Kris Prochaska, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Bend OR
Since I have found Human Design to be such a profound tool for helping clients understand themselves both before and after ceremony and/or psychedelic experiences, I use this as my primary 'assessment' tool. It gives us a lot of information about how people process emotions, thoughts, energy, and interpersonal dynamics. I've also found it useful in helping my clients understand their trauma response (in part) and how to integrate their psychedelic experiences in a way that is unique and tailored to them and their design. I also use simple art therapy tools and drawings (sometimes painting) to help my clients bypass their logical, rational, mind and connect deeply with their intuitive, feeling body/mind. With couples I start with their designs as this gives us a LOT of information about dynamics and mechanics of their energies together in a short time and helps them to understand themselves and each other in a deeper way, without the hours of talk therapy (which has it's place, but I prefer to get right to the essence quickly, and my clients do too!)
In addition to being a therapist, I'm a writer, artist, psychic, and mystic. In my practice I blend Art Therapy & Human Design for deeper integration, alignment, & healing, before and/or after psychedelic sessions. I'm especially fascinated with how Human Design and perinatal + birth experiences can be explored and healed through Holotropic states of Consciousness. I believe death and birth and our fears/traumas surrounding both offer the richest entry points for healing and transformation (must be my Scorpio Sun/Moon driving this on some level!) I'm also a certified Human Design Business consultant and have been studying and working with Human Design for over 10 years. In my private practice I do therapeutic coaching for individuals and couples as well as entrepreneurs. My clinical background and intuitive gifts help me laser right to the root of an issue and provide my clients with effective and practical solutions. I'm a 2015 TEDx speaker and former TEDx coach. I'm also the author of Life Well Spoken: Free Your Inner Voice & Prosper. I have two teenagers that make me laugh every day. I prefer cowboy boots to heals, jeans to dresses, and have been known to dance my ass off to live music any chance I can get. ūüėČ
Starting in November 2022, I will be offering in-person Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. For now I am doing Psychedelic Integration Thera-Coaching with and without Human Design. I also do couples and individual counseling and art therapy for deeper exploration and integration - this is especially helpful for those times and situations where there simply are no words... I also do Human Design coaching for personal and professional development, especially with entrepreneurs - I have certifications in Human Design for business and group/family dynamics.