Stephen Dansiger

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Punk drummer then Songwriter then Dharma Practitioner then Social Justice Educator then EMDR/Trauma/Addiction Therapist then Author/Podcaster now simultaneously...


Dr. Steve played CBGB and Max’s Kansas City in the late 70s; drank, played in a toy rock band and then got sober in the 80s; became an international educator and rocker again in the 90s; and a sought after clinician and meditation teacher in the 2000s. Dr. Steve has attempted to cure Marc Maron on WTF, become a master EMDR therapist and provider of Basic Training with the Institute for Creative Mindfulness, and with Noah Levine helped set up the premiere Buddhist addictions rehab center, Refuge Recovery Centers. At Refuge Recovery Centers he has developed and instituted the MET(T)A Method, a design for addictions agency treatment using Buddhist Mindfulness and EMDR Therapy as the anchor. He gives regular Dharma talks at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society, is beginning production of two podcasts, seeing patients, and supervising and guiding young clinicians. At all other times, he is wrangling and entertaining his 7 year old daughter.

Dr. Steve's book Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers is available in paperback and Kindle. His collaboration with colleague Dr. Jamie Marich, EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care was released by Springer Publishing in November 2017.

B.A. Interdisciplinary Communications, SUNY Empire State College
M.A. Counseling Psychology, World University of Ojai
PsyD Clinical Psychology, California Southern University
EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist
Certified Facilitator,
Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society