Introducing Bill Farrand
March 04, 2022
Hello everyone! I’m Bill Farrand and I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and one of the therapists working with our patients here at Imagine Healthcare.
I specialize in anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders and have been extremely encouraged by the renewal of interest in psychedelics for therapeutic use for mental health conditions. I find this area exciting--not because medications such as ketamine can replace standard therapy and treatment--but rather they have the potential to move clients past a “stuck” point that they might otherwise be unable to overcome, subsequently allowing them to work with clarity and intention on the issues and create the change and healing they are seeking.
I received my Master’s Degree in Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University and worked in community mental health until starting my private practice in Lakeview in 2015. The experience of working with clients who have received ketamine treatment moved me to seek additional training; I hold certifications in Psychedelic Integration and Harm Reduction from the Center for Optimal Living in New York as well as MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy which is currently being studied in clinical trials and is anticipated to become legal and approved in 2023 due to its high level of effectiveness in treating PTSD. I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy tailored to your specific needs, including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral and mindfulness based therapies and Internal Family Systems.
I feel so privileged to be working with the team of providers here at Imagine who are so committed to providing an optimal healing experience and look forward to seeing you on your healing journey.