Dharma and Therapy in Service of the Heart's Release
Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy with Individuals and Couples
In addition to my theoretical and clinical training, my years of practicing and teaching 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. Lastly, I am also co-founding editor of the Journal of Holistic Psychology, an annual print publication that's intention is to support the ongoing dialogue between ancient and modern wisdom traditions.
For those that would like to schedule an initial session, or would like to inquire further into the possibility of working
together, please contact me either via email or
phone: (510) 239-SATI (7284) (Why sati?)
NOTE: I offer a free 15-minute initial phone consultation.
Our first in-person session costs $75, and is an assessment session.
My ongoing fee and other details are listed further down on this page.
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 & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
My commitment to serving you as therapist is born out of a deep gratitude for the inner relief and freedom that my own relationship to self-inquiry practices has provided; serving others in this way is my way of thanking those who’ve supported me similarly over the years, and I am grateful that you might consider me an apt guide upon your own inner journey. 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.
Both my meditation teaching and clinical orientation are 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 in length and meet weekly.
My clinical orientation and approach are rooted in a health-based perspective, and 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, and is why I am drawn to this work as an expression of my own natural and evolving humanity.
"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 $100/session; clients attend one session per week.
(Occasionally I have sliding scale availability, please inquire)
All payments are made via either cash or check at the time of our sessions, and are to be made directly to the Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center.
CANCELLATION POLICY & TELEHEALTH DETAILS
Phone & SKYPE Sessions are available within California
Please honor a 24-hour cancellation policy, no exceptions
NOTE: For both phone and SKYPE sessions, payment must be received no later than 24hrs prior to our session - this secures your appointment.
Without this pre-payment, your appointment will need to be rescheduled.
LOCATION OF SESSIONS
GRATEFUL HEART HOLISTIC THERAPY CENTER
1543 Shattuck Avenue, Suite #201 (North Berkeley)