Frequently Asked Questions and Resources
Mindful Therapy Center has a team of therapists with varying levels of education, training, and experience. We are likely to have a skilled professional that has experience helping clients with your specific concern. If you do not see your current concern or circumstance listed on our website, please contact us here. If we are unable to offer you the help you are looking for, we will always do our best to assist you with an appropriate referral.
Mindful Therapy Center has both in-network and out-of-network providers. There are benefits to using your out-of-network coverage. There is greater flexibility in choosing the best therapist for you, a higher level of privacy/confidentiality, and you will not be limited to a certain number of sessions. If you have questions or would like help in assessing your benefits, please contact us.
In addition to the benefits listed for out-of-network providers above (freedom in choosing your therapist and no restriction on number of sessions), we are also not required to release information about your treatment or medical record to an insurance company when you pay out of pocket. This offers the highest level of privacy/ confidentiality. This can be a particularly important benefit for individuals whose employers require them to disclose any record of mental health issues.
The length of your treatment and the timing of the eventual termination of your treatment depend on the specifics of your treatment plan, your individual goals, and the progress you achieve. Your individual treatment plan will be developed in collaboration with your therapist. Your therapist will discuss a plan for termination with you as you approach the completion of your goals.
Mindful Therapy Center wants you to get the help you need as soon as possible. Our therapists offer flexible scheduling options that allow us to serve you in a timely manner. The exact wait time for an appointment varies depending on the therapist, but you will likely be able to schedule an appointment within a few days of your contacting us.
Definition of Mindful: Conscious or Aware of; Attentive
Mindfulness is: Paying attention...on purpose...to the present moment...without judgment.
It is a state of active, open attention to the here and now. When you are mindful, you “show up” to the present moment with awareness. You begin to experience life more directly as an active participant, and with more compassion for yourself and others.
You function less on “autopilot” and live life with more presence and authenticity. When you are fully present, you are not ruminating about the past (depression), or worrying about the future (anxiety), but experiencing your life as it is happening, right NOW.
Living life with more awareness creates opportunities for us to make different choices and to break the old patterns that keep us stuck.
Mindfulness is also an approach that some of our therapists use to help their clients remain grounded in the present moment. For example: when we begin to feel anxiety or other issues, we can choose to focus on our experience in the here and now rather than the stories that our mind is telling us.
The dragonfly was chosen because of its symbolism as it relates to the work of psychotherapy and mindful living. The dragonfly symbolizes change and self realization. Change is rooted in understanding the deeper meaning of life and growth through emotional maturity.
The dragonfly flies for only a few months of its short life, but it lives life magnificently. It is a symbol of a mindful life-...living in the present moment, without regrets.
The dragonfly's eyes can see 360 degrees around it. This reflects an ability to see beyond the confines of the mind and the “stories” our minds may tell us. This uninhibited vision opens up a new world beyond the old thoughts and perceptions that limit us.
In case of an emergency, always dial 911.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 24/7: 1-800-273-8255
For a list of specific crisis and suicide hotlines in New Jersey visit:
List of New Jersey Crisis Centers
Burlington County Primary Screening Center
Lester A. Drenk Behavioral Health Center SCIP
218 A Sunset Rd
Willingboro, NJ 08046
HOTLINE: (609) 835-6180
Camden County Primary Screening Centers (2):
Twin Oaks, Inc.
2201 West Chapel Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
HOTLINE: (856) 428-4357
Twin Oaks, Inc. at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center
1600 Haddon Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
HOTLINE: (856) 541-2222
Department of Children and Family Services
To report child abuse or neglect, call the HOTLINE: 1-877-NJ-ABUSE (652-2873).
For general information: 1-855-INFO-DCF (463-6323) or email@example.com.
Adult Protective Services (Elder Abuse Hotline)
Burlington County: 609-518-4793 Ext. 4797; After hours: 911
Camden County: 856-225-8191; After hours: contact local police or 911