Types of Therapy Approaches at Mindful Living Psychological Services
Here at Mindful Living Psychological Services, we take pride in providing evidence based treatment for a variety of presenting problems. Clinicians are experienced in therapies including but not limited to:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness based approach that has been shown to be effective in treating numerous disorders, including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and obsessive compulsive disorder. ACT is based on the premise that suffering comes from the inner fight one has with their thoughts and emotions. By getting in touch with our present moment experience, we can create a better relationship with those thoughts and feelings and devote more time and energy to living a fulfilling life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment that has been shown effective in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Through the process of CBT, clients can learn how to manage emotions by changing patterns in behavior and thinking. By recognizing unhelpful thoughts and dysfunctional behavior, one can choose to engage in more helpful coping mechanisms and improve overall functioning.
The term mindfulness refers to the tendency to be aware of one’s present moment experiences with a non-judgmental attitude. There has been growing research that supports mindfulness and it’s positive effects on managing stress, anxiety, depression, and sleep, improving emotion regulation and focusing skills, and increasing immune system functioning. Through the practice of mindfulness, individuals can improve their ability to ground themselves in the present moment.