NY LICENSED PSYCHOTHERAPIST
The umbrella term Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy refers to a relatively new therapeutic approach that involves the use of psychedelic substances – cannabis, ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin, LSD, mescaline, etc. – in a psychotherapeutic setting to help individuals address mental health issues, emotional difficulties as well as spiritual inquiries.
In psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, the psychedelic substance is used as a tool to facilitate a therapeutic process, with the aim of helping individuals gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, relationships and other life experiences.
The substance is typically administered in a controlled environment, in conjunction with therapy, and under the supervision of trained therapists.
Psychedelic substances are no magic bullets – as popular myths and hypes and marketing messages would like us to believe.
In and of themselves, psychedelics will not heal or cure anything or anybody.
What is of importance in psychedelic-assisted processes is …
- what happens in the time-window when the client is in an altered state of consciousness,
- how the individual in the days, weeks and months following a psychedelic journey makes sense of, processes, and integrates all the new insights, thoughts, and emotions gained form the psychedelic journey.
The use of psychedelics in psychotherapy has a long history, dating back to the mid-20th century, but interest in the field has rekindled in recent years as new research has emerged suggesting that these substances may have therapeutic potential for a range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction.
It's important to note that the use of psychedelics in therapy is still in the early stages of research and is not yet widely accepted as a standard medical treatment. The legal status of psychedelics varies around the world, with some substances being illegal and others being restricted to medical and clinical settings.
To date, only ketamine and cannabis can legally be used in New York State (US).
Other psychedelic substances will hopefully soon be available, too, pending on research trials, FDA approval, and legislative processes.
The Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapies I use in my practice include …
- Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
- Cannabis-Assisted Psychotherapy (CAP)
- Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP)
- Psychedelic Couples Therapy
- Psychedelic Integration Therapy
- Psychedelic Harm Reduction
I combine these Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies with a number of other psychotherapeutic modalities such as …
- psychoanalytic/psychodynamic/Jungian psychotherapy
- clinical hypnotherapy
- trauma therapy
- various somatically oriented (body-based) psychotherapies
- CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- IFS (Internal Family Systems)
- couples therapy
- systemic family constellation therapy
- creative arts therapies
- mindfulness, etc.
No technique is better than any other, yet in a given situation one might be considerably more appropriate and effective than another.
In my work, I use a number of different approaches sometimes in a 'chemically pure' fashion, but mostly in complex and integrated ways.
Please click below for further information about each of these specific treatment modalities!
For further details and interesting facts about the above methods, please check out the following pages:
Please note that in my practice …
- I DO NOT administer or sell any psychedelic or psychoactive substances
- I DO NOT refer you to any person who administers or sells illegal substances
- I DO NOT act as a “sitter” to your psychedelic experience using illegal substances
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
Cannabis-Assisted Psychotherapy (CAP)
Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP)
Psychedelic Integration Therapy
Harm Reduction Therapy
I combine the above psychedelic techniques with a number of other psychotherapeutic modalities
such as ...
Explorative (analytic/dynamic) therapy
Jungian analytic therapy
Solution-focused brief therapy
Trauma and grief therapy
IFS (Internal Family Systems)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desinsitization and Reprocessing)
CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)
Relaxation, imagery, meditation
Breath- and body-mind techniques
AT (Autogenic Training)
Music-, movement- and arts therapies
To book a session, please click here:
Copyright © 2014 Dr. Anna Fekete - All rights reserved
119 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019