Vipassana Therapists Directory

Rain Sussman
Sex: Female; LCS #24165
1474 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94702
(510) 649-1909

www.rainsussman.com
Fee scale: $135. per session (BC, BS and Aetna provider)

DESCRIPTION OF CLINICAL PRACTICE

The combination of strong anxiety and strong intellect poses special challenges for those caught in the crosshairs. I help individuals with active, analytical minds to work through anxiety-related problems such as panic, worry, avoidance, and compulsive thoughts or habits. My approach is warm, practical, and evidence-based, grounded in both mindfulness and Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Many of my clients are nature-lovers, and find that connecting with nature helps them to unwind. My offices, tranquil garden setting, coupled with my training in Ecotherapy, supports clients interested in exploring this aspect of health and well-being.

VIPASSANA MEDITATION EXPERIENCE

Dedicated practitioner in Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh's tradition since 2001; numerous Vipassana retreats and daylongs since 2009; personal practice includes regular sitting meditation, long-term participation in sangha, and several residential retreats each year.

RELEVANT CLINICAL TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Certified in the treatment of eating disorders and in Ecotherapy. Experienced in mindfulness-based therapies, including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher at Sutter East Bay Hospitals; Adjunct Faculty at California Institute of Integral Studies and John F. Kennedy University