Hakomi Institute Faculty

Hakomi Institute Faculty

Our international faculty are psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, and professionals in their fields. They continue to develop and evolve the Hakomi Method in alignment with new discoveries in the psychotherapy and neuroscience fields. They also use their in-depth ongoing experience in clinical practice to enhance and evaluate the effectiveness of new developments in the Method.

Our faculty create a mindful, supportive training environment where the Hakomi techniques and methodology can be explored in a safe, experiential context. Many also teach in universities worldwide, allowing them to integrate their academic expertise and knowledge of current research and developments in the field of psychology. Click here to see the many colleges and universities where Hakomi Institute faculty teach.

Trainers: North America, Pacifica, Israel

The Training Staff are authorized to teach Hakomi Workshops and lead Hakomi Trainings.

View European Hakomi Trainers & Teachers

Cedar Barstow, M.Ed.
1485 Sumac
Boulder, CO 80304
email: cedar@cedarbarstow.com
website: www.rightuseofpower.org

Cedar Barstow, M.Ed., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist in private practice, and a Certified Hakomi Trainer. She has led trainings nationally and internationally, in England, Ireland, Asheville, N.C., Santa Barbara, Seattle, Chicago, and Atlanta, and has taught workshops throughout the U.S., and in the South Pacific. Cedar is currently developing and teaching a professional training in Ethics and Right Use of Power. She served as Administrative Director of the Hakomi Institute for ten years, has served on the Board of Directors, Ethics Committee, and as Managing Editor of the Hakomi Forum. As Hakomi Librarian, she collects, organizes, and re-distributes the computerized log of evolving theory, curriculum, and exercises. She is the author of several books on women and healing, and is a core member of a ceremonial dance community in Boulder, Colorado.

Karen Blicher, L.C.S.W., C.H.T.
C/O Mahec; 501 Biltmore
Asheville, NC 28801
email: karen.blicher@gmail.com

Karen C. Blicher, LCSW, CHT, is a Certified Hakomi Therapist, a Certified HakomiTrainer and a Lead Trainer of the Internal Family Systems model for the Center for Self Leadership in Chicago. Devoted to the study and practice of body centered psychotherapy, Karen also is the Director of Regional and Mental Health Education at MAHEC (Mountain Area Health Education Center) in Asheville, NC. She enjoys teaching the principles and techniques of Hakomi and IFS to a variety of audiences and utilizes Hakomi and IFS in her role as teacher, administrator, clinician and consultant. Karen has also served on the Board of Directors of the Hakomi Institute for several years and has been an Organizer of Hakomi trainings for over a decade. Known for her well organized and playful teaching style, she is committed to creating a safe and inspiring training environment. An avid outdoor enthusiast, Karen spends her leisure time hiking, backpacking and kayaking.

Maci Daye, Ed.S., L.P.C.
P.O. Box 233
Decatur, GA 30033
email: maci@macidaye.com
websites: www.macidaye.com

Maci Daye, Ed.S., L.P.C. is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Hakomi Trainer, Certified Master Career Counselor and Life Coach who operates LifeWorks Seminars and Counseling, Inc. in Atlanta, GA. Maci has graduate degrees in Education and Counseling from Harvard and Georgia State Universities and is a Level II Intermediate Practitioner of Somatic Experiencing. She has been practicing Hakomi for 25 years and has served on the Hakomi Institute Board of Directors. She has been on the Hakomi faculty since 2001, teaching in Atlanta, Virginia and Minnesota, and is the Lead Trainer in Asheville, North Carolina and a Co-Founder of Hakomi Mallorca in Spain. Maci has a particular interest in sexual enrichment for couples, and has developed a series of couple’s retreats, called Passion and Presence®, on the Art and Practice of Mindful Sex.

Phil Del Prince, M.A.
1370 Riverside Ave.
Boulder, CO 80304
email: pdelprince@msn.com

Phil Del Prince, M.A., is a Senior Trainer and Co-Founder of the Hakomi Institute. He has been a practicing therapist for over 27 years, and a trainer at all levels of the Hakomi Method since its inception. His teaching and therapy rest on a broad base of training and experience with traditional counseling approaches, Gestalt, Bioenergetics, Group Therapy, and Psychodrama. Phil is particularly interested in teaching the neuropsychology underlying psychotherapy and the Hakomi Method. He also enjoys assisting students and therapists to refine and integrate their skills in the Hakomi Method with their unique personal wisdom and professional styles. Phil and his family live in Boulder, Colorado, where he maintains a private practice.

Scott Eaton, M.A., M.F.T.
offices in San Francisco and Emeryville
533A Castro St.
San Francisco, CA 94114
5874 Vallejo St.
Emeryville, CA 94608
email: scotteaton@HakomiCA.org
website: www.scotteaton.com

Scott Eaton, M.A., M.F.T., has been facilitating groups, workshops and trainings in the United States and Europe for over 30 years. He is a licensed psychotherapist and has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in San Francisco and Oakland, California since 1988. He works with adults of all sexual orientations and specializes in GLBT issues, spirituality, shame reduction, PTSD, recovery, and relationship dynamics. In addition, Scott is a long standing teacher of meditation and an avid world traveller.

Jon Eisman
6836 Highway 66
Ashland, OR 97520
e-mail: joneisman@dslnorthwest.net

Jon Eisman is a Founding Trainer of the Hakomi Institute, a member of its Board of Directors, and serves as co-director for Hakomi of Canada, director of Hakomi of Oregon, and adjunct faculty for Hakomi of San Francisco. With an extensive background of academic and clinical study in alternative healing methods, he has been studying and practicing psychotherapy since 1978. He has taught at, or in conjunction with, Dominican University, Antioch University, Southern Oregon University, JFK University, Marylhurst College, Southwest College and the Fielding Institute for Graduate Studies. He has also served as staff and clinical Psychotherapist at Plaza Santa Maria Hospital for Metabolic Disorders. Jon’s particular area of interest is Hakomi Character Theory, and its interface with Child Development, the “child states” of Consciousness, and the re-creation of functional family systems. He is also a crusader for the application of Hakomi Principles in group process. Jon has led trainings in North America, Europe, and New Zealand. He has written two books,and is the creator of a unique model of human dynamics, “The Re-Creation of the Self.”

Beth Falch-Nielsen, R.C.C.
3822 Edinburgh Street
Burnaby, BC. V5C1R6 Canada

Beth Falch-Nielsen, R.C.C., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and a Registered Clinical Counsellor. She has been in the counselling field since 1976, and has been in private practice since 1987 She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and has a private practice both in Vancouver and part time on Vancouver Island. Beth is the lead Hakomi Trainer for Edmonton, Alberta and also teaches in Calgary, Alberta. Presently in Vancouver, she is leading small mentoring groups and on-going supervision groups. Beth offers both individual and couples counseling. Clients and students say that Beth brings a calm, centered place in herself to her work, that provides a nurturing and strong container in which to grow and learn. She also brings the ability to articulate, in simple language, the complex concepts of human behavior.

Rob Fisher, M.A., M.F.T.
621 Eucalyptus Way
Mill Valley, CA 94941
email: robfisher@HakomiCA.org
website: www.robfishermft.com

Rob Fisher, M.A., M.F.T., is a psychotherapist, consultant and CAMFT certified supervisor in private practice in Mill Valley. He is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. He is an adjunct professor at JFK University where he teaches marriage and family therapy classes and case consultation seminars as well as an adjunct professor at CIIS where he teaches Hakomi and Theories and Techniques of Body Oriented Psychotherapy. He also teaches couples therapy at the post graduate level at a variety of agencies in San Francisco and Marin country. He is the publisher of the Couples Psychotherapy Newsletter and the author of a book about experientially oriented couples therapy entitled Experiential Psychotherapy With Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist, published by Zeig/Tucker. He has been a Master and Peer Presenter at the annual CAMFT Conference and at other national conferences such as the USABP. He is also a California State Licensed Continuing Education Provider.

Gregory Gaiser
633 W. Dittmar Road
Austin, TX 78745
email: redorchidconsulting@gmail.com

Gregory Gaiser is Matrix Leadership Institute Senior Trainer, Certified Massage Therapist, and Ordained Minister of the Association for the Integration of the Whole Person. His Pastoral Counseling work integrates spiritual traditions including Buddhism, Christianity, Gnosticism, and body-based approaches to Spirituality and Shamanism. Central to both his private sessions and public teaching is the concept of Mindfulness (also referred to as “listening to the still, small voice within”.) Working from a premise of the divine nature of existence, his purpose is to help facilitate a spiritual recognition and integration of life’s lessons, challenges and opportunities for individuals, partners and groups.

Maya Shaw Gale, M.A.
314 E. Figueroa St.
Santa Barbara, CA. 93101
email: mayashawgale@verizon.net

Maya Shaw Gale, M.A., is a Certified Hakomi Practitioner and Trainer and has served on the Board of Directors of the Hakomi Institute for many years. She has trained professionals in the Hakomi Method in California, Kansas, Georgia, North Carolina, and for the past 15 years in New Zealand and Australia. Maya has also trained in Process-Oriented Psychology and World Work Conflict Resolution, Ericksonian Hypnosis, Embodied Dreamwork , Holodynamics, Authentic Movement and holds her Master’s degree in Expressive Arts Therapy. Maya is a certified life coach and has a mindfulness-based wellness coaching practice in Santa Barbara, CA with a focus on individuals, couples and organizations moving through transition. She is also a Certified Trainer with the Circle of Life Coaching Foundation and, as adjunct faculty of Cambridge College Graduate School of Education for 8 years, trained educators in curriculum applications of somatic awareness, mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Maya is also a performance artist in dance/theater and brings her love of movement and embodied learning processes into her teaching, counseling and coaching work. She particularly enjoys sharing her transformational work in nature retreat settings and is the founder of Women in the Wild, Inner Nature/ Outer Nature, and True Nature Retreats.

Melissa Grace, M.A.
7815 Spring Dr
Boulder, CO 80303
email: melissamgrace@aol.com

Melissa Grace, M.A., has served as Lead Trainer for the Hakomi Comprehensive Trainings in Boulder, Colorado and Princeton, NJ (Northeast U.S. training) for over ten years. She is co-director of Spring Grove, offering a range of services including psychotherapy, life coaching, executive coaching and organizational consulting. As core faculty for the Hakomi Institute, Melissa serves on the Board of Directors, and has trained students throughout the U.S. including Boulder and Durango, CO, Atlanta, GA, Asheville, NC, Princeton, NJ, and Newport, RI.; also leading Advanced Supervision Trainings in Boulder and Princeton. Melissa has been trained as a life coach and executive coach through the Coaches Training Institute, The Institute for Life Coaching, and Conversant. She has trained in group leadership with the National Training Laboratory and the Group Leadership Training, and has facilitated groups for twenty years. Melissa also brings a dance and movement background to all of her workshops and trainings. She lives with her family and has a private practice in Boulder.

Morgan Holford, L.P.C.,
511 Fulton Lane
Santa Fe, NM 87501
email: moca108@msn.com

Morgan Holford, L.P.C., has been a Trainer for the Hakomi Institute since 1990. She has led trainings in many cities throughout the U.S. and has taught Hakomi at Southwestern College and Scherer Institute in Santa Fe, N.M. One of Morgan’s loves is to work with Hakomi graduates to help them deepen their skills with the method and become certified. Morgan co-created and continues to teach the Hakomi for Bodyworkers Training, bringing key elements of the Hakomi Method to this population of health practitioners. She provides consultation for other practicing therapists on the inclusion of the body in the psychotherapeutic process. She also designed Embodying Spirit, a series of experiential workshops. She has been a practicing therapist for 25 years in Santa Fe, integrating her trainings in Hakomi, couples work, somatic trauma therapy, massage and the Rosen Method. She is an adjunct therapist offering Hakomi and somatic trauma resolution at Life Healing Center, a residential trauma and addictions treatment center. Morgan brings her deep commitment to spiritual growth and embodiment to her work with individuals, couples and groups.

Jaci Hull, M.A. L.M.F.T.
1137 Pearl St
Boulder, CO 80302
303 449-9056
email: jacihull@yahoo.com

Jaci Hull, M.A., L.M.F.T., leads Hakomi trainings and workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. She has served as as faculty for the Somatic Psychology M.A. program at Naropa University and for the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute. Jaci is on the Hakomi Institute Board of Directors and is a co-developer of Experiential Couples Psychotherapy. She received her degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University in 1997. Her post-graduate training includes Family Therapy, EMDR II, Somatic Trauma Resolution, Brainspotting, Group Leadership Training and she is a Certified Relational Life Therapist. She brings her extensive experience, as well as warmth, safety, and humor, to her teaching. A licensed psychotherapist in private practice for over 25 years, Jaci works with individuals and couples, emphasizing clear, heartfelt and solution-focused communication.

Gregory Johanson, Ph.D., L.P.C.
P.O. Box 23
Mill City, Oregon 97360
email: greg@gregjohanson.net
web: www.gregjohanson.net

Gregory Johanson, Ph.D., L.P.C., is a Founding Trainer of the Hakomi Institute. He is editor of the Hakomi Forum, and has served as co-editor (with Ralph Cohen) of the Journal of Self Leadership, Book Review Editor of the Journal of Spirituality in Counseling, and on the editorial committees of the Journal of Pastoral Care, The United States Association for Body Psychotherapy Journal, and The Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association. He has taught in a number of schools, including the graduate schools of Loyola in Chicago and Northeastern Illinois State University, and as Research Faculty at the Santa Barbara Graduate Institute. Greg leads Hakomi workshops and trainings throughout the United States and overseas in Japan and Hong Kong, and is a trainer in Internal Family Systems work. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Pastoral Psychotherapist with degrees in psychology, philosophy, and theology, who was awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. He has published over one hundred items in the fields of pastoral theology and psychotherapy including the book (with Ron Kurtz) “Grace Unfolding: Psychotherapy in the Spirit of the Tao-te Ching”, which has been translated into five languages. His special interest is in Integral Psychology, which relates spirituality to individual consciousness and behavior, in the context of social and cultural issues. Greg currently lives and practices in Oregon.

Mukara Meredith, M.S.W.
403 Juniper
Boulder, CO 80304
website: www.matrixworks.com

Mukara Meredith, M.S.W., has over 30 years of experience in teaching, consulting, and training. In addition to her Hakomi work, she is developer of the Matrixworks approach to working with groups as Living Systems, and trains individuals and corporate leaders internationally (in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Asia and Central/South America) in this Hakomi-based approach. In her corporate work with Proctor and Gamble, Mattel, The Gap, General Mills and other large organizations, Mukara trains executives and employees to work together to facilitate the change and transformation inherent in groups. Since 1993 she has also served Adjunct Faculty at Naropa University, teaching Group Process Leader for the Somatic Psychology department and developing curriculum for the Environmental Leadership program. Mukara believes knowledge of groups, membership, and leadership is key to our personal, community, and planetary healing. A Buddhist practitioner for over 20 years, Mukara is devoted to the practical application of world wisdom teachings in everyday life.

Suhari Mommsen-Bohm
Willowbank Holistic Center, 4 Willowbank
Dunedin, New Zealand
0064-3-47306 00
email: willow-bank@xtra.co.nz

Suhari Mommsen-Bohm is a registered Psychotherapist and Naturopath. She has been a health practitioner for over 30 years, beginning as a medical doctor in Germany. Since living in New Zealand her interest has turned towards Complimentary and Alternative Medicine. She studied Hakomi Experiential Psychotherapy in the early 90’s and became a teacher with the Hakomi Pacifica Team in 2001. She is currently part of the teaching staff in the New Zealand Hakomi training, offering workshops in New Zealand and Australia and presenting at conferences. She was awarded “ Advanced Clinical Practice” by the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (N.Z.A.P.) and has been in private practice in Dunedin for over 20 years, integrating Natural Medicine and Hakomi with a passion for Mind-Body Holism. She has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness in chronic pain syndrome, as a supportive treatment in illness and stress management.

Lorena Monda, M.S., D.O.M., L.P.C.C.
P.O. Box 781
Placitas, NM 87043

Lorena Monda, M.S., D.O.M., L.P.C.C., has been a practicing psychotherapist since 1977. She is also a Doctor of Oriental Medicine and a member of Zen teacher Thich Nhat Hanh’s core community, the Order of Interbeing. In addition to teaching Hakomi, Lorena is on the faculty of the AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine in Austin, Texas where she teaches courses in clinical communication integrating Hakomi skills. She is also a certified teacher of Sheng Zhen Qigong. Lorena is the author of the book The Practice of Wholeness: Spiritual Transformation in Everyday Life and a coeditor of the book I Have Arrived, I Am Home: Celebrating 20 years of Plum Village Life. She lives and practices in Placitas, New Mexico and teaches Hakomi in the U.S. and Japan.

Jules Morgaine
20 Grange Rd Sth,
Haumoana, NZ
(06) 8751984
email: jmorgaine@xtra.co.nz

Jules Morgaine, DIP. O.T., M.N.Z.A.P. is a registered Psychotherapist, and a full member of the New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists (N.Z.A.P.), where she holds a Certificate of Advanced Clinical Practice. She has over 20 years experience in private practice offering psychotherapy and supervision. She has also worked extensively in community education in areas of domestic violence intervention and sexual abuse healing, and teaches in B.A. Social Sciences at Eastern Institute of Technology, N.Z. Jules leads three-year professional Hakomi Trainings in N.Z. and Perth, Australia, and offers workshops throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Julie Murphy, M.A.
P.O. Box 712
Santa Cruz CA 95061
email: juliemurphy@HakomiCA.org
website: www.juliemurphy.org

Julie Murphy, M.A., L.M.F.T. 83806, Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor, Certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist has over thirty years of experience consulting, teaching and working in the Healing Arts. Julie is a Co-Director of the Hakomi Institute of California and trains mental health professionals in California, Canada, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. With a strong background in the fields of anthropology, contemplative psychology, addictions, attachment theory, massage therapy, Buddhism, and poetry, Julie has developed numerous programs that integrate cutting-edge research with humanistic and contemplative approaches. She is adjunct faculty at John F. Kennedy University in Holistic Counseling Psychology, was an instructor in the California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Compassion in Psychotherapy, and has presented at numerous professional conferences including the Non-Dual Wisdom Conference, the Hakomi Institute International, AMTA, and USABP Annual Conferences. She specializes in developing mindfulness and compassion in relationships, attachment theory, addictions counseling and creative writing. Julie developed Embodied Writing™, a contemplative and somatic approach to creative writing and self-expression. She also developed “Attending to Attachment: A Mindfulness Based Approach to Working with Attachment Issues and Relationship Repair”. Julie practices experiential somatic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, adolescents and families in Santa Cruz, California.

John Perrin
P.O. Box 1624,
Rozelle, NSW 2039, Australia
0412 114 861
email: johnperrin@ozemail.com.au

John Perrin is a Certified Hakomi therapist and Hakomi Trainer and holds a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Relationship Counseling from the Jansen Newman Institute. He works in private practice with individuals and couples in Sydney, where he also organises Hakomi workshops and professional training. He teaches in New Zealand and Australia. John has studied for many years in the Zen Buddhist tradition. He has a particular interest in the use of mindfulness in therapy and the role of relationship as a vehicle for personal growth.

Manuela Mischke Reeds, M.A., M.F.T.
661 Live Oak Ave. #2
Menlo Park, CA 94025
email: manuelamr@hakomicalifornia.org
website: www.somaticinquiry.com

Manuela Mischke Reeds, M.A., M.F.T., is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Trainer, and Somatic Psychotherapist. She trains health professional in the Hakomi Method in San Francisco and Sydney, Australia. Manuela specializes in integrating somatic psychotherapy, attachment therapy, pre-perinatal psychology, movement therapy and somatic trauma work. She is adjunct faculty at JFK University, Institute Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto and CIIS, San Francisco. She co-developed “Waking up from the Family Trance”, a somatic approach to exploring and transforming internalized Family Systems. Manuela is an authorized Continuum Movement Teacher leading regular Continuum classes in SF and abroad. She holds a MA in Somatic Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies, and a BA in Dance Therapy from the Naropa Institute. In addition she has trained in various methods of working with trauma, counseled survivors of political oppression and torture and victims of trauma. She is an SE Practioner in the Trauma Resolution method developed by Peter Levine. Manuela has extensive training in the field of arts, movement/dance, Buddhist meditation. She maintains a private practice in Menlo Park working with individuals, couples and children.

Donna Roy, L.P.C., C.H.T.
15 S.E. 16th Ave.
Portland, Oregon 97214
email: counselord2002@yahoo.com

Donna Roy, L.P.C., C.H.T., is a licensed professional counselor and a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. She has a full-time private counseling and consulting practice in Portland, Oregon, and provides clinical supervision to registered counseling interns. Donna administers and teaches in the personal growth, comprehensive and professional skills trainings for M.E.T.A./Hakomi Institute of Oregon. She is an adjunct faculty member in Portland State University’s Department of Counselor Education, where she was one of the developers of the mindfulness-based group therapy component of the graduate counseling program. She has advanced training in couples, marriage and family therapy, experiential dreamwork, and clinical supervision, and authored a chapter entitled, “Body-Centered Counseling & Psychotherapy”, included in Capuzzi and Gross’s textbook, Theories and Interventions in Counseling and Psychotherapy, published by Prentice Hall.

Takehiro Takao, M.A.
3-11-11-402 Torikoga,
Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka 811-0104
email: takehiro.takao@gmail.com
Takehiro Takao, M.A.

Keren Tzarfaty, Ph.D.(cand.), M.F.T.
89 Nordeo St
Herzelia, Israel, 46591
email: hakomiisrael@gmail.com

Keren Tzarfaty, Ph.D.(cand.), M.F.T., a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher as well as a somatic and transpersonal psychotherapist. Keren’s approach is grounded in traditional western psychologies and body oriented modalities (Gestalt, movement, trauma work) as well as inspired by Eastern and Shamanic spiritual traditions. She Holds a M.A. in Somatic Psychology and is a Ph.D. candidate in East- West Psychology, both from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Keren has trained extensively in a combination of traditional and contemporary approaches and offers an integrative model of healing and growth. She has been a meditation practitioner for many years and is dedicated to living a fully embodied life grounded in spirit. In her practice she works with individuals, couples and families and leads mindfulness-based groups.

Halko Weiss, Ph.D.
Lagerlofstrasse 22, 22391
(011-49) 40-27141256
email: HalkoHD@aol.com

Halko Weiss, Ph.D., Dipl.-Psych., ECP, supervisor (BDP) is a licensed clinical psychologist, co-founder and Senior Trainer of the Hakomi Institute in Boulder, USA, as well as International Director of the Hakomi Institute of Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. Halko has worked as a therapist since1973, in private practice and in a number of institutions. Since 1978 he has also been a psychotherapy trainer in Europe, North America, New Zealand and Australia. Additionally, he works as a trainer and coach for executives within international corporations, such as DaimlerChrysler. Halko has published a number of books and articles, among them the new “Handbook of Bodypsychotherapy” (2004, with G. Marlock, eds.)

Suyang Yu, M.D.
3-11-11-402 Torikoga,
Dazaifu-shi, Fukuoka 811-0104
email: hanamizukiyu@gmail.com
Suyang Yu, M.D.

Teachers: North America, Pacific, Israel

Hakomi Teaching Staff members are authorized to offer Hakomi Workshops of all kinds.

Deah Baird, N.D., M.S.
1804 N.E. 45th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
email: deah@deahbaird.com
websites: www.deahbaird.com
Deah Baird, ND, LPC is a naturopathic physician and licensed professional counselor in Portland, Oregon. She has been working in the healing arts for the past 25 years. Originally focusing on women’s health care and offering homebirth midwifery services, she began focusing her work exclusively in the area of psychological health in 2003. She is currently adjunct faculty at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine and on the teaching staff of M.E.T.A. (Mindful Experiential Therapy Approaches). She balances a successful private practice with teaching, community service and an engaged family life. She brings passion and compassion to her work, helping people reconnect with their sense of well-being, grow in self-integration and enhance their experience of love in relationships.

Karen Baikie, Ph.D., M.Clin.Psych.
Suite 205, 7-11 Clarke St.
Crows Nest, N.S.W., 2065 Australia
+612 94360919

Karen Baikie, PhD., M.Clin.Psych., is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 12 years experience working with individuals and couples in private practice in Sydney, Australia. Karen is on the faculty of the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team, teaching in the Sydney Professional Training, and co-facilitator with Halko Weiss of the Australian Hakomi Embodied and Aware Relationships Training (H.E.A.R.T.). She does workshops on aspects of Hakomi and H.E.A.R.T. throughout Australia and provides supervision. She is co-editor of Hakomi News, the newsletter of the Hakomi Association Australia. Karen holds a Ph.D. in psychology on the use of expressive writing as a therapeutic tool for survivors of trauma. She has worked extensively with adult survivors of child abuse and is trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Karen is passionate about assisting individuals, couples and other therapists in using mindfulness-based approaches to support deepening awareness and connection with themselves and others.

Shirley Bar-Dvir, MA., MFT
2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA
email: shirleydvir@hotmail.com
Shirley Bar-Dvir, MA., MFT, is a certified Hakomi Therapist, Certified Hakomi Teacher and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a background of BA in Social Work from Haifa University in Israel and MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from JFK University in Pleasant Hill. Currently she is teaching at JFK university and supervising trainees at the counseling center there. In addition once a year she teaches workshops at “Shiluv Campus” in Israel. Shirley has been practicing psychotherapy since 1997 in agencies and private practice, seeing families, children, couples and individuals. She has training in psychodynamic work, Attachment, EMDR, Sensorimotor Trauma work, Enneagram, Family therapy and Cranio Sacral therapy. Her spiritual practice and meditations supports how she holds her work and her teachings. She has a private practice at Anam Cara healing center in Berkeley CA.

Dennis H. Brown, Ph.D, R.Psych.
#109, 10411-122 Street
Edmonton, AB T5N 4C2
Dennis H. Brown, Ph.D, R.Psych.

Arlene Cassidy, R.Psych, M.Ed.
212 Silver Ridge Cr. N.W.
Calgary, AB
email: arlene.cassidy@shaw.ca
web: www.arlenecassidy.net
Arlene Cassidy, R.Psych, M.Ed.

Magi Cooper
1840 Deerborne Pl.
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T 1A3
email: magicooper@shaw.ca
website: www.cooper-morrissey.com
Magi Cooper is a certified Hakomi therapist and teacher. Standing in the Hakomi Principle of Non-Violence, she has been a dedicated advocate of domestic peace for 20 years. Magi facilitates Respectful Relationship Programs for men incarcerated for spousal assault and Relationship Violence Prevention for the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Corrections Branch in British Columbia. In addition, Magi works with various agencies doing staff development and trainings. In her private practice she works with individuals, couples and families. She and her partner Bob Morrissey developed and facilitate Relationship Fitness, workshops for couples.

David Fish, M.A., M.F.T.
DBT Center of Marin:
895 Sir Francis Drake Blvd.
San Anselmo, CA 94960.
Blue Oak Therapy Center:
Berkeley, CA 94705.
415-459-5206 Ext. 1
email: dvfish@earthlink.net
David Fish, M.A., M.F.T., has been a certified Hakomi Therapist for 18 years, and has private practice internships in Berkeley and Marin. As well as specializing in Hakomi, he leads groups and does individual therapy with people who struggle with intense emotions and impulsive actions, or Borderline Personality Disorder. Seeing life and the process of change as best served by multidimensional understanding, he also brings a wide field of interest and expertise in other methods to his teaching. These include Dialectical Behavior Therapy, attachment work, Schema therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Sensorimotor trauma therapy, Focusing, Functional Analytic Psychotherapy, and relational psychodynamic approaches. A seasoned meditator, the use of mindfulness is a unifying theme that runs through all of his work. David has a warm, collaborative, down-to-earth teaching style that is lively, well-informed, and human.

Nicole Heinrich, M.A., M.F.T.
4333 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94118
(415) 933-6909
P.O. Box 1187
Santa Cruz, CA
email: cybercole4000@yahoo.com
Nicole Heinrich, M.A., M.F.T.

Denise Jessup, M.A., M.S., L.M.F.T.
261 East 16th St,, Suite 2
Eugene, OR 97401
email: denisetherapy@comcast.net
Denise Jessup, M.A., M.S., L.M.F.T., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Hakomi Therapist in private practice in Eugene, Oregon. She is also a Certified Hakomi Teacher with META/Hakomi Institute of Oregon in Portland, and delights in presenting at both Hakomi and Re-Creation of the Self Professional Skills Trainings. A licensed therapist since 1994, she enjoys integrating body-centered psychotherapy with other modalities in her work with adults and couples. She appreciates helping people find their clarity, self-compassion and confidence, whether through training or psychotherapy. Denise is known for her warm, focused, collaborative way of teaching while attending to individual students’ needs and the group process.

Nova (Stephenie) Knutson, L.M.T., C.H.P.
15 S.E. 16th St.
Portland, OR 97214
email: nova.bodymind@gmail.com
Nova (Stephenie) Knutson, L.M.T., C.H.P.

Dominique Lando, M.A., M.F.T.
2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
email: speakthespark@yahoo.com
Dominique Lando, M.A., M.F.T. is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher as well as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a private practice in Berkeley, California, where she sees individuals and couples. She is the Co-Founder of Anam Cara Healing Center in Berkeley, a community-based therapy center. She is an adjunct professor at California institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) and the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (ITP), both universities where she teaches Hakomi Body-centered Psychotherapy. She draws not only from her training in somatic psychotherapy, Sensorimotor Trauma work and EMDR but also from her years working in the field of Community Development as an activist, eco-psychologist and Permaculture farmer. She integrates her multicultural background into her approach and places a strong emphasis on group synergy.

Shai Lavie, M.A., M.F.T., C.S.E.P., Certified Hakomi Teacher, Lic. #35526
1634 5th Ave.
San Rafael, CA 94901
415-339-7847 and 415-454-7719
email: shailavie@hotmail.com
Shai Lavie, M.A., M.F.T. is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a Certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner with a private practice in San Rafael. He is also certified in the Somatic Experiencing method of working with trauma. Shai serves as Adjunct Faculty at Sofia University and has conducted trainings at dozens of local agencies, universities, and counseling centers. He also leads transformational groups with adults and for many years has led therapeutic groups in Bay Area high schools, as well as numerous wilderness-based Rites of Passage programs. Shai has been practicing Vipassana meditation for 25 years and has taught meditation in the Teen and Family Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Center since 2001. Please look for articles from Shai Lavie in Psychotherapy Networker (“In Search of a Lost Self,” Sept/Oct 2011) and in The Therapist (“Mindfulness-Based Family Therapy,” Sept/Oct 2011).

Rebecca Lincoln, M.A., L.P.C.
127 Birdie Ln
Hideaway, TX 75771
512-589-9822, 903-266-1167
email: rlincolnlpc@gmail.com
Rebecca Lincoln, M.A., L.P.C. is a Teacher with the Hakomi Institute of the Southwest and is excited about bringing Hakomi to North Texas. She is currently a psychotherapist with the Samaritan Counseling Center of Tyler. She offers spiritually integrated counseling working with veterans, survivors of trauma, and individuals and families living with mental illness. She works with a wide age range of clientele seeing clients as young as 10 years old and adults throughout the life span. In addition she is a veteran bodyworker of 25 years. She began her study of Hakomi in 1994 with the Hakomi for Bodyworkers Training, continued with the Comprehensive Training, and has assisted in several Hakomi trainings. She has trained in the Matrixworks approach to groups as living systems and is a facilitator of the Right Use of Power Ethics training. In her teaching she brings a love for learning through the collaborative wisdom of the group. In addition, she has an appreciation of both the counseling and the bodywork fields. She enjoys helping individuals integrate Hakomi into their everyday life and professions. She is membership chair for The Piney Woods Counseling Association and is passionate about bringing excellence to counseling.

Lois Luckett, L.C.S.W.
1711 Bardstown Rd.
Louisville, KY 40205
email: loisluckettlcsw@gmail.com
Lois S. Luckett L.C.S.W. is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. With a deep trust in the basic goodness of life and the power of love, Lois has dedicated herself to the study of the natural growth process and the facilitation of compassionate healing both with individuals and groups. She has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for over 30 years and also serves as a Spiritual Director. She trained with Elizabeth Kubler Ross, Barbara Brennan (Energy Work), Richard Schwartz (IFS), Susan Johnson (EFT), Edgar Cayce’s work (Meditation and Dreamwork), Mukara Meredith (Matrix Works), and Cedar Barstow (Right Use of Power). Lois also has extensive training in Trauma Resolution work and addiction therapy utilizing the Twelve Step Model. Lois and her husband, Jim, have raised four fine fellows whom Lois holds as some of her greatest teachers. Lois credits the elegant and non-violent approach of Hakomi as a major influence in the philosophy and structure of her own healing practice. Currently Lois teaches Mindfulness to health care providers at the Passionist Earth and Spirit Center and serves on the University of Louisville Hospital Ethics Board. She is a long time member of an open and accepting congregation at St. Williams Church and in 2013, served on a committee to host the Dali Lama in Louisville.

Jessica Montgomery, M.S.W.
Awakenings Wellness Center
1016 SE 12th St
Portland, OR 97214
Jessica Montgomery, M.S.W. has a 20-year history of leading personal development workshops and student counseling. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Reed College, a Summa Cum Laude M.S.W. in Clinical Social Work from Portland State University, and has done Post-Graduate study at the Institute for Family Centered Therapy. She won a national University Club Fellowship, and is an American Association of University Women award recipient. She has also taken specialized trainings in Group Process, Trauma, Attachment, Sexuality and Intimacy, Art Therapy, Cultural Competency, and Child Development. Following many years of agency work, Jessica began her Hakomi and M.E.T.A. Training in 2004, and resumed her private practice in 2006. In addition to her teaching Hakomi in Portland, Jessica is a Re-Creation of the Self facilitator; is developing a local Attachment-based Training with Donna Roy, Jon Eisman and others; and will be taking the lead on expanding our offerings in the Seattle area. A long time Portland resident, Jessica is an active leader of a diverse intentional community committed to higher consciousness.

Jennifer Mueller, M.A., L.P.C.C.
500 Davis St., Suite 815
Evanston, IL 60201
180 N. Michigan
Chicago, IL.
email: heronheart@sbcglobal.net
Jennifer Mueller, M.A., L.P.C.C.

Chieko Okada
2-3-41 Ikinomatsubara
Nishiku Fukuokashi Fukuokaken
phone: 092- 881-7351
Chieko Okada is a certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher for the Hakomi Institute in Fukuoka, Japan. She began her career as an elementary and junior high school teacher and as manager of a private school. Chieko currently works as a therapist and teaches child development classes to teachers, parents, and lay people She has taught monthly Hakomi workshops and a Hakomi process group since 2003. Chieko has been instrumental in bringing Hakomi Institute trainings to Japan.

Susan San Tara, M.A., M.F.T.
2915 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Berkeley, CA 94703
email: susansantara@gmail.com
Susan San Tara, M.A., M.F.T., is a licensed psychotherapist, Certified Hakomi Therapist, and Certified Hakomi Teacher. Susan has been in private practice seeing couples and individuals since 2000. In 2007, she co-founded Anam Cara Therapy Center in Berkeley California. Primarily Susan teaches workshops and trainings for Hakomi of California, but also serves as adjunct faculty for The California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco. Susan received her Masters Degree in Transpersonal Counseling from John F. Kennedy University. In addition to body-centered and mindfulness-focused psychotherapy, Susan has studied eco-psychology, Amazonian shamanism, energy systems, and Earth based healing approaches for over 20 years.

Laurie Schwartz, M.S., L.M.T.
20 W. 64th St., Apt. 21-J
New York, NY 10023
email: sacredstreams@mac.com
Laurie Schwartz, M.S., L.M.T., is a Certified Hakomi Teacher and Therapist. She is also certified in Hellinger Family Systems and Somatic Experiencing, and has trained extensively in Modern Analytic Group Therapy. Laurie has been in private practice since 1986 in New York City, working with individuals, couples, and groups, and specializing in work with trauma survivors. She conducts numerous supervision groups in NYC., attended by doctors, clinical psychologists, social workers, and other therapists seeking to integrate a body-centered approach with their previous training She also works with teams of medical doctors treating trauma, as the body-centered adjunctive therapist. She is a supervisor for the Somatic Experiencing trainings, and has taught and supervised students in the U.S., Israel, Poland and Switzerland. Laurie has worked extensively in Israel, presenting seminars and workshops for therapists, and working with trauma survivors in clinics, treatment centers, and schools, including Micha, a center for deaf children, and Amcha, a center in Beersheva for families healing from Holocaust trauma.

Pernilla Siebenfreund
65 Royal Pde
Alderley, Brisbane
QLD 4051, Australia
+61 410 462605
website: healingbeyondwords.com.au

Pernilla Siebenfreund is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher. She works as a counsellor and psychotherapist with couples and individuals in private practice in Brisbane, Australia. Pernilla is on the faculty of the Hakomi Institute Pacifica Team, teaching in the Sydney Professional Training. She offers Hakomi introduction workshops, and is the Brisbane organiser of Hakomi events. Pernilla is a co-editor of the Hakomi News, the newsletter of the Hakomi Australia Association. She has an extensive counselling background, which includes suicide prevention and work at KidsHelpLine and ParentLine. She has also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for treatment of trauma, and numerous meditation modalities. Pernilla is passionate about fostering compassion for self and others, as well as strengthening our sense of interconnectedness.

Dr. Ido Siemion
89 Nordeo Street,
Herseliya 46591, Israel
email: idosiemion@gmail.com
Dr. Ido Siemion

Gal Szekely, M.A., M.F.T.
870 Market St. #907
San Francisco, CA 94102
email: gal@thecouplescenter.org
website: http://thecouplescenter.org
Gal Szekely, M.A., M.F.T. is a Certified Hakomi Therapist and Teacher and a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a private practice in San Francisco. He is passionate about working with couples and individuals on relationship issues and is the founder of The Couples Center, a relationship counseling and education center. Gal is an experienced speaker and he gives talks in the areas of relationships and cultural differences. In addition to a Masters in Counseling Psychology Gal also holds a Masters in Social-Organizational Psychology and has a background in the business world and as a management consultant. His work is influenced by a longtime meditation practice, his appreciation of the body and a multicultural background.

Sarah Tait-Jamieson, MNZAP, MNZAC, PBANZ, CHT, Certified Hakomi Teacher.
3 Guthrie Rd.
Havelock North
021-877-104; Mobile: +6421877104
Sarah Tait-Jamieson, MNZAP, MNZAC, PBANZ, CHT, Certified Hakomi Teacher has worked as a psychotherapist since 2001 in community agencies which specialize in problem gambling, addictions, borderline personality disorder residential care, child abuse prevention, and dedicated psychotherapy for Maori and Pacific Island Peoples. She also maintains a private practice where she specializes in trauma work and relationship therapy. Sarah holds a B.A. in Anthropology, Dip. Teaching, Dip. Psychotherapy, and Bachelor of Applied Social Sciences–Psychotherapy. She teaches in the professional Hakomi Training in New Zealand.

Motoko Tamaki
5-11-11 Nakameguro, Meguroku
Tokyo, Japan 153-0061
phone: 03-3712-5249
Motoko Tamaki is a Certified Hakomi Faculty member, an Industrial Counseling Professional, a Facilitator of Family Constellations work, a Master Practitioner of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), and a Reiki teacher.

Katsuyoshi Wakamoto
2-24-29 Koushienguchi Nishinomiya
Hyogo, Japan 663-8113
phone: (0798)-63-0125
email: wakamoto@bdil.jp
website: http://www.bdil.jp
Katsuyoshi Wakamoto

Hiromi Willingham, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Offices in Houston and Sugar Land:
• Spectrum Center
4100 Westheimer, Suite 233,
Houston, TX 77027
• Center for Wellness and Healing
14905 Southwest Freeway, Suite 220,
Sugar Land, TX, 77478
email: hiromiwillingham@hotmail.com
Hiromi Willingham, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist in private practice. She is also a certified infant massage instructor and Okada purifying therapy (subtle energy work) instructor. Her passion is to bring truth, virtue, and beauty into the world and to support people’s healing journey in a holistic manner. Fluent in both Japanese and English, Hiromi has been assisting and working as an interpreter for Hakomi trainings and workshops in the U.S. and Japan. She is a mother of three wonderful children and currently lives Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is excited to bring Hakomi therapy there. Her translation of the book, Practice of Wholeness by Hakomi trainer Lorena Monda was published in Japan in 2014.