Nicholas Brüss, EdD, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Specialties: Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, psychedelic integration, mindfulness, compassion cultivation, Transpersonal psychotherapy, Somatic psychotherapy, trauma resiliency

Services Offered: Ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, psychedelic integration, Internal Family Systems, trauma-informed psychotherapy, individual and couples psychotherapy, pre- and post-ritual counseling;research consultation (psychedelics)

Sessions: Telehealth & In-person (Los Angeles, California)



Dr. Nicholas Bruss is a licensed psychotherapist in Los Angeles, CA, specializing in integrative, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

He is certified in Mindfulness Facilitation at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), Los Angeles, CA, and as a Compassion Cultivation Teacher at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE), Stanford, CA.

Dr. Brüss is a therapist at the Los Angeles site for the MAPS-sponsored Phase III clinical trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.


How I work with clients

To me, therapy is a sacred encounter. While uncovering your own freedom you’ll be met by my curious and compassionate presence, my grounded, skilled perspectives, and committed support. I am present from a position of knowing that you, like me and everyone else I’ve worked with, have an innate capacity to heal as well as an inner knowing. Your inner healing capacity knows to show you what needs your attention. Your inner knowing knows exactly how to be with, and what to do with, whatever that experience is.


MA in Integral Counseling Psychology (California Institute of Integral Studies)
EdD in Higher Education and Social Change (Western Institute of Social Research)


Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#84355 California)


Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, Ketamine Training Center, Sausalito, CA
Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapist, IFS Institute, Boston, MA
Mindfulness Facilitation, MARC at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Psychedelic Peer Support, MAPS Zendo Project, Ojai, CA
Compassion Cultivation Teacher, CCARE at Stanford University, Stanford, CA
Trauma Resiliency Model I & II, Trauma Resource Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Teacher, Center for MSC, San Diego, CA
Grief Specialist, Our House, Los Angeles, CA



Online Sessions


Location Online, Telehealth, California, Los Angeles

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