Contemplative therapy combines traditional Western therapeutic practices with the principles and philosophies of Buddhism. Contemplative therapy seeks to help individuals work through problematic issues and identify ways to make positive changes, while also encouraging acceptance. Like other types of mindfulness-based therapy, contemplative therapy is designed to help a client’s attention focus on the present moment and achieve clarity. A therapist practicing contemplative therapy will take a warm and compassionate approach, inspiring the client to use their natural wisdom.

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Luke Colbourn (he/him/his)

Licensed Professional Counselor Intern

MA, LPC-Intern

Contemplative psychotherapy is based on integrating the wisdom of the buddhist tradition with modern psychology. We emphasize the present moment experience and each client's inherent mental and emotional well-being, and help clients recognize this quality in themselves.

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Sean Donahue

Licensed Professional Counselor

Contemplative Psychotherapy is a Buddhist oriented approach that requires the therapist (Me) to engage in their own meditation and psychotherapy to remain clear and compassionate. I can then create a healing space for us to look at the different pieces of your life in a mindfully compassionate way.

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