Vipassana Therapists Directory

Meira (Missy) Salman, MA
Sex: Female; MFC35561
1715 Solano Avenue , Suite B, Berkeley 94707
(510) 548-5160
Fee scale: $150 - some low fee slots are available

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

I am an interactive, relational, somatic therapist emphasizing mind, body, spirit connection. My Vipassana practice is at the heart of my clinical work. I work with individuals, families, couples, and adolescents.

VIPASSANA/MEDITATION BACKGROUND

In 1989 I began a daily practice of both sitting and movement meditation as part of my martial arts training. I enliven my practice through regular retreat practice and contact with my monastic and lay teachers. I am a graduate of the Dedicated Practitioners Program (DPP2). Additionally, I am on the organizing committee of the Mt. Tamalpais Women's Retreat.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

I have a specialization in Grief Therapy. I am affiliated with the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Herrick Hospital. I have developed the clinical component of the family program for Grief and Growing, a healing weekend for bereaved children and families. I can help you understand your present moment experience of loss and connect it to your ongoing spiritual path. I have training and experience working with the gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans and gender non-conforming communities.
I have completed the Hakomi training program, a somatic therapy program emphasizing mindfulness. I am a CAMFT certified supervisor and I currently supervise at The Women's Therapy Center and The East Bay Agency For Children. Additionally, I developed a therapy program at a homeless shelter and a domestic violence safe house serving women and children.