Nisha Zenoff Ph.D. is a California licensed marriage and family counselor, psychotherapist, grief counselor, movement therapist and process-oriented psychologist who began her career more than 35 years ago. She has been privileged to work with hundreds of bereaved individuals, parents and families. She was educated at Brandeis University, the University of Utah, and Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University. Her doctoral dissertation is entitled “The Mother’s Experience after the Sudden Death of a Child: Personal and Transpersonal Perspectives.” She has practiced meditation for over 30 years. Her life and work have been influenced by the presence and writings of master teachers, including: Angeles Arrien, Judith Bell, Patricia Burbank, Sylvia Boorstein, Pëma Chodron, Daniel Ellenberg, Victor Frankl, Linda Graham, Byron Katie, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Gangaji, Mary and Bob Goulding, Thich Nhat Hanh, Kathlyn and Gay Hendricks, Michael Kilgroe, Jack Kornfield, Betty Meredith-Jones, Abraham Maslow, Amy and Arny Mindell, Kristine Neff, Anna Rhodes, Francine Shapiro, June Singer, and Mary Whitehouse.
She is the author of several published articles, including “Working with the Grieving: A Process-Oriented Perspective” in the Journal of Process Oriented Psychology and “Mother’s Grief,” a featured article in the Compassionate Friends Newsletter. She has led workshops at John F. Kennedy University, New School for Social Research in New York, Esalen Institue, and Naropa University, The Process Work Center, and internationally, including England, Switzerland, Israel and Africa. She has facilitated interpersonal dynamics groups at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and has been a featured guest on radio and television shows, including “AM San Francisco” and “Open to Hope” and “Seeing Beyond.”
Nisha has been the co-leader of the Marin chapter of The Compassionate Friends and group co-facilitator.
Nisha lives in Marin County, California with her husband Steve. Between them, they are blessed with 7 children, 13 grandchildren and two dogs, Pumpkin and Charlie.