Nicole Sylvestre, MA, LPC

Psychedelic Psychotherapist
Longmont CO
Nicole's varied background and training allows her to co-create each therapeutic journey with each client. Rather than imposing a model or protocol, she meets each client where they are at, integrating elements from her diverse training based on her clients' individual needs and goals. Her extensive experience enables her to offer a comprehensive and holistic approach to healing, encompassing the interconnected realms of body, mind, and spirit. She currently offers ketamine and cannabis-assisted psycholytic and psychedelic therapy and shamanic work. Nicole is known for her ability to hold a sacred, safe space, one in which her clients are able to feel loved in the places that they can’t yet love themselves. Along with bringing her own authenticity and vulnerability into sessions, her down to earth, humorous, relational style helps clients feel at ease and capable of working through anything. She helps clients find the non-dual, accepting, non-judging space within themselves that can be hard to access alone. When receiving validation and witnessing of the pain you’ve experienced, while focusing on moving stuck energy (trauma) through the body, shame, self-flagellation, and unconscious, rigid patterning melts away. From there, self-compassion, curiosity, and embodied presence organically fills the space, which is the ground from which healing happens.
Nicole is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the psychedelic space since 2010, and has a private practice dedicated exclusively to psychedelic work. Nicole has extensive, integrative training and experience in the healing arts. She is grateful to be one of the few therapists fully certified to practice MDMA psychotherapy through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She had the privilege of working as a therapist for the Phase 3 MDMA and PTSD study. Additionally, she holds certifications as a Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy Provider through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute, an Acudetox Specialist utilizing an ear acupuncture protocol, and as a Level 1 AEDP therapist. She has also trained in hands-on somatic trauma resolution with the Somatic Training Institute and the Pathways for Healing School. She dedicated 3 years to studying core shamanism in a professional shamanic practitioner training, and continues to pursue learning and apprenticeship in an earth-centered, indigenous shamanic lineage from Belize. This tradition focuses on non-psychedelic plant medicine, shamanic bodywork, and abdominal massage techniques. Nicole’s training also includes studies in parts work, attachment repatterning, Gestalt, Chi Nei Tsang, yogic traditions, functional nutrition, folk herbalism, and Buddhist psychology. Along with her private practice, Nicole has assisted various psychedelic therapy training programs as a trainer and group facilitator. Nicole is passionate about offering this work because she has experienced its benefits from the inside out. Psychedelic therapy has helped her find the health, freedom, clarity, and ground that seemed far out of reach for her in the past. Psychedelic therapy truly works and she is so grateful to be able to offer it to others.
Look at for amazing experiential, somatic psychedelic therapy trainings! A website with my group offerings will be posted soon.