I’m a psycho-spiritual therapist who brings years of experience in depth psychology and Buddhist practice to psychedelic integration. Coming from a background in private-practice psychotherapy, my approach to integration is fundamentally practical, working to ground the wisdom of your psychedelic experiences into your daily life. I combine a big-picture understanding of the dynamics of integration with a deeply compassionate regard for the wisdom and capacity of each person I work with.
From 1985 to 1998 I lived in Kathmandu, Nepal, working as a writer and editor and authoring several books, including ‘Kailas: On Pilgrimage to the Sacred Mountain of Tibet’. My long-term study and practice of Tibetan Buddhist meditation dates back to this time. I’ve completed professional training in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, and Systemic Family Constellation Work. Other methods I practice include Focusing, EFT, dreamwork, archetypal astrology, Voice Dialogue, and ways of working with trauma and attachment.
I’ve worked with The Temple of the Way of Light near Iquitos to develop a follow-up integration support program for guests, and have extensive experience with plant medicines including ayahuasca, San Pedro, iboga, and plant dietas. In my current role as an integration therapist, I seek to bridge the worlds of plant medicine with Buddhist and Western psychologies to develop effective ways of healing the modern mind. I live in Pisac, Peru where I offer integration sessions in-person and via video call. Check out my website and blog for much more.
How I work with clients
My therapeutic approach blends depth psychology (Jung, Hillman) with the nondual teachings of Tibetan Buddhism and a profound respect for what the body is saying in the present moment. I specialize in the integration of ayahuasca and Amazonian plant medicines, and have experience with chemical psychedelics (MDMA, LSD) as well.
My way of working is supportive, compassionate, and aims to get at the root of things, so that you can navigate through life with grace and an increasing sense of wholeness. I firmly believe Shadow needs to be integrated with the Light, and have many ways of working with the rough stuff, the dark side, the unconscious and unknown.
What I can offer you is not just transcendence, but grounded, practical approaches—spiritual, emotional, and somatic—to your integrative work, along with intuitive, intelligent support. Visit my website for more information, and feel free to email me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!