Buddhist Therapy Center - Starla Dean (she/her)

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Accepting Clients

Welcome to my Soul-Centered and Buddhist Psychotherapy practice🙏

Psychotherapist in San Rafael, CA

About My Clients

Seeking to cultivate a much deeper self-awareness, self-compassion, tender care and self-love? Are you ready to dive into and fully feel and metabolize your most painful wounding - and envision your wildest dreams? Has shadow work and profound inner child healing been calling you? The truth is: what you feel you can heal. We will use mindfulness, body-based and spiritual therapies to help you express your authentic self. The one who wants to live your truth and walk your talk!

My Background and Approach

A Vipassana Buddhist practitioner for 35 years, mindfulness teacher, interfaith minister, forgiveness facilitator, hospital chaplain, hospice grief therapist, dream support group leader for cancer patients, spiritual midwife for the dying and their families - and student of shamanic studies and psychedelic-assisted therapy - I am here to support you to go as deep as you can to heal, envision, create, actualize and thrive!

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I am a therapist who welcomes all life sustaining, humanistic beliefs and preferences. I stand for social justice, progressive values, earth stewardship, and supporting all sentient beings in realizing their greatest potential! I have personally been through many dark nights of the soul and opened to grief beyond anything I ever thought I could bear. Using all that arises as grist for the mill of my own inner awakening. I know how to traverse the darkest inner territory, and hold you in a safe and loving container of compassion and kindness - assisting you in finding your deepest truths, and metabolizing whatever pain you are carrying that is causing you suffering. Welcome dear heart to this sacred space of healing that is here for you✨✨

Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Out of Network
I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Buddhism
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Hinduism
  • Wicca/Paganism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 34 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $180 - 210/session

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