Stephen Dansiger

psyd mft


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


DrSteve-BnWa 2.jpg

Ever since I can remember I have been reading and writing. I recall writing a fully rhymed poem about the Super Bowl when I was in 1st grade, and I took it from there. When I began my undergraduate work, my intention was to become a poet. My writing has taken the form of songwriting, poetry, screenwriting, short stories and other creative endeavors. In the 90s I also wrote nonfiction for Details Magazine and the seminal online magazine Word. I cannot think of a time where I have been without a pen and paper nearby, picking it up and scribbling away…

When I went for some career counseling in my early recovery, on my list of top 5 fantasy professions was to be a working writer.

Now I am well into writing books about the work that I do. I feel like I have found that sweet spot where my creativity meets my spirituality and out come words dedicated to trying to create conditions for the end of suffering. Clinical Dharma was written out of a feeling of desperation related to the burnout I saw amongst healers and helpers. In EMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care, hopefully the first of many collaborations with Jamie Marich, we excitedly put on the page our combined knowledge and passion for the possibility of trauma resolution and health through best practices. And Mindfulness for Anger Management describes and makes actionable for many what I have learned about these subjects of mindfulness and anger over the last 25 years.

The poetry continues, the songs are brewing again, while fiction remains a Mt. Everest for me… but daily the words continue… and I hope to be able to continue to share them with you along the way... 

Dr. Steve's book Clinical Dharma: A Path for Healers and Helpers is available in paperback and Kindle. His collaboration with colleague Dr. Jamie MarichEMDR Therapy and Mindfulness for Trauma Focused Care was released by Springer Publishing in November 2017. His new book Mindfulness for Anger Management is out now on Althea Press.