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Marcella Adamski, PhD
Sex: Female; PSY#9680
220 Montgomery St., San Francisco, CA 94104
Fee scale: $150-$200
DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE
With 30 years of practice as a clinical psychologist and as a Vipassana meditator, I bring the professional expertise, wise perspective and genuine compassion necessary to help you develop insight into how to address the difficulties you are experiencing.
I work in a direct, warm and engaged manner to enable you to work through anxiety, depression, and trauma and to resolve interpersonal conflicts in relationships.
I provide psychological consultations for professionals who value a confidential milieu in which they can obtain a dharma perspective about work challenges, career decisions and workplace dynamics.
For individuals from diverse racial, sexual and religious backgrounds, I can offer an informed psychological and cross-cultural understanding derived from international work in human rights.
I offer instructions in mindfulness meditation, relaxation techniques and breathing exercises to calm the body, mind and emotions.
VIPASSANA MEDITATION BACKGROUND
I was introduced to Vipassana meditation by Jack Kornfield, Joseph Goldstein and Sharon Salzberg in the mid-1970's when I sat the first of many subsequent retreats with them. Realizing the immense value of the dharma for myself and my clients, I have attended numerous weeklong and three month long retreats over the last three decades, taught by Guy Armstrong, Carol Wilson, and U Tejaniqa. I have taken many dharma classes, participate in an on-going Buddhist study group with Tempel Smith and have a daily meditation practice.
RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology, with studies in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, couples counseling, and neuroscience. My experience in treating PTSD derived from human rights work treating refugees, war victims and survivors of torture from around the world. My understanding of the profound value of the Dharma has been deepended by interviewing over 200 exiled Tibetan elders. The Buddha's teaching, so intrinsic to their lives, enabled many to face great suffering with wisdom and compassion. (www.tibetanoralhistory.org)