Ciara Christensen, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Shorewood WI
As a Certified Psychedelic Therapist, my role is to thoughtfully guide individuals through each phase of the therapeutic process, starting with an intake and assessment to establish a foundation for working in sacred space. This approach helps to ensuring safety, while tailoring the specifics of treatment to align with your unique needs and concerns. A key aspect of our work together involves thorough preparation and intention-setting, which are essential ingredients for working in sacred space. Following your sessions, I offer dedicated support for integration, helping you to process and apply the insights and experiences gained during therapy into your daily life. This ongoing support is designed to facilitate lasting change and personal growth. Together, we'll embark on a transformative journey that not only addresses your presenting challenges but also fosters a deeper connection with your inner self. We will engage in techniques that resonate with your personal healing journey. Our collaboration will empower you to harness these skills beyond our sessions, enhancing your focus, attention, and relaxation.
Hi, I'm Dr. Ciara Christensen - As a licensed Clinical Psychologist, I'm deeply committed to providing a nurturing and tranquil environment in my private practice. My goal is to create a safe space where individuals can freely explore their concerns, navigate current challenges, or address feelings of stagnation. Drawing from a diverse therapeutic background, I integrate Person-Centered Therapy, Ego State Therapy (similar to Internal Family Systems), EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy into my practice. Additionally, I incorporate techniques such as hypnosis, breath work, nutritional supplements, and plant-based medicines/KAP (or said another way, I have advanced training as a psychedelic assisted therapist) to support individuals on their therapeutic journey. I believe in the power of blending different therapeutic modalities creatively. This approach not only sparks curiosity but also opens pathways to new realms of conscious awareness. Through our work together, I aim to empower individuals to tap into their innate wisdom and uncover solutions to the barriers that may be holding them back. Taking the time to explore "what comes next" is a gift we can give ourselves. I'm here to support you every step of the way on your journey towards healing and self-discovery!
** As a psychologist, I am not able to prescribe medicine. For additional information/questions - feel free to connect with me via email - ** Supplementary experiences and resources are included I also provide outdoor wilderness experiential retreats - these offer real, raw, and remarkable moments. While it is not quite "forest bathing" these experiences are steeped in nature and infused with vibrant fresh air. (*Prices will vary)