David Rademacher

Buddhism and psychotherapy

David Rademacher is a professional psychological counselor who has spent the last 12 years of his 20-year practice serving Chapel Hill and Pittsboro. He has practiced Buddhism for about five years at the Kosala Buddhist Center, where he teaches courses on meditation. David received his undergraduate degree at Bowdoin College and a Masters in Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. His approach to therapy is rooted in psycho-dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive psychology, and Buddhist studies. With a background in cultural anthropology and philosophy, David seeks to understand how an individual’s personal history, social context, and spiritual orientation interact. He has special expertise in trauma and abuse recovery, as well as training in hypnosis, solution-focused therapy, family therapy, and addictions counseling. He has kindly joined us today to share his perspective on the intersections of psychology, Buddhism, and counseling.