The Intentional Clinician: Psychology and Philosophy

Buddhist Psychology as a Science of the Mind w/ Sivie Suckerman [Episode 11]

November 10, 2017

In this episode I interview Sivie Suckerman, MA LMHC about Buddhist Psychology and its life and clinical applications. We will be discussing the universal teachings of Buddhist Psychology as both a science of the mind and philosophy. In addition, we discuss the differences between "regular mindfulness" and utilizing mindfulness exercises along with Buddhist Psychology. True to the Intentional Clinician, we go into detail about how utilizing the concepts from Buddhist Psychology in counseling can help with anxiety, depression, and more.

Sivie Suckerman received her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2007 and has practiced in community mental health, crisis services, school-based mental health, residential, and women's health agencies. Currently, Sivie has a full time private practice in the West Seattle neighborhood of Seattle and has been in private practice for 3 and a half years. She is also a Certified Mindful Schools Instructor and Level II Little Flower Yoga Teacher. In addition, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Acting with an emphasis in Original Works from Cornish College of the Arts in 1998. Learn more here:

Paul Krauss MA LPC is a therapist and counseling supervisor in Grand Rapids, MI. Paul has his private practice at Health for Life Grand Rapids, located on 781 Kenmoor Ave SE, Suite C. Grand Rapids, MI 49546. Paul works at Health for Life Grand Rapids with many other fantastic clinicians:  If you or someone you know is in need or just wants to give therapy a try-- call Paul at 616-365-5530 (direct), or at the office 616-200-4433. Email:

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Original music, used with permission: 

"Shades of Currency" [Instrumental] from Archetypes by PAWL

"The Twin" from Archetypes by PAWL

"Moment in the Sun" from Archetypes by PAWL