Adele Lafrance, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, research scientist, and author. A frequent speaker at professional conferences, Adele has published extensively in the field of emotion and health, including a clinical manual and training video published by the American Psychological Association. She is a leader in the research and practice of psychedelic medicine, with a focus on ayahuasca, MDMA, and psilocybin. Currently, Adele is the clinical investigator and strategy lead for the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study for eating disorders and a collaborator on the Imperial College study for psilocybin and anorexia nervosa. She is also co-developer of Emotion-Focused Ketamine-assisted Psychotherapy. Adele has a particular interest in mechanisms and models of healing, including spirituality, emotion processing, and the application of psychedelic medicine in the context of couples and family therapy.
Aviva is a licensed psychotherapist in Boulder, Colorado, offering somatic psychotherapy, ketamine- and cannabis-assisted psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration sessions. She graduated from Naropa University with a Master’s Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology and a concentration in Body Psychotherapy. Passionate about the responsible use of psychedelics, she has volunteered with Zendo and other organizations offering emotional support for festival attendees who have ingested large amounts of substances. She has also worked as a Night Attendant for the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), where she has provided supportive companionship for study participants after their MDMA sessions. Aviva has worked with a wide variety of clients, including low-income adults, homeless women, teen girls, and high-trauma populations. She is excited about the healing potential of entheogens and feels grateful to have the opportunity to incorporate them legally into her work with clients.
Craig Salerno is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC) in the state of Colorado. Craig is a co-founder of the Boulder Wellness Ketamine Collective and provides Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and psychedelic integration services to address addiction, trauma, depression, and anxiety. Craig also runs monthly psychedelic integration groups focused on building safe and supportive community around the therapeutic use of psychedelics and plant medicines for healing.
Lost, disconnected, overwhelmed by a world that seemed set on destroying itself, Dylan was pretty anxious and depressed in his early 20s. Though it felt easier to give up hope at times, he was able to find a sense of connection and possibility through his experiences as a wilderness guide, spiritual practices, and encounters with plant medicine. This led him to complete a Masters in Transpersonal Psychology with a Wilderness Therapy focus from Naropa University in 2013, and to become a Certified Hakomi Therapist in 2016. Dylan works with people to build mindfulness skills, establish a loving relationship to their body, and create their own authentic sense of connection to spirit in order to heal and feel fully alive. He provides Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy in Boulder, CO, and leads a Psychedelic Integration Group online as ways to help people cultivate a life they truly want to live.
Kelli Foulkrod is a somatic psychotherapist, trauma informed yoga teacher, and healing arts practitioner in Austin, Texas. Kelli has worked in the mental health field for 18 years and for the past 10 years, has managed her holistic private practice, Organic Mental Health Center, PLLC. Kelli’s specialties include supporting depression, anxiety, PTSD and C-PTSD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis or Spiritual Emergencies, and crisis intervention.
Kelli has specialized training in healing trauma and complex PTSD, psychedelic assisted psychotherapy, perinatal mental health, and holistic energy medicine. She is trained to facilitate Ketamine assisted psychotherapy and is in ongoing consultation and professional development with leaders in the field. Additionally, Kelli has been apprenticing in traditional folk healing and Curanderismo for the past eight years. She is initiated into the Peruvian Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, and in ongoing relationships studying the Mixteca, Mayan, and Aztec traditions. She integrates yoga therapy, energy healing practices, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and psychodynamic psychotherapy with ceremony and ritual for a transformative healing process.
Lauren Taus graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in Religion before continuing on to NYU for her Masters in Social Work. Lauren is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work. She trained with David Emerson under the supervision of Bessel van der Kolk at The Trauma Institute in Boston in trauma sensitive yoga, and she’s trained by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for complex PTSD.
Pierre Bouchard is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a private practice in Boulder and Denver CO and professional vinyl DJ. He specializes in blending somatics, embodiment, attachment theory, and trauma therapy with ketamine assisted psychotherapy. He offers supervision around ketamine assisted psychotherapy and training on music selection. He’ll be opening a clinic soon to expand ketamine access and to further prepare for the psychedelic revolution.
Sashi Gerzon-Rose is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Yoga teacher, and ordained monk in Zen Buddhism. She is passionate about working with both couples and individuals, and is experienced in supporting people transform their relationship with trauma, depression, anxiety, spirituality, loss and grief, sexuality and intimacy, and addictions. She offers both EMDR and Ketamine-Assisted-Psychotherapy for trauma resolution. With clients, her style is warm, kind, and direct, and she often brings in a body-based, experiential approach to therapy that has been described as deep, powerful, and life-changing.