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Seena Russell Axel, Ph.D.

Seena Russell Axel, Ph.D., has been a practitioner and teacher/trainer of body/mind/spirit healing arts throughout her life and has become masterful at offering these skills to make meaning of and honor the life journey. A New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she is a Certified Rubenfeld Synergist, Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, and is an EMDR Trauma Specialist. She is a yogini, author, poet, grandmother and the Founding Director of the Return to Self Counseling Center, specializing in women's (50+) spirituality groups beginning each September (Click HERE for info on signing up for Seena's upcoming group). A senior psychotherapist, national workshop leader, university professor, and ordained healer, her private practice (focus on adult individuals & couples) and group work in Plainview, NY, have been described as "love made visible." Seena is the author of "Advice From the Heart," an advice column in Active Lifestyle magazine.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

  • Focus on body/mind/spirit health

  • Individuals, couples & groups


  • Clinical & Somatic Psychotherapy

  • Homeland Security - CHSV Mental Health & Crisis Intervention

  • Kripalu Yoga Teacher

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