About Cedar

“Two things are certain: The path through suffering involves an active practice of mindfulness; the way is much smoother and direct when guided by a skilled, compassionate, and astute teacher. Cedar Koons, a gifted writer, inspiring mindfulness practitioner, and DBT master, is just that person…”
                                                                                                                     Linda A. Dimeff, PhD, Editor of DBT in Clinical Practice: Applications Across Disorders and Settings


About Cedar Koons        


Cedar Koons, MSW, LCSW, is a consultant, teacher, researcher and therapist specializing in mindfulness-based treatments including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).  Cedar,  certified as a DBT therapist by the Linehan Board of Certification, is a senior trainer and consultant for Behavioral Tech, and a co-founder of Santa Fe DBT, LLC where she was team leader from 1998 - 2016. She has taught and consulted all over the US, in Europe, Australia and Japan. Cedar also teaches mindfulness and is the author of The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions.  She lives in Dixon, New Mexico.



Prem Rawat, also known by the honorary title of Maharaji, has been my primary teacher since 1974. To learn more about Maharaji and what he offers go to www.timelesstoday.tv.


Pat Hawk, Roshi, is a Zen teacher of the Diamond Sangha. Cedar studied Zen with Pat from 2008 to his death in 2012. 


Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., is the treatment developer of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and a Zen Master in the Diamond Sangha. Marsha has greatly influenced how Cedar approaches issues in treatment and instruction in mindfulness. To find out about Marsha Linehan, Ph.D., go to The Linehan InstituteTo find out more about DBT, go to www.behavioraltech.org.