flower of life

As of April 2020, my practice is full.  I will update this headline when it opens up again.  

Debbie Kadagian, LCSW, HHC

ANANDA means "bliss" and Debbie believes that all human beings are capable of transcending the discomfort and unease of their mind and finding joy and meaning in their lives. Ram Dass once said that "we are all just walking each other home."  Healing isn't usually a path that is meant to be done alone.  With guidance and love, we all can remove the parts of us that are in the way of living a genuine life, with clarity and awareness.  Through tried and true therapeutic techniques, including psychedelic integration, DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), CBT (cognitive behavior therapy), person-centered approach, spiritual psychology and the ancient science of Ayurveda, Debbie addresses addiction, anxiety, mood disorders, depression, spiritual emergence(y), borderline personality disorder, relationship difficulties and other afflictions of the mind.  She believes that each person is a unique individual, and thus, needs a unique approach to their healing. Based on the concept that we heal when we believe we have the power to heal, Debbie aids each client to empower themselves to lead a healthy, joyful life.  

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"We are not the thoughts we think. We are something much greater, more beautiful than that."

"love is not something we do, love is who we are."

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Spiritual Psychology/Psychedelic Integration

Exploration of your unique path and purpose, integration of spiritual experiences and support on your spiritual journey. Support with plant-based medicine, and integrating your experiences.  Debbie is listed on the MAPS integration provider list. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy 

Simply put, CBT is a treatment that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behavior, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different issues that come up.  

Dialectical Behavior Therapy

DBT skills are thought to have the capability of helping those who wish to improve their ability to regulate emotions, tolerate distress and negative emotion, be mindful and present in the given moment, and communicate and interact effectively with others.  Debbie has a strong background in teaching mindfulness skills and living in the present moment.  This, she believes, is one of the main keys to finding joy.

Ayurvedic Psychology

Ayurveda is a science of life originating in India about 5000 years ago. This science provides a blueprint on how to live a happy and healthy life, educating each individual on how to make that happen.  Ayurveda is a holistic approach, incorporating the mind, the body and the soul.


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Prior to becoming licensed as a Psychotherapist, Debbie became certified as a Holistic Health Practitioner in 2007, specializing in Ayurvedic Health Counseling. She traveled to India to study at the Jiva Institute with Dr. Partap Chauhan.  She was the owner of Nalini Ayurveda for 8 years, along with being a certified yoga teacher.  She has worked as a therapist at Silver Hill hospital in New Canaan, CT  and outpatient treatment centers prior to setting up her private practice.  She has traveled to Peru and Costa Rica to further studies in plant medicines. (authored article on psychedelic integration)


She has a true desire to assist people in finding meaning in their lives in order to transcend suffering, addiction and trauma.  

Additional training: certified in Fundamentals of Psychedelic Psychotherapy

Psychedelics in Modern Healing (Gabor Mate), MDMA and Psychotherapy (Michael Mithoefer, MD)

Clinical Supervisor in the State of Florida


Debbie is the producer of the film, "Healing the Mind: the synthesis of Ayurveda and Western Psychiatry.

Available to view at

Debbie is also an artist in her spare time:

Contact Debbie to schedule a session.  She also offers TELEHEALTH sessions via internet to clients in the State of FL.

FL license: #16934 (licensed clinical social worker)

46 N Washington Blvd., suite 8

Sarasota, FL  34236

Tel: 203-240-7571

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