What is Contemplative Psychotherapy?

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Contemplative Psychotherapy utilizes Buddhist mindfulness and meditation practices to facilitate healing and growth. Contemplative psychotherapists work to cultivate mindfulness within themselves to lead by example with their clients.

Contemplative Psychotherapy is a good choice for those who want to work through existential concerns about life and death and those willing to try mindfulness and meditation as healing methods.

Mindfulness can help ease stress and anxiety, which come with many different mental health concerns.

Instead of a deficit mindset as some approaches to therapy take, Contemplative Psychotherapy says you are already whole and worthy of a sense of wellbeing. Ultimately, your therapist’s goal is to help you understand yourself in a more full and accepting way.

Therapists Who Specialize in Using Contemplative Psychotherapy

Craig Salerno



“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I change.” -Carl Rogers. I am interested in blending the evidenced-based practices of Western psychotherapy with the wisdom and compassion of Eastern psychology. No matter the issue at hand, therapy first aims at bringing more openness, clarity, and non-judgemental exploration to the parts of ourselves that bring fear and trep...

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling


North Carolina

Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is a full-service therapy practice accepting many insurance plans. The therapists of the practice specialize in many topics including  anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-esteem, grief, trauma, PTSD, social anxiety, phobias, and LGBTQIA+ topics, among other issues. Manhattan Mental Health Counseling is committed to providing the highest level of…

Katherine Mahan, LPC, NCC



I am a licensed professional counselor with a decade of post-graduate clinical experience. I’m also a human being who’s living in this beautiful, challenging world, just like you. My strengths as a clinician include forging strong relationships with my clients and providing them with various resources to help them better understand themselves and the world.
Welcome! I am Alena and  I am a holistic psychotherapist based in New York City. I have a background in holistic nutrition and wellness coaching and am also a certified yoga practitioner and Reiki energy healer. With that said, I have also immersed myself in the practices of mindfulness, yoga, meditation and other spiritual tools for my own healing journey. I am a firm believer of the interconn...

Stacy Williams



You want to be liked and feel like you truly belong. But, you struggle to build true connections with people. Daily worries, perfectionism, and critical thoughts about yourself keep you from opening up to others. You feel like you can't be yourself, so instead, you try to be the person you feel expected to be. I understand the pressure you are under to be perfect in today's society. Most of us...

Kaycie Marler-Rush

Little Rock


THRIVE instead of just get by! Are you an adult seeking individual therapy and interested in utilizing a compassionate and contemplative approach in relating to your life in order to reduce stress, anxiety or depression? Are you seeking support for trauma, grief or loss? Are you wanting to cultivate balance during life challenges & find freedom from limiting beliefs? Whether coming to therapy t...
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Ashe Propst



In my practice, I see that most mental suffering arises from losing touch with our own innate goodness, strength, wisdom, and resilience. This can happen from trauma and through receiving messages of our inherent unworthiness throughout our lives. Together, we can rediscover your inherent worth and confidence by finding the blocks in your psyche and loosening them through communication and...
Would you like to be less anxious and more focused? Would you like better relationships and more happiness? Have you heard about mindfulness and wonder if it could help you? or Have you tried meditation before but feel that you still suffer from anxiety, depression and-or trauma? Have you been in counseling before but felt that something was missing? If you answered yes to any of these question...

Robin Jackelow



I specialize in helping people overcome complex and “difficult-to-treat” problems. Clients often come to therapy feeling "stuck" and wanting more freedom in their choices. I work with clients to help identify and bring light to the strategies that we often use to avoid our feelings and keep us locked in patterns we want to shift. I help support people in exploring where they have been, making...
I offer a safe and welcoming space to share your story. Sometimes, problems we face — whether they come with a diagnosis or not — may be overwhelming, debilitating, paralyzing, unhealthy, or destructive to ourselves or our relationships. I aim to help people deconstruct and free themselves from the grip of problems that may be overwhelming and oppressive and move toward preferred ways of living...
***I am not taking new clients at this time.*** Please contact me for a free 15-minute phone consultation if you prefer a therapist who: (1) listens more than she speaks, speaking only when she thinks her words or how she says them will be helpful; (2) will not judge you; (3) is curious about your childhood; (4) is curious about how you really feel in the present moment; (5) is interested in th...