Jonathan Smith

Jonathan Smith

Jon has been a practicing psychotherapist in Los Angeles since 2009. Prior to this he worked in film and television as a writer, director and film editor. He left New York for Hollywood in the summer of 2001, just before a certain event that indeed changed everything. Trained initially in post-Jungian depth psychology, the Buddhist Abhidarma is the basis of his approach. Jon took refuge in the Shambhala Lineage of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 2002. This ruined his life before saving it. He’s presently a committed Dzogchen practitioner with retreat experience in Theravadin, Zen and Vajrayana Buddhist traditions as well as the secularized mindfulness practices of Jon Kabat-Zinn and others. Jon is a member of the Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiology Studies and has been a professional participant in Mind and Life’s European Summer Research Institute. He offers attachment-focused EMDR and trained as a yoga teacher before becoming a therapist. He’s an avid amateur musician and beloved by most dogs and many kids.

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