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Counseling Philosophy & Experience

"I believe how people think about their lives affects the way they feel about themselves and their life experiences which, in turn, affects how they behave.  I believe helping people to find meaning, purpose and satisfaction in their relationships and in their life experiences is an important aspect of counseling. I am very interested in learning from and traveling to indigenous cultures around the world to expand my understanding of mental and spiritual health in my efforts to support my clients' growth."    

I am a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapist with over 30 years of experience helping people deal with individual, relationship and family challenges. I work with children and adults and I specialize in, among other issues, depression, anxiety, grief, anger management, communication skills, conflict resolution, self-esteem, work-and school-related challenges, effective mindfulness practices as well as helping clients find wholesome and healing meaning in their lives. 

Teaching and Learning In Asia

For the past 10 years, Dr. Farley has traveled to India and, in 2012, to Nepal to work with educators and students on topics that include child development, the power of student-teacher relationships, effective classroom management skills as well as the integration of traditional Tibetan Buddhist values with modern academics. He has the privilege of teaching for The College for Higher Tibetan Studies on-site and in Tibetan refugee camps and monastic environments.  

Men-Tsee-Khang is the oldest, largest and most reputable Sowa-Rigpa Institute in India. Men-Tsee-Khang  was originally established by H.H. the 13th Dalai Lama in Tibet in 1916. It was re-established by H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama in India in 1961. The Institute has recently published a DVD of a 2-hour presentation Dr. Farley made to the Institute in 2017. The Integration of Vajrayana Buddhism and Western Counseling Approaches was the focus of the presentation. Dr. Farley looks forward to presenting again to the Institute in the summer of 2019. The Effective Integration of Tibetan Buddhism with Western Psychotherapeutic Approaches will be the topic of this up-coming presentation. 


SPARKE Into the Students’ World, a handbook for educators written by Dr. Farley, has recently been published by the Swedish humanitarian Non-Governmental Organization, Individuell Manniskohjalp, and has been distributed throughout the refugee education system in India and Nepal. 

Classroom Activities with Teachers-in-Training

With Amazing Students at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies!

Engaged Learning.. I love these students!

The students, in teams, are asked to respond to questions by throwing hackey sacks at the pictures of the animals drawn on the floor and the chalkboard that correspond to correct answers. Having experiences with active learning approaches, in order to enhance their skills for engaging students, is an important part of their training. 

Tibetan Teachers-in-Training Role-playing

These students in the B.Ed. program at Sarah College, India are role-playing a teacher, the young man, and a student going through one of the 9 steps of identifying and resolving behavioral issues with students. This class lightens my heart!


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Dr. Lou Farley, Counseling & Consulting Services

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