Hi, I'm Andrea
I'm here to play a part in the revolution of mental health. My mission is to help people connect their emotions in order to discover a new level of freedom within themselves. The current system for mental health is broken. Depression is on the rise, suicide is on the rise, and we need a completely new paradigm in order to help people feel whole again.
I am trained in Compassionate Inquiry, Gabor Mate's therapeutic approach to working with trauma. I am informed in Internal Family Systems Therapy and have completed certification for coaches through the IFS institute. I utilize additional tools in my approach like breathwork, guided meditation, movement techniques, and the incorporation of psilocybin mushrooms.
I lived in Colombia for 2.5 years and during that time formed a deep connection with plant medicine and learned about shamanic practices and rituals, which I also incorporate into my work with clients. I've continued my plant medicine training with ayahuascera Kat Courtney, through levels 1 & 2 of her program, Plant Medicine Mystery School.
I was inspired to begin my own healing journey after losing my mother to cancer in 2018. I recognized that her illness was in part due to holding onto trauma from childhood that had never been processed. Reading Gabor Mate's book, When the Body Says No, was the catalyst for this realization. I saw myself following the same sorts of patterns, keeping all of my emotions locked up inside me, and knew I had to make a drastic change for the sake of my overall health.
This work matters to me because I’ve been through my own transformation. As someone who struggled with depression and anxiety in the past, I’ve lived to see the other side of that with the help of inner work and psychedelic medicine. Now my goal is to empower others on their healing journeys, whether that involves the use of psychedelics or not.