Tobias Penno, MSW

Registered Social Worker

Specialties: Psychedelic integration & preparation, Heartschool (body-based healing), narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, solutions-focused therapy, ACE model (psychedelic integration), mindfulness

Services Offered: Individual, psychedelic integration (individuals), pre- and post-ritual counseling, trauma-focused psychotherapy, substance use disorder counseling, holistic approaches, mind-body therapy, somatic therapy, relational and family therapy, child therapy, mindfulness training, career counseling, research consultation (psychedelics)

Sessions: Telehealth (Australia)



Tobias Penno is an Emotional Health Practitioner & Social Worker with a background in Government Child Protection. After years of professionally managing extreme child, family and relationship stress, Tobias has found his passion in healing Emotional Pain & Trauma through the body. Tobias is currently working towards making his clinical practise, Emotional Healthcare, fully online where he combines somatic techniques with narrative therapy. Tobias is a researcher at the University of Western Australia, with an award-winning dissertation titled How Ayahuasca Offers Psychosocial Wellbeing and is currently working on a PhD researching the links between attachment trauma, the body, and best-practice in psychedelic integration therapy.


How I work with clients

When I work with individuals I trust that they have the wisdom necessary to work through their current life challenges, and see my role as a co-researcher with them to facilitate their growth and healing. My core practice is with Narrative Therapy, and I also use elements from mindfulness practices as well as a cutting edge body-based modality called Heartschool. With these tools I support and guide people to re-author their narrative, simultaneously working with tension in the body (no touch, just gentle observations) in order to raise awareness around unconscious stress responses. I also find it beneficial to guide people through a process inspired by Dr. Rosalind Watts’ ‘ACE’ model (Accept, Connect, Embody), which is the model developed for use at Imperial College London in their clinical trials with psychedelics.


Masters in Social Work (University of Western Australia, Perth)
Bachelor of Science in Engineering (University of Western Australia, Perth)


Registered Social Worker with Australian Association of Social Worker' (#463949 Australia)



Online Sessions


Location Online, Telehealth, Australia

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