In the late 1990’s I read Gregg Braden’s book titled Awakening to Zero Point. In the book Braden mentioned a company named HeartMath ® that was conducting fascinating biofeedback research. Heartmath ® was describing how we can tap into the intelligence of the human heart and by doing so promote greater human consciousness and improve mental and physical health.[Read more…]
Heart of Healing: A Compassionate Unfolding
Thank-you for your interest in my practice
Currently I’m accepting new patients/clients into my practice only for short-term Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy using Ketamine (KAP). I also offer Trauma-Informed Case Consultation and Consultation for EMDR Clinicians.
If you are searching for a Trauma-Informed psychotherapist, I encourage you to take some time to look through the Your Treatment Options section of my site for information on current and effective models of psychotherapy.
If you are interested in help with a referral to a clinician who practices in a manner similar to me please check my Links to Resources page. There I’ve listed professional organizations which oversee the training I’ve received. Each has a directory of practitioners which is searchable by geographic location.
If you are a student or clinician seeking consultation or training, please use my Contact page to e-mail me or call.
Dave MacDonald MSW, LCSW
Fall – 2022
I’m Dave MacDonald with David J. MacDonald LCSW, PLLC. I’m a Clinical Social Worker licensed to practice psychotherapy. I’m specially trained to offer you leading-edge and research based complimentary therapies like EMDR Therapy® for PTSD or HeartMath® Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback training for lower stress and more coherent decision making.
I have advanced training in the Internal Family Systems® and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy® models of psychotherapy and offer the Alpha-Stim SCS® a non-drug treatment for anxiety, depression and insomnia. For the treatment for grief, I can provide the Induced After-Death Communication® or IADC, a somewhat unconventional very short-term treatment method based on EMDR Therapy®.
Many of the most promising therapies today are those which are informed by recent developments in Attachment Theory, Somatic (or body) oriented models of therapy and the growing field of Interpersonal Neurobiology; these newer therapies are frequently able to touch and heal certain types of emotional problems which conventional so called “talking” based styles of therapy have failed to resolve. These therapies recognize and seek to activate the natural healing tendencies existing in the body-mind of every person.
I believe that the body’s experience of feeling safe in the moment by moment unfolding of a therapeutic relationship is an essential aspect of healing; that therapy is a collaborative process between the patient and therapist and that therapy, at its core, is about learning to live more fully and creatively.