Heather Coleman, LCSW

 

Heather Coleman Buddhist Psychotherapy NY“I have studied within the Shambhala tradition of Buddhism since 2009, as well as being an active member of the Interdependence Project of New York City. In 2010, I completed a meditation facilitator training and became a meditation instructor.

I have worked for the past five years with Natalie Baker as my meditation instructor and mentor in Buddhism and Western psychological techniques. I have read extensively on the topic of Buddhist Philosophy merging with Western Psychology, and am drawn to Mark Epstein, John Wellwood and Chögyam Trungpa’s writings specifically, all of which have greatly informed my work with others.

I approach clients from a space of “basic sanity”, the innate wisdom each human being has been born with. By using traditional interventions from Western psychology and the ground of Buddhist philosophy, I facilitate a connection with my client’s basic goodness, natural wakefulness and health with the understanding that we are all capable of healing ourselves. Often times, we come to therapy when we are feeling confused, disconnected, fearful, and depressed; our ways of thinking, feeling and acting keep us stuck and unhappy. This is the basis of Buddhist thought: that our habitual psychological patterns cloud our basic goodness, leading to suffering. With this knowledge, we can work with mindfulness and awareness techniques to clearly recognize habitual patterns and their origin, while also reconnecting with one’s inherent wisdom, easefulness, compassion, and confidence, bringing this into our lives.

In our work together, we will use techniques from meditation, body awareness practices, neurofeedback, cognitive-behavioral psychology and solution-focused therapy, while continuously using your present moment experience as information for healing and growth. I have a respectful curiosity and compassion for all of my clients and will encourage you to approach yourself, your story, and mind in the same way.”
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About Heather

 

Contact Info

Phone: 347-708-6177

Email: heather@buddhistpsychotherapyny.com

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Fees

  • Therapy Session: $150
  • Neurofeedback only: $125
  • Therapy with Neurofeedback: $150

 

Counseling Services

Individual Psychotherapy, Marriage Counseling, Neurofeedback Training (EEG biofeedback), Life Coaching, Group Therapy, Relationship Counseling, Premarital Counseling

ALSO OFFERING: Life Coaching with Neurofeedback Training – Work on all parts of the brain at once! Learn more about neurofeedback >

Coaching and talking works with the Conscious Brain—pre-frontal cortex- Discuss and make steps to improve upon planning, problem solving, decision making. Explore options and create concrete plans for life transitions, career, relationships, personal growth and development.

Neurofeedback works with the unconscious/habitual Brain—limbic brain/responsible for impulsive fight/flight response—Potential to change our relationship to stressful situations by responding not reacting, discover clarity on what are actual threats vs. perceived threats, access more spontaneous and playful parts of yourself. Clients train for a variety of issues including peak performance, alleviation of symptoms, emotional issues, learning problems and spiritual growth. Learn more about neurofeedback here.

 

Specialties

Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Relationship Issues

 

Issues:

Addiction, Divorce, Loss or Grief, Peer Relationships, Sexual Abuse, Trauma and PTSD, Coping Skills, Life Coaching, Parenting, Self Esteem, Spirituality

 

Mental Health:

Mood Disorders

 

Sexuality Gender:

Bisexual Issues, Lesbian Issues, Gay Issues, Transsexual Issues

 

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Meditation Centers in New York:

ny.shambhala.orgtheidproject.org