MMT helps clients break free of dysregulated behaviors—such as substance abuse, binge eating, and aggression—and build more fulfilling, meaningful lives.

MMT integrates mindfulness practices with elements of motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and other evidence-based approaches. It can be used as a stand-alone treatment or a precursor to more intensive therapy.

MMT also targets risk factors for dysregulated behavior, such as lack of pleasurable/fulfilling life experiences, difficulty living according to values, and difficulty with relationships. MMT can be customized to fit each client's specific needs and dysregulated behavior(s).

Research trials and case studies of MMT have shown decreases in:

  • alcohol use, drug use, acts of anger/aggression, binge eating episodes, bulimic episodes, trichotillomania, compulsive checking behavior, smoking, and other dysregulated behavior.

MMT has been conducted: 

  • in individual and group formats;

  • with women and men;

  • for clients in community clinics, substance clinics, private practice settings, and court-mandated settings.

  • with clients who have co-occurring depression, PTSD, borderline personality disorder (or strong features), social anxiety, mild psychotic or manic features, and generalized anxiety disorder.