Carla Ricci, LMFT
Marriage and Family Therapist
Everyone has different needs, so each road I walk with a client is unique, but it is a road we walk together. Initially I do a thorough family history to identify any ancestral traumas , patterns or burdens that may be connected to the presenting issue. I work on resources with each person so that they have tools to negotiate whatever bumps are in the road that lies ahead. From there we decide together what is most needed and would work best- i.e. EMDR, systemic constellation/ancetral work etc.
I began my journey in the healing arts over 25 years ago as a student of non-mainstream traditions including Shamanic studies (I am NOT a shaman) Reiki, Yoga, Conscious Dance and Vipassana Meditation. I taught yoga for 12 years, and I am a Certified JourneyDance Facilitator, and Family/Systemic Constellations Facilitator. I participated in a three-year program based in Gestalt Therapy and Bioenergetics prior to receiving my Masters of Family Therapy degree at Southern Connecticut State University. I am a certified Gestalt Therapist, and EMDR trained. I have been in private practice for over ten years and specialize in trauma, anxiety, life transitions and relationship therapy. I have completed two Master Plant Dietas and have had extensive personal experience with Ayahuasca over the last 8 years. I have helped support individuals in ceremony as well as pre and post ceremony to help them prepare and integrate their experiences afterward. I also have some experience with MDMA and Psyillocybin.