I’ll be offering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy Tuesdays, starting July. For ketamine, I’m supporting other local therapists and their clients, offering brief treatment that augments their current work. A round of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy with me would include:
consultation with the primary therapist
preparation meetings with the client
a 3 hour medicine meeting (with supportive dialogue and assistance)
two integration meetings (engaging a plan that applies the ketamine experience to broader mental health concerns)
referral and consultation back to the primary therapist
If you’re interested in this treatment, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Nice to virtually meet you! I finally worked through my waitlist and have a few openings for new clients. I’m especially interested in meeting with folks about sexuality concerns or EMDR therapy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at email@example.com 🙂
UPDATE 8/18/23: I have a short waiting list again for most meetings. I *do* have a couple immediate openings for ketamine-assisted therapy (for major depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or grief only)
This year I am one of Kansas City’s LGBT Affirmative Therapist Guild leaders. I am helping coordinate continuing education events for local therapists to develop their competencies with sexual and gender minority populations.
I’ve been reading Woman on Fire: 9 Elements to Wake up your Erotic Energy, Personal Power, and Sexual Intelligence. The 9 elements are: Voice, Release, Emotion, Body, Desire, Permission, Play, Home, and Fire. Amy Jo Goddard offers worksheets and exercises in each chapter to help individual women explore their sexual stories while identifying any stuck-ness, growth edges, preferred experiences, and experiments. I may refer to some of Goddard’s activities and resources as tools to bolster therapy.
I participated in a two-day couple’s workshop in Tantric Sexuality lead by Dr. Sally Valentine. Tantra is a special practice due to it’s concurrent engagement of the mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Tantra emphasizes a person’s internal body consciousness and self-love as a foundation for connection with a loved one. This foundation & specific practices facilitate a neural synchronicity between lovers with heightened non-verbal communication. I learned at least 12 non-verbal practices and 6 verbal practices for increased relational intimacy. I’d be happy to share these techniques with you!
Sex Under the Influence: Substance Abuse and Sexuality
Ethical Code for certified sexuality therapists
I appreciated the substance abuse & sexuality training because oftentimes these issues are artificially segregated. For example, many substance abuse treatment programs avoid inquiry and topics related to sexual shame, sexual abuse, body image, and sexual orientation dilemmas that contribute to people’s addictive patterns.
The ethics training was mostly review–but important stuff. Anyone can view the Ethical Code. I also adhere to the American Counseling Association ethical code. If you have any questions about either of these topics, feel free to contact me.