I am the co-founder and chief technical officer at Polaris Insight Center as well as a psychologist.
At Polaris Insight Center, I work with a multidisciplinary team to provide ketamine assisted psychotherapy for treatment of depression, anxiety, and trauma.
My treatment approach is informed by my long-standing interest in the potential of Non Ordinary States of Consciousness (NOSC) to facilitate personal growth, insight, and healing. The healing power of NOSC is supported by a growing body of research that recognizes the therapeutic value of shifting out of one’s normal, fear-based “depressed mind” and into a more expansive, open, curious, receptive, spacious state of mind. We are witnessing amazing results thus far and feel very fortunate to be able to provide this service to society.
I believe that a good psychotherapy treatment should facilitate a process of self-inquiry, where one discovers, over time, how to become more authentic, both with oneself and with others. I practice deep listening with my patients and hold space while they explore their inner world, thoughts, feelings, fantasies, and visions. I specialize in treating people with mood disorders, distress associated with chronic medical conditions, and substance abuse problems. I also work well with people in crisis, who are dealing with a recent loss or with adjusting to a major life change and may be struggling with symptoms of depression and general withdrawal from the world or symptoms of anxiety and intensified distress around making decisions and moving forward. I work closely with people to examine the ways in which they may be sabotaging themselves and work with them to find clarity so that they can take the next step towards discovering a deeper level of fulfillment. I am also interested in the healing potential of mindfulness-based wellness activities, such as yoga, meditation, pranayama and breathing exercises, and Tai Chi and Qigong. I further believe in the important role of nutrition in maintaining emotional and psychological balance and well-being. Finally, I am a devoted music lover and strongly believe in the healing power of sound and music. I maintain a regular practice of yoga and music-listening for my own self-care.