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ABOUT US

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

We provide a therapeutic environment for ongoing group integration to support cultivating insight and promote lasting transformation. 

Floresta is a team of clinicians, doctors, coaches, pioneers and those that dare to be the change that is required within mental health and psychiatry. Have you been in therapy for years, tried countless medications or know that there is something more than what is currently being offered within mental health?

We are here to facilitate an increase in awareness and consciousness as we blend Western med ical and psychotherapeutic methods with diverse Eastern and Indigenous practices. Working with the medicine of psychedelic medicine can allow for clarity, healing, insight and creating with choice. We are here to let you know there is another way.

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MEET THE TEAM

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Shannon Starr - PMHNP-BC, MSN

Founder

Shannon is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Practitioner, and Founder of Floresta, a women owned entity for psychedelic and consciousness based retreats. She draws upon her background in meditation, yoga, indigenous practices, functional medicine, and energy work, and has supported thousands of clients through Ketamine therapy and integration. Shannon invites others to acknowledge their unique capacities and inspires choice, possibility and transformation.

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Asha Urban - MS

Integration Facilitator

Asha draws upon her background with meditation, yoga, East-West psychology, somatic awareness, and a BS in Neuroscience and MS in Toxicology. She is a certified Addiction Recovery & Psychedelic Integration Coach and specializes in women's work. She is passionate about helping others heal through the intersect between holistic health, scientific research, and entheogenic medicines. She views the healing journey as a process of remembering, embracing, and unconditionally loving all that we are versus seeing ourselves as broken pieces that need fixing.

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Dr. Pavel Filimonov - MD

Holistic Psychiatrist

Dr. Pavel Filimonov is a holistic psychiatrist in New York. He received his medical degree from Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry and has been in practice for more than 20 years. He integrates Eastern healing techniques with the best researched principles of Western medicine. His holistic approach is focused on balancing the subtle underlying conditions and combines these elements to evoke change in the system as a whole--physically, mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

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Frankie Vattel - RN

Integration Facilitator

Frankie is Certified Registered Nurse on a surgical division and in training to become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has spent many years involved in exploring and exercising different modalities that allow for wholehearted healing and transformational growth. She has devoted her life and practice towards learning and healing the mind, body and soul. She is passionate about helping others overcome their limitations and achieve their greater form. 

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