Gwen Ingram-Jones, LMFT
Gwen embodies a supportive, kind, and compassionate approach when working with clients, placing great importance on active listening and valuing their unique perspectives. With a non-judgmental stance, Gwen aims to join clients in their journey and provide guidance in navigating challenges. Rather than merely offering advice, she collaborates with clients to explore strategies for both internal and external interactions in their lives. Gwen's intention is to create a safe and empathetic space where clients can freely express themselves without fear of judgment. Gwen acknowledges that each individual's journey is unique, and she is dedicated to understanding their needs and supporting them in finding a way forward. While Gwen respects the autonomy and self-determination of her clients, she may offer suggestions or recommendations based on her expertise. These suggestions may encompass various aspects of their lives, guiding them in developing healthier patterns of internal dialogue and more constructive ways of interacting with the external world.
Since 2007, Gwen has been working in mental health field and has extensive experience. Throughout her career, she has worked across all levels of care, ranging from standard outpatient appointments all the way to involuntary psychiatric hospitals. Her diverse background has equipped her with a comprehensive understanding of various treatment modalities and the ability to provide effective support to individuals in need. With a strong belief in the potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy, Gwen has focused her expertise on this transformative approach. She has had the privilege of working with over 270 individuals in a legal retreat setting, utilizing psilocybin-assisted therapy to facilitate healing and personal growth. Her compassionate and empathetic nature allows her to create a safe and supportive environment for clients, fostering deep introspection and guiding them towards positive change. Gwen has completed the MAPS MDMA Assisted Therapy training program in addition to indepth Ketamine Assisted Therapy training through Polaris Insight Center. Gwen's specialization lies in psychedelic integration, where she helps individuals and couples integrate their psychedelic experiences into their daily lives, harnessing the insights gained from these profound journeys. Moreover, she has received additional training to effectively support individuals grappling with eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions and relationship issues. Her comprehensive skill set enables her to address the unique challenges faced by her clients and provide them with the guidance they need to achieve holistic well-being. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Gwen has a deep connection to her surroundings. When she's not helping others, Gwen cherishes quality time with her loved ones, enjoys lounging with the cats, and experiments with new recipes and embark on all sorts of life explorations.
Gwen provides a range of therapeutic services, including traditional psychotherapy and specialized psychedelic integration coaching. In traditional psychotherapy, Gwen employs evidence-based approaches tailored to each client's unique needs and goals. This comprehensive therapy process supports clients in addressing various mental health concerns and fostering personal growth. In addition to traditional psychotherapy, Gwen offers psychedelic integration coaching. This specialized form of support is designed to assist individuals who have had transformative experiences with psychedelics or entheogens. Through integration coaching, Gwen helps clients navigate and make sense of these experiences, promoting personal understanding, healing, and integration into their daily lives. It's important to note that while Gwen is willing to submit insurance claims, she operates as an out-of-network provider. This means that clients will be responsible for any balance not covered by insurance. Gwen prioritizes transparency and can provide the necessary documentation for clients to seek reimbursement from their insurance providers, if applicable.