A little about me.
I am a psychotherapist a clinical supervisor, mentor, meditation practitioner and teacher. For 30 years, I have had a practice in New York City and in the Hudson Valley.
When Covid arrived, I closed my NYC office but continued my practice up-state. I developed an active on-line presence. Meeting on-line has made it possible to work with individuals, couples and groups all over the world.
In 2008 I became very interested in meditation and have been committed to a study and practice in both Theravada and Tibetan traditions. Their influences, the integration of mindfulness and compassion practice with psychotherapy, has become an essential part of my approach.
Difficult experiences and feelings are actually gateways to healing and livelier spontaneity. Slowing down, we begin to notice and identify patterns that are not useful, nurturing or supportive. I used to think that with enough therapy and meditation, (or whatever we do to feel better), the difficult feelings like anger, sadness, or fear would go away. I no longer believe this. Instead, I believe that our work is learning how to be kinder to ourselves. Like new parents of a child in distress, we have to learn how to attend to our own distress.
In addition to maintaining a committed daily and retreat practice, I entered and completed the Certificate Program at the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy. In addition, I completed a two-year Teacher Training program with meditation and dharma teachers, Bill and Susan Morgan. In connection with them, I am a guest teacher on the Daily Sits offered by the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
Qualities that are important to me: humor, spontaneity, intuitiveness, kindness and compassion.
I work with people from different religious backgrounds.
Certified trainer, educator and practitioner, American Board of Examiners. Licensed psychotherapist, NYC, Orange County and Duchess County, New York. Former clinical supervisor and coordinator of Group Services at GMHC. Former part-time adjunct faculty, New York University Graduate School of Social Work. Counseled women participating in Safe Homes of Orange County, New York. Co-creator of the “Labyrinth” series for women. Former faculty member of the Psychodrama Institute of New York. Graduate of the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy Program 2013. Co-founder of Integraltherapy.net. Guest teacher: Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Daily Sit. I co-created IntegralTherapy.net where we offer CE- qualified training for mental health practitioners, integrating mindful awareness, meditation and compassion practices with psychotherapy and experiential learning. I have presented at national and international conferences and co-authored “Buddha Meet Moreno”, an article which appeared in the 2019-2020 ASGPP Journal. Learn more about Jaye Moyer at www.jayemoyer.com.
If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.
If you want to be happy, practice compassion.