|"Sprouting seeds of awareness" in Individuals, Families, Children, and Schools|
"Sprouting seeds of awareness"
in Individuals, Families, Children and Schools
P.O. Box 2076
Sonoma, CA 95476
Susie Cook, M.S., LMFT, Founder
Susie Cook's more than a decade of personal mindfulness practice in the Shambhala Buddhist Tradition inspires her work as a mindfulness practitioner and teacher. She also offers groups & workshops on mindfulness practices blended with positive methods specifically tailored for individuals, teachers, administrators, and business managers. She sees social emotional learning throughout the lifespan as a key component to personal as well as institutional shifts. Susie is a graduate of the Mindful Schools Curriculum Training to teach mindfulness to children. She has her Masters in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in California, license #34318.
Graduating with her undergraduate degree in Social Sciences in 1989, Susie is the third generation of women in her family to have attended The University of California at Berkeley. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology in 1994 from Dominican University in San Rafael and became licensed in California as a Marriage & Family Therapist in November of 1997. For more than 20 years, Susie has studied and worked in the mental health field, as a volunteer, an intern and an employee both for agencies and in private practice. She has experience working at Marin Suicide Prevention Center, The University of San Francisco Center for Child & Family Development, Family Service Agency of Marin, Catholic Charities of Marin, Petaluma Learning & Guidance Center, and Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Marin. After working as a Private Practice Counselor as well as at the Napa County Health & Human Services Agency, mothering became Susie’s primary focus.
Since 2012, Susie has been actively involved with the Northern California Shambhala community. Susie held a volunteer seat as the Northern California Shambhala Families & Children Co-Director. In this position, she helped establish and connect families and children throughout the Northern California Region with Shambhala and the vision of meditation as a personal journey as well as a path of social transformation through family programming both regionally and locally. Currently, Susie is the Center Director of the Sonoma Shambhala Meditation Center. She lives in Sonoma California with her husband of 21 years and their two children. Susie joyfully spends much of her time mothering and has a passion for uncovering basic goodness in herself and others.