Mental Health

Mental Health

Looking for our Covid-19 Related Virtual Services? Please go to the  the news & events page of our Website for a detailed list our virtual mental health,  physical fitness services & workshops/ seminars.

Mindful Bodies licensed professional counselors & therapists help clients & other therapists address the 8 SPICEES-F (social, physical, intellectual, creative, emotional, environmental, spiritual & financial) dimensions of wellness through individual & group counseling for issues, including but not limited to, depression, anxiety, self worth, self esteem, work/life balance, identity development, parenting, couples & family issues,  general weight management & eating disorders. 

We also offer several counseling groups including the Fit Mind/Fit Body (FM/FB) weight management group for adults, the SHAPEDOWN (SD) weight management group for kids, teens & their caregivers & the Bulimia Nervosa & Binge Eating Disorder (BN & BED) group for adults & the Mindful Eating (ME) group for adults. 


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The cost of our individual mental health counseling sessions is $100 per session. Sliding fee scale (pay what you can afford) is available for all of Mindful Bodies programs and services.

Our next two cycles of our 12 week Virtual Fit Mind/ Fit Body (FM/FB) groups will be held on Saturdays at 11 am – 12:15 pm on Zoom on Sat 9/5/20 – 11/21/20 & Sat 1/9/21 – 3/27/21 . Enrollment is required for group attendance & our digital intake form must be completed prior to group attendance .FM/FB Intake Form

Please text or email Shawnta at 919-812-3172 or swright@mindfulbodies.net with questions. We can accept new group members in the FM/FB group through the 3rd group meeting of the group cycle. The FM/FB group helps clients who are currently or were previously overweight or obese make permanent lifestyle changes by teaching them practical and psychological (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) skills needed to lose or maintain weight & prevent future weight gain. After completion of the FM/FB program, clients may continue to work on weight management through the Forever Fit program (F2) which meets monthly. The cost of group FM/FB sessions is $20 per session & pre-payment discounts are available. The cost of individual FM/FB sessions is $100 per session. The cost of F2 group sessions is free. FM/FB individual or group session attendance includes once per week Small Group Personal Training (SGPT) session. SGPT is a different Mindful Bodies service than FM/FB so the SGPT sessions are held at a different time than FM/FB sessions.

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The topics that we will discuss in FM/FB group include (1) Motivate Yourself Daily (wk 1 & 2). (2) Weigh Yourself Regularly & Set Realistic Goals (wk 3). (3) Mindful Eating (wk 4). (4) Give Yourself Credit (wk 5). (5) Get Moving (wk 6). (6) Overcome Hunger, Cravings & Emotional Eating (wk 7). (7) Plan & Monitor Your Eating (wk 8). (8) Follow Your Plan, No Matter What (wk 9). (9)Get Back on Track Right Away (wk 10). (10) Monitor Your Calorie Consumption (wk 11 & 12).

We offer the 10 week SHAPEDOWN (SD) Program for children/teens and their parents/caregivers. SD helps families learn and practice weight management. After completion of the SD program, families may continue to work on weight management through our advanced SD program. The cost of group SD is $50 per family, per session. The cost of individual family SD sessions is $100.

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We offer clinical supervision for LCMHC-As . The cost for LCMHC-A supervision is $35 for 2 hr group sessions (3 – 12 supervisees) & $50 for 1 hr individual sessions (1 or 2 supervisees). NCBLCMHC states that 75% or more of the 100 required supervision hours must be individual and no more than 25% of the hours can be group supervision.

Mindful Bodies accepts private pay & sliding fee scale (pay what you can afford) for our mental health services, including out clinical supervision services. 

For other low cost counseling options: https://www.opencounseling.com

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Our 8 week Virtual Wellness-Based Stress Management Group is held on Zoom Videoconferencing on dates TBD The cost is $20 per session & we offer sliding fee scale (pay what you can afford) for all of Mindful Bodies services. Payments can be made at www.mindfulbodies.net.   Contact Shawnta at 919-812-3172 or swright@mindfulbodies.net with questions or fill out the consultation/ referral forms below and Shawnta will contact you   Virtual Stress Management Group Referral Form   **Stress Management Group Agenda & Topics:**

10 mins – House Keeping Items
40 mins – Action Plan Review (AKA – home practice assignments)
30 mins – Topic of the Day
10 mins – Group Wrap Up

**Stress Management Group Topics:**
wk 0) Optional Interest Session on Zoom Videoconferencing for potential group members -on TBD. 

wk 1) Defining stress, stressors, prevention & coping & Intro to the SPICEES-F  8 areas of wellness 
Wk 2) Delving deeper into Social Wellness prevention & coping strategies for stress 
Wk 3) Delving deeper into Physical Wellness prevention & coping strategies for stress 
Wk 4) Delving deeper into Intellectual Wellness prevention & coping strategies for stress & The ABCDE’s of CBT monitoring our how we think about stress & our self talk. 
Wk 5) Delving deeper into Creative/ Occupational Wellness prevention & coping strategies for stress 
Wk 6) Delving deeper into Emotional Wellness prevention & coping strategies for stress & Assessing our Frustration Tolerance 
wk 7) Delving deeper into Environmental Wellness prevention & coping strategies for stress 
Wk 8) Delving deeper into Spiritual & Financial Wellness prevention & coping strategies for stress, Group Wrap up & Next Steps 

Our 12 week Bulimia Nervosa (BN) & Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Group is held on Thurs nights from 7 – 8:15 pm during the weeks of (see dates on our home page in the upcoming events section). Make-Up sessions are held on-line via the webex app or www.webex.com. Pre-registration & an intake session are required for group attendance so contact shawnta wright at 919-812-3172 for more information. New group members can be added until the 3rd week of group so you can still enroll in group after the group start date. We also offer individual mental health counseling sessions if the group won’t fit your schedule or needs.The cost of the BN & BED group is $20 per session. The cost of individual counseling sessions is $100 per session.

The weekly topics for Bulimia/ BED group include (1) Adaptive Functions of Eating Disorders (2) Family and Personal History Regarding Food & Weight (3) Distorted and Sabotaging Thinking Regarding Food & Weight (4) The Power of Language to Shape Thought Patterns & Subsequent Actions (5) Body Image & the Need to Develop an Essential, Not Ornamental Self (6)Belief in the Thinness Myth, Self Esteem & Self Worth (7) Perfectionism, Competition & Loneliness (8) Women’s Conflict Around Achievement ( 9) Control, Helplessness, The Ability to Nurture & Be Nurtured (10) The Importance of Sex Roles, Intimacy & Sexuality (11) Trust, Mistrust & Risk Taking (12) Group Wrap up & Next Steps