Mindy Kanewske, LCSW

Austin TX
I work from a framework of what is called inner-directed, which means we trust the process of bringing detailed awareness towards your internal experience, showing us where to go. This has been such a natural transition of holding psychedelic integration space with clients, as psychedelic experiences are also inner-directed. We start by slowing down your experience. We bring in so much curiosity about what is happening for you internally (body, emotionally, mentally) as we hold your experience. This allows rich awareness to unfold. I trust the power of your inner healing intelligence. I create a container to help you access this ability within yourself. I am a mirror to hold back to you pieces of your experience and allow new awareness to develop within you. With psychedelic integration, allowing space for what the medicine wants to unfold for you in your life is so important. Sometimes the medicine is really clear on what it showed you. Other times, we can have confusing, or even challenging experiences and we aren't quite sure what the meaning is for us. Together, we get curious, we get embodied and invite in more awareness. If there is a piece of wounding or trauma that has been shown to you, we can work to resolve it directly. I also know that after psychedelic journeys it may just be helpful to talk through the journey, solidifying the meaning you already have. Also, co-creating practical ways to integrate these experiences into your daily life will always be a part of a session with me. I fully trust the process and honor that it will be different for everyone, and even different after each individual journey.
I am a fellow journeyer alongside of you. Psychedelics have guided me towards some of my core wounding as well as guided my spiritual reconstruction after religious trauma. I have been a therapist for 14 years, the past 8 of those years I have held space with clients in private practice. I have primarily trained and worked with a holistic approach since beginning my career. I am committed to the ongoing work of healing myself, and hold it as a great privilege to be a container for clients I work with.