Asher Pandjiris, LCSW

Amherst MA
I am relationally oriented and psychodynamically trained. My clients often have experienced early attachment trauma and, through our work together, we explore the impact as well as possible avenues for repair. It is my hope that, in our work together, you might access more ease in your relationship to yourself and others.
I am a queer, white, non-binary parent. I am an art-maker, an activist, a psychotherapist, a podcaster, a group facilitator and supervisor to newer clinicians. I am the co-director of The Kintsugi Therapist Collective and host of the podcast Living in this Queer Body. I am someone living with auto-immune based chronic health issues. I am a scholar of critical, psychoanalytic and mindfulness based theories. I love my dogs and walks by the river. I reside on Nipmuc and Pocumtuc land (Amherst, MA). I received a Masters of Arts in Visual and Critical Studies in 2007 and a Masters of Social Work from Smith College in 2013. In 2017, I completed a certificate program at The Stephen Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. Additionally, I served as the Program Director at Balance Eating Disorder treatment center and have years of experience working with issues related to trauma and its impact on the body. I have published on the topics of intergenerational trauma transmission, the treatment of eating disorders, sexual assault in the music industry, the wellness industrial complex and gender dysphoria. I have a private practice in NY and MA and provide Ketamine Assisted Therapy (KAP) virtually.
I am a Journey Clinical KAP Provider I offer a therapeutic modality called Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), the use of ketamine as a complement to psychotherapy. I deliver KAP in my practice to individuals and couples in person (MA) and virtually (NY). I also provide Care Worker Coaching, a unique blend of clinical consultation and business coaching.