Vipassana Therapists Directory

Tanya T. Wiser, LCSW
Sex: Female; License #17621
623 Wellington Drive, San Carlos, CA 94070
Fee scale: $175 per session

Description of Clinical Practice

Namaste! My approach to supporting healing has evolved over many years of clnical practice, study and intensive Buddhist meditation practice. The work I do is informed by the principles of psychology, contemplative insight and neuroscience-based insights that support our innate and natural capacity to find balance, wholeness and joy. My interest in understanding all aspects of being a human--how the body, mind and emotions all work together within a bio-psycho-social context--led me to blend a unique combination of therapeutic techniques including: Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Somatic based Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)

Vipassana Meditation Background

Daily sitting practice and multiple retreat practices yearly since 2006, including long retreats. Graduate of the Insight Meditation Center Local Dharma Leaders Program, 2019; Entering the Stream Course, Dharma Mentor Training Program and the IMC components of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Dedicated Practitioners Program 4, DPP-4.

Relevant Clinical Training and Experience

Graduated from SFSU, Masters in Social Work 1993; Licensed Clinical Social Worker 1995.

Trained in Compassion Focused Therapy; EMDR; Somatic Focused Processing with EMDR; Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy; Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention.

Completed workshops and trainings with leading experts in the field of mindfulness integrated treatments: Tara Brach, Rick Hanson, Kristin Neff, Kelly McGonigal, Ron Siegel, Paul Gilbert, Dan Siegel and Jack Kornfield.