Anne-Marie Armour, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker & Psilocybin-Assisted Therapist
My practice is founded on my belief that we each have an innate capacity to heal and that the answers we seek are already within us, though not always accessible in our current states of consciousness and nervous system. With a gentle curiosity and an abiding compassionate presence, I will help you reconnect with lost parts of yourself so you can live from a more whole and authentic place. I am currently in private practice and work with clients from all walks of life with a diverse range of goals. I offer Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy to individuals who have been granted legal access by Health Canada, as well as Psychedelic Preparation and Integration Therapy to the broader public as a harm reduction measure. I also provide Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) to individuals seeking rapid recovery from trauma and other mental health conditions, in 90 minute sessions focused on memory reconsolidation. Additionally, I have a deep passion for working with individuals who use substances from a non-pathologizing harm reduction philosophy which includes abstinence if that is one's stated goal.
My name is Anne-Marie and I am a registered social worker and therapist practicing on the unceded traditional and ancestral territories of the Lekwungen people in Victoria, BC. I am a passionate advocate for increasing access to psychedelic-assisted therapies and reforming drug policy to include the perspectives of people with lived and living experience. As the field of psychedelics would not exist without the wisdom of Indigenous Knowledge Keepers who have maintained relationships with sacred plants and fungi for centuries, I believe that reciprocity and the amplification of Indigenous voices must be at the forefront of this movement. I have extensive work experience in low-barrier harm reduction service provision in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and am a current Board Member with the Overdose Prevention Society. I have also worked for two of Canada's leading psychedelic organizations, MAPS Canada and TheraPsil, where I supported patients at end-of-life to access legal psilocybin-assisted therapy through Health Canada's section 56 exemption process. I hold degrees in Psychology (BA), Social Work (BSW), and Clinical Social Work (MSW) and have specialized training in Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), and Focusing-Oriented Therapy.