Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. Hosting Dr. Siri Sat Nam Sept. 7-11 for Community Meetings, Workshop, ‘Black Men, Who Are We?’ Seminar, Book Signing

World Renowned Los Angeles-based Mental Health Practitioner currently featured on Viceland network’s ‘The Therapist,’ conducting therapy with celebrity musicians Katy Perry, Waka Flocka, Grammy Award winner Corey Taylor and many more
Author of ‘The Pocket Guru: Guidance and Mantras for Spiritual Awakening and Emotional Wisdom’

BUFFALO, NY — Aug. 25, 2021 – The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. has announced it will host world renowned Los Angeles-based mental health practitioner Dr. Siri Sat Nam, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT), Sept. 7-11, 2021, for a series of community meetings, workshop, a seminar “Black Men, Who Are We?” and book signing.

Presently, Dr. Siri is being featured in the newly aired television show, “The Therapist,” on Viceland network where he is conducting therapy with celebrity musicians such as Katy Perry, Waka Flocka, Grammy Award winner Corey Taylor and many more. Dr. Siri is also the author of “The Pocket Guru: Guidance and Mantras for Spiritual Awakening and Emotional Wisdom.”

In addition to small group meetings beginning Tues., Sept. 7 with community leaders, including members of state and local government, the Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. has scheduled Dr. Siri for the following:

  • 6 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 9 – seminar and Q&A – “Black Men, Who Are We?” at CHCB, Inc., 34 Benwood Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214
  • 7 p.m., Sat. Sept. 11 – Book Signing: “The Pocket Guru: Guidance and Mantras for Spiritual Awakening and Emotional Wisdom” at Fitz Books and Waffles, 433 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203 (For more information, contact [email protected] )


“We are bringing Dr. Siri to Buffalo to help us better understand how to heal our communities,” said Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Chief Executive Officer, Community Health Center of Buffalo., Inc.
“The ongoing COVID pandemic continues to cause great injury to the physical and mental health of people of color of all ages.

“In addition to the damage to our overall health, we are also continuing to confront and cope with structural racism that has been brought to the forefront by the pandemic as a major public health issue, and that continues to manifest in widespread fear and distrust,” Dr. Ansari continued. “Dr. Siri is a compassionate, trusted voice that will bring much needed guidance, and ultimately, hope, to our ongoing healing efforts.”

About Dr. Siri

Dr. Siri Sat Nam is a licensed marriage family therapist (LMFT) who received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Carlton College, Northfield, Minn., his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Culver City, Calif., and his Ph.D. in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Carpinteria, Calif.

As a therapist, commonly called Dr. Siri, he has witnessed clients who have sat in the
mental/emotional/spiritual components of their being as they have positively impacted their Psyche and healed deep seated wounds. When one is sitting with Dr. Siri, you are in the presence of a man who is knowledgeable, deeply sensitive, compassionate and highly intuitive.

He has formerly worked as a clinical director, supervisor, group facilitator, MAT Assessor, therapist and consultant in innumerable social service agencies while hosting a private practice and conducting workshops in corporations.

The populations he has serviced have been diverse: substance dependent individuals, children at risk, distressed couples, gang members, persons with difficult/incurable diseases, the severely psychotic as well as perpetrators and battered women who have experienced Domestic Violence.

He has taught in graduate psychology programs at National University, Antioch University and Pacifica Graduate Institute as well as the specialized CAADAC program at Loyola Marymount University.

Dr. Siri has been recognized internationally as a dynamic lecturer on Eastern spiritual philosophies and as a master teacher of yoga; he has facilitated workshops throughout U.S. and Europe (i.e.., Holland, Germany, Italy, Finland and France).

His writings have been published in Whole Life Times, Alternatives and Awareness magazines, all of which present a holistic perspective on well-being. He received National status in the ABC Television Mentorship Grant for his filmed research documentary on Ghana, Africa. The title of his dissertation was “The Phenomenological Study of African-American Men Raised without their Biological Fathers”.

He has been a panelist for the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles and Keynote Speaker for the San Fernando Valley CAMFT Chapter where he spoke on the topic of “The Licensed Therapist: The Intended Spiritual Teacher of the West”.

Specific corporate trainings have been conducted on “What It Means to be Mentally Healthy?” At the 2nd Annual Depth Psychological Conference held at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Dr. Siri Sat Nam presented a lecture entitled “The Search of Soul”.

He has been a guest lecturer on Dissertation Development at Reiss-Davis Child Study Center & Institute in Vista del Mar, Calif.

Dr. Siri on

The Pocket Guru: Guidance and Mantras for Spiritual Awakening and Emotional Wisdom (Wisdom Book, Spiritual Meditation Book, Spiritual Self-Help Book) Hardcover – May 7, 2019

With wisdom and mantras on 108 topics: From Dr. Siri Sat Nam, a licensed therapist who stars on Viceland’s The TherapistThe Pocket Guru offers emotional centeredness and mental peace. Using Dr. Siri’s calming style, the book presents readers with 108 topics to focus on—including commitment, forgiveness, intimacy, and love—and mantras to help them find personal growth and fulfillment. Packed with wisdom on discovering spiritual harmony, meditative practices targeting 11 different aspects of self, and a simple format that invites readers to dip in and out or read the book from start to finish, this is a rich source for deepening self-awareness.

  • Includes instructions on how to choose a topic and use the corresponding power statements to begin reaping the benefits of spiritual awareness, mental calm, and increased emotional intelligence.
  • The 11 meditations work on different aspects of your being including heightened wisdom, mental alertness, enhanced intuition, and more.
  • Dr. Siri Sat Nam is a licensed therapist based in Los Angeles. He stars in the Viceland series The Therapist, in which he conducts sessions with music celebrities.

For those new to meditation and those who have a strong daily meditation practice, following the guidance and mantras in The Pocket Guru can lead to higher levels of self-awareness, emotional wisdom, and consciousness.


About CHCB, Inc.
The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc., under the leadership of Dr. LaVonne Ansari, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) operating four patient centers across Western New York in Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Lockport, and Niagara Falls. As a National Health Services Corps site, CHCB, Inc. is committed to serving all patients, regardless of ability to pay; offering discounted fees for patients who qualify; and not denying services based on a patient’s race, color, sex, national origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation. CHCB, Inc. also accepts insurance including Medicaid, Medicare, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Focused on Patient Centered Medical Care. The Community Health Center of Buffalo, Inc. is also an LGBTQIF friendly organization.

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