Kenton Bartlett, LPC, NCC
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.
Alabama is not a hot-spot for speaking about psychedelic medicine or offering opportunities for education, integration, and harm reduction around the use of consciousness-altering substances. It is my goal to offer these services to our community, in a legal and ethical way, and to meet the needs of every client in whatever way I can.
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 Ayahuasca, Psilocybin (Magic Mushrooms, Shrooms), LSD, MDMA (Ecstasy, Molly), Peyote (Mescaline), Ibogaine, DMT, Salvia, 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 illustrated 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-centererd 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!