COMMUNITY OF PRACTITIONERS
Our community of independent practitioners operate from a variety of modalities, but all are knowledgeable of the research and emerging practices around psychedelic medicines. Explore their information below and contact them directly to inquire about accessing their services.
Please note that no one in this community operates as an "underground" therapist or provides access to any currently illegal substances.
Are you a practitioner specializing in transpersonal or holistic health? Do you align with the emerging area of psychedelic medicine? Interested in joining our community? Contact us here for more information.
KATIE MARKLEY, MA, LPC, LAC
Katie is captivated by the strength of the human spirit and the inherent wisdom of our bodies and minds. She assists others in knowing their basic goodness by practicing self-compassion, and developing skills for being with, honoring and moving through life’s challenges.
Drawing from her experience as a Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapist with the Integrative Psychiatric Healing Center, Katie has observed the benefits of blending psychotherapy with altered states. She graduated with a Transpersonal Psychology degree from Naropa University in 2012 and has since been seeing clients in private practice. She is trained in EMDR and also served as an assistant in the Bridging Soma & Soul training where the most current methods, informed by neuroscience and somatic psychotherapy, are taught as practical techniques for supporting wholeness in others through nervous system integration and trauma healing.
Eleanor Hooper, MA
The Makaranda Method
Eleanor Hooper has a holistic private practice called The Makaranda Method. Makaranda means nectar in Sanskrit. When clients apply to work with Eleanor, she asks, “Do you want to access the nectar of life?”
Eleanor specializes in working with people in nature. She also believes fully in the power of plant medicine, and psychedelic preparation & integration. Eleanor writes, “I believe plants are our greatest reflection. Plants are our innate access to medicine. Plants offer a unique wisdom that sustains and builds life. Plants are here to remind us of our interconnectedness. There is a fabric that all plants create and weave together and it is up to us to connect with our Mother, Earth, so we can fully heal.”
Eleanor is based in Denver, CO and works virtually with clients all over the world. If you are in Denver, you meet in her converted Sprinter can named Black Beauty.
SARA GAEL, MA, RP
I am a Transpersonal Therapist passionate about supporting individuals on their healing journey. Offerings:
Transpersonal Counseling: Transpersonal (beyond the personal) therapy bridges psychology and spirituality, honoring that the human experience, including difficulty and suffering, can only be understood through taking into account the complex web of life of which we are all a part of. We transcend beyond the small story of the ego and begin to tell your BIG story- deepening into relationship with all that is and all you are. We explore the full range of your experiences from a spirit-centered perspective, connecting to your deeper desires, purpose, and truths so that you can live and express from your most authentic and empowered Self.
Psychedelic Integration: I help individuals integrate past psychedelic experiences so that they may incorporate these experiences into their lives in a way that is meaningful, supportive, and impactful.
Ancestral Lineage Healing
CHUCK HANCOCK, M.Ed, LPC, EMDR II
INNER LIFE ADVENTURES, LLC
Fort Collins, CO
Chuck is a seasoned experiential therapist, ceremonialist, and guide working with all genders, relationship configurations, individuals and groups.For over 9 years, Chuck has been leading people into themselves with a variety of forms including Hakomi (mindfulness based, somatic psychotherapy), parts work, psychodrama, groups, wilderness based rites of passage, and as a clinical research co-therapist for the MAPS MDMA Assisted Therapy for PTSD program.
Chuck has trained with some of the most innovative western psychology leaders as well as grounded indigenous leaders and works best bridging the worlds of science and spirit. Chuck is available for coaching, ceremony, trauma therapy, nature based therapy, group facilitation, and integration and processing of psychedelic experiences.
DANIELLE WISE, PhD
As a somatic depth psychotherapist, I engage various approaches when working with clients. Leading from traditional talk therapy, somatic therapy trusts our body holds wisdom, a unique language to express all we know and need. Depth processes open from a center of truth accessed through nature, dreams, images, storytelling, and more.
Psychedelic integration offers another way to engage personal understanding and perceiving something larger than our self. I understand the difficulties and exhilarations medicine can introduce, making it a key connection in navigating life in a new way.
Leading groups, workshops, and retreats since the 1990’s and in private practice as a psychotherapist since 2002, my commitment is to meet clients where their truth lies in their body, heart, soul, and mind. We are each seeking wholeness, reconciliation of past traumas and difficulties, and ways to ground into resilience from our experience, instinct, and intuition.
Jennifer Tippett, Psy.D.
I'm a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the University of Denver's Graduate School of Professional Psychology. I have worked in the Denver Metro area for several years, as well as New York, Boston, and Los Angeles. During my years of clinical experience, I came to realize that traditional models of therapy were less efficient than I or my clients wanted them to be. I became focused on finding methods of collaborating with clients to help them quickly recognize their patterns, make sense of the pattern's origins, and re-write the stories that maintain them.
I am trained in and provide psychedelic preparation and integration. My areas of expertise include trauma, addiction, and self-actualization. As the Director of the Substance Use Disorder Specialty, I train graduate students in the neurobiology of trauma and attachments, and how this becomes disorders of self-regulation (like addiction). I also serve as a clinical supervisor for students seeing their own clients. My research interests includes the use of psychedelic substances as a valid treatment for mental health concerns, as well as personal growth and enhancement.
PSYCHOTHERAPY & KETAMINE-ASSISTED PSYCHOTHERAPY
CODY WIGGS, MA, LPC
My approach to counseling is a unique blend of mindfulness, somatic trauma resolution, and an eclectic mix of gestalt, attachment-informed, and transpersonal work. My areas of focus include: Somatic re-exposure therapy for trauma & PTSD, Mind-body approaches, yogic & meditative practices, Men's work, Embodiment & Leadership coaching, and intimacy coaching. I seek to create transformation rather than treat symptoms. By re-establishing the mind-body connection and learning to trust the intelligence of your own nervous system you can heal old wounds and re-invent your relationship to your self, others, and the world in the present moment.
When indicated, I partner with a psychiatric nurse practitioner to offer integrative therapy inclusive of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. This modality is a safe and highly effective treatment for PTSD, treatment-resistant depression, and anxiety - often with immediate symptom relief and shortened duration of therapy.
SHOSHANA AAL, Psy.D.
Learn to Live with More Love
Do you work hard but find that you’re struggling? Try again and again but something in life keeps getting in the way? When nothing you do works it can feel like you’re stuck in an unending battle. In life we cannot control our world but we can learn to respond in helpful ways. Through insights and understanding, I provide therapy that allows you to achieve transformative growth and deeper, long lasting, connections.
Hello, my name is Dr. Shoshana Aal. By providing therapy based on internal curiosity and self acceptance I can show you how to find more of the joy that is already there waiting for you. I am a licensed psychologist that provides psychedelic integration therapy based around nonordinary states of consciousness such as psychedelic experiences. I provide therapy using mindfulness, self-awareness, internal exploration, and traditional therapy modalities like CBT and psychodynamic therapy.
DYLAN RIVARD, MA, LPC
Feeling lost? Waking up each day you find yourself bored, a little defeated, knowing things could be better but life gets so overwhelming. You try some things here and there, might have even had a few peak experiences, but life just seems to keep pulling you back into feeling empty and listless. You feel stuck. And despite everything you've tried, you just seem to stay stuck.
If any of this sounds familiar, I can help. I specialize in an experiential approach to therapy. We won't just talk about change, I can help you experience it directly. Working with me you discover a different way of being inside of yourself. Whether you are looking to overcome an overwhelming anxiety, or are interested in deepening your spiritual self, I can help you create and establish practices that will keep you connected to yourself. Let me help you become your own best ally.
SHANE LEMASTER, MA, LAC, CC-AASP
Fort Collins, CO
Shane is an eclectic psychotherapist with numerous specialties in the field of human psychology including Sport/Performance Psychology, Psychedelic Integration and Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies, General Psychotherapy, and Addiction Counseling. He also draws from his experience as a Buddhist practitioner, meditator, professional athlete, and explorer of consciousness.
Shane holds licensure as a mental health professional in the State of Colorado and numerous National Certifications to practice. Shane and his private practice Mind-Ops can provide services in-person, in your natural environments, or at a distance either over the phone or through video chat applications. Mind-Ops also offers sliding scales for fees when appropriate and does not accept any insurance plans.
Nicole Lilly, MA, RP, LMT, RSMT
Nicole Lilly provides sacred body therapies for embodied healing and growth. With a decade of experience in healing arts, she offers experiential processes that invite clients into a felt-sense relationship with their body, compassionate curiosity in their heart, and deep inquiry into the subconscious landscape of their psyche. These processes are heightened in psychedelic experiences, and must be skillfully integrated in a similar manner.
As a trauma-trained Somatic Psychotherapist, Licensed Massage Therapist, and Registered Somatic Movement Therapist, Nicole offers a powerful combination of hands-on therapies which emphasize embodiment and energetics for nervous system healing, healthy attachment, parts integration, and transpersonal wisdom.
Nicole offers Ketamine-Assisted Integrative Therapy with great results for symptoms of stress and trauma. She provides psychedelic integration, education, and counsel. Nicole offers bodywork to process held trauma and emotions, and as a grounding resource following psychedelic states. Nicole is available for group retreat facilitation and support locally and abroad.
Aviva Bannerman, MA, LPC
You’re working on yourself in so many ways, but real change isn’t happening. You have a strong desire to build a life that feels authentic and aligned, but deep-seated issues are holding you back. As a body-centered psychotherapist, I will lead you toward the roots of your issues so that you no longer manage them, but you resolve them for good. Our work will dare you to face your past turmoil and contact your inner wisdom, which can open you to a transformative process of change.
I offer somatic psychotherapy, ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration sessions. My work centers around your experience, helping you move deeper into your feelings, inhabit your body more fully, and process the unconscious material that’s been keeping you stagnant. I love to talk about my work - call or email for more information if you’re ready for change!
Dori Lewis, MA, Ed.M, LPC
Fort Collins, CO
Dori is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with a Masters in Education (EdM) and Masters in Psychology (MA) from Columbia University in New York, NY. Dori's therapeutic process draws from her extensive experience working with clients with a range of needs including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, trauma, sexual issues, and overall identity development. She was recently trained and certified to provide Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and is actively providing KAP support to clients in the Fort Collins community. Dori has extensive knowledge of PTSD, adult identity development, feminist theory, sexual therapy, and gender identity development. Through her own personal work, as well as work with clients, Dori has developed an understanding of how to engage in meaningful conversation about the bigger life questions and how they relate to human existence, the natural world, and the collective consciousness.
SCOTT SHANNON, MD
The Wholeness Center
Fort Collins, CO
Hi, I am a board certified integrative and holistic psychiatrist. I have been exploring non-conventional tools for healing mental health concerns for over 40 years. I was mentored by Andrew Weil at the University of Arizona in the 1970s and began using MDMA in my practice in the early 1980s.
Over the last five years I have been using ketamine assisted psychotherapy to explore deeper realms of the psyche and promote true healing. My current work also involves being a site Principle Investigator in the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of severe PTSD.
Our clinic emphasizes safe and natural forms of heal care to engage body, mind and spirit in the healing process. More than anything I want to support your path to well being.
Scott Shannon, MD
DUSTIN DIPPEN, MD
Fort Collins, CO
Within each of us is the capacity to heal and a desire to maintain balance. Whether discussing complex trauma, ingrained personality dynamics that may be holding us back or illnesses such as bipolar, schizophrenia, chronic depression or anxiety disorders, it is important to recognize and foster the personal will of the client to intercede alongside any treatment paradigm. I believe that most practitioners who have worked with mental wellness challenges recognize that resiliency and the effect of one's willpower can be major contributors to a person's recovery and ongoing stability.
I invite you to see if my approach is right for you. We can work from your home or mobile device or at my office at your discretion. I intend to create a supportive approach that allows you to become the best version of yourself as we work through your life challenge.
Dawn M. Fabian, PMHNP-BC
Integrative Psychiatric Services
Fort Collins, CO
Dawn Fabian is a nurse practitioner in Fort Collins, whose services also include the treatment of addictions, including suboxone and naltrexone.
OPEN MIND HOLISTICS
Fort Collins, CO
Open Mind Holistics is a Fort Collins based integrative clinic providing therapeutic modalities addressing the mind, body, and spirit. We offer combinations of Acupuncture, Art Therapy, Astrology, Bodywork, Chinese Herbalism, Taoist Alchemy, and Transpersonal Counseling.
Co-treating services are encouraged - integrative sessions support physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Sarah and Isaac will work with you to determine which services will be most helpful for you.
Isaac is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Board-Certified Chinese Herbalist. He specializes in treating symptoms of anxiety and stress, digestion, insomnia, and acute/ chronic pain. Isaac is also passionate about providing Taoist Alchemical Acupuncture for spiritual development.
Sarah is a Licensed Professional Counselor, astrologer, art therapist, and EMDR practitioner. She specializes in helping adults struggling with childhood trauma and spiritual concerns. Sarah provides individual and group sessions.
This list does not imply any type of certification or guarantee of the level of skill, knowledge, or experience of practitioners. We highly suggest that you research into the scope of practice and experience of individual practitioners. Practitioners do not break U.S. laws. Please do not ask for illegal substances or referrals to “underground” services.