How do I choose / find the right therapist?
Providers have different credentials, experience, and specialties. They are located in different states and countries; some offer online sessions and others only offer in-person sessions. On the Network page, we have a few functions that can help you locate a provider that best meets your needs. You can use the filter to narrow the list by location, type of provider, and whether or not they are accepting new clients.
You can also set the filter to view clinics and programs. Currently, we list ketamine clinics and psychedelic integration clinics. Programs or session packs are offered by some providers to assist you with a particular intention or mental health goal.
Use the filter on the Network page to find specific services or specialties. For example, you can search for disorders (PTSD, major depressive disorder), symptoms (anxiety, depression), specialties (LGBTQ, racial trauma), and range of session costs.
Learn about providers by reading their bios and how they work with clients. Some providers have written articles. Reading the articles is a good way to gain a better idea about a provider’s background and experience on different topics.
When you find a provider you are interested in working with, check to see if they specify a specific location for sessions. Some providers only work with clients within the state they are licensed. To schedule an appointment or ask the provider a question, fill in the contact form. Your message goes directly to the provider who will then respond to your inquiry.
What type of services do providers listed in the Psychedelic Support network provide?
The Network includes doctors, therapists, counselors, and practitioners with other specialties. They provide a range of services related to mental and physical health. Use the search navigation to find a provider who treats many different disorders, alignments, symptoms, and conditions. They use many traditional and evidence-based methods in their practices.
Some providers also offer consultation for other mental health professionals who are interested in starting research trials with psychedelics or opening their own ketamine clinics. Use the keyword search on the Network page to find these services.
Providers do not offer illegal drugs, guided sessions with illegal drugs, or referrals to underground practitioners. Please be respectful and do not contact them for this. Some providers offer ketamine or cannabis-assisted psychotherapy.
What can I expect from a session?
Providers use many different therapeutic approaches and modalities in their practice. You can contact a provider directly through the contact form on a provider’s page to schedule an in-person or online session. Some offer both, others don’t.
Please respect our professionals and don’t ask for illegal substances or referrals to underground practitioners. See our Terms of Service.
How are providers selected in the Psychedelic Support network?
We require providers to be licensed in a mental health profession or have worked in a clinical trial of psychedelics in the role of a therapist or guide. We select providers for our website based on reviewing providers’ resumes and websites. Providers agree to follow a Code of Conduct to be listed on our site (see Terms of Service). Psychedelic Support is not responsible for services offered by providers. If you are interested in joining the Network, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why should I join the Psychedelic Support network?
There are many benefits to joining the Network. You’ll receive:
- A provider profile in our Network directory. This gives great visibility for your mental health services. Clients find you through our well trafficked site. The advanced search and filter features help clients connect with the right professionals. The profiles also serve to connect professionals with each other.
- A login to update your profile, share your events and programs.
- Access to a private forum with other Network professionals. Share and receive information. Find and list referrals.
- Access to Professional Connect, a tool to help you grow your psychedelic care network
- Our member only newsletters to stay up to date with the latest happenings in the field through our member only newsletters.
- Discounts on our educational courses. Invites to member only events and online discussions.
- Invitation to publish articles in our blog.
- Social media outreach. We share links to our directory, articles published on our site, and events offered by the Network.
How do I add my community group?
We add community groups to our Community Directory that organize regular gatherings, online or in person, related to integration and community networking. Groups must offer interactive peer-support meetings or meet-ups related to psychedelics, integration, mental health, or harm reduction. We do not list groups offering solely speaking or informational events.
To be added to the site, you do not need to be a licensed provider but you do need to agree to our Terms of Service. Once green lighted to be added to the directory, the community group facilitator receives login access to add and update the group profile. If you are interested in being listed, please fill out the form on our Join page.
What are the benefits of listing your community group?
There are many benefits to joining our Community Directory. You’ll receive:
- A profile in our Community Directory. This gives great visibility to your group and helps people find you through our well trafficked site. The advanced search and filter features help people find the best fit group.
- A login to update your group profile, share your events and programs.
- Invitation to publish articles in our blog.
- Social media outreach. We share links to our directory, articles published on our site, and events offered by the Community Directory.
What type of professional education does Psychedelic Support offer?
We work with academics and health professionals to create psychedelic eLearning courses for continuing education (CE) for mental health practitioners and continuing medical education (CME) for medical doctors. All of our evidence-based content is produced free of commercial interests and in compliance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education . The courses are available to students and the general public. If you are a practitioner, we recommend contacting your licensing board to ensure that CE units will be accepted.
What is the login for the courses site?
To access our courses after purchase, please sign in at https://psychedelicsupport.talentlms.com
What are psychedelics?
Psychedelics are substances that have psychoactive effects and alter normal consciousness. The word ‘psychedelic’ literally means ‘mind-manifesting’. Drugs are grouped together into drug classes based on how they make you feel, how they work in the brain, and the structure of the molecule. The majority of psychedelic substances fall into three categories based on their chemical structure – tryptamines (e.g., psilocybin, DMT), phenethylamines (e.g., MDMA, 2C-B), or lysergamides (e.g., LSD). These substances also fall into three pharmacological classes based on how they make you feel – serotonergic psychedelics (5-HT2A receptor agonists, e.g., LSD, psilocybin, DMT), empathogen-entactogen (serotonin releasers, e.g. MDMA, MDA), and dissociatives (ketamine). Cannabis is sometimes referred to as a psychedelic, but belongs to a distinct class because it targets the endocannabinoid system. Learn more about psychedelics in our free courses.
What is psychedelic-assisted therapy?
Therapy is one of the most effective treatments for mental health disorders. However, many people still do not respond adequately, or need ongoing sessions for lengthy periods of time. How to achieve the best outcomes from therapy is an avenue under research. Several different drugs, including some psychedelics (e.g., MDMA, psilocybin), are undergoing testing in clinical research trials to understand if they can boost the effects of the therapeutic process. Early research in the 1950-60s and initial Phase 2 pilot trials in the 21st century suggest that psychedelics-combined therapy could be very useful for treating mental health issues, including PTSD and depression.
What is integration?
Integration is the act of incorporating insights, challenging lessons, and new perspectives into the full totality of your everyday existence. The word ‘integrate’ stems from Latin integrates, meaning to “to make whole; to complete; to restore; to renew” – all describing the union of fractured parts and healing of past experiences. The expansiveness and immensity of non-ordinary states of consciousness may be difficult to make sense of after returning to normal reality, let alone incorporate into one’s psyche as a transformative energy. With guidance and support, one may more easily find clarity, purpose, and meaning. They may be able to let go of patterns no longer serving, and tap into creative forces that dwell within all of us. ‘Integration’ describes many concepts and practices, read the articles published on our site.
Most providers in the Psychedelic Support Network offer integration during therapeutic sessions. Providers do not give substances or sit with people who have taken substances during integration sessions, and they do not condone or recommend use of illegal substances. Providers offer harm reduction strategies and client-centered care from a non-judgmental perspective.
Are psychedelics legal?
As explored above, the legal framework varies by substance and by state or country. We recommend researching the legal context in your area before contacting a provider. MDMA and psilocybin are both under investigation in clinical trials, and currently are Schedule 1 substances in the US, meaning they are illegal for use outside of FDA-regulated trials. Ketamine is being used legally off-label to reduce symptoms of several psychiatric disorders. Some providers at ketamine clinics are finding that ketamine-assisted psychotherapy can prolong the beneficial effects longer than just administering ketamine alone. Clinical trials are ongoing, but because ketamine is already FDA-approved, doctors can legally administer it in the US. Cannabis is now legal in many US states and prescribed for many different physical and psychological health problems.
Learn more in our articles on Legal Ways to Pursue Psychedelic Experiences and How To Join a Psychedelic Clinical Trial
How can I contribute an article?
We publish articles on a variety of topics related to mental health, wellness, psychedelics, psychedelic research, harm reduction, and many others. If you are interested in contributing an article, please email email@example.com for more information.
How does Psychedelic Support make money?
Psychedelic Support does not charge providers to be listed, nor those who visit the site. We are an informational resource. We sell educational courses to fund and support this website.
Do you collect and sell site user data?
No we do not sell user data. All tracking is to support Psychedelic Support functionality.