Welcome to StartAgain Associates! We have provided training, education, leadership, coaching and therapy for a diverse population for almost 30 years. We are a group of Psychologists, Marriage and Family Therapists and Licensed Social Workers dedicated to providing Mindfulness Based Trauma-Focused care to those who seek it. We specialize in all substance and behavioral addictions, as well as working with PTSD, Complex PTSD, depression, anxiety and other disorders.
StartAgain offers in-person and virtual trainings for treatment centers, group practices and private practice clinicians and coaches. We collaborate with mental health leaders across the country to develop new behavioral health technologies and innovative ways to bring healing and health to all. Our mission is to create support services, trainings and technologies to ensure that as many people as possible have access to mental health treatment, trauma resolution and the possibility of happy and fulfilling lives.
StartAgain was founded by Dr. Stephen Dansiger, a true leader in the mental health field and the founder and creator of the MET(T)A Protocol - Mindfulness and EMDR Treatment Template for Agencies. His training is rooted in having practiced mindfulness meditation in the Zen tradition for over 30 years including a one-year residency at a Zen Buddhist monastery, and having fully integrated Buddhist psychology into his therapy practice and training philosophy.