Gina M. Biegel, LMFT
Gina M. Biegel, LMFT, is a San Francisco Bay Area based psychotherapist, researcher and author specializing in bringing mindfulness-based work with adolescents. She is the founder of Stressed Teens, which offers the MBSR-T to adolescents, families, schools, professionals and the community for over 10 years. She created MBSR-T to help teens in a large HMO’s outpatient Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry who were not receiving relief or amelioration of their physical and psychological symptoms with the use of a multitude of other evidence-based practices. In a peer-reviewed clinical research study, MBSR-T was shown, compared to those receiving treatment-as-usual, that even at research follow-up that 80% of the teens in the MBSR-T group no longer had the diagnosis they came in with compared to 2% in the treatment-as-usual group (JCCP; 10/09).
She is an expert and pioneer of bringing mindfulness-based approaches to youth. She is the author of the Stress Reduction Workbook for Teens: Mindfulness Skills to Help You Deal with Stress. She also has a mindfulness practice audio CD, Mindfulness for Teens: Meditation Practices to Reduce Stress and Promote Well-Being to complement the MBSR-T program. She provides intensive 10-week online trainings to people all over the world and works with teens and families individually and in groups.
Financial: Gina M. Biegel is the founder and owner of Stressed Teens. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She is published by New Harbinger Publications, Inc. and receives royalties.
Non-financial: Gina M. Biegel has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.