The Sanctuary For Spiritual Development and Consciousness Expansion (SSDCE) is a group dedicated to catalyzing spiritual and personal growth. We help people work through psychological barriers using a unique amalgamation of trauma-informed, client-centered practices. These include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Recovery Counseling, Non-Traditional Sexual Behavior (NTSB) Counseling, meditation and breathwork, transitional Palliative care, and more. Our clients come from diverse backgrounds and lifestyles, including racial/ethnic minorities, sex workers, gender/sexual minorities (LGBTQ+, kinky/leather, consensual nonmonogamy), and other marginalized groups.
Shveta is a New York State licensed Clinical Psychologist who has worked with people in both private and city hospital settings. She has more than a decade of experience, in both individual and group psychotherapy, helping her clients develop a better understanding of themselves and their goals while facilitating improved coping, insight and personal growth. Shveta has specific expertise in working with those who experience acute psychological distress, difficulties with emotion regulation, anxiety and depression. Her warm, accepting and supportive style assists clients in identifying and overcoming obstacles on their journeys towards greater understanding, acceptance, self-actualization and personal fulfillment.
Cat offers one-on-one counseling that helps people gain perspective and clarity around a variety of life stressors. Facilitating greater self-acceptance, problem-solving and healing, her methods allow people to get “unstuck” and reprioritize life goals. She has 20+ years of grief, trauma and recovery counseling experience, along with a deep familiarity with 12 step principles and other techniques for creating positive change. She has assisted clients with navigating pitfalls associated with addiction and codependency, coming to terms with loss, identifying and surpassing obstacles, and improving relationship dynamics.
In one-on-one sessions, Joshua guides his clients towards self-acceptance, empowering them to gain control of and become active participants in their own lives. Drawing upon his own unique, hard-earned transformative experiences, he has developed personalized methods of NTSB (Non Traditional Sexual Behaviours) counseling, geared particularly towards catalyzing self-actualization. Over the past 12+ years, this system has helped dozens to rid themselves of shame, see and embrace their identities as a whole, and live richer, better materialized lives.