Therapist InfoAbout Me:Hello! I am a licensed psychologist in Missouri and certified psychedelic-assisted therapy provider. At my therapy practice The Path to Conscious Healing, LLC in St. Louis, I specialize in psychedelic integration therapy.As a St. Louis native, I completed my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri - St. Louis (UMSL) in 2004. I then graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology in 2007 and Doctorate degree (PhD) in Counseling Psychology in 2011.Over the past 17+ years, I have worked in various inpatient and outpatient settings: university training clinics, a community domestic violence agency, outpatient community mental health, youth correctional facilities, a VA hospital, a state forensic hospital, and adult corrections.I have experience helping people with a wide range of concerns, including trauma/post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship concerns, general stress/coping, and maladaptive personality traits.Description of Services:Psychedelic Integration TherapyAt The Path to Conscious Healing LLC, we provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to integrate psychedelic experiences. Integration therapy is trauma-informed, culturally-inclusive, responsive, and focused on harm reduction.Both in-person and virtual services are available to adults 18+. Virtual services are an option for most individuals in most U.S. States (39+).Integration is a short-term therapy, often with a pre-determined number of sessions held in advance of and/or following psychedelic experiences. Various treatment approaches and interventions are often interwoven into psychedelic integration therapy as appropriate, such as:
Breathing and relaxation exercises
- Holistic/complementary approaches
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques
Go to https://pathtoconscioushealing.com to learn more!Credentials & Certifications: Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy ProviderLicenses: Licensed Psychologist Missouri #2011032470
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: 175-200
My ProcessOverview of Experience:
Psychedelic integration therapy often includes:
· Discussion of safety risks and contraindications of psychedelic use based on individual and family history.
· Providing educational information on psychedelic use, subjective effects, and possible outcomes.
· Review of potential risks and benefits of psychedelic use and possible alternative methods to reaching desired goals.
· Identifying and enhancing internal and external resources.
· Assessing ‘set and setting’ for experiences to enhance safety, reduce potential harms, and increase therapeutic potential.
· Managing expectations and setting intentions for experiences.
· Developing appropriate relationships with psychedelic substances.
· Processing narratives of psychedelic experiences, including mystical and challenging experiences.
· Support with managing difficulties that may arise following psychedelic experiences.
· Processing key insights, as well as difficult memories, emotions and sensations that may have surfaced.
· Identification of core themes.
· Incorporating new insights and perspectives into existing schemas and everyday life.
· Engaging in practices to integrate psychedelic experiences into daily living.
· Exploring ways to maximize potential for personal healing, discovery, and transformation.
· Exploring and implementing desired changes as inspired by psychedelic experiences.
· Merging the grandeur of the experience with ordinary daily life.
· Guidance and accountability with action steps towards growth, healing, and lasting change.
· Increasing self-awareness and mindful attention to presence.
· Moving towards greater balance and wholeness, both internally and in relationship with others.
It is IMPORTANT to understand what psychedelic integration therapy does NOT include:
· facilitating either direct or indirect access to psychedelics or any other illegal substances.
· advocating for or against the use of psychedelic substances.
· referral to underground or other sources for obtaining or using illegal substances.
· encouraging, condoning, or supporting the purchase, sale, transfer, or use of illegal substances or engagement in any other unlawful activity.Intake Process:
A 15-minute phone consultation is required prior to beginning services. Services begin with a 90-minute intake appointment consisting of policy and practices review, clinical interview, and treatment goal-setting. Subsequent integration therapy sessions are 50 minutes in duration.