Welcome to Prajna Healing Arts where I offer Eastern and Western techniques for relieving depression, trauma, grief, and other anxieties and trauma. My training and certification in methods of Japanese psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy (AEP) and spiritual counseling allows me to support my clients on their respective healing journeys. Together we define a healing process that works for them. Having completed certification in Mindfulness Instruction and taken Horticultural Therapy classes, I use mindfulness approaches in the healing process. Counseling and training the incarcerated and the loved ones of the incarcerated honed my skills at helping others walk through the walls of limitation.
It is truly a joy to help people who want to improve themselves. It is with satisfaction that I watch my clients leave my office with tools for managing their trauma, anxiety, depression and fears effectively. I am so grateful that counseling is a team process because each client brings unique learning and growing opportunities. I enjoy traveling the healing journey with my clients.
For more info about the techniques I use, go to my website www.prajnahealingarts.com
Carol is has a unique and personal practice. She asks for specific goals for each meeting and provides concrete tools for a strong path forward.
A phone discussion often begins the process. We then meet face-to-face, if possible, to review their issues and get to know one another. We agree on one or more tools to address priority concerns. I test one or more techniques to demonstrate how I work. We end the first session by making a decision to proceed or not. If we decide to proceed, we confirm an hourly rate using a sliding scale.
BA in Psychology
M.Div. that included 30 graduate hours in counseling
Certification in Mindfulness Instruction
Certification in Methods of Japanese Psychology
Training in Applied Existential Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, CBT and Horticultural Therapy
Ordination as a Buddhist Priest by Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha and 13 years service as minister which involved leading support groups as well as spiritual counseling.
2 units of Clinical Pastoral Education as part of training and work as a Chaplain
I worked in college with emotionally disturbed children, then as a minister, I had so many coming to me for help that I needed more than spiritual tools to be helpful. I went back to school and started taking counseling courses. Watching the healing process as body, mind, and spirit in action, I made a commitment to counseling using a blend of Eastern and Western approaches.
Adults of various ages with European, American and Asian backgrounds. Current clients range in age from 26 to 77.