Claire Weiss, MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
While I am trained in several specific treatment protocols, my approach is integrative and specifically tailored to fit the unique circumstances, culture, presenting issues, symptom severity, and intentions of each client. I’m told I have a gift for holding the tension between highly rigorous standards of clinical safety with compassion, respect, and traditional wisdom. My work with clients always begins with a phone consultation, where I can answer your questions and discern if we’re the right fit for each other. Depending on the type of treatment you’re interested in, this call may include screening questions, and a discussion of contraindications and the overall process. If we both agree to move forward together, we will collaborate on a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. I follow a three-phase treatment process that integrates harm-reduction practices, and emphasizes thorough preparation and long-term integration. I believe these are critical factors in the efficacy and safety of any treatment experience. The process may include virtual or in person sessions, or a blend of both, and is unique to each person. No single approach is the right fit for everybody. I am committed to aligning my therapeutic process with current best practices in the field of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy, and I adhere to the Psychedelic Association of Canada (PAC) Code of Ethics.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with 13 years’ experience, specializing in supporting individuals affected by trauma – individual, familial, cultural or ancestral – and the wide range of disorders that arise out of trauma or neglect. I have a particular passion for working with therapists, healers, parents and other caregivers, and have specialized experience with addictions, chronic pain / illness, mood disorders and anxiety. My exploration into the field of Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy was motivated by my own journey of healing and transformation with psychedelic medicines. Since 2021, my clinical practice has focused on providing support to individuals who are seeking healing with psychedelic-assisted therapy, and I currently hold over 450 hours of practical experience with this approach. My formal training in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy includes: - Vancouver Island University: Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Graduate Certificate Program *In progress - Fluence: Clairvoyant Therapeutics Psilocybin-Assisted Motivational Enhancement Therapy (PAMET) for Alcohol Use Disorder Research Therapist Training - Compass Pathways: Lead Therapist Protocol Training for Clinical Trials – Treatment Resistant Depression (Tier II) - TheraPsil: Fundamentals of Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy My clinical experience also includes: - Graduate Program Course Instructor (Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy, Addictions) - Clinical Consultant to private organizations providing Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy - Supervisor of Student Counselling Services at a private post-secondary institution - Clinical Addictions Counsellor in a residential treatment centre in Thailand - Program Director of a private women’s residential addiction treatment facility - Clinical Consultant to community organizations focusing on women’s health, addictions, and chronic illness/pain