About Don


 Don DeMercurio has been working as a spiritual energy healer and Integral Life Path Counselor for over 30 years. Since his youth he has immersed himself in the study of developmental, transpersonal and depth psychology and has had the good fortune to receive and integrate the wisdom teachings  from lineage holders of many spiritual traditions. For almost a decade Don traveled to the sacred valley of Peru where he was initiated in the Mesa tradition of Andean shamanic healing.   A graduate of the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Institute  and a student of the Diamond Approach to Self-Realization and the Diamond Logos Teachings, Don brings together the common elements of many psycho-spiritual traditions and synthesizes them in ways that are understandable and useful to students in everyday life.

What Don offers to his clients is an environment of true acceptance which allows for compassion, curiosity, sincerity, honesty, humor and a passion for helping others to walk into the source of Self-knowing.

From 1994 to 2009 Don was the  spiritual director of the LifeWorks Community in Bristol, VT – where  he devoted his practice to offering spiritual direction and healing services on an individual basis and in spiritual community.

With Nina Miller,  in 1999 he co-founded Journey to Peru,  a cross-cultural immersion program bringing North Americans and indigenous families in South America together in life-transforming experiences of healing and discovery. The family bonds that have developed between our brothers and sisters in the North and the South continue to flourish today as we honor our diversity and celebrate our common humanity. 

In 2006 Don founded Essence Institute offering workshops and retreats locally and internationally, designed to help students deepen into the direct experience of Essence. The focus of the work is aimed at Self-realization through deep transformation. 

Don is particularly gifted in transmitting the presence of Spirit in ways that others can experience and integrate into their personal lives.

Currently, Don lives and maintains a full-time healing and spiritual counseling practice in Rochester, NY. 

Contact: Email or Phone: 802-349-8844.