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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

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Dr. Pavel Filimonov - MD

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Asha Urban - MS

Founder

Holistic Psychiatrist

Integration Facilitator

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.

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.

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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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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Caleb Roberts

Director Of Vibes

Caleb Roberts is a digital marketing expert and international speaker with a passion for helping startups succeed. With a focus on growth and scaling, Caleb has made a name for himself as a trusted advisor in the business world. In addition to his professional pursuits, Caleb is also deeply interested in the intersection of psychedelics and mental health. He uses his skills and influence to advance the field of altered consciousness medicine and promote positive change in the world.

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