FAQ'S

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Facts And Questions

My objective is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and confidential emotional support for people who have previously experienced altered states, who have made a decision on their own account and desire to experience altered states, and/or are experiencing a spiritual emergence/emergency. Under this objective, I follow a clear set of guidelines of the services I am able to offer.

What I offer:

  • Information addressing your concerns about the use of psychedelic substances/entheogens based on contemporary scientific research, ancient medicine teachings, my academic studies, professional training and personal experience

  • Support and guidance to those who are experiencing challenging and adverse effects related to psychedelic substances

  • Support and guidance to those who are undergoing a spiritual emergence or spiritual emergency, due to the use of psychedelic substances or otherwise

  • Educational tools to individuals who wish to learn how to support themselves or others who are planning to experience/are experiencing/have experienced altered states

  • Psychedelic education and integration training to coaches, counselors or mental health professionals who wish to expand their professional knowledge base.

 

What I do not offer:

  • Psychedelic substances of any kind, or advice on where/how to acquire them

  • Psychedelic-assisted therapy sessions of any kind

  • References to facilitators or centers who provide psychedelics/medicine sessions, other than the ones listed on this website

  • Recommendations for using any illegal psychedelic substances

  • Psychotherapy or other clinical mental health services, medical services, evaluations or diagnosis, or legal services.

 

Common Questions

Do you offer advice/ can help me learn more about MDMA-assisted psychotherapy or LSD-assisted psychotherapy?

If are curious to learn more, want to understand if this therapy is right for you, or have decided to participate in a psychedelic-assisted therapy session with other providers, I can help you gain knowledge and understanding of what can be expected in these sessions as they relate to your specific concerns. If you have participated in such session with other providers, I can help you ground back and integrate your experience after the session to clarify the therapeutic insights to amplify and expedite the healing process.

Do you work with clients while they are under the influence of a psychedelic substance?

I primarily work with clients who need support while either recovering from a past experience or who have made a decision on their own account to experience altered states and might do so in the future. Emergency support for those undergoing a challenging experience while on a substance is currently available on a case-by-case basis only. If someone you know is experiencing an emergency, call your local assistance services first. You can also contact me here and I will do my best to get back to you based on availability.

Can you provide immediate support for spiritual emergence or emergency not related to psychedelics?

Emergency support for those undergoing a spiritual crisis is available on a case-by-case basis only. If you are experiencing an emergency, call your local assistance services first. You can also contact me here and I will do my best to get back to you based on availability. Consider looking into The Spiritual Emergence Network and The Center for Spiritual Emergence for additional options. We are currently working towards building a more solid foundation of spiritual emergence support services in Los Angeles - if you live in LA, join one of our local community integration circles.

I am interested in participating in an ayahuasca ceremony in South America, can you recommend a center or retreat that provides a safe experience?

I support the work of Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual and work with them conjointly to offer plant medicine and integration retreats; I can offer information about other retreat centers based on personal knowledge, but don't offer direct references. However, I can help you sort out your concerns, clarify your decision and intentions to engage with Ayahuasca, offer information based on past experience, and advise on which parameters are important to consider and what questions to ask when looking for a safe and ethically-practiced Ayahuasca retreat center.

I am taking psychiatric medications and interested in participating in an ayahuasca ceremony/taking other psychedelic substances. What are the risks and interactions I need to consider?

Thank you for taking the time to consider the possible risks and interactions involved by combining pharmaceuticals with psychedelic substances. Please always consult your doctor for any medication questions. I do not advise on potential drug risks and interactions. For confidential, professional drug evaluations and entheogenic consultations, consider using this external drug consultation service by The Spirit Pharmacist, Dr. Ben Malcolm (email for contact info). 

 

Disclaimer

Please mind this disclaimer and read it thoroughly; by working with me you are subject to the acceptance of this disclaimer.

The services offered by the Psychedelic Integration Coach and the information on this website are meant for harm-reduction and educational purposes only, and strive to provide accurate and up-to-date information. Many psychedelic substances are illegal in the United States and across the world. The Psychedelic Integration Coach, services offered and information provided do not encourage or condone the use of any illegal substances, nor partaking in any unlawful activities related to illegal substances. The Psychedelic Integration Coach specifically disclaims any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this website or the services rendered. Please, always consider the potential risks and hazards associated with the use of psychedelic substances and the violation of law.

The Psychedelic Integration Coach does not provide clinical, legal, or medical services of any kind. She does not assess individuals for mental health conditions of any sort, and does not provide psychotherapy, counseling or any other mental health services that may require board licensur. The Psychedelic Integration Coach does not treat any mental health conditions, and is not to be used as a replacement for a licensed mental health professional. The information provided is not intended for use in diagnosing or treating any disease or condition or prescribing any treatment whatsoever. Though clinical research is underway, psychedelic substances are not to be used in place of pharmaceutical drugs for the treatment of any condition. If you require professional assistance that is beyond the scope of the coaching services offered, I will be happy refer you to professionals that are sympathetic to and familiar with other states of consciousness.

For additional questions, please get in touch.