Fernando Espi Forcen, MD, PhD
The main goal of my practice is to provide psychedelic integration therapy care. Psychedelic psychotherapy can help patients alleviate psychiatric and psychological symptoms as well as existential distress. At the same time it can help foster personal growth, empathy and insight. You can continue to have your own psychiatrist or psychologist and I can be an adjunct to your current care. If you have had a psychedelic experience on your own, I can help you integrate it. If you are receiving ketamine treatment in a clinic that does not provide psychotherapy services, I can help you with the psychotherapy aspects of your care. As you may know, psychedelics can't be prescribed in Massachusetts. In this practice, I won't be able to prescribe ketamine either. Also, I can't do regular long term psychotherapy either. I only can see patients for psychedelic integration therapy. The cost of each session is 300$ an hour. I am out of network and I don't take insurance. I receive many emails and unfortunately I can't reply to all, so if you contact me, I would appreciate if you can indicate that you have read and understood these policies.
I work primarily at Massachusetts General Hospital and teach at Harvard Medical School. I work and meet regularly with other psychedelic providers across the nation. I was born and raised in Spain and graduated from Medical School at the University of Murcia. In the same university I read a PhD on the History of Psychiatry titled “Demons, Fast and Death: Mental Health in the Late Middle Ages,” in which I studied the approach to mental illness in Europe during the 13th and 14th centuries. As a result of the publications from this work, I was awarded best PhD by the health science program for the 2015-16 academic years. I did psychiatry residency at Metrohealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Following that I did a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Chicago and another fellowship in psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. I have more than 30 peer reviewed publications in a variety aspects of psychiatry, such as psychedelics, side effects, inflammation, dissociative symptoms, history of psychiatry and cinema. I have presented this work at most of the major academic meetings, including the APA, WPA, APM, AACAP and AAAP. I am the founding editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychiatry and the author of the book Monsters, Demons and Psychopaths: Psychiatry and Horror Film. I host the Spanish psychiatry podcast "el ultimo humanista" that focuses on psychiatry, philosophy, art, music, history and cinema. My major interests are philosophy, art history, rock music, gastronomy and cinema.