Mark Eko Morris, Dharma Holder, LMSW, LSW, MSW is an assistant teacher of the Heart Circle Sangha, a Zen meditation community in Ridgewood, NJ ( where he offers ongoing meditation, facilitates meditation retreats, teaches Zen workshops, and koan study. Mark also trained as a Contemplative Care Provider with the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care and coordinates a program in Meditation and Buddhist Studies at the Adult Diagnostic and Treatment Center (Avenel Prison), New Jersey’s facility for violent, recidivist sex offenders. Mark is a full time psychotherapist with private practices in New York City and New Jersey. He graduated from NYU’s Silver School of Social Work with an MSW degree and subsequently trained as a psychoanalyst at the Metropolitan Institute for Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Manhattan. In addition, he is trained in the IFS and DBT therapy modalities. Mark utilizes DBT techniques to help clients manage harmful behaviors and to pave the way for deeper exploration, psychodynamic therapy to bring hidden issues in consciousness, and the IFS modality to help clients bring disparate parts of themselves into harmony. Viewing psychotherapy, meditation and other Buddhist practices as different methods of helping clients reduce the suffering that their minds create as well as facilitating personal and spiritual growth, Mark incorporates spiritual practices and Buddhist wisdom into his therapeutic work with clients.


Mark has expertise is in the following areas: 

  • Facilitating recovery from early and recent trauma
  • Substance overuse and dependency
  • Loss and Grief
  • Self-harming
  • Life Transitions
  • Relationship issues
  • Working with adolescents
  • Reducing stress, anxiety and depression through mindfulness and meditation
  • Facilitating personal spiritual journeys