Katerina Philbrick, LPCA

Mental Health Counselor
Guilford CT
I enjoy offering experiential therapeutic experiences to my clients, whether that be walk/talk therapy on a trail, offering psychoeducation in the form of videos, books or through homework, or inviting clients to actively contribute towards their treatment goals and plans. I know that some clients can learn better by doing, and through becoming an active participant in their own therapy. I also engage with compassion and empathy, and acceptance - always.
My interest in complex and childhood trauma, and the neurobiological changes that result from them, stems from the inherent issue of treatment resistance that I see in many of those clients. I am heartened by the burgeoning body of research that shows the dramatic positive results that ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can have on these clients. To know that there is potentially life-changing relief from the chronic depression, anxiety, negative thinking and behavior patterns, and so many other presentations and symptoms, is inspiring. Of course I would jump on the opportunity to bring that kind of real change to my clients! My clinical interests and well as my own passions have informed my education and clinical practice. I have a solid background in science, through my education and the many years spent in academic research science; which mean that I am laser-focused on the research in the field of psychedelics and any new developments and treatments that arise from it. My education is far from over, and am constantly adding more training, skills and developing myself, as a clinician and student of life - my curiosity and love of learning will always be with me.
I offer Nature Intensives for Trauma. This is a customized treatment modality which integrates Nature Therapy as a tool to help process and heal from complex trauma. The program is individually tailored to physical ability, and the length of time. In its simplest form, Nature Therapy can be integrated with standard therapy sessions. For more immersive experiences, clients can chose from a 2 hour experience to multiple days-long immersions at various locations in New England. My goal is to eventually offer a combined Ketamine and Nature treatment experience. I am excited to offer Psychedelic-assisted therapy in a safe and welcoming environment, in partnership with Journey Clinical. Psychedelic integration is also available for clients accessing Ketamine in a clinic setting.