Dharma and Therapy in Service of the Heart's Release
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy w/ Individuals, Couples, Families
Jonathan is on sabbatical from his psychotherapy practice,
and will remain so for an indefinite time period. He is more than
happy to make referrals for those seeking a psychotherapist.
In addition to my theoretical and clinical training, my years of practicing and teaching mindfulness meditation have trained me to see, be with, and to effectively address suffering both in myself and countless others. My interest in and study of the relationship between psychotherapy and meditation has served my own growth well - it is my wish that this familiarity might assist those that feel so inclined.
I currently do not know a thing about you, except that your life and life circumstances are unique - they are also likely complex in the way that human lives can often be. I also know that the only person that can be you is you, and that if I am curious about the many nuanced self expressions that you have at your disposal, that I might just be able to support you in a way that is actually helpful, and that may even be exciting to you. I’m curious to find out who you are, and together to discover any hidden capacities you may have for greater freedom, and for expanding upon your options as to how you choose to live.
Please contact me via email or
phone: (510) 239-SATI
NOTE: I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation.
For matters that require immediate assistance, call:
Alameda County Crisis Support Services: (800) 309-2131
'THE REAL WORK'
It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,
and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.
The mind that is not baffled is not employed.
The impeded stream is the one that sings.
MY COMMITMENT & TRAINING
Fundamental to my therapeutic orientation is an acknowledgment that we are all interconnected in some beautifully supportive way. At certain times, and if a client so desires, our work may be more specifically informed by my training in the areas of Buddhist meditation, classical yoga, and both Eastern and Western philosophies.
"It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to hear."
--Henry David Thoreau
I earned my Masters Degree in Holistic Counseling Psychology from JFK University - my studies focused primarily on integrating the practices of meditation, therapy, embodiment, and conscious relationship into my own life and work. My clinical orientation is centrally rooted in a mindfulness-based perspective. Generally speaking, mindfulness is a means by which we can more directly and honestly experience our lives – it is our own continuously unfolding capacity, intention, and way of meeting our experiences in any given moment.
DESCRIPTION OF SESSIONS
Sessions are 50 minutes. Our efforts together will focus more readily on moving ‘towards’ health, fluidity, and integration rather than moving ‘away’ from illness, stagnation, and fragmentation – these latter expressions often dissipate when the former are nurtured. Witnessing and supporting you in your own capacity to self-heal is one of the greatest joys in my life.
"A person's experience cannot be figured out by others,
or even by the person experiencing it. It cannot be ex-
pressed in common labels. It has to be met, found, felt,
attended to, and allowed to show itself."
--Eugene Gendlin from Focusing
Email: Send a Message
Phone: (510) 239-SATI (7284)
My fee is $125/session
Payments can be made either via cash or check
and are made at the time of our sessions.
Many therapy clients choose to not involve their insurance, as they wish to maintain personal privacy and thus do not want their treatment listed on their medical records. For my part, I do not bill insurance directly. However, I am happy to provide a billing summary at the end of each month for you to submit to your insurance company. In these cases, most clients are able to get partial or full reimbursement for my services. If you decide that you'd like to use your insurance in this manner, you may want to check with your plan in advance. Full payment for my services is due at the beginning of each session, and as previously stated, you may pay via cash or check.
Please honor a 24-hour cancellation policy, no exceptions
LOCATION OF SESSIONS
Jonathan is currently on sabbatical for an indefinite time period, but is more than happy to make referrals for those seeking a psychotherapist.