Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches
I am passionate about the potential for psychedelics to be used as tools for personal growth. When used with adequate preparation and in a supportive setting, research shows that they frequently lead to meaningful experiences that can catalyze new and healthier ways of living. However, some experiences can be scary or overwhelming, especially when used in uncontrolled or unsafe settings. Therefore, the use of psychedelics is best approached cautiously.
As someone who is well-informed about and does scientific research on the positive potential of psychedelics, I want to help clients who have used psychedelics integrate wisdom or insight gained from these experiences into their daily lives. Additionally, I am interested in helping clients make sense of any difficult experiences they may have had. While I cannot facilitate access to or provide psychedelics, I offer a harm reduction approach for clients seeking psychedelic experiences by helping them understand risks and benefits and then make informed choices.
My therapy approach centers on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based psychotherapy that has been used in psychedelic assisted therapy. I also incorporate tools from mindfulness traditions and other forms of psychotherapy. I currently offer individual sessions and group therapy support for integration.