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, mindfulness teacher, and writer.  Certified as a DBT therapist by the Linehan Board of Certification, she is retired as a therapist and DBT trainer. Cedar co-founded Santa Fe DBT, LLC where she was team leader from 1998 - 2016. From 1995 to 2020 taught DBT all over the US, in Europe, Australia and Japan. Cedar also leads mindfulness and is the author of The Mindfulness Solution for Intense Emotions (New Harbinger, 2016).  She lives in Dixon, New Mexico. Her new novel, Murder at Sleeping Tiger, published under the pen name C.R. Koons by Camel Press, is new in 2022. 


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