Who We Are

Beth Brownfield, Clinical Intern

Beth Brownfield, MA


I feel every person deserves to have a space where they feel heard and supported. Therapy should be a space where you feel safe to explore, laugh, cry, and reach those goals you have been thinking about. I will work to provide a space that can feel safe and together we can accomplish this goal. Therapy is about exploration and understanding. Sometimes we go through life not feeling connected to ourselves, those around us, or activities that once made us happy. We can use this space to discover how to bring fulfillment back into your life, as it is possible!

I enjoy taking an existential and psychodynamic approach in my practice and will work with you to ensure you feel like the captain of your treatment. The idea of meaning helps us to understand your life experiences to help you reach your goals. Additionally, I have experience utilizing Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques and can use these approaches to provide support in your journey. I also work to provide a space without a judgmental lens and will use compassion, at times humor, and honesty to help you get to where you want to get to. Whether you are looking for a space to change, heal, explore, taking a collaborative approach will allow us to discover what you need with compassion throughout the way.

Each of us has a unique journey that brought us to where we are right now. You got here now and deserve to have someone listen and validate your challenges. Thank you for trusting me and I look forward to connecting with you!

Examples of my training and experience:

  • Therapeutic frameworks: Psychodynamic and Existential theory
    • I operate from a trauma-informed lens when working with all individuals
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques
  • LGBTQIA+ affirming practice
  • Body-Positive and Health at Every Size (HAES) and anti-diet aligned
  • Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating, Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Mood Disorders, life transitions, Antisemitism, and trauma
  • Experience working in residential treatment centers for behavioral needs, eating disorders, mental health, and in inpatient behavioral health
  • Adolescents, young adults, and adults
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS)
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University

Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy is now Andersonville Mindfulness & Psychology