- Therapy Specialties: Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Death and Dying, and Existential Questioning
- Offers: Psychedelic integration, Psilocybin-assisted treatment, Psychedelic Preparation, and Spiritual Companioning & Mentoring
- 7 years of experience
- Speaks: English
- Melbourne, Australia
- Offers Online Appointments
- Offers In Person Appointments
I take a therapeutic arts-based companioning approach, held by the values of curiosity, trust, and emergence (grace). As a companion, I walk alongside, supporting the development of the inquirer’s own inner knower/ healer through an attuned, curious attentiveness into lived and living experience. With loving respect for you and your path, I hold faith in its ultimate direction being one inseparable from healing and wholeness.
My therapeutic approach is mindfulness-based (bringing awareness to the present moment), underpinned by existential psychology (asking broader questions, exploring purpose & meaning), and rooted firmly in ecopsychology (exploring ways to deepen our relationship with earth and spirit to improve physical and mental health). My way of being with clients (inquirers) is loving and very direct.
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (Entheogenic-Assisted Therapy)
Focuses on supporting people to connect to the innate wisdom of the natural world through the medicine of the Earth to access expanded states of consciousness within which healing becomes possible.
Spiritual Companioning & Mentoring
Fostering connection, power reclamation, self-healing & transformation. Led by intuition and intention, these sessions utilize somatic felt sensing, deep embodiment, and emergent creative expression as mediums/modalities through which we can come to know.
Education and Training
Mind Medicine Australia, Certificate of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy, 2021
The MIECAT Institute, Masters of Therapeutic Arts Practice, 2020
Queensland University of Technology, Bachelor of Psychology (Hons.), 2016
More things to know about Avá
- Offers sliding scale
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