Randall Eiger LCSW
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About My Work


I am a licensed clinical social worker in New York State (license # 071238). In December 2008 I received Dharma Transmission, and the accompanying title "Sensei", from Roshi Pat Enkyo O'Hara, abbot of the Village Zendo, a Zen Center in lower Manhattan. I thus became a teacher in internationally recognized Soto Zen lineage of Taizan Maezumi Roshi.

Although therapy and Zen are not the same, they have certain affinities. Both involve self-examination in an atmosphere of safety, security and compassion. Both help people to connect with the joy of life, despite its suffering, and to discover their own path in a noisy and confusing world.

In my work, I use traditional therapeutic methods, visualization, hypnotherapy and Buddhist mindfulness techniques. The methods I use depend on the needs and desires of the patient. No two patients are alike, and different methods work for different people.

My goal for each patient is that they overcome the inner obstacles that keep them from fulfillment. When people put down the baggage they are carrying, they begin to trust themselves and develop the self-confidence to pursue their own purposes and dreams. Then therapy ends and a fuller, more creative life begins.