Sebastian Beca, MA

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Specialties: Anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, life transitions, spirituality, masculinity

Services Offered: Individual, group, couples, psychedelic integration (individuals), psychedelic integration (groups), pre- and post-ritual counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, holistic approaches, mind-body therapy, relational and family therapy, mindfulness training, career counseling, research consultation (psychedelics)

Sessions: Telehealth & In-person (San Francisco, CA)

Website: www.sebastianbeca.com

Biography

Sebastian Beca is a computer hacker gone therapist. After working over 15 years in the tech industry, he heard a deep vocational calling towards working with others to heal, grow and explore the depths of consciousness.

In 2014 he became a licensed psychologist in Chile, where he trained in Gestalt Therapy in the line of Claudio Naranjo. That same year he came to the San Francisco Bay Area and began studying a masters in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. After working as an intern with Latino communities at Instituto Familiar de la Raza and later at the Haight Ashbury Psychological Services clinic, he graduated in 2018 from CIIS.

Sebastian currently has an eco-psychology based therapy practice in San Francisco at the Holos Institute. He works from a humanistic-transpersonal framework and specializes in working with adults, healing trauma, overcoming anxiety and working through life transitions.

In 2017 he met Daniel McQueen from Medicinal Mindfulness (MM) and began training under his mentorship. Sebastian is certified by MM as a psychedelic sitter and cannabis guide. He currently offers psychedelic integration and cannabis-assisted psychedelic therapy. Sebastian is also a DJ for Green Magic Yoga in San Francisco.

 

How I work with clients

Be who you are, and go the whole way. -Lao Tzu

I am inspired by transformation, by the possibilities, freedom, and implications of deep personal change. I’ve seen it in myself and my clients. Moving from stagnation to aliveness, from isolation to love. I’m honored to work with you on your path of healing, self-discovery, growth, and transformation.

In my work we build bridges to support the process of transformation. For some people that may come through healing past wounds, a life-transition, overcoming grief, coming out of depression or perhaps breaking an old habit or relationship pattern. Let’s start building your bridge and move towards the more authentic and soulful version of yourself.

1 Healing happens in the here and now
2 Healing is relational
3 Healing happens through the body

As we work together, you will see how each of these aspects shows up. In session, you will find me to be patient and caring. Providing safety is a top priority. And you may also find me at times challenging your edges in order to support your growth. I trust that you will come out of this on the other side of that bridge with a renewed sense of life.

I work with adults, teens, couples, and families in English and Spanish. I specialize in life transitions and healing from trauma, depression, and anxiety. My method is informed by Buddhist psychology, Gestalt, existentialism, and somatic awareness.

Psychedelic experiences can be deep, visionary, blissful and so many times overwhelming and difficult to unpack. I offer psychedelic integration from a Gestalt Therapy perspective. This is similar to how you might work with dreams and expressive art. We invite the aspects of your journey to come into the room so you can take the time to know them, hear their feelings, needs and true callings. At times we may find creative ways to embody these parts so that you can make peace with them and find a harmonious way for them to come through in your life. We build the puzzle piece by piece.

Licenses

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (#112717 California), Supervised by Jan Edl Stein, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#25863 California)

Education

Masters in Integral Counseling Psychology (California Institute of Integral Studies)

Trainings

Psychedelic Sitter and Cannabis Guide with Medicinal Mindfulness

Languages

English, Spanish

Online Sessions

Yes

Location California, San Francisco

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