Hakomi is described by founder Ron Kurtz as assisted self-discovery. The therapist is attuned to and follows the non-verbal indicators of the client. Non-verbal indicators may show up in many different ways such as tension in the body, a certain tone of voice, a look, a hand gesture, or a turning of the head. These non-verbal indicators may be messages from the unconscious that upon further exploration lead to beliefs the client has about their self. These beliefs may have been formed early in the client’s development or in the course of life and are out of the client’s conscious awareness thereby causing unnecessary suffering or stuck-ness in the client’s life.

During a session, the therapist facilitates experiments based on the non-verbal indicators of the client. The client enters into brief states of mindfulness to study their experience. The sessions are a collaboration between the client and the therapist and follows the client’s innate healing capacity. Sessions often lead to insights and to the creation of new healing experiences. This method incorporates principles of mindfulness, loving presence, organicity, and non-violence. Hakomi can be done individually, in couple’s therapy, or in small groups of 2-4 participants who provide support in the process for a designated client. Hakomi can be done in a single session, a series of group sessions, or as part of short-term or long-term therapy.

Services offered:

I serve California, New York, South Carolina residents via telehealth only, and North Carolina residents via telehealth or in-person.

Psychotherapy, counseling, and life or relationship coaching for individuals, couples, families, or small groups

  • Free initial 15-minute phone consultation
  • Weekly
  • Brief (2-10 consecutive or intermittent sessions)
  • Long-term intermittent work (every 2-4 weeks)
  • Telehealth via video conference

Supervision for trainees and associates working towards licensure in CA and NC (currently full)


  • Fees are discussed and set during an initial consultation and depend upon the length of the session.
  • I accept Aetna and most Optum insurance through Alma (helloalma.com) depending my availability.
  • I do not submit claims for insurance. If needed, I can write a superbill for you to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement. Please check with your insurance company to see if they reimburse for out-of-network provider services.
  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP): I am a provider for Claremont EAP and Empathia EAP. Request services through your employer’s EAP.
Donna L. Fone, LMFT, LPCC Sonora California

To notice what arises inside, without judgement, is the essence of Hakomi and a pathway to deep abiding healing.

– Ron Kurtz