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About Alicia

Welcome. My name is Alicia Santiago (she/her/hers) of Just Beyond Yourself Therapy. I created Just Beyond Yourself in order to empower folx to untangle their trauma histories—the stories of what happened to them—as well as process and integrate psychedelic experiences. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and supportive container. It is an honor to support you on your journey. I cannot do the work for you, but I can help you along the way. 

Therapeutic Approach

I believe that each of us possesses an internal source of wisdom that can be cultivated through psychotherapy, meditation practices, psychedelic medicines and other connecting practices that link the brain, body and spirit. My therapeutic approach has a foundation of mindfulness and compassion, curiosity and respect. I often use EMDR as an evidence-based approach to working with trauma and to support healing from difficult experiences. I also provide ketamine-assisted psychotherapy to support those seeking relief from depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and personal or spiritual exploration and healing. I am sensitive to the impact of one's social, physical and cultural environment as well as systems of oppression. My approach is warm, relational, collaborative, strengths-based and trauma-informed. I have taken the North Star Ethics Pledge and commit to put integrity at the heart of the work I do in the psychedelic space.

Biography

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Bachelors in Liberal Studies from San Diego State University and a Masters of Social Work from California State University, Dominguez Hills, specializing in community mental health. I am professionally trained in EMDR therapy, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I am a meditation practitioner and devoted to ongoing self inquiry. I offer individual psychotherapy through my private practice online to CA residents, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) in-person in Los Angeles, CA.

Training(s)

 

EMDR Basic Training, EMDR Professional Training, Fullerton, CA

Easy Ego States Interventions (Robin Shapiro), EMDR Advanced Training & Distance Learning

Compassionate Inquiry (CI) Circle (Developed by Dr. Gabor Maté)

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training, Alchemy Community Therapy Center (formerly Sage Integrative Health), Berkeley, CA

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training, Polaris Insight Center, SF, CA

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Training, Field Trip Health, Santa Monica, CA

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher-In-Training, UCSD School of Medicine

Community Resiliency Model (CRM), Trauma Resource Institute, Claremont, CA

 

Licenses

LCSW, #69181, California

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