Noel Coakley, MA Ed, LMHC  Founder & Director of BCCP

Noel Coakley, MA Ed, LMHC

Founder & Director of BCCP

Noel Coakley is an independently licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with a Master's degree both in Counseling from Lesley University and Special Education from UMass Boston.

He founded the BCCP to create a welcoming space for anyone to explore their personal experience and discover how they can contribute to expanding consciousness in their community & the world as a whole.

Noel is also a certified yoga instructor, and has been practicing meditation and yoga for 19 years.

He is a father, husband, brother, musician, and friend to a dog named Jerry. he serves as a therapist for individuals, families, and groups offering Eastern influenced psychotherapy in the Greater Boston area.


 Daniel Brown, PhD

Daniel Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown is a Clinical and Forensic psychologist and Meditation retreat leader. He offers individual, couples, and family psychotherapy, case consultation, and forensic psychological assessments. Additionally, he follows meditation students of the Pointing Out Way style of Indo-Tibetan meditation. 

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 Chadley Kolb, Media Director

Chadley Kolb, Media Director

Chadley Kolb is a documentarian, videographer, writer, editor, producer, musician, songwriter,  teacher, and husband. Having been exposed to meditation at an early age through the martial arts, he has been cultivating his own practice for more than 25 years. 

As the Event Coordinator at Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in the high desert mountains of New Mexico, Chadley spent two years working with displaced Wolves, Coyotes, Wolf Dogs, Dingoes, and other related species, rescued mostly through the exotic pet trade, while interfacing with the public about the role these keystone species have in nature, and why they do not belong as pets. 

Most recently, he and his wife have returned to the northeast US after a 6 month journey through Southeast Asia, studying various systems of yoga, exploring ancient cities and temples, and working with elephants rescued from a lifetime of forced labor and abuse at Elephant Nature Park in northern Thailand. 

He also holds a degree in Media Production from the New England Institute of Art. 


A meditation teacher since 1983, under the spiritual guidance of the late HH Shamarpa, one of the highest lineage holders of 900 year old Tibetan Buddhist tradition, as well as the founder of Bodhi Path Buddhist Centers worldwide. Tsering has interpreted, translated, and taught Buddhist philosophy and meditation across 5 continents. He has received teachings and transmissions in both sutra and tantra (Vajrayana) from a great many accomplished masters and scholars of all Tibetan Buddhist schools. 

 Lama Tsering Ngodup

Lama Tsering Ngodup


Jenny Eden Berk is a Certified Eating Psychology Coach, Body image mentor, International Speaker and Best seller Author of the book, "The Body Image Blueprint." She is the founder of Jenny Eden Coaching, a practice devoted to helping women, men, and teens heal their relationship with food and their bodies. She specializes in unique binge eating cessation techniques and mindful eating practices.

 Jenny Eden Berk, MSEd, MBEAT 

Jenny Eden Berk, MSEd, MBEAT 


 Jennifer Brown, PhD

Jennifer Brown, PhD

Dr. Brown is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Art Therapist in private practice, Dr. Brown provides individual and group therapy. Her practice includes treating chronic mental illness, depression/anxiety, managing stress, assisting with life changes, and relationship counseling.

 


Liz is an Advanced Certified Crossinology BIT practitioner. Brain Integration Technique (BIT) is an all-natural approach to health that releases patterns of stress from the brain and the entire body. Developed for children and adults with learning difficulties, BIT provides mental, physical, and emotional wellness for anyone who seeks a greater sense of balance in their lives.


As a holistic psychotherapist, Jada draws from evidenced-based therapeutic practices, as well as insight and physiological approaches to health and healing to support integrated wellness of mind, body, and spirit. She offers Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy approaches, relaxation strategies, guided meditation, and also incorporates creative arts-based therapy for clients interested in healing through artistic expression. 

 Jada Willard, MA, LMHC

Jada Willard, MA, LMHC


 Donna Behr DPT, MS, PRC

Donna Behr DPT, MS, PRC

Offering individual physical therapy sessions including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise and movement/posture re-education.


William is a meditation teacher, clinical health psychologist, and researcher. He is currently collaborating with the NIH to research and develop programs related to non-pharmacological approaches to pain management, risk management, and reduction of controlled substances prescriptions at Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He offers Individual adult psychotherapy including: Mindfulness based therapies MBCT, MBSR, Relaxation Response, ACT, CBT, 

 William Jackson PsyD

William Jackson PsyD


 Marsha Klein, LMHC

Marsha Klein, LMHC

Marsha is a trained psychotherapist with 25 years experience. She is licensed and has practiced in both MA and RI. In addition to a masters in psychology, she is certified in teaching Mindfulness within  Psychotherapy. She is also trained and certified in mediation and volunteers in small claims court, weekly. 

Marsha is trained in traditional psychodynamic therapy and in Mindfulness Based Cognitively Therapy. She uses the philosophy of meditation (how to be with what ever is present) to help affect our relationship with our suffering, whether it be a relationship with another person, with food, or with our uncomfortable feelings and thoughts. 

She works with many issues such as relationship conflicts, problem solving techniques, anxiety, mood disorders in collaboration with building upon existing strengths. 

Her style is engaging and practical. 


Born in London, England, John's interest in meditative and contemplative studies began as a teenager.  In his twenties, he joined Samye Ling Kagyu Monastery in Scotland where he began his studies in the Mahayana and Mahamudra traditions.  John earned his BA at Naropa University in Boulder, CO, and has completed graduate studies at the New England School of Acupuncture.  John has been the understudy to Dr. Daniel Brown, the senior teacher, originator, and translator of the Pointing Out Way, since 2006.  In 2012, Dr. Brown authorized John as a teacher in the tradition.  John will complete his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from William James College in Spring of 2018.

 John Churchill, MA, Lic. Ac.

John Churchill, MA, Lic. Ac.

*please note: John is only accepting students who have completed the Mahamudra Level 1 Retreat.

 Percy Ballard, MD

Percy Ballard, MD

Percy is a Harvard Medical School trained and educated, board certified adult psychiatrist and psychotherapist. Dr. Ballard is a mental health consultant who is trained to use psychotherapy and prescribe medications when necessary. His goal is to co-create a solid therapeutic alliance with highly motivated clients, and to help them learn how to use the tools of psychotherapy and sometimes medication to change their lives for the better.


Nicole Churchill is a board certified Music Therapist, Transpersonal Psychotherapist, and expressive movement facilitator. She earned her BA from Berklee College of Music, and her Masters from Naropa University in Boulder, CO. Prior to founding Samadhi, Nicole spent 15 years as a management education consultant with expertise in experiential learning. She is a seasoned facilitator, and has advised and led clients through the design of human change initiatives and transformational educational experiences.  

 Nicole Churchill MA, MT-BC

Nicole Churchill MA, MT-BC


 Michelle Bissanti, MA, RYT

Michelle Bissanti, MA, RYT

Michelle has been an elementary educator and a yoga and meditation teacher in both public and private schools since 1992. For the past eight years, in collaboration with Dr. Daniel Brown, she has developed an innovative yoga and meditation program for all students at a private elementary school in Boston. Michelle holds a Masters in Elementary Education from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and is a certified Radiant Child Yoga Instructor, Levels 1-3. She has been a meditation student of Dr. Daniel Brown for the past 12 years, and also studies with Rahob Tulku (Thupten Kalsang Rinpoche), Geshe Sonam Gurung and other eastern and western dharma teachers.


 Laura Curtiss Feder, PsyD

Laura Curtiss Feder, PsyD

Laura Curtiss Feder, PsyD received an undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University, went on for her doctorate in clinical psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey and then engaged in postdoctoral psychoanalytic training at the William Alanson White Institute in New York City where she practiced before relocating to the Boston area.

Dr. Feder specializes in working with patients to address addiction, compulsions and eating disorders, as well as coping with times of life transition and adjustment. She brings an awareness of the importance of an individual’s unique context with regard to cultural background, sexuality and gender, as well as where they are in their development. In her practice she sees adolescents and adults for individual, couples and family therapy.

She has written and presented at professional conferences on the topics of substance abuse, behavioral addictions, psychological symptoms related to dermatological conditions, camp-based leadership programs and psychotherapy with artists. Dr. Feder co-edited the landmark textbook Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence and Treatment with Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D. for Elsevier Academic Press. 


Natalie Goodwin is a licensed massage therapist, esthetician, and Ayurvedic bodywork specialist.  A graduate of the New Hampshire Institute for Therapeutic Arts in 2001, Natalie has since continued to receive extensive education in therapeutic massage and bodywork, holistic skin care, Ayurveda, and Yoga.  She received her certification to practice esthetics from The Elizabeth Grady School of Esthetics and Massage Therapy where she taught as one of their lead instructors for almost 10 years.  Additionally, Natalie is a graduate of the Kripalu School of Ayurveda and holds a certification in Ayurvedic diet and lifestyle consulting as well as Ayurvedic spa therapies.  She has completed 300 hours of therapeutic Yoga teacher training and applies her thorough understanding of body alignment principles to her work as a massage therapist and educator. Drawing upon almost two decades of extensive study, clinical experience, and education Natalie is a true expert in the field of massage, bodywork and holistic health. 

Natalie lives in the Roslindale with her partner PJ and their sweet daughter Tulsi. She loves children, animals, nature, music, dance, art, film, laughter, travel, and spontaneous adventure of every flavor. She believes in kindness, forgiveness, and courageous, unapologetic, loving, self-acceptance for oneself and for all people.

 Natalie Goodwin

Natalie Goodwin


 Everett Hoffman

Everett Hoffman

Everett is a holistic movement and mindset coach who creates context for physical training and self development through embodied and conversational play.

As a certified Functional Patterns Practitioner, he teaches people how to release detrimental tension and patterns in their body and regeneratively restore posture and pain free movement.  Everett shares his Regenerative Archetype framework, drawn from permacultural design and Jungian mythological analysis to create a resonate map for self knowing and healing. 

Everett is a facilitator for Authentic Relating games and embodied play workshops. When Everett is not playing with clients, he is composting, climbing trees and running through the woods with his daughter, Maple. 


 

Jesika Regonini LMT has been practicing massage therapy since 2000. Her expertise falls under the category of medical massage therapy and she specializes in therapeutic deep tissue work, trigger point therapy and myofascial release, energy work, and the connection between emotion and the body and releasing emotional issues that have become “stuck” in the body. 

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 Ling Beisecker, MS, E-RYT 200  Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Fitness Consultant

Ling Beisecker, MS, E-RYT 200

Psychotherapist, Yoga Teacher, Fitness Consultant

Ling Beisecker is a psychotherapist, yoga teacher, and fitness consultant. She offers individual, couples, and group therapy. With a supportive and accepting style that help her clients feel warm, welcomed, and lighter, she specializes in sports psychology, anxiety management, relationship dynamics, and wellness choices. Her sessions can expand beyond traditional talk therapy to include techniques influenced by yoga and meditation.

From her feminist collective roots, she has a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs specific to women and members of the transgender communities. She respects it can be intimidating to start something new and invites you to be brave. To connect with her for a free initial consultation, please visit her website summit-wellness.com


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