Dawn DeCunha, EdD
For post-journey Integration, I use the novel Method of Levels Psychotherapy model, since psychedelic journeys are complex with many potential levels of meaning. As such, I do not “interpret” your journey, rather, I get out of your way as your own inner wisdom will be a much better guide than I or anyone else. The Method of Levels asks only “curious questions” about your experience, to draw your attention deeper into yourself, for meaning. The journeyer knows best what an event or experience means; they are the experts on their own psychedelic experience. This method of Integration can help you make more sense of your psychedelic experience, so that the “Fruits” are maximized. The Fruits are the outcomes to you, after your journey. That is, how you Integrate your learning into your Activities of Daily Living, so that your life changes in intentional and conscious ways, and for some, in Spiritual ways.
I am a clinical psychologist with more than two decades of experience in trauma informed assessment and treatment with vulnerable populations. In the past, I have used a variety of tools including CBT, DCBT, EMDR, Mindfulness and Hypnosis to name a few. More recently, I am a graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies post graduate program in Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy and Research. I am also a fully trained Compass Pathways therapist in Psilocybin Assisted Therapy and am currently involved in Phase II clinical trials. I have a focus on Integration Therapy, Research and Education. I work in a Trauma Informed way and have an interest in Intergenerational Trauma, Childhood Trauma, Post-Traumatic Growth and Spirituality.