Vipassana Therapists Directory

Gilda Meyers, MS
Sex: Female; MFT # MFC16998
1414 Fourth St. # 201, San Rafael 94901
(415) 472-2765

gildameyersmft.com
Fee scale: $180. (limited sliding scale available)

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

I bring over forty years of experience to my work as a therapist with individuals, couples, and groups. I am deeply interested in the integration of spiritual practice with psychotherapy. Originally trained as an artist, art therapist and body therapist, I respect the wisdom of the body and the creative intelligence that guides each of us toward health and wholeness. The therapy relationship that the client and I co-create, the ground of our work, provides a safe place for the client to explore the ways that the past colors and shapes the present. I am experienced at integrating spiritual practice and twelve-step recovery work with psychotherapy and find that this interweave can strengthen and facilitate the healing process. I am certified in Somatic Experiencing (SEP) and EMDR, both valuable tools for working with trauma and a range of other issues. I currently offer groups for midlife women in transition and for women exploring the issues of aging, using art, writing, meditation, and body awareness as well as group sharing in a supportive environment.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND

Daily practice (Surat Shabd yoga and Vipassana meditation),1971-present.
Vipassana/Metta Retreats, 1994 present: One month (4), Two week (8),
Ten day (7), Seven day (10) with SRMC, Maui Vipassana/Metta and
Taos Mtn. Hermitage teachers.
Facilitator, Kalyana Mitta group (Daily Life as Practice), 1994-2002.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Private practice, body therapist and somatic psychotherapist, 1970 - present. Staff facilitator, Hospice by the Bay, 2000-2009. Staff Facilitator, Spirit Rock Meditation Center,1995-2000. Clinical supervisor and trainer, Community Institute for Psychotherapy, 1989-2012. Additional training and experience: Existential-Humanistic psychotherapy, guided imagery, Lomi bodywork training and apprenticeship w/ Robert Hall, MD(1970 - 71), massage certification (1971). S.F.Gestalt Institute trainee, 1969-71, Continuum Movement (1986 -1994). Somatic Experience (2003 -2005), EMDR (1994). Other specialized training: addiction recovery, codependency, child abuse/neglect, grief and loss, aging and longevity, life transitions, anxiety disorders, depression.