I take a non-dual approach to healing, which is grounded and supported in the individual's quest for liberation, personal growth, the exploration of consciousness and healing. This model assumes that the only condition that needs addressing is the ego/illusory sense of the individual disconnected from the fundamental nature of being and reality. (Harvey Schwartz, Ph.D., Polaris Insight Center's Module 2 slides). Non-ordinary states of consciousness can be a catalyst to accessing this internal landscape. These states can be achieved in many ways including ongoing meditation, breathwork and the incorporation of psychedelics.
Ketamine is currently the only legal and approved aid (outside of clinical trials) to help achieve a non-ordinary state of consciousness. It is currently the only method where we can sit with you during your experience (requires permission from your provider).
Each type of session can be scheduled independently and according to your individualized treatment plan, however we recommend:
1. Preparation sessions prior to your experience(s) to learn and understand how to develop set/setting, intention and manage expectations before your journey (between 3-5 sessions). This is also time to build therapeutic alliance and trust.
2. Experiential session(s) where we provide a safe container of presence for any thoughts, feelings and sensations to arise with curiosity and loving presence (currently Ketamine sessions only outside of clinical trials).
3. Integration sessions following each experience to allow the experience to solidify, ground and guide you on your path to new found awareness (between 3-5 sessions)
I am currently licensed and able to provide telehealth services in Arizona and North Carolina. I am currently able to accept Aetna, Cigna, Arizona Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Optum/United Health Care insurance for preparation and integration sessions. I am currently telehealth only and am able to see clients that reside in AZ and NC only. I also offer sliding scale, just ask! Because Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy is not yet recognized by insurance companies, treatment sessions (where someone is able to sit with you during your session) is private pay only. Preparation and Integration sessions can be billed with insurance providers.
I am currently accepting new clients. https://realmtherapy.clientsecure.me/
New clients must schedule a free 15-minute virtual consultation to answer any questions and determine if we are a good fit to work together. I am also able to provide supervision for associate's level clinicians in AZ. This also requires a consultation.
I understand the profound experience psychedelics can produce and I am aware individuals will participate in these despite legal barriers. I take a harm reduction approach with these medicines. I am NOT a Ketamine provider and I do not provide or promote any substances that enhance the therapeutic experience; I can provide both preparation and integration sessions independently and/or provide referrals to clinics that offer Ketamine for mental health.
I understand everyone's healing journey is different and if non-ordinary state assisted psychotherapy is not right for you, I am still here to support you on your journey. I draw from from many modalities including Somatic Experiencing, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness and meditation, a Jungian/Depth Psychology perspective (my own independent exploration), Hakomi introductory skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, yogic philosophy and shamanism.
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