Taryn Schiff, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Royal Oak MI
I consider psychedelics powerful tools for psychological exploration and the therapeutic relationship the force that leads to lasting change. I apply a trauma-informed approach and draw heavily from humanistic perspectives. I aim to help patients capitalize on strengths and access their inner healing intelligence, increasing acceptance and connection to selves and others. I am warm, nonjudgemental, and direct. In addition to working with patients undergoing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, I provide individual therapy services and integration sessions. Combining altered states of consciousness with talk therapy allows patients new perspectives to identify and break through areas where they feel stuck and set the stage for growth.
I was drawn to the field of social work for its comprehensive and person-centered approaches to clinical work. I obtained my Master of Social Work from the University of Michigan, where I co-founded an organization dedicated to fostering interdisciplinary conversation among students about psychedelics as a means to heal individuals and improve mental health systems. I trained in ketamine and psychedelic medicines with the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute. Prior to working with patients undergoing ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, I received clinical training providing individual and group therapy to adults in a dual-diagnosis outpatient facility. I have practiced in community mental health, educational, and clinical research settings.