Buddhist Psychotherapy Institute

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , LCSW

(702) 800-3988
Struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, chronic pain or addiction? While pain is inevitable, suffering is not. When we cultivate a direct experience with each present moment, we can find ways to let go of self-inflicted suffering. The gentle, non-judgmental exploration of pain and the acceptance of our current condition can have a tremendous impact on our own life and the world around us. Relationship disturbances, addiction, mood disorders and environmental despair are often the call to listen more deeply.
Buddhist psychotherapy is the application of the principles of Buddhism toward the goals of psychotherapy. Reducing suffering, cultivating compassion, acceptance of the current moment, expanding our capacity for joy and improving our ability to relate to others are shared goals of Buddhism & psychotherapy. No knowledge of Buddhism necessary.
* Member of Buddhist Recovery Network Advisory Council * Member of National Association of Social Workers * Volunteer Pet Therapist with Nathan Adelson Hospice * Attend trainings at International Psychotherapy Institute, SLC * Shambhala Meditation Trainings * Member of Lambda Business Association; The GLBT Chamber of Commerce of Southern Nevada
Call or Email Buddhist Psychotherapy Institute for a free phone consultation now - (702) 800-3988


  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • School: University of Utah School of Social Work
  • Year Graduated: 2002
  • License No. and State: 5553-C Nevada


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Paypal

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Out of Network
  • Ceridian
  • Teacher's Health Trust

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .


Buddhist Psychotherapy Institute
2400 N Tenaya Way
Las VegasNevada 89128

Call Christine Ackmann
(702) 800-3988
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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Addiction


  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Borderline Personality
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Grief
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Substance Abuse
  • Antisocial Personality
  • Chronic Pain
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Obesity
  • Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health:

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • Gay Issues
  • Transgender Identity
  • Lesbian Issues

Client Focus


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • HIV / AIDS Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transsexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Jungian Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Based Relapse Prev
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

Professional Connections

Robin Friedman, LCSW

Robin Friedman, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 8 years
Robin Friedman, LCSW

Robin Friedman, LCSW

Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Colleague, known for 8 years
Robin is a very empathic, compassionate & committed therapist.

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Last Modified: 10 Feb 2015