I work non-judgmentally to help each person make life changes. It is important to me that I understand each person, that I “get them,” in order for us to work together to start making those changes and to thrive. I incorporate tuning into an individual’s strengths and helping to develop new ones. I also offer help to other helping professionals who are working through burnout and other challenges that come up from being of service to others.
In addition to talk therapy, I use mind-body and cognitive behavioral approaches depending on each person’s needs. This includes the use of trauma therapies such as EMDR and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. I see adults individually and as needed, incorporate spouses, partners and other family members to enhance individual treatment. When appropriate, I provide EMDR as an adjunctive treatment for people already in therapy with their primary therapists who do not use EMDR.
Due to the recent medical research on the use of psychedelics to enhance psychotherapy, I have been exploring how the types of psychedelics and plant medicines that have been used by helping professionals and by spiritual communities and indigenous peoples. This ranges from attending trainings and webinars to understand how science, psychotherapy and spirituality can ethically help those who intend to make changes in their situations. As a result, I have started incorporating Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) when appropriate within the therapeutic approaches I already offer. I also incorporate Psychedelic Intergration to help people before, after and between psychedelic experiences. Whether the experiences are through plant medicine (psilocybin, ayahuasca) at retreats facilitated by shamans or at medical clinics (IV Ketamine, IM Ketamine), trying to make sense out of the journeys