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We are all seeking some sort of reliable refuge. Unfortunately, most of us have internalized the notion that refuge is to be found in external phenomena – other people, places and things. While these external phenomena can be pleasing, reality demonstrates that these phenomena are inherently impermanent and unsatisfactory. In addition, most of us have internalized our likes and dislikes in a way that have given rise to a crystallized belief in the existence of one’s self, the defense and protection of which has come to dictate much of our decision-making through adulthood.
Mike Lubofsky offers unique Reality Attunement Therapy to help clients move into greater alignment with the natural order of things. Through an integration of cognitive-behavioral, Gestalt existential, and Buddhist-oriented approaches, Reality Attunement Therapy helps clients move toward an internalized, felt sense of the true, ephemeral nature of things; clients heighten their level of comfort with discomfort and increasingly embrace the not knowing.
In 2020, Mike completed EMDR training (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy), with Dr. Philip Manfield in Berkeley, California. EMDR can serve as a powerful adjunct to Mike’s Reality Attunement Therapy for clients who have struggled for years to process traumatic experiences and memories. Mike also has received a Certificate from Yale University in Addiction Treatment: Clinical Skills for Healthcare Providers, offered through Coursera.
In 2021, Mike completed a five-month Buddhist Psychology training program for clinicians offered through Spirit Rock Meditation Center based in Marin County, California.
Mike’s rate for individual psychotherapy is $150-$200 for a 50-minute session. Therapy with couples is charged at between $175-$225 per session. We accept payment electronically through Ivy Pay, a HIPAA-compliant payment platform for therapists. We do not accept direct payment from insurance carriers though you may be able to obtain reimbursement for my sessions as an out-of-network provider.