Mindfulness Therapy San Diego, CA
Are you constantly worrying about the future or ruminating about the past?
Mindfulness therapy can help you to finally feel present and peaceful in your daily life
In our fast-paced culture and society, it is incredibly common for us to experience difficulty with feeling present in our daily lives
Who Is Mindfulness Therapy For?
Mindfulness-based therapy has proven to be useful for treatment in the following conditions:
Even if you haven’t experienced any of the symptoms above, mindfulness-based therapy can still be helpful if you feel that you find yourself feeling depressed, worrying often, and/or have a difficult time feeling peaceful and present in your body.
Mindfulness Therapy Can Help
Mindfulness-based therapy can help you to finally feel present, relaxed, and satisfied in your daily life. Learning mindfulness techniques can teach you to detach your negative thoughts and emotions from yourself and have the ability to view them in a non-judgmental way. Oftentimes, our depression and anxiety worsens because it causes us to feel shame and think to ourselves, “what is wrong with me?” When using mindfulness skills, you will learn to objectively be the observer of your thoughts and view them simply as helpful messengers – rather than negative or judgmental.
Some Benefits of Seeing a Mindfulness Therapist Include:
To learn more about the benefits of mindfulness, check out the American Psychological Association website.
What Does a Mindfulness Therapy Session Look Like?
“Mindfulness” can be defined as a conscious awareness of the present moment. Mindfulness-based therapy focuses on bringing awareness to our thoughts, feelings, and actions that are currently getting in the way of living the lives that we desire. When we are better able to examine our thoughts from a non-judgmental perspective, then we can begin to implement self-compassion and therefore choose how to respond to these thoughts in a more positive and helpful way. Mindfulness therapy incorporates relaxation techniques that can be implemented during and between therapy sessions to help your mind and body relax. These techniques often include breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation, progressive muscle relaxations, and more. These mindfulness practices will also teach you to become more present in your daily life.
Why Book a Mindfulness Therapy Session with Me?
I was trained in mindfulness-based therapy techniques while obtaining my Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology. I have used this therapeutic technique with a variety of clients for many of the conditions listed above. Clients have stated that they now feel much more relaxed in their daily lives and feel more present than they ever even knew was possible. Many clients report to me that they didn’t even know what it felt like to be present until they did mindfulness therapy! This type of therapy allowed them to finally focus on the events unfolding right in front of them, thus improving their productivity, relationships, and overall joy in life.
In addition to being a Psychotherapist I am also a registered yoga teacher, which has taught me numerous mindfulness techniques that I utilize in sessions with clients. These techniques have been very effective in decreasing stress, anxiety, and depression, and provide a unique blend of “talk therapy” intertwined with relaxing strategies to help clients feel comfortable during and after a session. Not only have I utilized mindfulness therapy with many different types of clients, but I have also used it in various treating settings including psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, outpatient clinics, school settings, and private practice.
Are you ready to feel more joy, satisfaction, and ease in your daily life?
Contact me to schedule a 15 minute phone consultation and see if Mindfulness Therapy in San Diego is right for you!
My Standard Rate is $180 Per Session (50 Minutes)
I do not accept insurance but I do offer Superbills that can be presented to insurance companies for reimbursement. Learn more about my rates and insurance.
You may have some questions about seeing a mindfulness therapist...
Will mindfulness-based therapy work for me?
Though you will never truly know if mindfulness treatment will work for you without trying it, research has shown mindfulness therapeutic modalities to be highly effective for a variety of different conditions. Mindfulness-based therapy can provide you with an array of coping skills that you can learn in therapy and continue to implement in your daily life, long after our time in therapy together is over.
I’ve never tried meditating before... will I be able to do mindfulness-based therapy?
You don’t need to have any prior experience with meditation or mindfulness activities in order to do mindfulness-based therapy. I will guide the way and teach you any mindfulness exercises that I feel could be helpful for your individual circumstances. Here is an article that I contributed to and shares others peoples stories on the benefits of meditation.
I’ve tried meditating before and I really didn’t like it. Is mindfulness-based therapy still a good option for me?
Mindfulness-based therapy does not necessarily need to involve any type of meditation. There are a variety of other techniques that include both “talk therapy” and relaxation techniques that we can implement in mindfulness-based therapy. However, something that I come across often is that clients have had a negative experience with meditation in the past if they felt like they weren’t doing it right because they couldn’t seem to “turn their thoughts off”. The point of meditation is not to turn our thoughts off (this is actually impossible), but to learn to detach from them and observe them in a non-judgmental way. Even if you’ve had negative experiences with meditation or mindfulness exercises in the past, we can always re-visit them if you’d like or we can just try new ones!
How many sessions of mindfulness therapy will I need?
Every client is an individual and has unique treatment goals and considerations. Therefore, there is no set number of mindfulness-based therapy sessions that will fit for everyone. However, studies have shown that individuals can find relief from anxiety, stress, depression, and other symptoms quite quickly by beginning to implement mindfulness techniques into their daily life.
I haven’t been diagnosed with anything, but I do feel like I worry a lot and am stressed often. Will mindfulness-based therapy help me?
If you find yourself worrying often and have difficulty calming down or relaxing, mindfulness-based therapy could be very helpful for you. Mindfulness-based therapy can also be helpful for those that find themselves feeling stressed or tense often. In addition to stress reduction, some other empirically-supported benefits of mindfulness include: reduced rumination, less emotional reactivity, improved focus, and increased health benefits.
Symptoms and Disorders that Mindfulness Therapy is Used for:
Mindfulness Therapy in San Diego, CA
If you’re ready to feel relaxed in your daily life and learn more about our mindfulness therapy services, please use the button above or call (619) 800-5393 for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
EMDR, Eating Disorders, Anxiety
4444 Mission Blvd Suite H,
San Diego, CA 92109