Vipassana Therapists Directory

Jayla Klein, MA
Sex: Female; MFT33476
604 15th Ave., Santa Cruz, CA 95062
Fee scale: $125. per session, sliding scale available


Therapy provides an opportunity to deeply explore, understand and

transform the habitual patterns of thought, feeling and behavior that

limit our well-being and freedom. The careful attention to your specific

history and challenges can be extremely helpful in supporting the

unfolding awareness and insight that develop with a meditation

practice. Places where we find ourselves stuck, confused, reactive and

in pain can be untangled and moved towards healing. Approaching the

tenderness of inner growth with gentle compassion, mindfulness and

patience in a supportive therapy can be a critical element on the spiritual


I have extensive experience helping people with anxiety, depression,

childhood trauma, illness, grief, life transitions and relationships. I

work with individuals and couples and can also provide phone sessions.


I have been exploring the teachings and practice of Buddhism for more than 20

years, completed the Dedicated Practitioners Program, and am

currently in the Awakening through the Heavenly Messengers program

Spirit Rock. I also attend many classes, daylongs and retreats in

Vipassana and Tibetan traditions to support my daily life practice. I

have taught classes in Compassionate Mindfulness at Santa Cruz

Integrative Medicine and have also taught at Insight Santa Cruz.


I received my M.A. in Counseling Psychology from University of San

Francisco in 1994 and have been in private practice since that time.

Integrated into my work are my ongoing studies of Neuropsychology,

Attachment Theory, Internal Family Systems, Contemporary

Psychoanalysis, Relational Theories, Buddhist Psychology and

Mindfulness-Based Therapy. I have taught psychology at John F.

Kennedy University and University of St. Francis.