Richard Tyo, BA
I find that psychedelic Integration is an important aspect of the psychedelic experience because it helps you to gain a deeper understanding and ground the experience in your daily life. My approach is tailored to your needs. I bring compassion, creativity, and a sense of safety to therapy. I utilize art, music, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Music Based-CBT, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and many other modalities to ensure that you gain a deeper understanding of your strengths and increase resilience. I consider anti-oppression and cultural safety as an important aspect of any therapy and I offer services as an ally to the LGBTTQ community and am open to diverse cultural and spiritual backgrounds. I enjoy improvising with clients while building awareness, skills, and supporting their own innate wisdom and transformation.
I have 12 years in front-line community mental health crisis work, working with a multi-disciplinary team with psychiatric supervision. I worked with under-served populations struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, addiction, and other social stressors. I’m a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and have been supporting people with psychedelic prep and integration for the past 7 years. I started up the psychedelic society here and host integration circles and psychedelic cannabis circles through Neuma (www.neumacentre.com). I have been trained in Ketamine- Assisted Psychotherapy, Psychedelic Cannabis (Medicinal Mindfulness), Somatic and Relational Psychedelic Therapy, and am also a Therapsil Associate and supervisor and have supported an individual with a legal psilocybin session with a Section 56 exemption. I have a degree in Criminology and Psychology at The University of Ottawa. I have personal experience with psychedelics in a ceremonial setting and have received my own psychotherapy for safe and effective use of self (and integration). I’m familiar with the MAPS protocol for MDMA therapy as well as the ZENDO guide for psychedelic harm reduction. I have extensive knowledge of psychedelics from reading and attending various conferences. At conference, I also took part in experiential activities for psychedelic harm reduction. I regularly practice yoga, mindfulness, and meditation. I am a songwriter, musician, and published poet. I’m familiar with Transpersonal psychology and Stan Grof as well, which I find is a good framework to understanding people’s experience, promote the use of art, music, dancing, meditation, etc for people who are integrating. I have presented in Berlin and Prague for Beyond Psychedelics and Altered Conference for talks on Integration, Harm Reduction, and Education in the field of psychedelics.
Psychedelic Cannabis (group and individual) (in-person and online) Integration circles Prep and integration Psychedelic Harm Reduction Connected Breathwork