Tatyana Kholodkov, PhD, DYRT

Licensed Psychologist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher
Durham NC
When working together, therapy may look like both experiential approaches and skill building. My goal is to help individuals develop their own toolkit for getting through this life. We may use breathwork (pranayama), voice (somatic approaches + mantra), movement (dharma yoga, restorative, qi gong), and contemplative practices as part of our work together. For psychedelic work, I offer trauma informed preparation, which is highly individualized for the person I am working with. I work with ketamine at both psycholytic (oral) and psychedelic doses (oral or IM), in collaboration with medical providers. My practice is explicitly LGBTQIA affirming, sex, and body positive (HAES). One of my niches is working with clients in non traditional relationships (including CNM/Poly), and individuals who are part of the kink community.
I’m a cis-het white woman, immigrant to the USA, residing on the land of the Lumbee and Shakori people in Durham, North Carolina. My background includes a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology (with a focus of my research on emotion regulation and applications of mindfulness) and a post-doctoral fellowship at Duke Integrative Medicine. I have a speciality in trauma treatment including working in a military sexual trauma program, treating combat trauma among OEF/OIF/OND veterans, training/services provided through the Journalism Trauma Support Network, and using mind body approaches for trauma recovery. I also specialize in all forms of anxiety (including phobias and OCD), persistent depression, and exploring existential questions. Many clients also see me for the intersection of health and mental health, to address chronic health concerns including pain, GI issues, migraines, and autoimmune conditions. I am broadly interested in non-ordinary states of consciousness, which I first encountered through yogic and other spiritual practice, and part of what draws me to psychedelic work (personally and professionally) is the connection with the sacred. There are many paths to finding out who we really are, to find relief from our suffering, and connecting with inherent qualities of compassion and peace. Psychedelics are one of the keys into those doorways.
Psychedelic Preparation and Integration Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy Online Yoga Course to support emotion regulation - coming soon I am also available for speaking engagements, group trainings and retreats. For fastest response time to any inquiries, please complete the contact form on my website: https://theprojectyes.com/contact