Mindfulness and Compassion Focused CBT


New York’s Home for Mindfulness and Compassion Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mindful self compassion

Problems treated

treat the whole person, with compassion, respect and integrity

The Center for Compassion Focused Therapy is an internationally known, practice, with a team of therapists who bring extensive experience in mindfulness and compassion-focused cognitive and behavioral therapies to a range of problems including: depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, phobias, OCD, emotion regulation problems, relationship conflicts, executive coaching challenges, stress reduction, mindful self-compassion, and many other challenges.

We seek to help our clients and students to connect with their inner wisdom, to cultivate mindful awareness, to develop compassionate courage, and to experience the empowerment they need to move forward in lives of meaning, purpose, and vitality.

Our Approach

Evidence Based Therapy Drawn From Cutting Edge Science

Our approach involves cutting edge, evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies that integrate the neuroscience of positive emotion, behavioral research, and centuries old meditation methods from around the world. The Center for CFT was founded by two internationally recognized expert psychologists, authors and speakers, who have led the way in bringing Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to the USA, Dr. Dennis Tirch and Dr. Laura Silberstein-Tirch.

The center was established in affiliation with CFT founder, esteemed English psychologist Dr. Paul Gilbert OBE, and serves as the home for The Compassionate Mind Foundation, USA. Our central approaches include:

Dr. Paul Gilbert

Our Services

These CBT methods have a remarkable record of significant outcome research.  Dr. Tirch and his colleagues are extensively trained, and are in fact trainers, in these traditional variations of CBT. Today, our emphasis is on recent advances in CBT that represent the further growth of evidence based psychological practice.  These directions involve mindfulness, compassion, and acceptance.

Individual Therapy

Our team uses evidence-based, cognitive-behavioral methods, grounded in mindfulness and compassion, to help you overcome psychological problems.

Couples therapy

We will help you identify the nature of your struggle and to get your relationship unstuck, so that you can move forward into the life you want to lead.

Therapy for Teens & adolescence

Our team’s aim is to help teens and adolescents identify and understand the problems they face so they can build bigger, more enjoyable lives.

Training, Supervision & Workshops

We are an internationally known training group, providing the highest quality training available to therapists, health workers, and organizational leaders in mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion-focused psychotherapy.

Performance & Wellness Coaching

Over the last 18 years in NYC, our team has served as performance and mindfulness coaches to leaders in business, science, the arts, and especially finance.

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