Psychedelic Integration Group


Psychedelic experiences have an unpredictable place in psychotherapy; some clients are openly comfortable discussing them, and others are worried by the mere thought of their therapist knowing about their psychedelic use. Although psychedelics have a history of use in mental health treatment, and several are currently being tested as part of psychotherapy protocols for a range of diagnoses, there is still little support for integrating people’s experiences with psychedelics into the course of psychotherapy. This can be problematic for people who have had intense, difficult and/or positive, life-altering psychedelic experiences, who then feel they must gloss over, hide, or even deny these experiences in order to participate in psychotherapy. This group is intended to help meet the needs of people who are seeking additional support around psychedelic use in any context, including reducing risks and potential harms of psychedelic use.

Note: This group does not involve the ingesting of psychedelic substances during the session, and no referrals to psychedelic treatments will be given outside of those currently approved by the FDA.

Group Therapist

Melanie Van Orden

Melanie Van Orden is a therapist in Brooklyn, New York specializing in addiction, anxiety, career counseling, depression, existential crisis & challenges, and trauma.

TBD based on group member availability

New York (Online)

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