Integrative therapy


Can you imagine a world without certainty?
The wind rises, the wind falls.

– Mary Oliver

  • Integrative practice helps us to embody our experience after a mind-opening event such as a long meditation retreat, major health challenge, divorce, immigration, death of a loved one,  years of abstinence and isolation, plant medicine journey or post psychedelic* or entheogen** use etc. 

In my counselling approach, my practice of attention is informed by trauma and designed for those who are seeking to bring the insights from their experiences back to everyday connections and activities. I am  influenced by Yogic and Buddhist Traditions that I study, practice and teach for the past 20 years.  

I practice  post psychedelic integration in a form of harm reduction, as an adjunct to my counselling practice, and under the supervision of my teacher and elder, Psychotherapist, Andrew Feldmár ( here is his talk on Depression), who was a direct student of  renowned and controversial Scottish Psychiatrist R.D.Laing one of the leading figures of the counterculture of the 60th.
 
To find out more information from those who used psychedelic assisted therapy, you can look at the interview with author and journalist  Michael Pollan, or mycologist  Paul Stemetc.  Here is a conversation with some of the leading researchersTo hear more about my lineage and approach, look at my teacher’s and my interview with MAPS Canada.
 
I come with the fundamental view that humans are autonomous beings and they are free to take their own health-related decisions. So, in order to ensure they are safe, we need to provide them with the tools to use psychedelics properly, without encouraging their use in the process.
 
*The term “Psychedelic” is derived from the Ancient
Greek words psychē (ψυχή, “soul”) and dēloun (δηλοῦν, “to make visible, to reveal”), translating to “soul-manifesting”.
 
**Entheogen- first used in the 1970’s, coming  from Greek, literally meaning ‘becoming divine within’; coined by an informal committee studying the inebriants of Shamans.
 
 

Price: $147/hr.

First, Introduction session is 90 min long, $220.50.

Times after that are negotiated individually.I practice inclusion, so If after the initial session money is the only obstacle to continue counselling, the fees may be re-negotiated.  

Please read my in-person attending and cancelation policy, bellow. 

"I AM” is a spiritual statement of our responsibility to manifest our particular quantum of the spirit within the resistant medium of our earthly lives. It may be wrong to copy or to pretend, yet the pressures to do so are great. To free ourselves from the depressing compulsion to be "good", we need strength and courage to seek our truth.

~ Andrew Feldmár

Disclaimer: This Integration practice should not be construed as advocating for the use of psychedelic substances outside of the context of legally sanctioned environments and with appropriate supervision. Lidija do not assume any responsibility for any physical, psychological, legal or any other consequences from the use of these substances.

WORKING HOURS AND ATTENDING POLICY:

No Refund, Exchange or Transfer of sessions.

My working hours are Mon-Fri 9-4 p.m.

I will see anyone who is scheduled,  regardless of their vaccination status, although If you are coming in person,  I do require that you do not have any symptoms. If you do have any symptoms or cannot come in person, your session will be done on-line instead, unless you cancel on time (bellow).

                                          CANCELLATION POLICY:I IfIIIIIIIIII you do 

Please note that a minimum of  2 business days ( 48 hr Mon-Fri)  is required in writing (via e-mail), for changing or cancellation appointment, otherwise the full amount will be charged. 

The cause of missing an appointment is of no consequence. If you give me less than required notice, and I succeed in finding someone to take your appointment, your fee will be waived. This policy is not punitive; it is to cushion me from the vicissitudes of your life.

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