Vipassana Therapists Directory

Bonnie Landfield, MA
Sex: Female; MFT 43414
2001 Blake St. Berkeley CA 94704
110 Lafayette Circle, Ste.200, Lafayette, CA 94549
510 229-9222 ; 925 932-1008

www.bonnielandfield.com
Fee scale: $130 with a sliding scale available if needed

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

My therapeutic style is warm, interactive and collaborative. I work
with individuals and couples using principles of Buddhist Psychology,
which include clarity, compassion and wisdom. My work with
individuals focuses on their challenges in the areas of relationships and
co-dependency, life transitions, depression and anxiety. I specialize in
working with clients interested in exploring self-identity and spiritual
growth. Working with couples, I hold the relationship in the context of
a shared spiritual journey.
Many people find that the peace they experience in their spiritual
practice is lacking in their daily lives. Underlying beliefs and old
wounds can hold us back from a full and satisfying life. Bringing
awareness to challenging thoughts and feelings can begin to release
and transform them. This often leads to a richer, more meaningful and
happier life.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND

I have been practicing Buddhist meditation for over twenty years and
have attended Spirit Rock retreats regularly since 1998. Sitting a
week-long silent retreat annually is an important part of my practice.
For fourteen years I have been a member of a local Sangha. My
spiritual practice includes Vipassana, Dzogchen and Mahamudra
traditions. I regularly attend Vipassana retreats at Spirit Rock.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

I received a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology with a
specialization in Transpersonal Counseling from John F. Kennedy
University in 2000. My thesis was on Buddhist Psychology and delved
deeply into the works of John Welwood and David Brazier (Zen
Therapy). I have completed training in Hakomi Therapy. I also have
training in the Emotional Freedom Technique (Tapping) and NonViolent
Communication.