Alison K. McQueen, MA, LPC, ATR
Clinical Director, Co-Founder and Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapist at the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness
With a foundation in psychedelic harm reduction, my work with clients weaves together somatic (body-centered), trauma-informed and mindfulness-based approaches for personal transformation. As a transpersonal therapist, I welcome all aspects of clients and their inner experiences to the room. I trust in their innate goodness as humans, and work from a nonjudgmental and non-pathologizing perspective. Psychedelic integration support is a primary focus of my clinical work. Art-based interventions are available for clients who are interested in exploring non-verbal approaches to complex experiences.
Alison is a licensed professional counselor and psychedelic therapist as well as the Clinical Director and Co-Founder of Medicinal Mindfulness. Trained in MDMA-assisted, Cannabis-Assisted, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Therapies, Alison also specializes in art therapy, somatic (body-centered) trauma work, harm reduction and psychedelic integration. Her clinical work focuses on mindfulness-based trauma and depth work, conscious parenting and women’s issues. Alison has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (Art Therapy emphasis) from Naropa University, over three years of training in somatic trauma work with the Somatic Training Institute, as well as advanced training and experience as Sub-Investigator and MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapist/Researcher in the Phase 2 MAPS sponsored and FDA-approved study for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Alison has completed Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training with the prestigious Ketamine Training Center and has co-developed Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy protocols and trainings with her husband and The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness co-founder Daniel McQueen. Bringing together over a decade of experience in the mental health field, clinical research experience in psychedelic therapies, and four years of international experience in therapeutic art education in the Czech Republic, Alison works skillfully and empathically with individuals and groups in cultivating lives of meaning and authenticity. Alison believes that no one does this work alone, and is inspired by a transparent and collaborative feminist approach to psychotherapy. Your stories, your wisdom, and your vulnerabilities are safe with her. We invite you to reach out so that she may support you on your journey.
Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy at the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness