Melinda Halpern, LPC

psychedelic facilitator
Bend OR
I believe that all people want out of suffering but don't always know how to get there. I consider the work I do with my clients to be a partnership, not one directional. I have a direct style that often uses humor and realness to help normalize pain as we figure out together the path that suits each person as an individual.
I have been an Oregon Psilocybin Facilitator since 2023 to encourage insight, look at traumas, and find a route towards healing. I am a graduate of the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in Boulder, CO but my work in the field of growth started 25 years ago. My background began with coaching (rowing, skiing, swimming) and as an experiential educator with Outward Bound. After a Master's degree from Oregon State University in Counseling I began a love affair with therapy. While psilocybin facilitation is not therapy, and the services I provide as a facilitator are not connected to my work as a therapist, my experiences provide a strong foundation and an ability to recognize how our development into adults can be impacted.