Local Referral: Louisville Mindfulness Center
We are highlighting a local therapy group that has been near and dear to us over the years. Megan Bartley, founder of Louisville Mindfulness Center, moved up here from Austin around the same time we did and we have had a great kinship with her due to that fact and she found us out early on because she had been a proud user of community acupuncture down in Austin. And she was extremely helpful in our early days, using some of her local networks to help us get more integrated in the community. So we’d like to take a moment to highlight the offerings at her therapy practice here in town.
Tools for your toolbox to handle all of life’s stressors
Three years ago founder Megan Bayles Bartley was ready to create her dream: To form a group therapy practice of like-minded therapists. Her vision for this practice was for it to be systems-based, non-pathologizing, non-judgemental, and solution-focused. What this means is that Louisville Mindfulness Center helps you focus on having great relationships- with others and with yourself.
We have seven wonderful licensed therapists here at Louisville Mindfulness Center that all have a similar approach to the practice of therapy.
We are non-pathologizing: We are not looking for what’s wrong with you, we are looking at all the things that are working for you now, and in the past, so we can look at what will work for you going forward.
We are solution-focused: Instead of being problem-focused, we look at what in life is going well for our clients and build from there.
We encourage small shifts in perspective and mindset as clients are ready for them. We operate from a place of empowering clients to listen to their own inner wisdom and find their strength within, even when they feel like there isn’t any there. When we allow our perspective the opportunity to shift, even just 5% or 10% and we see the positive impact with these small changes, we either realize that that was all that needed to happen, or we are ready to shift another 5% or 10% more.
We are accepting and supportive of your culture, faith-tradition, and spiritual practices. These elements of a person’s life are deeply personal and often very vulnerable topics. We have worked with clients of many cultures and faith-traditions, widely known, and not-so widely known including, but not limited to: Agnosticim, Atheism, Buddhism, Catholicism, Christianity, Islam and Islamic culture, Judism and Jewish culture, Latter-day Saints, Shamanism, Wicca, and many more. We provide a non-judgemental space where you can feel at ease being sharing these parts of your life.
All of us can get bogged down with stress and difficult situations, that’s how life goes. At Louisville Mindfulness Center, we help our clients develop options and momentum for themselves when they are feeling stuck, to help get them unstuck. We help our clients move beyond black and white thinking to see their “rainbow” of options.
This can be a bit of a different approach for clients who have been in therapy before, and they seem to really like it and respond well to our approach. Our therapists come from a place of compassion and kindness and want to help you uncover whatever it is that is in your best interest. Our clients feel this from their provider and enjoy the process of therapy because of it.