Therapist InfoAbout Me:
As a mental health psycho-social support specialist, I have 30-plus years of experience in various settings, from community mental health to hospital psychiatric emergency. For 10 years, I served as a mental health specialist for Doctors Without Borders throughout Asia and Africa.
As I identity as queer, I prioritize creating safer LGBTQIA+ spaces. I aim to offer professional support, an experienced ear, and an open heart to those ready to reimagine their lives. I am a certified meditation teacher, have been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for decades, and am an experienced psychonaut.Description of Services:
Specializing in the preparation and integration of the psychedelic experience, my hope is to take the transcendental and make it practical, integrating the wisdom received with the challenge of daily living.
I am also offering Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) remotely. Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy to help eligible patients experience more frequent breakthroughs and sustained improvement in symptoms.
I utilize many tools and modalities including mindfulness-based practices, somatic experiencing and psychodynamic with an intergenerational lens and am an Internal Family Systems (IFS) trained therapist.Credentials & Certifications: LCSW; IFS Trained Therapist; Certified Meditation Teacher, Certified Addictions Counselor Level 2 in COLicenses: Seeing clients in CA & CO: 992040 in CO; 103337 in CA
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesSpecializing In: Anxiety and Depression, Mindfulness-based therapy, and Psychedelic Preparation and IntegrationPrice Range: $150
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
I have personally witnessed the profound shifts in my world, in my consciousness, following psychedelic experiences. I believe preparation on a variety of levels is essential and can make all the difference between a “bad trip,” and a magical, insightful and profound journey.
From what I have seen having a plan, knowing your substance and dose, and doing your research allows you to make well-informed choices about your journey.
I am providing psychedelic integration therapy in which there is no administration of psychedelics and no therapist present during the actual psychedelic experience.
So much goes on in a psychedelic journey; it can be an incredible spiritual adventure or it can be a disturbing and distressing experience. Digging in and exploring and understanding what was present for you is key to sustaining the benefits of the journey. Together, we can make use of the challenges and insights given to you and make solid changes in your everyday life.Intake Process:
I will request you complete an intake prior to our first session after the free consult.
I especially enjoy working with those committed to personal growth and collective responsibility, as I believe we are all interconnected, and thus so is our healing.
Business InfoContact Me
Santa Barbara County, California, 93117