Vipassana Therapists Directory

Brook M Stone, MSW
Sex: Female; LCSW #17835
1947 Divisadero St. Ste. 4, San Francisco, CA 94115
415-789-8527

www.brookmstone.com
Fee scale: $150-$170. Limited sliding scale

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

I create a space in which clients can talk about their emotions, experiences, and the challenges they face. I find that the relationship between therapist and client is crucial to healing. In an open, nonjudgmental manner, we explore how your mind, body and emotions affect your life and spiritual aspirations. I have practiced meditation for many years and am aware of the impact it can have, especially in stirring deep feelings and exposing unresolved issues. I have worked over many years with depression, anxiety, and chronic illness. I also work with grief, life transitions and relationship issues.

We will work together towards a fuller, freer, and more creative life.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND

I began Vipassana practice in 1978 at IMS with Sharon Salzberg and Joseph Goldstein. I have maintained a daily practice and sat dozens of retreats since then. I teach meditation at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, where I have led Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction groups and currently lead a weekly group for cancer patients. I am part the two-year Heavenly Messengers program at Spirit Rock addressing illness, old age, death, and awakening and will continue with their Advanced Practitioner Program. I also study with Anam Thubten, Lama Tsultrim Allione and Tsoknyi Rinpoche.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

I graduated from Smith College School of Social Work and have been a licensed clinical social worker in California since 1996. I am passionately interested in how therapy can alleviate suffering and help transform a life. I have studied relational psychoanalytic thought, as well as attachment theory. I have an ongoing interest in neuropsychology and how therapy and mindfulness can help rewire the brain. I have completed a program with Dan Siegel in Interpersonal Neurobiology and am currently enrolled in a year-long program of study in AEDP (an experiential approach to deepening into the felt moment). I also study Qi Gong with Teja Bell. Integrating psyche, body and spirit are my life's work.