I studied to become a therapist in order to work directly with people for change. i studied theory and research to know what most effectively informs this change. the mindfulness approaches of dbt, act, and yoga have the components of values-driven action and assessment by efficacy. most recently i have incorporated ux design work to approaching improvement. ux design is about curiosity, reframing, and reiterating ideas, which shares so much with mindfulness and acceptance. taking these evidence-based practices and linking them to behavioral health in a primary care setting leads to bountiful impact for teams and patients.