Mindfulness and Acceptance-Based Therapy
You don’t have to live everything you think or feel.
You can learn to see thoughts and feelings from a healthy distance.
What are mindfulness and acceptance?
Mindfulness means paying attention to the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. Acceptance means receiving things as they are – as opposed to how we wish they might be or think they could be.
What types of mindfulness and
acceptance-based therapies do we offer?
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, is an 8 session treatment that combines mindfulness with elements of CBT to help you change your relationship with your thoughts and feelings.
You learn to recognize prompts for depressive episodes and how to not fall when they come along. As your relationship with your internal world changes, you’ll no longer be caught and sunk when they take a downturn – you’ll stay the course and make it through!
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (pronounced ak-ht), is a really fun modality for working with various life problems. In it, you’ll learn acceptance as a way of approaching difficult thoughts, emotions, or circumstances.
You’ll also gain a framework that helps you commit to act in a way that is in line with your values and goals. Both of these help you love what you do and feel great doing it.
Mindfulness and acceptance are considered “third wave CBT”. What that means is, at first, CBT therapists were behaviorists. Then they learned that working with thoughts is powerful too. Now most CBT treatments will incorporate elements of both mindfulness and acceptance as well.
For example, someone with anxiety might benefit from a CBT approach and then add mindfulness to what they’ve already worked on. Or someone with ptsd might use PE for treatment with acceptance principles built in.
Who do they help?
By helping people gain a distance from their thoughts and feelings, mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments have been shown to help people struggling with mood and anxiety-based disorders.
MBCT in particular best helps people with a history of multiple depressive episodes by giving you a whole new soundtrack to play when life gets tough and thoughts turn nasty. By changing your relationship with your inner world, you ride through the challenges without getting caught.
Where are you located?Our clinicians are located all over, and are licensed to provide services to clients in NY, NJ, FL, MD and Israel. Currently, we offer services via telehealth and in person in Jerusalem. Please call our office 02-376-4719 or 011-972-2-376-4719 to find out more about getting started with therapy.
Do you take insurance?Like many private therapists, we are not in network with any insurance companies. Clients are sometimes able to be reimbursed by their insurance for a portion of the cost or the full cost via out-of-network benefits. We recommend that all clients reach out to their insurance company to find out if they are eligible for any coverage. To do this, call the number on your insurance card and ask what is covered for an out-of-network provider who is providing the services in which you are engaging (individual therapy, family therapy, or group therapy). Remember to ask if you have a deductible and what they consider the maximum allowable reimbursement. All services are billed directly to the client and full payment is expected at the time of service. Each month, you will be provided with a statement (called a superbill) that contains all of the necessary information that is required by insurance companies. You can submit this bill to the insurance company to be compensated through your out-of-network benefits.
What do you mean by "frum"?Frum can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. We mean whatever you mean. If you would call yourself frum and you’re looking for high quality mental health services, you’re in the right place.
What is your cancellation and rescheduling policy?We have a 48-hour cancellation and reschedule policy for all individual appointments. We are happy to be able to be flexible in rescheduling for any reason, and you are held accountable for full payment of your missed session. Groups require a financial commitment to a full module, regardless of missed sessions.
Does treatment address underlying issues?Treatment focuses on what is not working for you right now, which is informed by your learning history until now. We therefore work to make changes that will last. Underlying issues that are impacting your current way of living are targeted to bring about the greatest possible lasting changes.
Can I keep my outside therapist if I do DBT?If your therapist recommends you join our DBT skills group, we are happy to collaborate with them in your treatment. If your therapist does not offer individual DBT therapy, we will need to determine whether or not the current treatment you are receiving would blend well with the addition of skills training and whether or not comprehensive DBT would be more appropriate. If you would benefit from full DBT, you can continue to see your current therapist while you are in the pre-treatment stage, prior to committing. Once we have committed to work together using DBT, we need all hands on deck to make treatment as effective as possible. This means that you may continue to work with your individual therapist after completing DBT, and while you are committed to DBT, you can only sit in one chair.
I want to learn more but I don't know if I want to or need to start therapy right now.Please feel free to reach out for a free phone consultation with our Client Care Coordinator. We can answer your questions and help you determine if we’re the right fit for you at this time. Therapy can be really tough, just like any development – being aware of our flaws and accepting they exist in order to make necessary changes requires courage and strength. Let us share proven methods with you to help you on that journey.