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 email@example.com 🙂
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
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)
I’m continuing to host therapy meetings by web conference; I’m not planning a return to in-office sessions. Meetings are held by a HIPAA-compliant version of Zoom or I can use VSee.com (also free to clients and HIPAA-compliant).
hosted a panel presentation of conversion therapy survivors
studied the enneagram
obtained a Missouri counseling license (in addition to my Kansas one) & became a registered clinical supervisor
favorite clinical book I read this year: The Velvet Rage: Overcoming the Pain of Growing up Gay
studied men & depression and narcissism
facilitated a sex education program for adolescents
organized five continuing education events for therapists (Helping Transgender Clients in Transition; Becoming a Resilient Leader; Understanding LGBTQ+ in Islam and Middle East Culture; Sexual Identity, Behavior, and Fantasy with Sexual Trauma Survivors; Therapeutic Touch Practitioners–a Collaborative Resource; and Therapeutic Considerations with LBGTQ+ Active Military and Veterans)
joined a biweekly consultation group with 3 other professionals
I’ve been enjoying Brene Brown’s new book Dare to Lead and decided 2019 is my Year of Leadership 🙂 I previously resisted being a leader because I’ve seen poor examples. I overlooked many positive examples of leadership. The DTL workbook helps self-assess leadership skills and is giving me courage to make more leadership contributions.
This Spring, I’m supervising 4 graduate counseling students in their Practicum field experience. I’ll help new counselors evaluate their work and design treatment plans. To prepare, I am taking two courses:
“Clinical Supervision: Mastering the 4 Stages of Development” with Robert Taibbi, LCSW
“Using Deliberate Practice to Enhance Clinical Skill Development” with Tony Rousmaniere, PsyD
Besides helping other counselors, it will help me continuously re-evaluate my own skills and assumptions.
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.