Trauma Focused psychotherapy

A different approach to mental health and wellness

Going beyond the basics

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Philosophy

Approach

Goal

Mary Fornes brings holistic and personalized mental health care online using Western innovation and combining it with Eastern techniques.




Not your typical psychotherapist...Mary is a trauma focused therapist working with adults who suffer from childhood trauma, PTSD, dissociation, anxiety and depression. In sessions, Mary help clients overcome emotional overload, dysregulation and tap into the mind's natural ability to heal using EMDR, IFS and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy.



In her practice, Mary’s goal is to learn how trauma has impacted the client, recognize the different path of recovery, and deliver effective care.

Individual Therapy for General Anxiety, PTSD, Depression, Dissociation, Stress, Life transition...



EMDR

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

A specialized form of therapy that has been proven effective in treating trauma, anxiety, and other related conditions. During EMDR therapy, the client is asked to recall a traumatic event while following a therapist's hand movements or other forms of bilateral stimulation.

IFS (parts work)

Internal Family Systems

There are no bad parts.

It is the nature of the mind to be subdivided into an indeterminate number of parts. IFS is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on healing all parts of the individual, including the parts that may be in conflict with each other.

KAP

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) is a holistic modality in which Ketamine is used as a complement to psychotherapy.

Ketamine can be administered in a variety of ways, in my work with Journey Clinical we only use the sublingual lozenge form.

Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy

Ketamine is a legal, safe and effective medicine used to treat a variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and PTSD. Ketamine has rapidly acting antidepressant and mood-enhancing effects, which can begin to take effect within 1-2 hrs. after treatment. Ketamine has been shown to enhance overall neuroplasticity for lasting symptom improvement.


How does Ketamine feel?

The effects of ketamine, which most patients find pleasant, last for approximately 45 minutes. These effects can make you feel “far from” your body, and facilitate shifts in perception that can often feel expansive in nature. Your motor and verbal abilities will be reduced, so you’ll be lying down in a comfortable position during the experience. Once these effects subside, we’ll spend the remainder of our appointment giving you space to process and discuss your experience. While it may feel hard to articulate what happens during the experience, patients feel like the insights gained are clear.


Fee for Individual Therapy

$150 per session (50-55 minutes)

Fees & Insurance

In-network Insurance

Aetna

United Healthcare

All other insurance plans

I am an Out of Network Provider for most PPO plan. However I provide a Superbill to clients for reimbursement.

Good Faith Estimate

Clients will receive an estimate of their psychotherapy cost 6 months after the first session, at the agreed upon rate. This estimate is provided only to clients who are not using insurance to cover their services; those who are using insurance will not be provided this estimate and need to contact their insurance companies for information about their costs.

Office

770 First Avenue, Suite 250

San Diego, California 92101


Email: mary@mfornes.com

schedule

Monday to Thursday

9:00 am to 8:00 pm


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