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Why I practice integrative psychiatry

I’ve been in practice as a psychiatrist for almost 20 years now. When I finished my training, my tool kit was essentially no different from what trainees today are provided with: a good deal of information about how to prescribe our medications for depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and psychosis, along with a bit of training… Read More

Love for the Amygdala

Mind experiences reality through ordinary and non-ordinary perception. Brain, however, is limited in perception to the 5 ordinary senses: sight, sound, smell, taste, touch. Non-ordinary perceptions include dream imagery, gut feelings, intuition, synchronicities, and deja vu, for example. Shamanic journeying and other deliberately-induced hypnotic trance states such as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, with skillful guidance, can also… Read More

How to Overcome Self-Doubt

I face self-doubt…often. Sometimes it happens so many times in a day I lose count. It’s an unavoidable experience in life. Ultimately, you’re relying on yourself to remain disciplined, adapt to situations, and figure out how to stick to behaviors that produce desired results. It might sound simple in theory, but it’s not easy in… Read More

What I have seen as a ketamine psychotherapist

Ketamine treatment has been found to be effective for treatment resistant depression, PTSD, and anxiety. Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy combines the therapeutic effects of ketamine with the support and safe container available through the therapeutic relationship. Ketamine has the potential to catalyze and accelerate the healing process in individuals suffering from an array of symptoms. The psychotherapy… Read More