Counseling is a vocational space in which two or more human beings enter into a healing relationship...  as a professional counselor, I believe that the very nature of human-to-human/person-to-person/being-to-being relationship - perhaps it is the visceral experience of connection - is an essential key to the healing work being done.  

Contemplative practices might be described as being dedicated to prolonged thought... my particular orientation, as a contemplative, is to notice... to hold space for thoughts and feelings to interact in an environment of open compassion and curiosity.  

Contemplative Counseling could be described as holding space for therapeutic processes to unfold in which Basic Health and Sanity may be recognized and experienced... it might also be described as a counseling modality featuring mindfulness practices and compassion... my intent, as a contemplative counselor, is to meet clients (mostly luminous human beings) in an authentic healing relationship...to be a mirror and reflect Brilliant Sanity... to validate their experiences while challenging the stories being told... to support the relief of suffering.