Erin Jacklin, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider
I bring my years of study and self-reflection into my practice as a psychedelic therapist. I have over a decade of experience as a psychologist including teaching at the graduate level and training future psychologists. I have spent over 20 years doing deep personal work in my own therapy and meditation practices. I believe the well-being of the practitioner is vitally important in any therapeutic relationship, this is even more true in work with psychedelics where the client is in a vulnerable state. Knowing you are working with someone who has done their own personal work and is capable of holding space safely is vital to maximizing the benefit of this work. I am also committed to working collaboratively with my colleagues and other community practitioners, frequent professional consultation is a vital part of maintaining safety and efficacy for all involved in psychedelic work. I welcome your skepticism, your spiritual questing, and your longing for healing. There is wisdom and healing in these medicines, and perhaps most importantly, there is wisdom and the potential for healing within each of us. These medicines may offer a way to help us access them, and a well-trained, healthy, and stable guide can help you do so safely. I am honored that you have taken the time to read my words and wish you health and transformation in whatever path you decide to take. My advice for those seeking a psychedelic therapist is to listen to your inner wisdom as you search for a good fit with a provider, your body holds deep wisdom and can help guide you in the right direction. Take the time to meet several people and trust your instincts.
I started my journey into psychedelic therapy as a skeptic. I have a healthy respect for the risks of substances, prescribed or otherwise. Personally, I have lost two loved ones to drug overdoses and have worked extensively with people whose lives have been devastated by addiction. How the heck did a drug skeptic like me become a passionate advocate of psychedelics? I have long resonated with a mix of nerdy science and woo-woo spirituality. Before I started studying psychedelics, I was a committed meditator with strong gravitation toward spirituality. I am also a student of data and passionate about the power of science to help the world. The spiritual and the scientific are beautifully balanced in my passion for psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. I followed with interest as more and more research demonstrated the potential for psychedelics to help with mental health conditions and eventually I decided the data was sufficiently compelling to take the leap into this work. Knowing the best path for me involved structured intensive study, in 2021 I decided to dive in and enrolled in a year-long training program to become a Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and affiliated with MAPS (the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies). Over the course of that year of intensive training, I immersed myself in the literature about therapeutic approaches to psychedelics, looked closely at the risks and benefits, and decided that this was important and beneficial enough to bring into my work. As part of the training, I was able to participate as a client which further validated my belief in the powerful healing potential of psychedelics when done in a safe and therapeutic environment. Experiencing them myself also underscored for me the potential risks and the importance of the safeguards we have put in place. I work in a multidisciplinary team with both therapists and medical professionals allowing us to provide the full range of KAP options including IM and sublingual ketamine.
KAP, Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, EMDR