Let’s start with something easy. Can you tell us a little about your professional background and areas of focus?
My professional background started in mental health as a registered nurse. I spent over 10 years working in the inpatient setting, detox, and a psychiatric emergency room. I then transitioned into the field of research as a nurse practitioner where I helped conduct central nervous system trials.
How would you describe your approach to therapy?
My therapeutic approach is unique to each person as I take into account their individual needs. I believe in fostering a healthy, supportive relationship that empowers people to grow and overcome their struggles.
What would your patients say about you?
My patients would say I am empathetic and easy to talk to.
How did you become interested in working with psychedelics including ketamine?
Not long after reading about the potential for psychedelics to treat a variety of mental health conditions, I was fortunate to begin working in research where I assisted with clinical trials studying the safety and efficacy of psychedelics for depression, suicidality, and anxiety. I instantly felt drawn to this area of research and knew I wanted to continue working with and learning about psychedelics.
What has been your most meaningful experience in working with psychedelics?
Seeing patients who have struggled with mental illness for years finally reach a state of peace and happiness they never thought was possible.
What excites you most about the future of psychedelics?
I am excited to see greater acceptance of this type of therapy and restrictions to research loosen up allowing us to uncover the full potential of psychedelics.
Enough about work! Let’s try some rapid fire questions;
- First, Where do you live? - Fort Lauderdale, Florida
- What's a perfect afternoon? - Anything outdoors with my dog
- Favorite food? Pizza/Pasta - Tacos
- Describe yourself in two words. - Kind and dedicated