Jeffrey Guss, MD
Psychoanalytic Program Director and Trainer
Dr. Jeffrey Guss is a psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and researcher with specializations in psychoanalytic therapy, addictions and psychedelic therapy. He was Co-Principal Investigator and Director of Psychedelic Therapy Training for the NYU School of Medicine’s study on psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy in the treatment of cancer related existential distress, and is currently is a study therapist on studies of Psilocybin-Assisted treatment of Major Depressive Disorder and MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD. Dr. Guss is interested in the integration of psychedelic therapies with contemporary psychoanalytic theory and has published in Studies in Gender and Sexuality and Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. He co-authored a paper on the influence of therapists’ first hand experience with psychedelics on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy research and is an Instructor and Mentor with the California Institute of Integral Studies’ Center for Psychedelic Therapies. He maintains a private practice in New York City.
Shari Taylor, PhD
Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy Certificate Program Director and Trainer
Dr. Shari Taylor is a somatic therapist practicing in New Orleans, LA. She employs methods drawn from humanistic, Jungian, transpersonal, and Eastern traditions. Using meditation, mindfulness exercises, yoga inspired movement, breathwork, and talk therapy, she helps her clients bridge the mind-body dichotomy. Her interests in yoga, meditation, and the transformative potential of expanded states of consciousness inform her style of practice. Dr. Taylor is currently working with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), in the phase III study using MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. Dr. Taylor holds a PhD in Psychology from Northcentral University, a Master’s of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializing in the field of child/adolescent psychiatry.
Alexander Camargo, PsyD
Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration Certificate Program Director and Trainer
Dr. Camargo is a psychologist based in New York City and maintains a private practice in Manhattan. His work is heavily influenced by psychoanalytic and attachment theories. In addition, he provides psychedelic harm reduction and integration, helping clients prepare for psychedelic experiences, incorporate insights or cope with challenges post-experience. He also trained as a psilocybin therapist through Compass Pathways and serves as a therapist on an investigator-initiated clinical trial of psilocybin for Body Dysmorphic Disorder at New York Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Camargo’s clinical training focused on providing mental health services in low-fee clinics and hospitals to traditionally underserved communities in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Nassau County.
Victor Cabral, MSW, LSW, CCTP-I
Director of Policy and Regulatory Affairs and Trainer
Victor Cabral, MSW, LSW, CCTP-I (He/Him/His) is a collaborative and strategic leader who has made an impact on human rights and historical inequalities throughout his career. Before joining Fluence, Victor served as Deputy Director for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of Advocacy and Reform where he helped lead the implementation of the Trauma-Informed PA Plan, establish the first Racial Day of Healing in Pennsylvania history, and developed free trauma trainings for Pennsylvanians in collaboration with internationally recognized experts.
He is a research-based systems thinker with expertise in policy development, advocacy, consulting, racial and communal trauma, and is a practicing psychotherapist with training in Internal Family Systems, Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (MDMA and Ketamine), and other modalities. Victor was also listed on the Students for Sensible Drug Policy’s list of ’40 Under 40 Outstanding BIPOC Leaders in Drug Policy in the United States’ for his work in psychedelic policy.
Rebecca Kronman, LCSW
Rebecca is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of Plant Parenthood, a digital and in-person community of parents who use psychedelics. At her private practice in Brooklyn, NY she works with creative professionals using mindfulness and experiential techniques to address depression, anxiety and life transitions. In addition, she works in the re-emerging clinical space of psychedelic harm reduction and integration, helping clients prepare for psychedelic experiences, incorporate insights or cope with challenges post-experience. Her experience includes Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness for Clinicians, Psychedelics 101 & 102, and Beyond Experience Psychedelic Integration Workshop.
Casey Paleos, MD
Casey Paleos, MD is a psychiatrist and researcher with over a decade of experience in the use of psychedelic medicines for the treatment of mental illness, dating back to his work, while still in residency training, as a study therapist in the landmark Psilocybin Cancer Anxiety Study at NYU, where Dr. Guss was one of his mentors. Since then, Dr. Paleos was Co-Principal Investigator in the NYU-Bellevue Ketamine for Depression Study and has been treating patients in his private practice with both ketamine infusion therapy and ketamine-assisted psychotherapy since 2016. Presently, he is a study therapist and Principal Investigator, alongside Dr. Gorman, in the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD Phase 3 Clinical Trial, serves as Scientific Director at Mindbloom, Inc., and is a co-founder of Nautilus Sanctuary, a non-profit psychedelic research and clinical institution based in New York City.
Jayne Gumpel, LCSW
Jayne is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of clinical experience and training. Non ordinary states of consciousness often offer clients extraordinary learning opportunities for deep and sustainable change, and Jayne offers support and integration guidance for those who are attracted to healing modalities such as plant medicine, ketamine, body centered therapies and breathwork. She is a MBSR teacher, experienced meditator, and co-founder of Access Mindfulness, a non-profit dedicated to bringing mindfulness to schools. She offers clinical services remotely and in person Midtown East, NYC and Woodstock, New York.
Alan Davis, PhD
Dr. Alan Davis is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at Ohio State University and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Davis’s clinical experience includes working with people diagnosed with trauma-based psychological problems and includes providing evidenced-based treatments such as motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy. His research interests focus on helping those suffering with substance use and mental health problems and developing ways to conceptualize substance use and mental health problems through a strengths-based approach. He recently completed a clinical trial of psilocybin therapy for depression and current trials exploring psychedelic treatment for patients with co-occurring alcohol use disorder and depression and patients with anorexia. He examines topics related to naturalistic psychedelic use among several populations including people of color who have experienced racial trauma, Spanish-speaking people, and people who use novel psychedelics such as 5-MeO-DMT.
Chantelle Thomas, PhD
Dr. Chantelle Thomas is a clinical psychologist and Executive Clinical Director of Windrose Recovery–a multi-level residential addiction treatment program offering detoxification, intensive outpatient programming and integrated ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Dr. Thomas has been directly involved clinical research trials at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health investigating the clinical use of psychedelics for over nine years. Current trials include the study of psilocybin for addiction and depression and MDMA for PTSD. She currently serves as a supervisor and trainer on the MAPS sponsored clinical trials of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD for US and European clinical trials and Expanded Access Program. Dr. Thomas completed a postdoctoral fellowship in health psychology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and is a certified biofeedback practitioner. Her areas of specialization include chronic pain, trauma related disorders, substance use disorders, psychedelic integration.
Kelan Thomas, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCPP
Kelan is an Associate Professor and Board Certified Psychiatric Pharmacist with outpatient behavioral health practice sites in San Francisco and Oakland. His research interests include adverse reactions and drug interactions related to psychiatric medications and psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Donna Sorgen, LMHC, LPC
Donna Sorgen, LMHC,LPC (she/her) is a psychotherapist with over 25 years experience working with adults, children, adolescents, couples and groups. She is the Director/Owner of the Woodstock Therapy Center, a collective of practitioners providing a variety of services to the community including Ketamine Assistant Psychotherapy (KAP), psychiatric services , psychotherapy and holistic modalities. Donna has spent her career working with diverse clients in multiple settings. Her current private practice includes KAP, Psychotherapy and Psychedelic integration therapy. Donna has completed training in MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies(MAPS). She was a sushi chef, caterer and enjoys the outdoors and gardening.
Xiaojue Hu, MD
Dr. Xiaojue Hu is a psychiatrist based in New York City. She’s currently the Co-Investigator and a study therapist on a clinical trial investigating the impact of psilocybin on the treatment of major depression at the New York University School of Medicine. Xiaojue is also in private practice at an integrative mental health clinic, working with pioneering nutritional psychiatrist Drew Ramsey. She is trained in Focusing, a mind-body therapeutic approach, as well as psychedelic integration. Xiaojue is also interested in spirituality, women’s mental health, and cultural psychiatry, having worked as the leading psychiatrist at the Asian Bicultural Clinic at Gouverneur Health, an NYU-affiliated clinic providing care to the underserved. At Fluence, Xiaojue teaches psilocybin-assisted therapy for research therapists and is a Mentor for Certificate Program Trainees.
Maysa Alavi, MD
Dr. Maysa Alavi, MD is a board-certified physician and internationally recognized speaker, practitioner, and teacher of Psychedelic Therapies, Ketamine Administration, and Integrative Medicine. She unites cutting-edge Western science with Eastern wellness philosophies to heal mind, body and spirit in what she terms ‘Functional-Psychedelic Medicine,’ addressing the psycho-spiritual as well as the material.
Johan Eriksson is a psychologist and therapist on his Sweden’s first clinical trial of psilocybin treatment for depression at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, sponsored by Osmond Labs. He has a background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). He works with clients for psychedelic preparation and integration, as well as general psychotherapy in private practice. In 2016 Johan co-founded the Swedish Network for Psychedelic Science (NPV), and in 2019 he arranged and participated in the first Psychedelics 101 and 102 in Sweden. Johan has also co-author a peer-reviewed paper on ACT and psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. His web page is www.psykologiskintegration.se.
Joseph McCowan, PsyD
Joseph McCowan, Psy.D, is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, currently working in Los Angeles as a co-therapist in the MAPS sponsored Phase 3 clinical trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. He is an alumni of MAPS’ MDMA Therapy Training for Communities of Color, held in August 2019. Additionally, Joseph works with the California Center for Psychedelic Therapy where he provides Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) and Psychedelic Integration Therapy. Joseph is deeply passionate about furthering education and awareness of the healing benefits of psychedelics for communities of color and in working to improve mental health outcomes for historically underserved communities. Joseph received his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
Dan Roberts, MD, MSW
Dr. Dan Roberts is a board-certified psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan and a faculty member at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He is also a clinician-researcher at the NYU Center for Psychedelic Medicine, where he serves as study physician and lead therapist on a number of clinical trials of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for a variety of therapeutic applications. Additionally, he completed advanced training for certification in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute. Dr. Roberts has been practicing psychotherapy for many years, having provided individual and group therapy as a clinical social worker before beginning his medical training.
Leah Gooch, Ed.M, 500RYT
Leah Gooch teaches yoga, meditation, writing, and art in order to help individuals approach a deeper awareness of their existence. After teaching art in New York City for eight years she facilitated the creation of a mural inside of Crossroads Detention Center in Brooklyn, completed by fifteen justice-involved youth. Leah is currently a teacher and Recreation Program Leader at a correctional facility. She facilitates public and private workshops and yoga lessons and is a reiki master practitioner. Her website is fourminutesaday.org – a reference to her initial commitment to meditate for (at least!) four minutes a day.
Kelly Sykes, PhD
Dr. Kelly Sykes is a child forensic psychologist and maintains a private practice in Brooklyn, New York. She works primarily with court referred families as a custody evaluator, parenting or family coordinator, or therapeutic supervisor. She also provides expert consultation and testimony in matters that concern parent-child contact problems, child sexual abuse evaluations, trauma & parenting, and adoption & termination of parental rights. Her work is heavily influenced by psychoanalysis and attachment theory. Kelly’s interest in psychedelic integration therapy evolved from years of working with court referred parents with histories of complex trauma, persistent mood disorders, and substance abuse problems. Noting that for some, talk therapies helped with insight but failed to inhibit endangering behavior or led to meaningful change such that they could parent their children. This sparked her interest in learning more about the role the brain plays in the chronicity of certain psychological conditions and the research on psychedelic treatments.
Lawrence Fischman, MD
Lawrence Fischman, MD, is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, who has practiced in New York and Maine for 36 years. In addition to his full-time private practice in New York, he was a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian/ Weill Cornell Medical Center. In 1996, he moved to Maine, and became a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Track, where he also serves on the Admissions subcommittee. In 1983, he published a paper comparing psychedelic drug states with dreams and psychosis in Schizophrenia Bulletin. He retired from practice in 2021 to devote more time to reading and writing about psychoanalytic perspectives on psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, including two papers which have appeared in Neuropsychoanalysis. He has enjoyed living, working and raising a family in Maine, and is excited by the emerging possibilities for integrating psychedelic experiences with psychoanalytically-based psychotherapy.
Brian Pilecki, PhD
Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Certificate Program Advisor and Trainer
Dr. Brian Pilecki is a clinical psychologist at Portland Psychotherapy that specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, and psychedelic-assisted therapy. He graduated from Fordham University completed a post-doctoral fellowship at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Brian practices from an orientation based in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and has extensive experience in the areas of mindfulness and meditation that he incorporates into therapy with clients. He is an active researcher and has published on topics such as anxiety disorders, mindfulness, and psychedelics. At Portland Psychotherapy, Brian is a study therapist on a clinical trial investigating the use of MDMA-assisted therapy for the treatment of social anxiety disorder and understanding processes of change in how this novel form of treatment might work. He has given numerous workshops on topics related to psychedelics and is a consultant for the Oregon Health Authority in helping to design a program for psilocybin services in the state of Oregon. Brian is co-chairperson for the Psychedelic SIG in the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science and co-hosts a podcast called Altered States of Context about the intersection of psychedelics and psychotherapy.
Steph Barss, FNP, PMHNP
Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy Certificate Program Advisor
Steph Barss is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She has worked in Bend, Oregon for a nonprofit hospice and palliative care organization for nearly 20 years. She is passionate about supporting people along their journey, with a focus on working with those who have complex, life-limiting illness. As an advanced practice nurse, she works with people to explore what brings meaning and quality, to life and death. Steph is an outdoor enthusiast who brings nature into her healing practices. While not working, you can find her with family and friends hiking, running, skiing, climbing, or simply hanging in her hammock.
Lisa Wang, MD
Lisa Wang is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist based in New York and New Jersey. She takes an integrative approach to treatment that incorporates psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and recommending other complementary treatment modalities as indicated. She is trained as a psilocybin therapist through Compass Pathways and has been a lead therapist on studies of psilocybin for treatment resistant depression and body dysmorphic disorder at New York State Psychiatric Institute. She is also a site physician for the MAPS-sponsored Phase 3 Clinical Trials of MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for PTSD. She has trained in a number of psychotherapy modalities including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and psychedelic integration. She also aspires to bring her experience from the cushion as a meditator to all aspects of her work.
Sabina Sehgal, PhD
Sabina Sehgal, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has over a decade of experience as a specialist in cognitive behavioral therapy and health psychology. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Moores Cancer Center at the University of San Diego California (UCSD) and extensive training in empirically supported treatments at Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego. Using self-regulatory interventions such as meditation and guided imagery, often integrated with behavioral medicine, Dr. Sehgal works with individuals, couples and families to support their transition through their diagnoses and promotes a positive supportive setting in which clients recover. Dr. Sehgal has been trained as a psilocybin therapist with Compass Pathways in an FDA approved program. Most recently, she joined the research team at UCSD and Kadima Neuropsychiatry Institute for a clinical trial using psilocybin for treating treatment resistant depression.
Candace Oglesby, LCPC
Candace Oglesby is a licensed professional counselor (LCPC) and board approved supervisor in the state of Maryland. She also holds a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She is the program director for the Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) program at Gladstone Psychiatry & Wellness, located in Columbia, MD. Candace specializes in working with diverse adult populations, specifically women of color, who present with substance use addiction and trauma like symptoms. Candace is certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS). She is a consultant in training for EMDR. Candace also specializes in providing culturally competent/humility care for black and brown clients who have experienced racial trauma. Candace is a DEI consultant, research clinical therapist, and featured presenter. The purpose of her work is to help bring awareness to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In addition, Candace is a community ambassador for Black Therapist Rock (BTR) which is a non-profit organization that increases awareness of social and psychological issues impacting vulnerable communities and reducing stigma related to mental health. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. When Candace is not acting as psychotherapist, CEO, board member, and volunteer she is spending time with her partner, family, and friends.
Julia King Olivier, MD
Julia King Olivier, MD, is a Swiss trained psychiatrist and psychotherapist for adults, adolescents and children working for over a decade in a private practice in Geneva, Switzerland. She is part of the 2021 Boston Cohort of the CIIS Certificate Program in Psychedelic Therapy and Research and is currently completing part E of the five-part training in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy through the MAPS organization. She is the Founder of the Compassionate Care Center in Geneva, Switzerland, providing psychedelic assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of PTSD, depression and existential distress in patients with terminal illness. She is an avid Wim Hof breathwork practitioner and enjoys year round open water swimming with her husband and sons in Lake Geneva.
Leigh Ann de Monredon, NP
Leigh Ann de Monredon is a Nurse Practitioner who works in the field of substance use based in New Orleans, LA. Her practice comes from a non-biased belief in guiding individuals to optimal health through harm reduction, trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, and providing tools of empowerment that promote overall well being. She has been working within disenfranchised communities throughout her career advocating for equal access to resources by working with judges, numerous Boards, agencies and peer collaborations. She has been engaged in the psychedelic community and on-going learning to promote the powerful effect of guided non-ordinary states of consciousness as a potent modality of healing. Leigh Ann is currently working in a private Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy practice
Adi Flesher, LP
Adi Flesher, M.Ed, LP is a psychoanalyst in private practice in New York City. He is a long time educator and meditator with a passion for bringing contemplative practices into education. As the former director of the Contemplative Teaching and Learning Initiative at the Garrison Institute, he worked with thought leaders in the fields of neuroscience, psychology, and social and emotional learning, to help build the emerging field of Contemplative Teaching and Learning, which promotes awareness of self, other and the world by infusing experiential practices such as mindfulness, yoga, tai chi, art, music, reflective journaling and others into classroom life and subject teaching
He is a lecturer in the department of Counseling, Leadership, Literacy and Special Education at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he uses contemplative practices to help teachers honor and celebrate neurodiversity in their students and their self. He received an M.Ed in Mind, Brain and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a dual B.A. in Political Science/Jewish History from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary.
Miles Bukiet, LMSW, MAPP
Miles Bukiet, LMSW, MAPP, is a meditation teacher and therapist. He has a masters in Social Work from Columbia University and Applied Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania. Miles worked at New York University’s Center for Psychedelic Medicine on the USONA phase two psilocybin for depression study and in private practice with ketamine. Miles trained in MDMA assisted psychotherapy with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and ketamine assisted psychotherapy with the Psychedelic Research Training Institute (PRATI). Miles also spent five years training full-time at Buddhist monasteries in South East Asia and in the United States including two years of solitary retreat under the guidance of Alan Wallace, Ph.D. and Roshi Joan Halifax, Ph.D. and completed a 1,600 hour Am.SAT certified Alexander Technique teacher training. He teaches meditation for a range of universities, non-profits, companies, and individuals and is a co-founder of Dharma Gates, a non-profit, that provides pathways into meditation practice for young people.
Daniel Abzug, MSW, LCSW-C
Daniel Abzug, MSW, LCSW-C, has extensive experience facilitating individual, family, and group therapy with adolescents and adults. Daniel exhibits a unique ability to work with a wide-variety of populations and age-groups. His compassionate approach weaves a fabric of mind/body skills through the use of strategies stemming from traditional mindfulness-meditation, cognitive behavioral therapies, and transpersonal psychology. Prior to working in private practice, Daniel spent his time working as a primary therapist at two JCAHO accredited dual-diagnosis treatment centers located in the Baltimore region serving the needs of those with chronic substance misuse and mental health disorders. In recent years, Daniel has focused his efforts on utilizing a delicately-interwoven process of coaching, traditional process-oriented therapy, and intervention to aid families in resolving unhealthy habitual patterns within their home. In addition to his work with clients, he also provides supervision to recent MSW graduates. With his never-ending passion and curiosity he is currently turning his attention and energy toward becoming more involved with the burgeoning psychedelic-assisted therapy field as he believes in its promise. In his free time, Daniel enjoys going on residential meditation retreats, attending shows/concerts, and playing the drums.
Jess M. Jones
Jess M. Jones, LSCW, LCSW-C, is a bilingual queer Latina clinical social worker based in Philadelphia and licensed in PA, NJ, and MD. She is certified in TF-CBT, EMDR, and priCARE and previously worked as a child and family therapist and program manager in the PHIICAPS program at PennMedicine’s Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center. She completed the MAPS MDMA-assisted therapy training and is working as a study therapist at an Expanded Access site of MDMA-AT for PTSD at Sunstone Therapies. She is certified in the EMBARK psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy model with Cybin where she is working as a study therapist on a Phase 1 clinical trial of psilocybin for MDD. Jess also trained in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP) with Polaris Insight Center and has a private practice focused on serving BIPOC, Spanish-speaking, and LGBTQ+ patients. She offers KAP alongside other somatic, mindfulness-based and attachment-oriented modalities for treating trauma, anxiety, and depression. Jess aspires to anti-racist and culturally curious practice as a therapist and is committed to psychedelic equity and access.
Sabrina Santa Clara
Sabrina Santa Clara is located in the Boulder/Denver area of Colorado. While she is a licensed Counselor in Colorado, she works internationally as an educator, trauma-informed transpersonal coach and spiritual midwife. Sabrina has extensive experience working with nonmedicinal expanded states of consciousness via embodied practices such as Authentic Movement, Butoh, breathwork, somatic meditation, Internal Family Systems, sound healing, chanting and other expressive and creative arts therapies. She has been professionally helping clients integrate their psychedelic experiences since 2018 and received her Certification in Psychedelic Integration Therapy through Fluence in 2021.
Sabrina is an Advanced Certified Internal Family Systems Therapist who earned her masters in Somatic Counseling Psychology and Dance/Movement therapy from Naropa University. She teaches internationally on a variety of topics such as IFS, spirituality, psychedelic integration, and cultural trauma. She is the developer of Self Psychedelic Integration and Psychotherapeutic Touch, and offers certification courses in both these specialities. Sabrina is a nonbinary, bicultural and bilingual (Spanish) artist who lives in the in between spaces. She has an affinity for working with therapists, healers, coaches, and people who experience themselves as “outside the norm.” You can find more information about Sabrina here.
Sarah Zoghbi, LPC
Sarah Zoghbi is a Licensed Professional Counselor and internationally trained psychotherapist providing relational psychodynamic therapy in private practice at Spyre Center in New Orleans. She works with adult clients to cultivate a significant trusting relationship and safe space to welcome honesty with oneself, illuminate depths of consciousness, and explore new ways of being. Her practice utilizes various non-ordinary states and/or holistic healing modalities including: ketamine assisted psychotherapy, psychedelic integration therapy certified through Fluence, aromatherapy certified, shamanic drum journeys, autogenic hypnosis relaxation training certified, mindfulness, meditation, breath work, and/or expressive arts therapies. Sarah is the co-founder of the Loyola University New Orleans Center for Counseling and Education and active hostess of community holistic wellness activity groups designed from research she published and offered through the Psychedelic Society of New Orleans.
Haya Al-Hejailan, MSc
Haya is a wellbeing coach, positive psychology practitioner and psychedelic integrationist. She holds a B.A. in psychology from Claremont McKenna College where she focused her senior thesis on the clinical uses of psychedelics. She recently received an MSc in applied positive psychology and coaching psychology from the University of East London, with a dissertation research project exploring the impact of psychedelic use on wellbeing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Haya is co-directing and co-producing The Psychedelic Renaissance Documentary and works as an events planner for The Psychedelic Society UK. She has previously worked as an administrator with Synthesis retreats and was involved with the French psychedelic society. Haya intends to dedicate her career in the field to help bridge the gap between psychedelic science and cultures in the SWANA/MENA region (South West Asia and North Africa/Middle East and North Africa).
Dr. Dominique Morisano, CPsych
Dr. Dominique Morisano, CPsych is a clinical psychologist, professor, and researcher. She holds academic appointments at the University of Ottawa/University of Toronto (Adjunct Professor), Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (Collaborator Scientist), and Erasmus University Rotterdam (Visiting Scholar). She has completed extensive training in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapies including the CIIS Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research, as well as training from MAPS (MDMA), Compass (psilocybin), Polaris (ketamine), and the Ketamine Training Center. She is a Special Advisor at Field Trip Health, where she was previously Chief Psychologist (USA) and VP of Therapeutic Growth and Innovation (global). She currently runs a trauma/addiction focused private practice in Toronto and NYC and is a consultant/contractor for several companies and educational institutions in the psychedelic-therapies space. She is a co-founder and a primary organizer of the May 2022 From Research to Reality psychedelics conference in Toronto, Canada.
VP Marketing & Strategy
Andrew is a psychedelic educator, harm reduction and integration coach, and certified mindfulness teacher. He has been working in some capacity with Fluence since before its inception, serving as an assisting trainer for early workshops and as a mentor for certificate program students. He also has over 15 years of experience working with various organizations on digital strategy, content, marketing, and technology, and has played a key role at Fluence in those areas through its early growth. Andrew has been practicing meditation since 2002, having studied mainly in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition before becoming interested in the clinical applications of mindfulness. He completed his training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in 2018 and has been educating clinicians, therapists and the general public about psychedelics and their therapeutic applications since 2017. Prior to his work with Fluence he established the Psychedelic Harm Reduction and Integration program at Mindspace, and was the Director of Programming and Content at Numinus. He completed MAPS’s MDMA Therapy for PTSD training program in 2021 and is also the co-director of Plant Parenthood, a community organization that looks at the intersection of family, parenting, and the intentional therapeutic use of psychedelics. He came on board officially in October 2022 as Fluence’s VP of Marketing and Strategy.
Director, Training Operations and Trainer
David Gumpel is an Integral Master Coach and a qualified teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) through UMASS medical school. He completed his MA in Psychology at The New School for Social Research. David is the co-founder of Access Mindfulness and was a study coordinator for the MAPS sponsored MDMA-Assisted Therapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder study in NYC. At Fluence, David provides guidance to Fluence trainers, leads experiential trainings and ensures the successsful implementation of Fluence’s many offerings. As a coach, David teaches mindfulness to clients in private practice and to groups in corporate settings. Find him online at ebcpathways.com.
Manager of Operations and Finance
Ashley is a Licensed Massage Therapist and yoga teacher based in Portland, Oregon. For the past decade, she has focused on the medicine of mindfulness and movement. She currently teaches meditation, yoga nidra, yoga asana and assists her teacher Michele Loew in Vajrayana Buddhism trainings. Ashley has a private massage practice based in Portland. Her approach to bodywork is influenced by the technicality of myofascial and structural work as well as her studies in yoga, regularly incorporating different breathing awarenesses in the practice.
Director of Communications
Brad Burge earned his B.A. in Communication and Psychology from Stanford University in 2005 and his M.A. in Communication from the University of California, San Diego in 2009. He directed communications and public relations for the non-profit MAPS from 2009 to 2020, helping it scale from a small advocacy organization to a global leader in psychedelic pharmaceutical development. In 2020, Brad founded Integration Communications, which provides industry-leading PR, media relations, and education services in psychedelic science, therapy, health, and wellness. Brad is also a certified Wilderness First Responder, and when he’s not plugged in, you’ll find him in the mountains, carrying a backpack, somewhere down a long trail.
Certificate Program Administrator
Jennifer Greenwood is an online higher education professional with over 16 years of experience. Based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jennifer spent the majority of her time in grown-driven leadership roles with Education Management Corporation and The Art Institutes. Her areas of expertise include enrollment and academic operations, educational technology, process improvement, and student services. Responding to a longtime calling to join the helping professions, Jennifer began her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Capella University in 2022. Shortly after, Jennifer was offered the opportunity work with Fluence as a training assistant. After the passing of Proposition 109 in Oregon, Jennifer’s role expanded to Certificate Program Administrator in order to support Fluence’s certificate programs. Jennifer hopes that her background, experience, and willingness to serve will help to grow Fluence’s postgraduate certificate programs. Jennifer’s interests include palliative care, psychedelic neuroscience, psychedelic pharmacology, and transpersonal psychology. Jennifer is influenced by the work of Thich Nhat Hahn, Pema Chodron, Tara Brach, Gabor Mate, Bessel Van Kolk, Frank Anderson, and Marsha Linehan.
Business Development Manager
Kate (she/her/hers) is a Registered Nurse who holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Ethics and Medical Humanities from Oregon State University’s Honors College. Kate has worked in a variety of healthcare settings for the past decade focusing on women’s health and mental health and has worked on labor and delivery units in Oregon for the past 3 years. Also experienced in trauma-informed care and social justice activism, Kate has long been passionate about harm-reduction models of healing, somatic therapies, indigenous plant medicines, and improving equity and access to health care. Her work at Fluence includes partnership and business development, brand strategy, and foresight of potential partnership trajectories. She currently resides in Portland, Oregon on unceded indigenous land of the Cowlitz, Multnomah, Kathlamet, and Clackamas tribes.
Aja Molinar, MA
Trainer and Special Projects Coordinator
Aja Molinar received her Master’s degree in Psychology from the New School for Social Research in NYC. Her interests centered around the intersection of boredom and depression. Before pursuing graduate studies, she worked as a Child Protection Specialist for the Kansas Department of Children and Families. Aja has assisted Dr. Elizabeth Nielson and Dr. Ingmar Gorman in writing a peer-reviewed article on psychedelic harm reduction and integration. At Fluence, she assists in the development of training materials, reviews diversity scholarship applications, and serves as a liaison for enterprise-level training programs. Aja also co-leads peer groups for ethics training. Outside of work, she is a photography enthusiast, mostly working toward improving her skills in portraiture.
Customer Success Manager
Naomi Dym earned her B.S. in Public Health from George Washington University. Before working for Fluence, Naomi interned for Center for Information & Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), Truth Initiative, and Vital Voices. She is passionate about providing accessible, affordable, and equitable mental health care and treatment. At Fluence, Naomi guides and supports students throughout Fluence’s offerings. Outside of work, Naomi enjoys playing tennis, staying active, and exploring.
Selah (she/her) is a licensed EMT-B in both Oregon and California. Before working with Fluence, she was with the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR, where she helped pioneer the COVID-19 Mobile Van Team. There, she worked with communities across the Portland Metropolitan area and Oregon as a whole, specifically focusing on marginalized groups like POC, LGTBQ folks, homeless people, and groups struggling with addiction or with experience in the criminal justice system. Selah also spent several years working for a medical device innovation company, where she managed multiple projects, planned/coordinated events, and reviewed confidential contracts and documents. She is an advocate for accessible and equitable healthcare and holds as much value on mental health as physical health.
Curriculum Development Coordinator
Maisie graduated in 2020 from the University of Edinburgh with a BA in Sustainable Development and Social Anthropology. Her undergraduate dissertation explored psychedelics, ecological consciousness, and relational ontologies. She is currently pursuing an MA in Developmental Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. She loves being outdoors, reading, practicing yoga, and drawing.
Joel (he/him) graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in Psychological Science, Magna Cum Laude, in May 2021. Prior to attending the University of Connecticut, he was formally trained as a certified Behavioral Health Specialist in the U.S. Army Reserves and underwent supervised clinical practicum at Ft. Sam Houston in San Antonio, TX. After completing his undergraduate education, Joel held a Postgraduate Research Associate position at Yale’s School of Medicine, serving as the Lab Manager of the Race Equity and Addiction Lab in the Department of Psychiatry. He was simultaneously administering ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and serving as a Clinical Research Assistant for the MAPS-sponsored, FDA multi-site expanded access study of MDMA for treatment resistant PTSD at the Behavioral Wellness Clinic. Throughout his education and previous professional endeavors; Joel also volunteered time, passion and energy as the Director of Finance for the Intercollegiate Psychedelics Network. Joel is currently pursuing a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and he enjoys writing poetry, listening to music, and studying Buddhist philosophy in his free time.
Sylvia is a Therapist, School Psychologist, and Reiki Master/Teacher. She is passionate about supporting clients of all ages. She is client -centered, empathic, and culturally sensitive. She uses a variety of approaches integrating contemplative and energetic practices that are individualized and include western strength-based approaches to therapy, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She grew up in Argentina and is fluent in Spanish.