[Meditating] was legitimately helpful as I received my own internal wisdom about a difficult situation. Thanks for bringing me back to myself. I enjoyed the openness of the community and leaders’ ability/encouragement to make ourselves feel comfortable and to attend to our own needs.
Nelly Kaufer, Licensed Professional Counselor, is a seasoned psychotherapist in private practice who integrates Buddhist psychology and meditation into her clinical practice. The focus of her graduate studies was Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Buddhist studies. She has been teaching meditation, mindfulness and Buddhist psychology to mental health professionals for over 20 years, continually refining her perspective and approach. She is the founder of Pine Street Sangha, a meditation center in Portland, Oregon.
Judy Butler, Licensed Professional Counselor, has been teaching workshops for mental health professionals on the use of meditation as part of ethical practice and self-care since 2014. She retired from a long career working in trauma-focused agencies, followed by fifteen years in private practice as a psychotherapist. Since completing the Teacher Training program in Reflective Meditation, she works alongside Nelly Kaufer teaching meditation, mindfulness and Buddhist psychology to other helping professionals.
Katrina Gould, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, is a psychotherapist in private practice specializing in couples work for 20 years. Katrina draws upon a personal meditation practice of over 25 years. In 2019, she enrolled in Pine Street Sangha’s mentorship training program. Katrina is a lead teacher with the couples workshops and supporting teacher with the ethics workshops.
Moline Whitson, CYT (Certified Yoga Teacher), Certified TRE® Provider
Moline is the general manager of Pine Street Sangha, a Supporting Reflective Meditation teacher and serves on the board. She also teaches yoga and has owned Harmony Yoga in Portland’s Hollywood neighborhood since 2004. She is a Certified TRE® (Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises) provider and long-time martial artist, holding a third-degree black belt in Mo Duk Pai Kung Fu. Her journey with Reflective Meditation began in 2010 and continues to inform her life today.
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