About Fayina Cohen

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I am a New York state licensed psychotherapist and a certified hypnotherapist offering an eclectic and holistic approach to counseling, by combining traditional and alternative practices to promote the mental, emotional and spiritual well being of my clients. I obtained my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University in 2000 and continued with an intensive three year, postgraduate training in advanced clinical hypnotherapy, regression therapy, Breathwork and psychodrama at the Wellness Institute in Seattle. My wide range of clinical experience includes extensive work with individuals, couples and groups. For more information, see the services that I offer.

As a professional trained in both psychodynamic and transpersonal psychotherapy as well as other alternative healing techniques, I feel it is important to share that my work is influenced by the wisdom and teaching of Carl Jung, Fritz Perls, John Bradshaw (Inner Child Work),  Stanislav Grof (Transpersonal Psychology),  Brian Weiss and Roger J. Woolger ( Past Life Therapy).

I am also trained in Reiki, chakra and subtle energy healing, various meditation practices, guided imagery and dream therapy to enhance my clinical palette.

How Spirituality Informs My Work

I have been on a spiritual journey as a student of various traditions and teachers, exploring different realms of reality within the cosmos as well as within the core of my own being. I have delved into metaphysical studies and ancient philosophies  in hopes of uncovering the universal or collective knowledge of human consciousness and our relationship with spirit or divinity.

In the past 10 years,  I have been a student of western esoteric teachings of G.I. Gurdjieff, P.D. Ouspensky and Rodney Collin. I have also studied the Jewish mystics like Rabbi Yehuda Ashlag, Sufi mystics like Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee and Indian mystics, Meher Baba and Yogananda and many others. In addition to spiritual leaders, my most beloved teachers on spirituality are poets like Rumi, Hafiz, Rabia, Mirabi, Rilke and Emerson. Each conscious being and teacher has left an imprint on my psyche and contributed to the development of my own soul. I am guided by their great contributions to the spiritual awakening of mankind.

I have found that in the healing process, it is imperative not only to address the external influences on our personality, but also work on accessing the enormous resources of the higher self or the soul. This soul centered approach, or engaging the spiritual self in treatment, creates opportunities for an accelerated process of personal evolution. There lie the greatest treasures for meaningful living, enhanced intuition, inner peace and love.