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My Story

Welcome ! I am Krista Buda, LCSW owner and founder of Alternative Healing. I have a Masters in Social Work with a specialization in trauma. I am currently working on my PhD dissertation in Integrative medicine and have completed a year long training under MAPS and the Integrated Psychiatry Institute in Psychedelic therapy. I have worked in three different continents with survivors of sexual assault and trafficking, people working on their mental health, sense of self and connection with others.  I have dedicated my practice to learning under a variety of healers in indigenous practices, eastern medicine, trauma therapy specialties and have combined them to offer a space for a variety of healing tailored to the individual and their needs.

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My Approach

I founded Alternative Therapy to offer a safe and supportive space where people from marginalized communities can find healing. I’ve faced my own challenges with misdiagnosis and mistreatment within western therapy and psychiatry, and I know firsthand the harm these systems can cause. Through my own journey with kink and queer identities and having experienced trauma , I was forced to find my own path. I have dedicatred time to learning from eastern healers, psychedelic trail blazers, and trauma specialist in the west to offer more comprehensive care . I’m dedicated to helping others on their own unique journeys towards wellness.

Contact me for more information on plant medicine and integration session options.

I offer ceremonies and wellness coaching for those looking to take their health and wellbeing beyond the emotional/mental. This can be remote or if in the Ogden/Salt Lake area can be in person as well. In person Florida and Idaho ceremonies and sessions can be in person with planning.

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