Rik Center


Rik Center

SEP, Somatic Stress & Trauma Counselor/Practitioner, Cofounder of the Mindfulness Care Center, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Buddhist Interfaith Chaplain

Rik Center is doing Teletherapy with his clients. He's a Certified SEP, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Counselor/Practitioner in private practice, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher and a trained Buddhist/Interfaith Chaplain and Cofounder of The Mindfulness Care Center.

Rik is the Author of the Book "If You Can't Change Your Mood, Change Your Mind ~ mindful reflections toward self-discovery."

My private practice of over 18 years utilizes a Mindful-Somatic approach in support of clients; focusing on healing high levels of complex stress, deep-rooted traumatic emotional anxiety and PTSD. I’ve worked with many clients who are dealing with early childhood trauma from emotional, verbal, physical & sexual abuse, to early birth, accidents, illness, torture, drowning, airplane crashes and near death states. In the healing process clients quite often touch into unresolved grief and the loss of the self that has not been dealt with. The mind and heart need to be heard with compassionate care so they can be re-united and returned back into wholeness. Through my nonprofit, I've created and developed a unique training towards dissolving and unwinding unresolved traumatic anxiety called The DEER Program: Developing Emotional Embodied Resiliency, this is a one of kind program. One attendee expressed “It was the best 8-weeks of her year.” I’m a member of the USABP/United States Association For Body Psychotherapy.

I have a background in various trainings methods; from SE/Somatic Experiencing, physical & emotional bodywork methods and mindfulness trainings. I’m a past Resident Graduate of the California Pacific Medical Center CPE/Clinical Pastoral Education Program and Integrative Health & Healing Program having also spent time at SF General Hospital in the ICU/Intensive Care Unit meeting with patients, families and staff. For many years I facilitated a “Mindfulness & Meditation Class” in two of the hospital Psych Units. I facilitate online weekly Mindful-Mediations and a Grief & Loss Group through my nonprofit the Mindfulness Care Center.

I've assisted a number of Somatic Experiencing trainings around the country, plus traveled to the New Orleans/Baton Rouge area in support of people who were reeling from the effects of Hurricane Katrina and Rita. I’ve attended advance trainings with Peter Levine the founder of Somatic Experiencing® and completed the Advanced "Eye Of The Needle Training" working on near-death states.


  • Addiction
  • Adults
  • Adults abused as children
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain/Fibromyalgia
  • Complex PTSD
  • Depression
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief and Loss
  • Homelessness
  • Hospice
  • Medical Procedure Trauma
  • Motor Vehicle Collisions
  • Perpetrators of Sexual Abuse
  • Relational/Relationship Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Veterans
  • Domestic Violence
  • Sexual Abuse
Rik Center / Centerspace / Mindfulness Care Center
Business Phone:
Mobile Phone:
Located on Russian Hill
San Francisco, California, 94109
United States of America
Insurance Accepted:
Type of Insurance Accepted:
Accident Insurance and Referrals for accident insurance
Available Sessions:
Teletherapy Sessions Available Sliding Scale Available