Deirdre A. Cole

Education & Experience

Deirdre A. Cole, LCSW has been in private practice for 29 years, specializing in a mindfulness-based approach to psychotherapy and trauma therapy. She pioneered a learning laboratory for therapists in 2008 called “Beginner' s Mind ~ Wisdom Mind,” drawing upon the practice of shamanta meditation to cultivate wisdom vs. “book knowledge”. Deirdre is a Board Certified Diplomate of Social Work, a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and Certified EMDR Therapist. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the NYS Society of Clinical Social Work; the International Society for the Study of Trauma & Dissociation, EMDR International Association, the SE Institute, and the Better Business Bureau. In 2009, under hat of private citizen, Deirdre founded Sacred!Centre—Meditation & Community for The Global Good, offering meditation and contemplative programs for individuals and the community.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Deirdre and her pet therapy dog "Willie aka William" volunteer once a week at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, NY and local nursing facilities. She is a student of Vajrayana Buddhism and avid student of the science and nature of our minds.

Specialty Area

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Group
  • Seniors


  • English