Rande Gail Brown, LCSW, is a psychotherapist with a specific focus on the intersection of Buddhism, spirituality, and psychology. She received her Master of Social Work degree from New York University and has a private psychotherapy practice in Greenwich Village.
One of the first women to graduate from Princeton University, Rande holds a degree in East Asian Studies. She spent many years in Japan, studying Zen and Esoteric Buddhism, and in India, working with Tibetan Buddhist masters. In the 1980’s
Rande founded East West Communications, a company that facilitates cultural understanding between Japan and the United States, and became a well-known translator of Japanese spiritual and cultural texts. She co-authored the New York Times bestseller Geisha, A Life with Mineko Iwasaki (Atria, 2002).
Rande was a founding board member and Executive Director of the Tricycle Foundation, the publisher of Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, America's leading Buddhist magazine. As founding board member the New York Zen Center for Contemplative Care, Rande was a Volunteer Chaplain at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City.
Currently a candidate in the Psychoanalytic Training Program of the William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis & Psychology, Rande works with individual adults, using a psychoanalytic, interpersonal approach. Schooled in both Eastern and Western psychology, and with decades of intensive spiritual practice in the Zen and Tibetan Buddhist traditions, Rande brings a contemplative, fluid perspective to the exploration of the human mind. She aims to lead patients on a journey that brings greater freedom and ease and an expanded understanding of self.