About My Clients
Ketamine isn't just for treatment-resistant depression. Many clinics use ketamine for temporary mood improvement, often with dilution or sedation to lower the dissociative effect. In contrast, KAP is a comprehensive therapeutic approach using ketamine as a psychedelic to treat the underlying roots of most mental health disorders. You will experience vulnerability between treatments, so it may not be the right choice if you lack support, or are in the early states of addiction recovery.
My Background and Approach
A twenty-year background in yoga training, along with specialization in trauma therapy and transpersonal/depth psychology, prepared me optimally to understand both the clinical and spiritual nuances of psychedelic use and treatment. KAP reveals symptoms as coping mechanisms that can be peeled back, in reverse order, to heal core wounds. It's deep ego work, which means it's hard work, and that isn't a reference to the dissociative effect itself. Unlike psychedelic use with vague expectations and outcomes, however, KAP simplifies a lifetime of issues into one framework and intention for foundational change. It's very strategic. To prepare your psyche for positive, efficient psychedelic work, I supplement the Internal Family Systems method with immersive ‘’journeys’’ based on Jungian depth psychology. Integration therapy between ketamine treatments helps you connect new dots and provides targeted support for vulnerability that arises, which is especially important if you have PTSD.
My Personal Beliefs and Interests
--I believe the scientific process has value, but I also believe there's aspects of reality that haven't yet been deemed worthy of clinical research--particularly when it comes to the mind-body. KAP, and really the power of the preparation approach I use itself, suggest that psychedelics simply ignite or accelerate innate healing capacities we already possess. Nature abounds with patterns and archetypes that present, in parallel fashion, across systems including physics, math, music, and the ancient forms of all major faiths. The modern conceit that biology and psychology are separate from this grand design is finally beginning to give way, in baby steps, as people become desperate for healing versus managed healthcare. --I chose Clinical Social Work as my path to mental health training and licensure because it's based on social systems theory and a commitment to overcoming forms of oppression. Almost daily, I see how ancestral trauma is woven into the individual trauma experience.