Dr. Ingmar Gorman is a Psychologist who specializes in assisting populations who have had experiences with psychedelics and other psychoactive compounds. He is the Administrative Director of the Psychedelic Education and Continuing Care Program at the Center for Optimal Living, where he leads groups, trainings, and works with individual clients. Additionally, Dr. Gorman has extensive training in treating substance misuse, drawing upon mentorship by Dr. Andrew Tatarsky and Dr. Jen Talley, in Harm Reduction Psychotherapy and Mindfulness based approaches. Dr. Gorman received his PhD in clinical psychology from the New School for Social Research. He completed his internship at Bellevue Hospital Center and is currently an NIH funded postdoctoral fellow at New York University Behavioral Sciences Training in Drug Abuse Research Program, which is NIDA’s largest and longest-standing training program. Dr. Gorman is also site Co-principle Investigator and therapist on a Phase 3 clinical trial studying the potential psychotherapeutic utility of MDMA for post-traumatic stress disorder.
How I work with clients
The foundation of my work with individuals is dedication, full engagement, warmth, and open curiosity. I see the “inner healing intelligence” or “intuition” of my client as the guidepost for our work together. Therapy may consist of healing from trauma, understanding compulsive behaviors, or integrating psychedelic experiences. It can also focus on the everyday challenges of life. My preference is to blend psychotherapeutic modalities based on the feedback I receive and the progression of our work. I view psychotherapy to be inherently collaborative, whether that includes setting goals together or discussing the therapeutic relationships. Having received training in settings ranging from inpatient units to private practices, I am equipped to meet you wherever you are at in your process or connect you to someone who can help.