Therapist InfoAbout Me:
I am a registered clinical social worker and psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience, most of which has taken place through my private counselling practice. I like to refer myself as ‘psychedelic friendly’!
I believe psychedelics assist us in transferring thoughts into intrinsic beliefs. The process is foundational in helping us move from the theoretical and perceptual to creating internal beliefs and experiential knowledge. Psychedelics create opportunities for us to unlock the root causes of suffering, allowing people to recognize and fundamentally change their patterned feelings, thoughts and behaviours that keep us stuck.
I understand the principle and integral need to hold space and provide empathetic presence so to encourage an opportunity for my clients to explore, contemplate and consider their inherent sense of ‘knowing’ and intuitive wisdom. I have been commended for my unwavering genuine, compassionate and positive regard for people. My approach prioritizes, first and foremost, building a strong foundational trusting relationship with my clients where they feel valued, seen, and wholeheartedly accepted. I have come to know my position as a therapist in the support of psychedelics to be mainly client-driven, emphasizing listening and non-directive communication.Description of Services:
My hourly rate is 165 per 50 minute session. I offer the option of sliding scale for those who cannot claim the expense and can only accept cash, check or E transfer as I’m not equipped to process payment through debit or credit. Social workers are permitted to provide direct billing with most insurance companies, but not all so we will have to assess your specific plan at our first session in order to determine if I can offer you that service. I currently offer in person as well as virtual counseling. I have recently added the option of a 20 minute sauna prior to your regular counselling appointment as well as an extended 75 minute counselling option.Credentials & Certifications: MSW, RSWLicenses: 814207
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: 165 -300
My ProcessOverview of Experience:
Typically, I’ll meet with clients either virtually or in person 2 to 3 times prior to a journey in order to establish trust and complete a thorough assessment while also ensuring we’re a good fit. The preparation phase provides opportunity to establish expectations and identify intentions. Clients can expect a journey to be anywhere between 2-6 hours. We then plan for 4 to 8 sessions of integration after a journey. These sessions focus on the way you plan to incorporate the understandings that were made on your psychedelic journey into your life. In other words, how to break dysfunctional patterns and what actions need to be made in order to maintain the insights gained during your psychedelic journey. The amount of time or number of sessions held prior to and after a journey will be tailored to your specific needs. I try my best to ensure the process is as collaborative in nature as possible while adhering to ethical and professional practice guidelines and standards.Intake Process:
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