Let’s start with something easy. Can you tell us a little about your professional background and areas of focus?
I have been working in the mental health field for over 10 years, with experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings. I also have additional certifications in Ayurveda & Holistic Health, as well as Meditation and Mindfulness.
How would you describe your approach to therapy?
I believe that health is the balanced and dynamic integration between our environment, body, mind, and spirit, and all of these areas should be the focus of therapy.
What would your patients say about you?
They would say that I am empathetic and non-judgmental.
How did you become interested in working with psychedelics including ketamine?
I have had a personal interest in psychedelics for many years and have been following the promising research of the use of psychedelics in treating mental disorders. Many of the patients in my private practice have used ketamine with great success.
What excites you most about the future of psychedelics?
I am excited about the potential of the use of psychedelics in psychiatry without the burden of the side effects that current treatment options can have.
Enough about work! Let’s try some rapid fire questions;
- First, Where do you live? - Manhattan in NYC.
- What's a perfect afternoon? - Quality time with my five year old son, preferably in nature.
- Favorite food? Pizza/Pasta - Pasta.
- Describe yourself in two words. - Old soul.