Bay Area MBCT Instructors

Anne Diedrich, MFT

Anne Diedrich, MFT

Anne Diedrich, MFT

Private Practice, San Francisco

Anne has developed a private practice specializing in child and family therapy as well as helping couples and individuals in transition. Anne works with adults and children experiencing distress, mental suffering and symptoms of depression, anxiety, abuse, substance abuse and serious emotional disturbances.

Anne has participated in intensive meditation retreats in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition since 2000. She studied Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy with Zindel Segal in 2008, and she provides a compassionate presence to participants in her MBCT groups. In addition to her Mindfulness-Based Cognitive therapy groups, Anne has taught Mindfulness and Insight Meditation at San Francisco State University, The Wright Institute, Family Service Agency of Marin, and Mission Dharma.

For more information, please contact Anne at:

Website: www.childandadulttherapy.com
Phone: 415-673-7597


Marty L. Cooper, MFT

Marty L. Cooper, MFT

Marty L. Cooper, MFT

Private practice San Francisco, MBCT instructor, Clinical Supervisor.

Marty focuses his private practice work on helping those who suffer from chronic anxiety and depression learn to manage, and eventually overcome, the effects of these wild moods. He also teaches Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression classes, and has practiced Vipassana meditation since 1994. He runs classes and workshops in MBCT and other topics, and is the author of "Anxiety and Depression: 42 Essays on Overcoming the Wild Moods" (which can be found on Amazon.com).

For more information, please contact Marty at:

Website: For Psychotherapy - www.mlcooper.com
Website: For MBCT Classes - www.mbctsf.com
Phone: 415-835-2162


Fran Segal, Ph.D.

Fran Segal, Ph.D.

Fran Segal, Ph.D.

Clinical psychologist, MBCT instructor, Professional Artist

Fran Segal is a psychologist and artist who works primarily in the East Bay. She has been a licensed clinical psychologist since 1992, and has studied and practiced mindfulness, including Zen meditation, and T'ai Ch'i Chuan, for over thirty years. Dr Segal trained with MBCT founder, Zindel Segal, and teaches Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) classes and offers individualized instruction in MBCT.

Dr. Segal's other clinical work has included extensive use of art therapy and guided imagery as means of being present in the moment with thoughts and feelings. As a founding member of The Bay Area Eco-Psychology Group, she integrated mindfulness practice into group processes in wilderness settings and has published several articles on this subject.

For more information, please contact Fran at:

Website: www.FranSegalPsychologist.com
Email: FS@FranSegalPsychologist.com
Phone: 510-301-7425


Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.

Social Psychologist, MBCT Instructor, Vipassana Meditation Teacher, Mindful Eating Teacher and Educator, Assistant Clinical Professor at Langley Porter (UCSF), author, editor and consultant

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute
University of CA, San Francisco

Ronna Kabatznick is a social psychologist who has been practicing Vipassana meditation since 1985. She is trained in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Depression (MBCT) and teaches MBCT as well as Mindful Eating classes throughout the Bay Area, including Insight Meditation Center and Sprit Rock Meditation Center. Dr. Kabatznick is is a consultant on a research study in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF, investigating the efficacy of MBCT on treatment resistant depression (TRD).

For nine years, Dr. Kabatznick was the psychological consultant to Weight Watchers International and helped create their behavioral weight management program. Her best selling book, The Zen of Eating: Ancient Answers to Modern Weight Problems, is now in its 8th printing and has been published in five languages. Dr. Kabatznick is also on the Board of The Center for Mindful Eating (www.tcme.org), a web-based organization for professionals across disciplines including physicians, psychologists, nutritionist interested in mindful eating. Her Berkeley private practice focuses on helping clients apply meditation and mindfulness to challenges related to weight, depression and relationships.

Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D., offers individual consultations (75 minutes) and private sessions (50 minutes) for clients interested in practicing mindfulness-based strategies for depression, anxiety and compulsive overeating.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kabatznick at:

Email: info@mindfulmanagement.com.


Lee Lipp, Ph.D.

Lee Lipp, Ph.D.

Lee Lipp, Ph.D.

Dr. Lipp passed away peacefully in August 2016. She was an esteemed colleague and friend, and boon to all of the communities that were blessed to have her as a member. Her MBCT based online course can still be found at Befriending Your Pain, and her classes can still be found as taught by her students at the SF Zen Center.