Dr. Isaac Farin was born and raised in Miami, FL. He obtained his doctoral degree in family therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Davie, FL where he became an expert in utilizing mindfulness as a form of self-care—‘mindfulness self-care.’
Dr. Farin has been working in the psychotherapy field since 2008, and he is the owner of the well-established psychotherapy practice in North Miami Beach, FL, Isaac Farin Therapy, LLC.
Dr. Farin is recognized worldwide for his development of the therapeutic intervention, Longboard Therapy®, in which he utilizes the sport of longboard skateboarding in navigating change through mindfulness and flow-oriented processes.
Dr. Farin is a solution-informed therapist who is most passionate about strength-based approaches to healing. He is also a clinical hypnotherapist and a devoted practitioner of mindfulness and meditation.
Dr. Farin’s interest in plants and plant remedies stems back to his childhood days in which he relished being in nature and in the ‘roots’ of the garden specifically. He truly believes that Mother Nature provides great healing tools and potentials for vitality and growth when utilized correctly.
Dr. Farin is an advocate for the legal uses of psychedelics and plant medicines to be utilized in conjunction with therapy in optimizing states of healing, change, exploration, and growth.
Originally from Colombia, Vanessa later found her home in Florida. Her educational path began with undergraduate studies in Mathematical Economics and Psychology at the University of Miami. Inspired by a desire to understand and help others, she continued her education with a master's in Marriage and Family Therapy at Nova Southeastern University. Her learning journey also led her to attain a doctorate from the same institution. During her doctoral studies, significant portion of Vanessa's doctoral research was dedicated to the pioneering field of psychedelic integration therapy and developed a manual to guide other mental health specialists in understanding this therapeutic approach.
Vanessa has always been interested in hands-on, experiential forms of therapy. While she's had training in Equine Therapy, hypnotherapy, and breathwork, she sees herself as a lifelong learner, always open to understanding more about the human psyche. She's come to appreciate that real change often comes from deep personal experiences, beyond just theoretical knowledge.
Guiding clients towards better understanding themselves and their emotions has been one of Vanessa's sincerest aims. Through her work, she's had the privilege of witnessing the potential of alternate states of consciousness in offering insights and relief to those navigating life's challenges.
In her sessions at Mindful Psychedelics, Vanessa hopes to offer clients a space to find meaningful change, understanding that everyone's time is precious and valuable.