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.
Alison is the Clinical Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. She practices as a licensed professional counselor, registered art therapist, psychedelic therapist and integration coach. 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 post-traumatic growth. Alison served 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. In 2019 she completed Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training with the prestigious Ketamine Training Center, and since 2014 she has been co-developing Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy protocols and trainings with her husband Daniel McQueen. Alison has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (Art Therapy emphasis) from Naropa University (2012) and over three years of training in somatic trauma work with the Somatic Training Institute. 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. Areas of Specialization: Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy Consulting and Clinical Supervision for Psychedelic Professionals Trauma & Depth Work Conscious Parenting Psychedelic Integration Therapy and Coaching Art Therapy and Coaching in Creative Renewal
Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy at the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness