Dennis Adams, LPCC
**Accepting new clients** After the ecstasy, the laundry. There is a large importance placed on the psychedelic journeys themselves without much thought or effort given to the integral part of psychedelics: integration into the rest of your life. It’s not uncommon for folks to have that one “life changing” psychedelic experience, where they finally feel at peace with themselves and their life, only to feel depressed, anxious, agitated and disillusioned with the world once more after some time has passed. This is where the integration, or the laundry, comes into play. Psychedelic integration is where I assist you in exploring, analyzing, pulling apart, and make meaning of an experience you had while using psychedelics. This is where you take those “Aha!” moments of clarity during a psychedelic experience and transfer that to your regular day-to-day life. This isn’t always easy. While in a non-ordinary state of consciousness, like psychedelics, it can easy for us to have these moments of clarity where everything seems so simple, so light, and so effortless. Then, when we’re back to our day-to-day that is driven by our ego, our defenses, our trauma, our particularities, our wounds come rushing back and make it difficult to institute the changes we discovered that once seemed so easy. These non-ordinary states of consciousness we experience during psychedelic use are sacred and come with such intense and powerful feelings, sensations, and ideas. Making space to honor these experiences, further explore them, and make meaning out of them increases the potential for personal, spiritual, and psychological transformation. You deserve to reap the benefits of what psychedelics have shown you.
For the past 10 years, I have been involved in mental health care with children, adolescents, young adults, and adults. I have 7 years of experience working in intensive inpatient and outpatient settings, like hospitals and residential treatment centers, as well as a year of working in private clinic settings for outpatient therapy. I have been personally and professional interested in the healing nature of psychedelics for the past decade working with and training from organizations such as MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies), the Fireside Project, Zendo, Dancesafe, and Students for a Sensible Drug Policy.