Psychedelic substances, or medicines, have been used throughout human history by Indigenous peoples across the globe. They have been used to create spiritual and communal connections and heal psychological and physiological problems. Western medicine has only recently embraced the therapeutic benefits of psychotropic compounds such as cannabis, psylocibin, ketamine, ayahuasca, peyote, and MDMA. Research indicates these compounds provide many uses in treating both mental and physical health issues, something Indigenous communities have known for generations. However, these substances are still illegal in most of the United States.
Psychedelic support involves integration of psychedelic experiences and reducing harm from consuming these substances. There can be painful or difficult experiences which are hard to navigate once the experience is over. Having a therapist who understands the use of psychedelic substances is an invaluable resource. By utilizing them, you open yourself up to powerful psychological and spiritual experiences. A therapist who can support and encourage your path of personal development can create a safe and healing environment to process those experiences, while helping to mitigate any potential harm.
Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy is an emerging modality that has been used to treat depression, addiction, anxiety and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). There are several places offering Ketamine infusions to treat treatment resistant depression; individuals may have been part of clinical trials with the organization Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS); or have used these substances for recreational use. We do not offer Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy but we do offer integrated support for those that need help making sense of their experiences. These sessions can be a powerful and helpful way to unpack the clarity and awareness that happens through these experiences.