a certified yoga instructor and have taught yoga and meditation for over a decade. I have a disciplined and regular personal yoga practice and have trained with Buddhist teachers.

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Colin Wolf (he/him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

MA, LPC

My training in Integral Counseling Psychology at the California Institute of Integral Studies blended Eastern and Western perspectives on human psychology and development. I incorporate mindfulness as the gateway to authentic presence and connection to the body, mind and heart.

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Beth Bloom (she/her)

Clinical Psychologist

Psy.D.

I have an extensive background in mindfulness-based interventions, including those utilized in DBT/ACT, Buddhist Psychology, and the practice of meditation.

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Wes Harris (he, his, him)

Licensed Professional Counselor

LPC, CADC I

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Misha Drlikova

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

LCSW

Mindfulness-based therapy teaches mindfulness skills to help individuals live and behave in ways consistent with personal values while developing psychological flexibility. Acceptance of things as they come, without evaluating or attempting to change them, is a skill developed through mindfulness exercises in and out of session.

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Derica Waller, MSW, LCSW - InnerLight Counseling (She/her)

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

MSW, LCSW

For the past 10 years, a major focus in my continued training has been in the arena of mindfulness techniques. I have also participated in consultation groups supporting the use of visualization, breath-work and body-awareness as effective therapeutic techniques. I have studied meditation techniques, containment skills and yoga philosophies that support mindfulness practices.

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Sarah Blaszczak, M.A, LMFT (She, her, hers)

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist

LMFT T1554

Peace can come from meeting life’s suffering with clarity, grace and agency. Mindfulness allows us to know our patterns and motives more clearly so that we can choose paths that allow us to sleep better at night.

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Sarah Voruz

Clinical Psychologist

A big focus in Gestalt Therapy is the present moment. My training in this orientation helps me focus my clients on experiencing, rather than interpreting. I have a meditation practice of my own as well as done retreats.

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Jennifer Stratton

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to our experience as it is happening in the moment. As we learn to pay attention to our experiences as they are happening, we are better able to notice our common reactions and responses and the subtleties that often otherwise go unnoticed. Therapy allows the special opportunity of slowing down and get connected to ourselves in mindful awareness.

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Restore Therapy + Psychiatry

Ruth practices mindfulness in clinical practice with children who have experienced trauma. Mindfulness is a practical way to learn how to tolerate stressful situations such as traumatic memories, intrusive thoughts, anxiety and fear.

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Kay Endres

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

In my first session it is essential to connect and understand the discomfort and emotional issues people are experiencing. Being encouraging, understanding and safe place for clients to talk is my primary goal.

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Kellie Collins, MS, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I utilize mindfulness for many of my clients who experience anxiety in different forms. This may look like deep breathing, meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, and learning to be in the present (often a combination of all of these!)

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