Vipassana Therapists Directory

Starla Dean, MA
Sex: Female; MFT 87856
P.O. Box 46, Graton, CA 95444
(415)483-9333, (707)277-1066
Fee scale: $120. per session (sliding to $90-100 for the Vipassana Community based on need)


Welcome to my soul-centered psychotherapy practice. For over twenty years as a grief counselor, workshop facilitator, and psychospiritual therapist,
I've helped individuals and couples transform their lives by exploring the depths of their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls. With an
unshakeable belief in your ability to heal and thrive: a sanctuary of trust, nurturing wisdom and deep healing is here for you. Through this
compassion-centered and sacred soul work, you will learn how to ride the waves of grief with self-loving kindness, self-compassion and forgiveness.
I am a grief guide whose own tragedies of grief and loss have healed and opened my heart like nothing else can. This deep inner work, along with
extensive professional training and spiritual practice, will nurture a heart-centered and genuine connection with you. I look forward to beginning
our journey together.


Daily Vipassana sitting practice for 32 years. Since 1985, biannual attendance at 3-10 day residential retreats at Spirit Rock and other meditation


Masters-Trained Holistic psychotherapist- specializing in grief/loss, anxiety, parenting challenges and Vipassana/Buddhist Counseling.
California State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
End-of-Life Bereavement Chaplain and Grief Counselor Certification- VA Hospice, Cancer Centers, and John F. Kennedy University.
Workshop Leader- Mindfulness-Based Anxiety and Stress Reduction.
Mindfulness-Based and Somatic (Body Based) Orientation utilizing Self-Inquiry, Focusing, Breathwork and Hypnogression.
Vipassana and BuddhaDharma Counselor Training completed- cultivation of present moment awareness and dharma wisdom.