Information for Mindful Mental Health Service Participants


Mindfulness groups have been proven to be beneficial for many different aspects of health. They can be particularly effective to help people manage depression, anxiety, chronic illness, pain and various kinds of stress, and may help with other conditions.

We offer the following two groups:


1. Introduction to Mindfulness

A gentle 4-week introduction. Each session lasts 1 hour. No previous experience required.

Location: Union Square Family Health (26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143)

Leader: Lauri Klein or Todd Griswold

Room: TBA

Dates: Wednesdays 9:00 to 10:00 AM, on a rolling basis of 4 sessions

2. Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

The more intensive MBCT groups run once a week for 9 weeks. Each MBCT group has up to 12 participants and is led by two co-leaders who are CHA providers. Each week you’ll get new  mindfulness techniques and talk about experiences with the group. There is an optional full-day retreat.

Location: Union Square Family Health (26 Central Somerville, MA 02143)

Leaders: Lauri Klein and Todd Griswold

Room: 2nd Floor Community Room

Meetings: Tuesdays 5:15 to 7:30 PM


Winter 2019:

  • Orientation (required):  Tuesday, January 29th, 5:15 to 7:30 PM

  • Groups: Tuesdays, February 5th, 2019  5:15 to 7:30 PM

  • All-Day Session: Saturday, March 9th 9 AM - 4 PM


Insurance and Co-Pays

We’re the only site in the nation offering insurance reimbursable mindfulness groups. The groups are billed to your insurance as group psychotherapy under behavioral health services through Cambridge Health Alliance. Depending on your health insurance, you may have a copay each week, or get billed later. The copays are usually $0-30, just as you’d pay for primary care visits. Please check with your insurance to confirm the amount using the billing code 90853.

Voluntary Participation

Last, we want to let you know that your decision to participate in the group or to not participate will NOT affect your care here at CHA.

If you have any questions, please email or call us at 617-591-6055.