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Clinical Hypnotherapist, Cancer and Trauma Recovery Coaching
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 781-492-2294
Office: WCHA Office #10 (Mt. Auburn St. entrance)
Cancer and Trauma Recovery Coaching

About Avinoam

Avinoam Lerner, Cancer Trauma & Recovery Specialist, Author, TEDx Speaker

Growing up in a war-torn part of the world, where loss and trauma are rampant, I remember this seminal moment, at the age of six, witnessing a woman I looked up to breaking down after learning her husband did not return from the war.

The look in her eyes, of fear and loss, burned into my brain with intensity. I wanted it to go away so badly! But, being so young, I couldn’t do anything; I felt powerless and helpless.

Many years later, I saw the very same look in someone else’s eyes, a cancer patient who came to me for a consultation seeking relief. At that moment, I was no longer that helpless child; I had the tools and the knowledge and could finally help.

That patient changed the direction of my practice and gave it a clear and defined focus – to help people facing cancer and trauma break through to recovery.

I am asked sometimes – how can you do it? How can you stay so present, focused, and content in the face of others’ fears, trauma, and grief? My answer is – it’s what I am here for. I can support people this way because that’s who I am.

As an army veteran, I know the value of discipline and pushing through. Cancer is a battlefield of a sort, which is why my approach is goal-oriented and result-driven. And yet, as a parent of two daughters, I’ve learned to be nurturing and grounded. That is what I offer those I work with, a safe and structured place for healing of both mind and body.

Professional Training

I earned my degree as a Holistic Therapist from the Reidman International College for Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Israel in 2000. I am certified as a Clinical Hypnotherapist by the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) and the National Federation of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NFNLP) in the USA.

Mitchell Kossak
Mental Health Counselor & Expressive Arts Therapist
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-926-3221
Office: WCHA Office #3 (Mt. Auburn St entrance)
Website: N/A
Private sessions

About Mitchell

Mitchell Kossak, Ph.D., LMHC, REAT, has been a licensed mental health counselor, since 1994, and a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) since 2005. His clinical work combines expressive arts therapies with body-centered approaches with a variety of populations addressing concerns related to chronic pain, recovery from trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions and relationship issues.

Dr. Kossak has trained in a variety of mind body modalities including Polarity Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Bioenergetics.  In Expressive Arts Therapies he has training in, music therapy, experimental theater, psychodrama, and authentic movement.  

He studied Sound Healing with pioneers in the field of sacred sound and transformation of consciousness, such as Dr. John Beaulieu author of Music and Sound in the Healing Arts and Silvia Nakkach director of the Vox Mundi Project.  

In addition to these trainings, he has studied and practiced contemplative based healing forms such as Tai Chi, Chi Gong, Vispassana meditation, and Iyengar yoga for over 30 years. He earned his doctorate from the Union Institute and University in interdisciplinary studies with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy and Transpersonal Psychology.  

He has written about and presented his research on rhythmic attunement, improvisation, psychospiritual and community based approaches to working with trauma and embodied states of consciousness at conferences nationally and internationally.

He is the Associate Editor of The Journal of Applied Arts and Health and Co-Chair of the Institute for Arts and Health at Lesley University where he has been a professor since 1999.  He is the author of Attunement in Expressive Arts Therapy: Toward an Understanding of Embodied Empathy

Samvedam Randles
Mental Health Counselor & Bodyworker
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617-926-1301
Office: N/A
Private sessions

About Samvedam

Samvedam Bettina Randles, Dipl. Psych. is a German Psychologist who graduated from Wilhelms-University in Muenster, Germany. In the US, she is licensed as a mental health counselor and as a bodyworker. After training in traditional Psychology, she spent several years in India studying and experiencing the Eastern approaches to inner growth and transformation.

Samvedam trained in Wilhelm Reich’s methods of body oriented Psychotherapy, combining breath work with deep tissue massage work (Postural Integration) and became certified by The National Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She co-founded the Center for Body Oriented Psychotherapy in Somerville, MA.

Samvedam worked as a trainer for the International Breath Institute, Colorado and eventually designed her own breath training, which she has been conducting over the last 8 years. She studied the systemic work of Bert Hellinger, Family Constellations, and is a graduate of the Hellinger Institute USA. She incorporates the constellation approach in her work with individuals, couples and groups. Samvedam is the founder of the Inner Arts Institute.

Tamara Zentgraf
Physical Therapist, Medical Reiki Practitioner, Shamanic Healer
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 978-875-2299
Office: N/A
Reiki 30 min. $40
Reiki 50 min. $75
Shamanic Healing 60 min. $100
Reiki Level 1 class 8 hr $175
Reiki Level 2 class 8 hr $350
Reiki Level 3A and 3B 1:1 class – see website for details
Shamanic Space Clearing – see website for details

About Tamara Zentgraf

Tamara Zentgraf has been a physical therapist for 30+ years, a Reiki Master-Teacher for 20+ years and is committed to ongoing learning and healing in the indigenous tradition of core Shamanism. She skillfully and compassionately brings to her practice years of healing and caregiving. Tamara is a wife, mother and devoted friend. She began her journey into alternative healing as a physical therapist at Spaulding Rehab hospital in Boston, MA working with the chronic pain population, amputees and general medical-surgical patients. There she had the good fortune to train clinicians and community members in the ancient Japanese energy healing technique known as Reiki. She has expanded her healing toolbox to include core Shamanism and she looks forward to working with you and assisting you in your journey to health and wholeness!

About Reiki

Reiki is an ancient Japanese energy healing technique that is done with the client relaxed, fully clothed on a massage table, using light touch or hovering hands. The term “Rei” means “universal” and “ki” means “life force” or the universal energy that is a part of all life and all around us. The Reiki practitioner is the conduit that facilitates the flow of the energy into the client for the highest healing good. Reiki can assist with anxiety, pain, sleeplessness, and general well-being. Medical Reiki can be used pre and post-op to reduce pain and facilitate healing as well as an adjunct to other treatments (ie chemotherapy, medication-intervention) to reduce side effects and assist these treatments in being more effective.

REIKI CLASSES: all levels are available and a regular schedule of classes can be found on the website.

About Shamanic Healing

Shamanic Healing involves the practitioner’s ability to communicate with spirit in order to assist healing. It brings spirit back into the healing process, drawing on the wisdom and guidance of our ancestors and spirit guides. Techniques such as soul retrieval, power animal retrieval, divination and extraction are employed to return the client to a state of wholeness. Space/house clearing is also available; have you recently purchased a new home? Renting new office space? Want to bless your outdoor space? Shamanic space clearing uses ceremony to rid an area of any negative energies that might exist and bring in the blessings of spirit to your space.

Eric Jacobson
Rolf Structural Integration and Cranio-sacral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Meditation Training
Contact informationCurrent offerings
Phone: 617 642 3023
Office: WCHA Office #4
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from 11:30 am to 9:30 pm

The current fee is $ 230 for 90 minute sessions; briefer consultations are available

About Eric

Trained by Ida Rolf in 1974, and advanced training with the Rolf Institute in 2005. Certified member of the International Association of Structural Integrators. Cranio-sacral with John Upledger and with Edgar Miller. Meditation with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi – Transcendental Meditation – in 1968, then Tibetan Buddhist meditation since 1974 with Chogyam Thrungpa and Dodrup Chen, Rinpoche. Gestalt training with Irving Polster at San Diego Center for Gestalt Therapy and subsequently with Isadore Fromm.

About Rolf Structural Integration, Cranio-sacral Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, & Meditation

Rolf Structural Integration improves the human body’s biomechanical competence in the gravity field by adjusting the elasticity of the myofascial network . This can be helpful in alleviating chronic musculoskeletal pains, and general somatic tension. It can also contribute to reductions in depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic distress.

Cranio-sacral therapy does the same for the bones and connective tissues of the skull and their relationship to the spine and sacrum.

Gestalt therapy provides an opportunity to explore how one’s perceptions and behavior limit the ability to have good social interactions.

Meditation training extends and deepens the long-term effects of those methods.