J. Ashley Booth, MS, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Los Angeles CA
It is my great passion and deep honor to provide this guidance. I come to this meaningful work with integrity, heartfelt curiosity, and humility after witnessing how transformative psychedelics can be for individuals. I see healing and human connection as an essential aspect of what’s needed for our planet right now and nothing gives me more joy than to see people discovering their vitality and passion for life again. I use several modalities to support your journey, including Psychedelic-friendly talk therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), read more on these below. My approach blends mind-body awareness with transpersonal and existential psychology and my training in Hakomi, IFS, Kundalini yoga, and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (Ketamine, MDMA, psilocybin, ibogaine, and 5-MeO-DMT) in service of getting to the root of what’s not serving you. As a psychedelic consultant, I also offer support to those dabbling with psychedelics by providing risk reduction in navigating use in a confusing legal landscape.
I have been a community leader and educator in Southern California around the therapeutic, spiritual, and shamanic uses of psychedelics since 2014. My journey has taken me from a previous career in environmental science to a passion for the reintroduction of psychedelics and entheogens back into Western society. I founded the Southern California psychedelic society, the Aware Project, in addition to co-founding InnerSpace Integration, producing and hosting over 90 psychedelic educational events. In 2015, I transitioned professionally into the field of mental health. From 2015-2017, I worked as psycho-spiritual retreat facilitator at Crossroads Treatment Center in Mexico supporting attendees through ibogaine and 5-MeO-DMT experiences. In 2017, I was hired as the study coordinator for the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)-sponsored clinical trial of MDMA-assited psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD during which time I returned back to school for my 2nd masters degree, this time in Social Work. By 2019, I had transitioned into the role of co-investigator as a psychotherapist on the MDMA trial. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (CA#119883), I am currently offering psychotherapy for those wanting to use non-ordinary states of consciousness to support their mental health and expression in the world. My serendipitous path has propelled me just ahead of the curve as we enter into this new era of integrating psychedelics back into Western culture. I’m excited to share what I have learned with you!