Kenton Bartlett, LPC, NCC

Vestavia AL
I want to get to know who you are as a person, and by doing that, I aim to respond intuitively to what might be most helpful in allowing you to meet your goals. I also specialize in non-talk therapies, like Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, Brainspotting, and EMDR and would love to share about how these experience-based techniques work to see if they might be right for you.
The need for access to and education around psychedelic assisted therapies in Alabama is tremendous, and my goal is to do whatever I can to legitimize this approach in our area! Through volunteering at the local Crisis Line and seven years of employment at an eating disorder treatment center, I've had the chance to work with a variety of highly complex issues – with individuals, couples, and families – before stepping into private practice in 2021 to specialize in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies, Brainspotting, and EMDR. If you are looking to engage in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy or discuss other psychedelic medicines or non-traditional approaches to therapy, I'd love to get to know you and kickstart our work together!
While I am able to legally and ethically act as an in-person psychedelic guide, therapist, or counselor during a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy session, I am also well-educated in many other substances and can offer harm reduction and integration services for other medicines. These include MDMA (Ecstasy, Molly), Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms), Ayahuasca, LSD, Peyote (Mescaline), Iboga/Ibogaine, DMT, 5-MeO-DMT, and others. While these substances have not been cleared by the FDA for the treatment of any mental health condition, there are numerous anecdotes and research studies that illustrate benefits of psychedelic medicine related to PTSD, anxiety, depression, OCD, eating disorders, addiction, alcoholism, substance abuse, treatment resistant mental health conditions, trauma, end of life anxiety, grief and loss, existential crises, spiritual confusion, self-harm, thoughts around suicide (suicidal ideation), psychosomatic conditions (mind-body illness), and more. To be clear, I am not a shaman or a medical professional, and I cannot offer any illegal substances, instruct you about where to find illegal substances, or conduct sessions while you are under the influence of any non-prescribed consciousness altering medicines. There are, of course, legal ways to engage in this, such as entering a clinical trial, joining an entheogen-centered church, or traveling to a retreat center in another state or country. Yet even if these options are pursued, it is essential to prepare and consult with knowledgeable supportive others to avoid psychological or physical harm. My main focus is ensuring your safety, helping you process any troubling or enlightening experiences, and doing whatever I can, within the limits of my professional license, to help you access the healing you may be looking for. Check out my website for more information!