I provide individual psychotherapy services to adults, and meet with clients on a weekly or biweekly basis, depending on needs and circumstances. My style is non-directive, engaging, and collaborative, and my practice is consent based. We will go at your pace, and you will never be forced to participate in a technique or modality that you're not conformable with. If at any time my approach does not feel like a good fit, please let me know, and I can provide referrals to other providers.
The primary therapy model I use in my practice is Internal Family Systems (IFS), and I integrate other modalities and techniques, depending on what you find helpful, including somatic techniques, sandtray therapy, psychoeducation, and bibliotherapy. I also offer ketamine/psychedelic integration services. I will work in tandem with you to find what works best in helping you to work through the issues that bring you to therapy.
Internal Family Systems Therapy
“IFS is a transformative tool that conceives every human being as a system of protective and wounded inner parts led by a core Self...Self is in everyone. It can’t be damaged. It knows how to heal.” - IFS Institute (to learn more about IFS, visit https://ifs-institute.com/)
Over the course of my career as a therapist, I have been trained in various therapeutic modalities and techniques, and nothing has resonated with me as deeply as IFS. I have found IFS to be a profound catalyst for change and healing, both personally and with clients. Many of my clients report that IFS helps them to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, brings more clarity to the issues that bring them to therapy, brings more harmony and balance to their inner system, increases self-love and self-compassion, and helps to heal past wounds. To further expand and deepen my work as an IFS therapist, I participate in regular IFS therapy, consultation, and training.
I have extensive training and experience in sandtray therapy, and use it in tandem with IFS. As with IFS, sandtray therapy can be a profound catalyst for change and healing, and can be especially helpful for those who feel stuck in the therapeutic process or who have difficulty putting their experiences into words. Further, while talk therapy can be helpful for some in processing trauma, oftentimes, other modalities are needed to get to the core of trauma. Trauma is often stored in the body as implicit memory, and because it’s outside of awareness, it can be easily triggered. The use of sand and various figures can help bring implicit material forward so that it can be brought to awareness for processing and integration, which is key for optimal healing.
*For telehealth clients interested in sandtray therapy, over the course of our work together, we can occasionally meet in person for a sandtray session (days/times TBD).
Ketamine/Psychedelic Integration Services
I have training and experience in providing ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) in collaboration with Telos Transformational Therapies. Due to Telos closing on October 1, 2023, I am unable to offer KAP at this time, however, I am currently exploring ways to offer KAP in the future. In the meantime, I offer ketamine integration services to individuals who are currently receiving ketamine treatment and are in need of a therapist who can help them prepare for and to integrate their ketamine experiences. I also offer psychedelic integration services to individuals who have had other experiences with non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSC), and are in need of support from a therapist who can hold a confidential space for them to process their experiences without judgment. Whether you’re receiving ketamine treatment or have had other experiences with NOSC, I will work with you for as long as needed to ensure that your experiences are adequately integrated, as this is key for meaningful, enduring change.
*Please note that I do not provide, condone, or support the use of illegal substances, and that there can be significant legal and medical risks associated with the use of psychedelics. Further, I do not provide psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. What I do provide is a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space for psychedelic integration from a harm reduction standpoint.