Spiritual Counseling and Mentoring
The individual counseling sessions I offer by
phone are a dynamic, intimate blend of the timeless wisdom
of Buddhism, Zen, and Advaita Vedanta and the techniques and
insights of Western psychology. The purpose of these sessions
is to support you in realizing the truth of your being while
inquiring into the stories and patterns of thinking and behaving
that cause you suffering.
(In addition to phone sessions, I'm now offering in-person "awakening intensives" for individuals and couples at my home in Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico, an hour north of Cabo San Lucas. For more information, click here.)
Like the nondual traditions on which it's based, my approach to counseling is grounded in the realization that the true source of all healing and the lasting resolution of all problems lies in the recognition of our essential nature. When we glimpse who we really are, beyond the stories and the conditioning, our problems begin to lose their grip, and we naturally start to feel happier, more peaceful, and more loving.
Our work together invites a glimpse of true nature by pointing directly to our inherent purity and freedom, the silent aware presence beyond the mind. At the same time, we engage your problems on a relative level by supporting you in welcoming and exploring your experience exactly the way it is, including seemingly difficult emotions and mind states.
Also, the dedication to truth inevitably moves us to investigate and challenge the negative stories and beliefs that lie at the root of your suffering. As the light of awareness illuminates the unconscious patterns that limit you, we naturally orient together toward greater awareness, openness, clarity, freedom, and love.
Often the beliefs and stories that emerge reveal deeper feelings that may feel threatening, such as fear, grief, shame, rage, aloneness, or insecurity. As we gently and compassionately open to these feelings in the intimacy of our shared awareness, they tend to naturally release, making more energy available for joyful, spontaneous living.
Counseling takes place by phone, email, or Skype from anywhere in the world. Because there is no distance in the heart, the work can be quite intimate and deep, no matter how many miles separate us physically.
To set up a free phone consultation to learn more about my
approach to counseling or to discuss the possibility of our
working together, you can contact me directly: email@example.com; 415-451-7133.
Regular sessions last 50 minutes. Requested payment: $125 per session. Payment may be made using Mastercard, Visa, or Discover. If funds are limited, special arrangements may be available Please feel free to contact me to discuss your situation.