Profile image of Lakshyan  Schanzer

Lakshyan Schanzer(He/Him/His)

Psychologist, PsyD
Rhode Island
Anxiety-Depression-Pain management-Stress management-Relationships-Mindfulness-

See Lakshyan's Details for:

AboutSpecialtiesLocationsInsurance & Fees

Professional statement

Dr. Lakshyan Schanzer is a licensed psychologist bringing over 50 years of experience integrating Eastern and Western approaches to psychotherapy. At BodyMind Therapy in Cranston RI, Lakshyan offers a gentle, body-centered and meditative approach to psychotherapy, and a precise integrated approach to meditation and yoga programs. Some of the benefits that clients and students report include: Increased relaxation, less fatigue, enhanced capacity for pleasure and fun, relief of chronic tension and pain, resolution of inner and interpersonal conflicts, physical and emotional healing, and ability to make new life choices.

Clients also appreciate that BodyMind Therapy offers a safe, healing and accessible environment, and that therapy goals are established collaboratively. Whether it be yoga or meditation classes, or psychotherapy, clients leave the office with a sense of well-being, mental clarity and balance. See Lakshyan's website for BodyMind Therapy, where he offers yoga, meditation, and psychotherapy.

To make an appointment, please fill out the contact form or call Dr. Schanzer.

Message to clients

My clients and students value health, self-renewal and self-discovery, and believe that each of us plays an essential role in our healing. I use a meditative, gentle and brief method that: 1) Helps you discover patterns of thinking, feeling and action, 2) Makes emotions feel safe, uncovers core beliefs and images; 3) Utilizes the innate wisdom of the body; and 4) Opens new life choices. Most of my work is with individuals or couples suffering from stress, grief, depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, relationship difficulties, pain conditions, and sleeping and eating difficulties. I accept most health insurances.

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 47 years

BodyMind Therapy/The Yoga Studio, Founder and Director
Applied Yoga, Mindfulness, and Stress Management for Business, University, and Healthcare Settings, Consultant and Developer
Schanzer, L. "Discovering Nisargadatta Maharaj ",, and Cadernos de Yoga 2005, Brazil:
Schanzer, L. "Meditation and Sleep," Encyclopedia of Sleep and Dreaming, Macmillan NY, 1993
Schanzer, L. "Non-Invasive Methodologies of Studying Neurological Correlates of Human Mental States, in particular those during Psychotherapy – A Review of Recent Literature," Hakomi Forum, Boulder CO. 1988

AHP, Yoga Conferences & Yoga Teacher Training in USA & Brazil, 2008
AHP, regional conferences-presenter, 1995
William James College, PsyD, 1990
Certified Hakomi Teacher, Certified Hakomi Teacher, 1987
Hakomi Training with Ron Kurtz, Certified Hakomi Therapist, 1983
Satsang with Nisargadatta Maharaj, 1978-79, 1979
Iyengar Yoga Teacher Training with BKS Iyengar, 1978-79, 1979
Hunter College, MSEd Counseling, 1977
Integral Yoga Teacher Certification, Beginner, Intermediate, 1971


Rhode Island: PS00490 - Massachusetts: 6385


English, Portuguese


Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks

Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms

Pain management - Managing pain at work, e.g. Carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain

Stress management - Coping with stress of life and change, expectations of self and other

Relationships - Feeling unsatisfied in your partnership; communication challenges; addressing issues of power and voice; contemplation of separation; questioning one’s place in the relationship; breakups, friendships, dating

Mindfulness - Developing practices to encourage a state of active, open attention on the present


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)

Locations & Hours


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$180 (60min)
  • Sliding scale:$90 - $180
  • Initial session:$250 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Every other week