My name is Bonita Carol Zivin. I am a holistic and integrative psychotherapist who combines counseling and alternative natural health modalities (Ayurveda) in the treatment of mental health conditions.
After more than 30 years of offering Ayurvedic treatments and education, with a multitude of advanced trainings, I went back to school to complete my masters degree in counseling at Pacifica Graduate Institute. I reside in Ashland Oregon and offer in person or online psychotherapy, counseling for individuals and couples, as well as Ayurvedic Coaching and Emotional Coaching. I am registered in Oregon State as a Professional Counselor Intern #5015 supervised by Maria Connoly, LPC.
My history includes:
- Studied Vedic Sciences at Maharishi International University 1981-1984.
- Completed Transcendental Meditation Teacher Training, Holland 1987
- Ayurveda Practitioner Training Course, Vlodrop Holland, 1991 with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
- Co-Founder of former Seattle Maharishi Ayurveda Health and Pancha Karma Center, 1989 to 1993.
- Received Ayurvedic Advanced Educator Certification from Bhavana Institute of Ayurveda and Yoga 2008.
- Registered Ayurveda Practitioner with the Ayurveda Association of Professionals for North America
- Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda Health Practitioner
- Student of Ayurvedic Healer, Vaidya Ramakant Mishra since 1997
- Continuing education with Dr. Rishi in Ayurveda Health Home, Kathmandu Nepal
- Voice Dialogue Training with Tamara Stone
- Served as a consultant to Indus Valley Ayurveda Health Center in Mysore, India 2013
- Faculty of Ayurvedic Education at Healing Arts Institute from 2011 to 2014 Sacramento California
- Approved continuing education teacher by the National Certification Board of Massage Therapists and Body Workers.
- Graduate from California Institute of Integral Studies,
- Graduate from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Masters in Counseling Psychology with a focus on Depth (2017)
Areas of Expertise:
Depression, Powerlessness Anxiety, Trauma/Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Divorce/Marital Problems Loss/Grief Career/Financial Stress Performance Anxiety ( School, Job settings, Ayurvedic lifestyle counseling, sleep disorders, digestive and elimination problems, skin problems, detoxification.
Above everything, I care about helping people change their lives for the better. If you are seeking a more positive relationship with yourself, with your physical body, emotional body, and with other people, I know how to help!