Carter Cunningham, MA
My aim is to help you become more open, aware, and engaged with yourself, those you care about, and the living world around us. I am passionate about helping people in their journey of self-discovery, guiding them towards a more genuine and authentic life. Through mindfulness, breathing exercises, and other therapeutic techniques, I focus on finding peace, awe, and wonderment in the day-to-day experiences.
In my therapeutic approach, I utilize Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and incorporate existentialism. I am additionally passionate about the therapeutic benefits of psychedelics (psychedelic integration therapy). By integrating meaningful mystical experiences within this framework, individuals can gain new perspectives, insights, and a profound sense of interconnectedness. These experiences allow for the exploration and processing of deep-seated emotions, traumas, and existential concerns, ultimately fostering personal growth and a greater sense of purpose and meaning in life. The insights gained from these mystical experiences can be applied to everyday life, helping individuals align their values, goals, and actions for lasting positive change. I have a masters in counseling as well as in neuroscience, and I have done extensive research in psychedelics, addictions, and social cognitive neuroscience. I love combining my degrees and passions into my sessions, incorporating elements such as meditation, books, art, music, and nature.
I enjoy being part of the therapeutic process revolving around death, subjective experiences, and how we see ourselves. While I am excited to work with many different people, I have a particular interest in working with those who experience chronic conditions, such as pain, grief, psychosis, suicidal ideation, and trauma. I have a keen interest in various types of trauma, with a specific focus on religious trauma.
I offer in-person, virtual, and walk and talk therapy sessions.