Integrative psychology merges Western psychological interventions with Non-dual and Buddhist meditation practices to address a variety of mental health and spiritual concerns. Michael finds the greatest sense of well-being and healing comes from living a life of presence, vulnerability, and awareness. Integrative psychology: awareness based, insight oriented, goal focused. Michael relies on James Fadiman’s model for preparing individuals to engage with plant medicines, and then offers integrative support afterwards. He believes having a consistent and dedicated spiritual practice before and after a psychedelic experience is essential for integrating what is found, learned, and experienced during a journey into daily life. He encourages people to create sustained changes in lifestyle and worldview rather than perpetual and on-going peak experiences.
Specialties: PTSD, spiritual emergence/emergency, psychedelic integration, consciousness and transformation science, Buddhist psychology, Non-dual Awareness
Services Offered: Individual, group, couples, psychedelic integration (individuals), psychedelic integration (groups), pre- and post-ritual counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, mind-body therapy, mindfulness training, research consultation (psychedelics)
What you can expect from Michael:
~ Kindness, compassion, humor, and directness
~ Encouragement to practice new skills outside of the clinic
~ Collaborative exploration of issues
~ Goal-focused and value-driven sessions promoting behavioral changes
~ Direct experience of non-dual states through cultivating presence, awareness, and vulnerability in sessions.