Karen Stewart, LCSW

Integration & Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Therapist
Goleta CA
I am currently seeing clients virtually for preparation, including harm-reduction, and integration sessions regarding psychedelic and non-ordinary reality experiences. I also offer virtual ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. A psychedelic journey can be life-changing. We can prepare for and integrate these experiences in a fully supported way. Let’s take the transcendental and make it practical, integrating the wisdom received with the challenge of daily living. I don’t know what a person needs, I don’t have any idea what is in store for them. What I know is their inner healer knows exactly what they need and my job is to honor that! I offer support, compassion, presence, non-judgment, reassurance, curiosity, and safety. I especially enjoy working with those committed to personal growth and collective responsibility, as I believe we are all interconnected, and thus so is our healing. I would love to connect with you for a free 20-minute consultation.
As a mental health psycho-social support specialist, I have 30-plus years of experience in a wide variety of settings, from community mental health to hospital psychiatric emergency. For 10 years, I served as a mental health specialist for Doctors Without Borders throughout Asia and Africa. I am also a certified meditation teacher and an experienced psychonaut. As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, and someone who has been in recovery from drugs and alcohol for decades, my goal is to offer professional support, an experienced ear, and an open heart to those ready to reimagine their lives.