Paula Lamanna, LCSW, CASAC

Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor

Specialties: Anxiety, depression, trauma, mindfulness, harm reduction therapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR

Services Offered: Individual, psychedelic integration (individuals), harm reduction therapy (groups), pre- and post-ritual counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, holistic approaches, mind-body therapy, psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness training, career counseling

Sessions: Telehealth (New York)


Paula Lamanna has a Masters in Social Work from New York University and has been in practice since 2011. She is also a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor and certified yoga instructor. She believes that the mind, body, and spirit are inextricably linked and she supports her clients to use all aspects of the self to move towards healing and wellness.


How I work with clients

I offer psychedelic integration psychotherapy and harm reduction from a supportive and non-judgmental perspective. Our harm reduction work will consist of planning your intended psychedelic experience. We will freely and openly discuss your plans to use a psychedelic substance in any setting: ceremonial, festivals, alone, or in other groups. We will consider your motivations, plans and expectations for your intended psychedelic experience, in order to minimize risk and maximize the potential for a safe, positive experience.

Integration work is a process of discovering and exploring how psychedelic experiences relate to your relationships, career, spiritual practice, physical and mental health. I draw on principles of psychedelic-assisted therapy and conventional psychotherapy approaches to support clients in translating psychedelic experiences into lasting, meaningful insights and growth.



MA in Social Work (New York University)


Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#085926 New York)


Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor



Online Sessions


Location Online, Telehealth, New York

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