Therapist InfoAbout Me:
câk nit ishinihkâson (my name is), Jenelle McArthur. Ahcâhk (spirit name), Chasing Bear.
I am from Ocean Man First Nation, Treaty 4 Territory. I am Dakota and Nakota (Sioux, Assiniboine, and Plains Cree). I also have Scottish ancestry, which is where my last name, McArthur, originated. I am a mother. I have four children. My husband and I also have a dog, a cat and tons of plants.
I am an Indigenous Social Worker. I accredit my education to the First Nations University of Canada. I studied in Regina, Sk. and Saskatoon, Sk. I’ve also received education from The University of British Columbia, Vancouver Campus (Trauma Informed Institute) and St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia Campus (COADY International Institute).
I am an experienced Community-Based Researcher honouring an Indigenous Methodology. As a helper within our communities, I’ve spent most of my time within Program Creation and Community Development.
I am grateful for knowledge acquired within Restorative Justice and Family Reunification. I am a compassionate trauma-informed iskwew (woman) with lived experience, which I believe is the most valuable within the work that I’ve done and will continue to do for our communities.
I am a story teller and I believe that 'stories are medicine.'
My educational journey has guided me towards the completion of a Master of Indigenous Social Work Graduate Degree.
I am an Approved Mental Health Therapist with the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program (Indigenous Services Canada, First Nations, and Inuit Health Branch).Description of Services:
I am a Psychedelic-Assisted Integration Psychotherapist. I've been mainly focusing on the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of Psilocybin (mushrooms). I am exploring Cannabis-Assisted Therapy in the near future, as well as, trauma treatment with the support of MDMA (ecstasy).
I specialize in integration support of non-ordinary states of consciousness (NOSCs) such as, plant medicine journeys, dream interpretation, near death experiences, premonition, clairvoyance and integration processing for messages that occur during ceremonial sittings, dance and singing.
I utilize Internal Family System (IFS) and Somatic Experiencing for trauma treatment, as well as, 3-in-1 Concepts (integration of the mind, body and spirit). I offer integration support for processing drug induced psychosis and integrating fragmentation due to traumatic events.
My approach is psycho spiritual "psychological and spiritual." This approach leads to major personal and spiritual transformation....with the intention of spiritual connection to the spiritual essence of the individual. I value the community healing modal.
Psycho-Educational Presentations to Mental Health Practitioners, Wellness Centres and Community Presentations. Specialized information sessions for First Nation, Inuit & Metis peoples of Canada (communities) with an emphasis on healing The Soul Wound (Duran, E. 2021)
Internalized oppression, Inter-Generational Trauma (IGT), Systemic Racism, Colonization/Decolonization, Spiritual Abuse, Poverty, etc.)
Specialized workshops (individual and group) for creative expression and art therapy.
Reference: Duran, E. (2021). Healing the soul wound: Trauma-informed counseling for indigenous communities. Langara College.Credentials & Certifications: RSW, INSW, MISW, Psychedelic-Assisted Integration PsychotherapistLicenses: 6600
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: 170
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
I’ve established a team of consultants for safe and ethical practice. A diverse team of experienced Medical and Mental Health Professionals, Psychologists, Knowledge Keepers and Elder guidance.
I work with clients empathetically and compassionately.
As a Mental Health Therapist, I will have assessment session(s) with the Client. This allows for relationship building and connection to naturally occur. A Life Process model is utilized. Initial self-location, self-exploration and self-actualization is the focus of the initial sessions.
As a Psychedelic Assisted Therapist the intention of the medicine journey is supported and preparation is completed. (PRE medicine journey)
As an Integration Psychotherapist the 'unpacking' of the medicine journey is supported, holding space for resonating significance of the journey is offered and application of awareness is optimized for conscious living. (POST medicine journey)
I envision this journey to be one of metamorphosis. I vision a caterpillar that goes into the chrysalis to become a beautiful butterfly.Intake Process:
Step 1- Consultation with Medical Practitioner
Step 2- Collaborative 'wrap-around' service(s)/resources for client
Step 3- Holistic (Medicine Wheel) Assessment (in-depth exploration of health. Addiction status for contraindications. Intentional assessment/check in for psychotic symptoms and assessing for stability (to go in to procedure treatment). Support for emotional tolerance and emotional regulation (mindfulness).
Step 4- Consultation with Medical Director -Psychiatrist for case conceptualization & approval
Step 5-Psycho-spiritual Psychedelic Preparation
Step 6 -Integration begins post medicine: group/individual integration can begin with variety of trained therapists
Step 7-Clients return to original treatment providers