About Healing

I began my own healing journey nearly thirty years ago. My first therapist was Zen Buddhist and that therapeutic experience launched me into my spiritual adventure. I’ve known since I was a young adult that I wanted to wake up, heal myself and be able to turn around and help others to do the same. I have a long term meditation practice that supports me staying grounded and balanced. My practice also alerts me when I’m not feeling centered and helps guide me back to myself. Along with my meditation practice I hike nearly every day, have a dance and movement practice, and am constantly building my capacity to navigate through this sometimes challenging and mostly amazing experience we refer to as life.

Stef Coleman, MFT | License # 49518

Credentials, Background, Training

  • University of Connecticut, Stamford, CT 1998
    Bachelor of General Studies, Magna Cum Laude
  • Columbia University, NYC, 1999
    MSW Program
  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill, CA, 2007
    Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist 2009
  • Certified EMDR Parts I and II, 2012
    Dr. Phil Manfield, JFKU, Berkeley, CA
  • Certified Internal Family Systems Part I, 2018
    Dr. Frank Anderson, Oakland, CA
  • Diamond Heart VI Student, 2001 to present