Psychedelic Integration Therapy

I offer psychedelic integration therapy for folks who have chosen independently* to use psychedelic medicines and want to make the most of their healing and transformational experiences with these substances.

What is psychedelic integration therapy?

Psychedelic integration therapy involves processing a psychedelic experience in a therapeutic context after the fact. It is distinct from a guided psychedelic experience in which the facilitator is present while the client is under the influence of the substance. I do not offer guided psychedelic experiences. (Please see the notice at the bottom of this page for further clarification.)

We're on the verge of a breakthrough.

If you’re reading this, you're probably already aware of the healing potential of psychedelics like MDMA, psilocybin, and LSD.  This potential is being actively investigated in FDA-approved studies by organizations like the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), with exciting results. Research shows promising outcomes for issues like PTSD, end-of-life anxiety, depression, addiction, and more. The medicinal properties of psychedelics seem on track to become mainstream knowledge in the not-too-distant future.

Meanwhile, here you are, trying to change your life.

While psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (where the therapist is present for the duration of a client's psychedelic experience) isn't publicly available yet, I'm passionate about providing therapeutic support after the fact for folks who choose to make use of these medicines. 

Psychedelics are potent and deserve our respect.

The more powerful a medicine is, the more careful we need to be with it. Not only can "bad trips" be scary in the moment, they sometimes have negative ripple effects in our lives (like disorientation, confusion, and anxiety) beyond the several hours that the drug's effects are most strongly felt. 

And even with profound, ecstatic journeys where we find ourselves gazing into the face of the Goddess, it's not always easy to fully return to our everyday lives while trying to carry back all the wisdom and healing we've received.

That's why psychedelic integration therapy can be such an important part of your healing experience if you choose to use these medicines.

Psychedelic integration therapy can be a great fit for folks who are:

  • Trying to make sense of what they saw, felt, thought or remembered during a recent psychedelic journey;
  • Wishing to fully integrate insights from their experience into their daily lives;
  • Struggling to process difficult or upsetting material that came up during a trip;
  • Feeling radically different after their experience and wanting help re-entering their life without losing the transformation;
  • Seeking help making major life changes based on their trip in a thoughtful, healthy way;
  • Interested in accessing spiritual connection and wisdom without relying solely on psychedelics.

At this time my practice is full and I am unable to accept new clients. Please visit the MAPS listing of psychedelic integration providers to locate other potential therapists in your area.

PLEASE NOTE: Psychedelic integration therapy involves the therapeutic processing of psychedelic experiences after the fact, rather than during a session. As a psychotherapist overseen by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, I follow a harm reduction philosophy of substance use. I do not encourage engagement in illegal activities, including the purchase and consumption of illegal substances.

I do not offer guided psychedelic experiences, nor do I see clients who are under the influence of psychedelic substances during sessions. I do not offer referrals to private providers who offer guided psychedelic experiences, and I do not assist clients in finding or obtaining illegal substances. 

If you are interested in a guided psychedelic experience to address mental health issues, you may wish to visit the MAPS website to see whether you might qualify to participate in a current trial.