Delphyne J. Platner, PhD, MFT, CHT
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
San Francisco CA
While psychedelics are regaining credibility in the science and academic fields, I feel it is essential to acknowledge that women and peoples from indigenous cultures throughout the world have been using plant medicines to heal for millennia. My approach to integration work is rooted in this ancient wisdom and my belief in your innate capacity to heal. Although I am not advocating the use of psychedelics outside of a legal research setting, and I do not work with these medicines—I do, however, practice psychedelic integration. Research is showing that integration is key to receiving lasting benefits and is oftentimes where the deeper work begins. This holds true whether the experience was ecstatic and mystical or deeply disturbing. Are you returning from a journey in another country involving indigenous ceremonies with plant medicine? Preparing to enter or exit an FDA approved clinical trial? Yearning to weave a shift in consciousness, insights or epiphanies from a psychedelic experience into your everyday life? Still trying to process and make meaning from a difficult experience? Grappling with other non-ordinary states of consciousness or a spiritual emergency? Talk to me. I am committed to creating and maintaining safe and sacred space in which psycho-spiritual transformation and healing can occur. From this place, with fierce compassion, I encourage and challenge you in a reverent way. Clients walk into my office from all different ancestries, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds presenting a wide range of gender and sexual orientations, socio-economic histories, religious and/or spiritual belief systems. I provide Psychotherapy and Integrative Healing for adults, couples, youth, and families. If you are a man, you may be surprised the extent to which my experience with women’s issues can help you. All are welcome here.
As a Doctor of Women’s Spirituality and a psychotherapist, I believe we all possess the innate ability to heal ourselves. I aspire to help you awaken to your inherent wisdom, empowering you with tools to facilitate your own healing. Alongside my years as a ritualist, I hold a certificate in Psychedelic Therapies and Research from The California Institute of Integral Studies. For me, Psychedelic Therapies provide what Dr. Donna Dryer calls “an alchemical vessel,” created by weaving together all of my years of research, practice, training and experience in Feminist and Transpersonal psychotherapy, Women’s Spirituality, ritual and rites of passage, and even my time spent working in the music business (as music plays such a foundational role in set and setting). I trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy with Dr. Phil Wolfson and Julane Andries, MFT, at The Ketamine Training Center. I am collaborating with Integrative Psychiatrist Dr. Christine Schneider, offering Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy to established clients who serve to benefit. We are Associates with The Center for Transformational Psychotherapy and actively contributing to the research with The Ketamine Research Foundation. Please contact us for more information.