I completed medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and post graduate psychiatric residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
I have demonstrated a commitment to a holistic approach to mental health and in particular am passionate about applying the benefits of non-ordinary states of consciousness to those suffering from mental disorders. I have extensive training in Integrative Medicine and Psychiatry and have completed the Integrative Medicine Fellowship from the University of Arizona, headed by Dr. Andrew Weill. I completed the Integrative Psychiatric Institute Fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry as well as many others related training programs.
I was certified in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy through the Ketamine Training Center in 2018 and have been implementing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in individual and group settings since then. I have also been accepted to a 1200 hour/3 year intensive transpersonal psychedelic therapy training program through the ONCA Foundation, starting in 2021. This program will involve intensive experiential work with indigenous peoples who are stewards of the entheogenic plant teachers such as ayahuasca, peyote, and Iboga.
How I work with clients
I strongly believe in the innate healing intelligence within every human being. I work in true collaboration with my patients to address those issues (biological, psychological, social ,or spiritual) that may be blocking the full expression of their healing intelligence.
I love to work with patients that are motivated and committed to do whatever it takes to bring more balance in their lives. This usually includes lifestyle modifications such as healthier eating patterns, taking appropriate nutritional supplements, regular exercise, examining work/life balance, increasing meaningful social engagement, and engaging in regular calming activities such as meditation/yoga/etc.
The services I provide to move towards optimal health include medication and supplement management, laboratory assessment, potential referrals to other appropriate mental and physical health professionals, discussion of technological supports to improved mental health, and Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy.