Irene Dubin, MA, CASAC

Santa Cruz CA
I provide psychedelics integration sessions online. My own experience with psychedelics in a therapeutic settings, knowledge and expertise in practicing psychotherapy, coaching and addiction counseling helping me to understand better client’s needs and make integration session most effective and beneficial. A psychedelic journey can be one of the most insightful and life-changing experiences we may have. It can also be one of the most challenging experiences, evoking deep questions about the fundamental nature of who we are in this earthly life. Integrating these experiences in a way that brings meaning and value into our lives and relationships is often as important as the experiences themselves, yet it is easily overlooked as part of the process of entheogenic exploration. A psychedelic integration session is a therapeutic modality that serves as a safe place to share your experiences, ask questions, and reflect upon insights following having a psychedelic journey. My role is to support client by providing safe, non-judgmental environment, bridging mystical experiences and daily life in order to restore client’s wholeness.
I was born and raised in Eastern Europe, completed undergraduate study in pharmacology and received a master’s in psychology with emphasis in addiction counseling. My early spiritual influencers include Ram Dass, Eckhart Tolle, Paramahansa Yogananda, Thich Nhat Hanh. As well as teachings of Zen Buddhists, George Gurdjieff and Ascended Masters. In my academic and professional study I give preference to somatic therapeutic modalities such as Hakomi therapy, Orgonomic therapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy, Art therapy, motivational coaching, neuro-linguistic programing and hypnosis. My non-traditional studies include entheogenic research from a variety of sources, apprenticeship with a Shaman in Druid College, past life regression therapy, sound therapy, breath work, and psychedelic integration practicum for clinicians. My life’s interests are meditation, painting, reading non-fiction books about exploration of consciousness, quantum physics, studying indigenous cultures, traveling, connecting with nature and more. I like to incorporate the full spectrum of my interests, studies and trainings in a holistic mind, body and spirit approach to integration .