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 â€œBeginner' s Mind ~ Wisdom Mind,â€ drawing upon the practice of shamanta meditation to cultivate wisdom vs. â€œbook knowledgeâ€. 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!Centreâ€”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.
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
- Dissociative Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Abuse
- Somatic Issues
- Traumatic Incident
- Adolescents (13-17)