Meet Our Provider Chris Tanaka, MA, LMHCA
I approach this work with openness, curiosity and non-judgment. I am here to support your journey and integration in discovering the deepest part of who you are. The beautiful thing about KAT and psychedelic therapy is the space that it creates that is sometimes void of words or the ability to describe. This sacred place is yours and allows you to connect with the innate inner guidance that belongs to you. Separating you from your thoughts is key. Falling into the unknown is where the adventure/ healing begins.
I have a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University and hold a license as a Mental Health Counselor Associate. I am also a certified life coach and yoga instructor.
My philosophy and practice around transformation and healing incorporates what I like to call the four M’s. Movement, Meditation, Mindfulness and Mantra’s (affirmations). In my personal practice and the cornerstone of my teaching/coaching these tools made me a healthier and more productive human being but at times I felt innately that something was missing… which I discovered to be the missing M, which I will call the Medicine. I was still seeking relief from my suffering that I could not access. I had recurring grief, low self-esteem and a generalized feeling of being lost or stuck.
My journey has allowed me to shed some armor and have some deep discoveries that have brought more joy, and connection to myself, others, the world and most importantly to spirit.
We can only hide from ourselves for so long and sometimes pretending that everything is ok can lead to a deeper place of suffering. It is my true desire to share this medicine and the integrative practices to support others on their own healing journey.
In my practice and beyond I love learning and working with people from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, or political bias. I am curious about the stories that people carry and the origin from where they come.
I have a particular passion for working with the LGBTQ+ community, religious and ancestral trauma, end of life care, forgiveness and grief.