Laura Walsh, MSC, PsyD
My approach to working with clients can be summed up in two words: Collaboration and trust. The client is the expert on their life, I am the one with the book knowledge and through our trusting therapeutic relationship, we create a unique plan. Psychedelics operate like a reset button by breaking down entrenched ways of thinking. Once the monkey mind is quiet, through integrative process of therapy, clients are able to change the way they process the world. In our digital and virtual world of connectivity, we have become the most disconnected society to ever exist. Addictions, depression, anxiety, trauma are social diseases, they belong to us all. The need to organically reconnect has never been greater. It it only through connection to ourselves, to others and to nature that we can achieve and regain the wholeness of our essence, the complete essence we are all born with.
For 18 years, I lived and worked in Japan and Hong Kong, and after taking three Masters degrees in psychology, counselling and sport science, I became a licensed psychologist in Asia. I have relocated back to Alberta, Canada and now work for Way Found Mental Health Group as a Ketamine Integrated Therapist as well as in my private practice at Vivid Psychology ltd. I have recently completed the Psychedelic Integration Therapy training with the MIND Foundation, a European organization seeking to create a more connected world through evidence-based, safe and legal applications of psychedelic experiences. I am also a registered psychologist, a licensed hypnotherapist, a qualified Mental Health Counselor and a certified EMDR Therapist.