Welcome.

You are considering individual therapy...

  • Do you feel disappointed in yourself, drained of energy, or lonely?

  • Have you recently faced a life transition, and now you cannot seem to get back on a rewarding life path?

  • Do burdensome emotions or racing thoughts interrupt you throughout your day?

  • Are you struggling to find a peaceful state of mind amidst what seems like chaos?

  • Do you wish you could live a calmer, more connected life and still be true to yourself?

  • Would you like to achieve more, grow more, and feel more alive?

You know something in your life is not working. Perhaps you are aware of something specific that feels problematic, or you may just have a more vague sense of feeling 'off' or lost somehow. The stress, sadness or low self-esteem you experience may be putting a huge strain on your daily life. You may wake up in the morning feeling tired or groggy, dreading your routine responsibilities. At work, your mind may seem to wander, and you may lose focus on your job duties. Your relationships with your loved ones may feel more and more distant as time passes, ultimately causing you to feel isolated. At the end of the day, racing thoughts about self-improvement may overwhelm you as you wonder how you can change your life for the better. Maybe life does not feel as fulfilling as it once did and something in you knows more is possible.  

No matter whether you have tried counseling before or it is your first time, you may be hesitant because you do not know if a specific treatment will be right for you. The good news is that the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy (CMP) is here to help answer questions and guide you through the healing process. We recognize that reaching out for support is both brave, exciting and possibly a bit scary.

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Find Relief And Healing Through
Individual Therapy

"We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by
living fully in the present."

                                                                        - Marianne Williamson
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At the Center for Mindful Psychotherapy (CMP), we know that life challenges are very common and most people face difficult times more than once in their lives Going through a major life transition or struggling to feel content can cause individuals to rely on negative coping methods, such as racing thoughts, emotional swings or unhealthy behavior patterns, to get through the day. As their internal struggles are coupled with the stresses of modern day society, it’s common for people to feel like they have reached the breaking point – where they could benefit from a professional therapist to help them explore different effective treatment options. And when individuals do make the decision to improve their lives through innovative and thoughtful counseling sessions, they often see improvements in many areas of their lives.

We recognize that finding the right therapist is crucial to each individual’s healing process. That’s why we will make every effort to connect you with the best possible professional to meet your unique needs!

We believe therapy is a collaborative process in which the therapist listens with neutrality and objectivity. Together, you and your therapist will work to understand how your lifestyle choices or thought patterns may no longer be serving you. You’ll then have the chance to develop and modify new ways of being, ultimately bringing you closer to your personal goals. Along the way, your therapist will be by your side, offering tailor-made guidance, tips and strategies to help you find relief and build confidence in yourself.

Individual counseling can support you if you struggle with:

  • Relationships at Work

  • Grief and Loss

  • Work/Life Balance

  • Life Transitions

  • Self-Growth

  • Codependence

  • Attachment Issues

  • Stress and Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Substance Use and Addiction

  • Trauma (Past and Ongoing)

  • Relationship Stress

  • Fear of intimacy

  • Dating Issues

  • Family Problems
     

Our therapists have been trained in integrative therapy approaches with emphases on spirituality, somatic modalities and social justice lenses. All of our therapists value mindfulness as a foundation to effective individual counseling.

CMP therapists have been trained and certified in several effective approaches, including:

  • Somatic Therapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Art Therapy

  • Liberation Psychology

  • Harm Reduction

  • Hakomi Therapy

  • Trauma-informed practices

  • EMDR

  • Transpersonal

  • Relational

  • Attachment Theory

  • Transgenerational/Ancestral Work

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
     

The therapists at CMP have helped countless individuals through a wide range of life challenges. We know you may be wary of seeking help and worried that you will not be able to heal or change. We also know that through individual counseling sessions that are tailored to your needs, you always have hope to live a rewarding and connected life.

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You may be interested in seeking help, but you still have questions about therapy…
 

How do I find the right therapist?

As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, our priority is to be a healing resource. CMP is committed to getting you the specific kind of help you need. We have many different therapists on staff who are specifically trained to help with a variety of different issues with many different modalities. If you cannot find a therapist through CMP, we will provide suggestions on alternative care. We generally recommend having at least one initial contact session with your therapist to get a sense whether it feels like a good fit for you. It may also be helpful for you to speak with several different therapists to find the best fit.  

How long will it take for me to feel better?

Sometimes simply beginning the therapeutic process can bring relief. Having a dedicated time and place where you can bring your whole self can have a profound healing effect. Your therapist is a loving witness accompanying and, sometimes, guiding you on your personal healing path. That being said, therapy is a nonlinear journey, meaning that the timeline for each client is unique having its own rhythm, flow, and passages of ease and difficulty.

How long are therapy sessions?

Individual therapy sessions typically last 50 minutes and are held on a weekly basis. Depending on your needs and interests, you and your therapist may decide to have longer or more frequent sessions. In addition, throughout the counseling process, your therapist will always strive to maintain a compassionate and open environment so you can explore new approaches to healing that best fit your personality and goals.

You are always in control of how long you participate in therapy sessions. If you come into therapy with a specific behavioral goal, it may be very clear when your therapy is done. You also might find that having achieved that goal, a new goal has arisen. Or perhaps, if you are working on an in-depth issue, such as self-growth or treating past trauma, you may benefit from longer-term counseling sessions. That said, at any point in the therapeutic process, it is your choice to decide when you are finished with or just need a break from therapy. 


I’m worried about what others will think of me if I attend individual psychotherapy sessions.

Our sessions are always 100 percent confidential so you can feel safe and open during your treatment. If you do decide to tell your close loved ones about your individual counseling, it’s likely that they will admire you for your dedication to your well-being and potentially act a side resource of support as you continue through the healing process.

 

 

Learn More About Individual Therapy And Find The Best Therapist For You
 

Check out our [CMP FAQs] page if you have more questions or learn more about [Our Team] to see if there is a specific therapist you would like to work with and contact directly.  

If you would like help in finding the best therapist fit for you, please call us (415) 766-0276. You can also go to [Contact Us] and fill out the form, or email us directly at info@mindfulcenter.org. When you contact us, we make every effort to listen carefully to your needs and answer any questions you may have about therapy or our organization.