Donald Altman, M.A. LPC, is a psychotherapist, award-winning writer, former Buddhist monk, and teacher.
He is an adjunct faculty member of the interpersonal neurobiology program at Portland State University and teaches various classes blending mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology. Featured as one of the experts in the just released film, The Mindfulness Movie, Altman is a nationally known workshop leader who teaches mindfulness to health-care professionals.
He is prolific writer whose career spans more than 30 years. He is the author of several pioneering books on mindfulness, beginning with his 1998 book, The Art of the Inner Meal. His book, The Mindfulness Code, was named as “One of the Best Spiritual Books of 2010.” He has also written 12 Weeks to Mindful Eat, Meal by Meal, Living Kindness, One-Minute Mindfulness, and The Joy Compass.
Altman spent nearly four years working as a senior mental health therapist at Providence St. Vincent Eating Clinic and Psychiatric Clinic before starting his own counseling clinic near Portland, Oregon. He reaches out to the professional community in many ways, and he served as the vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating.
Additionally, Altman works extensively teaching mindfulness and spiritual values around the country. He is dedicated to bringing these ancient practices in tune with modern living and to invite wellness into our stress-filled lives. Altman is also a member of the Burma Buddhist Association.
An avid motorcyclist, he enjoys riding his motorcycle along the beautiful Oregon coast.