Yeshe Clarke, MSW, LCSW-C
Yeshe (pronounced “Yesh-ay”) is dedicated to creating an environment where people feel safe to genuinely open and authentically connect with themselves, each other, and community.
Private Practice Make-up - Yeshe has been in private practice since 2011 working with individuals and couples and leading groups, classes and retreats. Yeshe’s patients come from diverse backgrounds and careers seeking support in a range of topics such as relationships, life transitions, personal growth, grief and loss, parenting, and generally seeking an increased sense of well-being. Her psychotherapy practice primarily utilizes Buddhist psychology as well as Attachment and Family Systems and Client Centered Psychotherapy. She draws on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Non-Violent Communication. Yeshe has developed and runs a weekly Loving-kindness psychotherapy group.
Buddhist Background - She is a senior Buddhist and meditation teacher, and teaches Karuna Training, a non-professional course in Buddhist Psychology. She founded and leads a mindful parenting program exploring parenting as a path of practice. Yeshe has completed many advanced group retreats and solitary retreats. She became an authorized meditation instructor in 1996 and was authorized as a teacher in 2011.
Psychology Background - Yeshe completed a three year cycle of Karuna Training in 2004 through the Upaya Institute in Germany, holds a Master's in Social Work from New York University, and is a licensed clinical social worker. Having been certified in Thanatology, she has shown expertise in working with the dying and bereaved. She also has developed retreats and workshops for bereaved and presented at the Association for Death Education and Counseling's annual conference. In addition to her private practice, Yeshe has worked with holocaust victims at the Nazi Victim Program in NYC, families and children in crisis in Baltimore City, and dying and bereaved in hospice.