William McCracken, LCSW, ICADC, CMT-P, CTMH
Bill is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has received MBSR Teacher Certification from the Oasis Institute at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. He has also received certification as a Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association. In addition, he holds certification as a Koru Mindfulness Teacher through the Koru Mindfulness Program at Duke University. In order to provide tele-health counseling, he is a Certified Clinical Telementalhealth Provider.
Bill has been practicing various forms of meditation for almost 30 years. Bill's experience as a teacher of mindfulness comes from his training through the Center for Mindfulness and his practice of Zen and Taoist meditation. Bill had received ordination as a Sr. Dharma Teacher in the Korean Zen tradition and was Abbott of the Delaware Valley Zen Center, but is no longer directly affiliated with that tradition but continues to be a secular teacher of mindfulness-based practices. He had also received precepts in the Soto Zen tradition. Bill has been offering classes in Mindfulness Based Interventions since 2008. He recently held the assignment as the Coordinator of the College-wide Task Force on Mindfulness at Delaware Technical Community College where he developed and implemented mindfulness classes for students, faculty, and staff and developed three successful mindfulness summits for the community.