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...


As as Co-Founder of Refuge Recovery Centers, I am the Senior Clinical Consultant - responsible for assisting with the vision and implementation of their cutting edge addictions treatment program based on the book Refuge Recovery by Noah Levine. I helped Noah and others to envision and establish the initial Intensive Outpatient Center, which has now grown into a comprehensive treatment center providing care from detox through residential and on to Intensive Outpatient, Sober Living and Transitional Living.I have the opportunity to lead a staff of clinicians, Dharma teachers, therapist interns and trainees, and case managers as we provide care for individuals with addictions and trauma.

I have the exciting opportunity to engage my over 25 years of Buddhist mindfulness training and my work as an EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Certified Therapist to create a healing environment where these best practices are delivered to clients, while clinicians and others who work with us internally and externally receive the best training in Buddhist mindfulness and trauma therapy. All of this occurs in an environment I like to describe as "Both/And rather than Either/Or," where those who subscribe to the 12 steps or other modalities of healing are supported in those journeys as well. The community and the treatment feels, as a result, inclusive.

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