Hi, my name is Lindsey and my orientation is to meet you where you are at by helping you to define your own desired aftercare/recovery goals and provide the expertise and support to help you achieve them. I have very extensive experience in working with addiction and trauma. My therapeutic modalities (in addition to an overall trauma informed/harm-reduction orientation) are EMDR, DBT, and teaching about the mind-body connection.
I first learned about the African healing root in 2009, and 2011 engaged in my own psycho-spiritual journey and prescription medication tapering support under the care of a trusted provider in Mexico. I have since offered integrative support and therapeutic aftercare to those who have been through their own personal journey, both for addiction interruption and psycho-spiritual purposes.
I first became licensed in psychotherapy in 2004 and have since worked with individual's, couples, and families in the arena of private practice, community based treatment, detox, and residential treatment. Seeing the flaws in the mental health and substance abuse system has led me to find alternative integral approaches and therapies that truly heal, rather than simply diagnose and treat symptoms. Plant medicine has been my biggest area of alternative treatment advocacy, as it helped me through the transition off of anti-seizure prescription to a medication free life.
In addition to my long standing licensure, I am currently enrolled in the California Institute of Integral Studies certificate program in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research and will graduate in December of this year (2018). However, I do NOT provide plant medicine or any other substances to my clients. I provide live-in integration therapy AFTER an individual's journey/detox in another country.
I am also a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor. This type of yoga is an ideal support in the recovery process due to its emphasis on daily commitment to practice (even if for only 3 minutes), as well as its holistic approach to living. There are many gifts embedded in this wonderful tradition and it's my passion to share them with others on their recovery path.
I am also a certified SMART Recovery facilitator, which is the substance use recovery model that Root Recovery teaches and endorses for long term recovery.