“Together, we can collaboratively decide what work can be done to increase thriving.”
Dr. Lisa Black
Dr. Lisa Black is a licensed clinical psychologist who is board certified in biofeedback, neurofeedback, and specializes in ketamine assisted psychotherapy. She is well versed in treating trauma, post-concussion syndrome, anxiety, and depression. Dr. Black takes an integrative approach in her practice, combining evidence-based neuroscience and traditional alternative medicine to facilitate synergetic treatment.
Dr. Black focuses on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. She appreciates and celebrates all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and spiritual perspectives. She is intentional about collaborating with her patients as well as their care teams to find the best approach for whole person healing.
Dr. Black works with her co-therapist, Lexi, who is extremely qualified in her own right.
Lexi is Dr. Black’s co-therapist and is arguably the most popular therapist at Santa Cruz Integrative Medicine. She achieved her therapy dog certification through Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Lexi specializes in cutting edge cuddle therapy and helps ground those who may feel fearful or overwhelmed. With her incredibly soft hypoallergenic coat and her friendly demeanor she will be sure to brighten your day and give you a dose of unconditional love.
Integrative psychotherapy focuses on whole-person health including physical, emotional, social, spiritual, and intellectual health. A core value of this therapy is to have the patient’s sense of self be understood, accepted and solidified. Fears and unhealthy patterns are addressed and healthy behaviors are indentified, practiced, and maintained.
Ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) combines the medicinal value of ketamine with psychotherapy with the intention of altering consciousness to facilitate inner work. We offer two types of KAP:
1. Psycholytic dose – refers to a low dose of ketamine that allows you to be present, aware, and talkative.
2. Journey dose – refers to a low to moderate dose of ketamine that allows you to enter into an altered state of consciousness.
Biofeedback is a non-invasive computer feedback-based treatment, which involves learning about your body’s response to stress. Physiological changes in your body are measured and feedback is given with the goal of regulating these bodily responses and achieving relaxation.
Patient visit new or established -
55 min: $325
Dr. Black supervises associates that have sliding scale pricing as low as $150.
In order to begin ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP), both a psychological and a medical intake are needed to ensure that you are a good candidate. A medical intake can be completed with a number of Dr. Black’s medical partners.
Dr. Black is not paneled with any insurance company and would be considered an out-of-network provider.