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Psychedelic Therapy

There’s Still Hope

Don’t allow feelings of powerlessness overcome you. Our trained team is here to help. 

Why Us?

Licensed & Highly Trained Therapists

All of our therapists are certified, and highly trained to help you work through your trauma and struggles

Researched & Honest

We are not guru’s & we do not sell supernatural remedies. We sell well-researched, compassionate solutions to people serious about change.

Minority Led & Inclusion Focused

For our founder, Isaac Archuleta, a young Hispanic son of two conservative pastors, coming out certainly wasn’t easy. However, the twists and turns of his journey lead him to focus on inclusion & acceptance regardless of race, gender or creed.

Ketamine & Cannabis Therapy

Ketamine—used by intrepid psychiatrists since the 1980’s as a treatment for depression—is now being hailed as a revolutionary alternative to more invasive procedures for treatment resistant depression. In the coming years we will know even more, but right now there is already a wealth of knowledge in the field of how to effectively and safely use these mind-altering substances to powerfully assist the therapeutic process. Though operating in different ways, both cannabis and ketamine alter our normal waking consciousness and sense of self, allowing ready access to normally unconscious processes as well as long-forgotten and dissociated memory. 

We’re On The Cutting Edge

 

iAmClinic is at the cutting edge of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, combining body-based interventions for nervous system processing with legal psychedelics—cannabis and ketamine—in order to access the often deeply hidden feelings and experiences that drive our stuck patterns and distress. Though operating in different ways, both cannabis and ketamine alter our normal waking consciousness and sense of self, allowing ready access to normally unconscious processes as well as long-forgotten and dissociated memory. In walking with our clients to what can be challenging places, iAmClinic therapists prioritize collaboration, trust building, and full transparency to the process. 

Our experience has shown that psychedelic-assisted therapy can be, and often is, profoundly healing. We have also seen how it can be harmful when misapplied. For this reason, we always consult in-depth, discuss risks, and assess readiness prior to beginning any medicated processing or therapeutic work. Call us with questions or inquiries into this exciting offering.

 

MEET OUR LICENSED THERAPISTS

Trevor Ekstrom, MA, LPC, LAC

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE

I A bit of a wayward youth, Trevor’s path to counseling began with living then healing patterns of significant depression and addiction. He did this with therapy, peer support, and then intentional living and volunteering in the U.S. and India. Over time Trevor’s path of service deepened into explorations of contemplative practice, embodied psychotherapy, and the use of psychedelic medicines.

Trevor has a therapeutic approach grounded in the wisdom of the body and fundamental human compassion. He believes all the patterning of our bodies and minds is fluid—no matter how old, deep, or stuck. He aims to help clients access their innate capacity for health, using a relational style of practice based on precise attunement, humor, and clarity. He utilizes tools of somatic re-processing at times combined with psychedelic/psychoactive substances to assist clients in reaching the often deep unconscious roots of symptoms and struggles.

Trevor earned a Master of Arts in Contemplative Psychotherapy/Clinicial Mental Health Counseling from Naropa University in 2015. Prior to working in conjunction with iAmClinic, Trevor’s primary clinical focus has been on treating complex trauma and post-traumatic stress. He has provided therapy and supervision at a psychedelic-assisted therapy clinic, specialized trauma treatment at a community mental health center, and comprehensive care for high-risk pregnant women in a residential program for trauma and addiction.Identifying as a cisgender, heterosexual white male, Trevor knows he carries positions of privilege. He actively works to recognize his unearned benefits, increase awareness of others’ experiences, and live up to the responsibilities his positions offer. He aspires to ally-ship and acts from a belief in the unconditional beauty of all beings.

Credentials

  • Mastery Certificate In The Trauma Dynamic Modality
  • 1,000+ Hours of Client Work W/in The Trauma Dynamic Modality
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)

Parad K. Meier, LPC, LAC, PhD Candidate

CLINICAL ASSOCIATE

About Parad

As a therapist I have cultivated a deep passion for working with adult individuals who have experienced complicated, severe, and often persistent traumatic experiences. Despite the past, we can choose to navigate our lives by traveling a path of deep self-reflection and growth, even (or perhaps especially) when this path holds challenges and pain that feel insurmountable. I strongly value my own therapeutic journey as a complement to my professional knowledge, and fundamentally believe that as therapists we have a responsibility to engage in our own deep self-reflective work. Throughout my career, I have worked with many individuals who have been in therapy for years and have not even begun to address the deep wounds of trauma and attachment. With trauma, there is a human instinct to avoid. It is often this avoidance that keeps us stuck and unwell. 

Professionally I have held a dual focus on treating individuals with substance use and trauma and am licensed both as an addiction counselor (LAC) and as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). In particular, I have spent years focusing my studies, training, and experiences to better understand the treatment of individuals with PTSD and more specifically Complex PTSD. Traditional talk therapy rarely is enough to truly address trauma. Trauma treatment requires a highly informed and strategic plan in order to move towards true resolution and healing. I work with trauma through a body-based, nervous system perspective. This means that we dive into therapy with a focus on learning the signs and signals your body sends about how your trauma is stored and stuck, and we learn how to move, release and resolve some these stuck places through somatic techniques.

When you join me in therapy, we work collaboratively to figure out your life puzzle and the ways in which your experiences from the past may be adversely impacting your experiences in the present. We will explore the impact and influence of relationships, your nervous system, your emotional being, and all of the parts of you that may have conflicting messages and needs. Somatic work will likely be our primary foundational approach in therapy. We may also decide together to combine somatic therapy sessions with the use of cannabis or ketamine in order to engage in a legal, alternative therapeutic approach often referred to as psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. This approach is not for everyone, but if we decide it is right for you, we will personalize a plan that will include pre-planned, two-hour medicine-assisted psychotherapy sessions to your therapy schedule.

I believe in the influence of therapeutic affinity and relationship and welcome you to engage with me in a process where we work to free you from old, stuck patterns, symptoms and triggers, and move towards growth, flexibility, and finding your authentic, adult self. I love working with people who are ready to address anything from extreme and persistent childhood abuse, to attachment wounds; from systemic abuse such as racism or discrimination to one-time traumatic events; or perhaps you’re not sure if you have “trauma”, but something just feels off about the way your past is following you into the present or the ways you relate to substances, relationships, codependency or other addictive behavior that are no longer serving you. I look forward to our journey together.

Credentials

  • Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a Trauma specialization
  • PhD Candidate in Counseling Psychology & Transformative Leadership with a focus on the study of Complex PTSD (Lesley University, Cambridge MA)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
  • Licensed Addiction Counselor (LAC)
  • 11+ years post-graduate clinical experience
  • 11+ years of clinical experience
  • 8+ years of clinical supervisory experience
  • 6+ years of experience as a trainer in Trauma Dynamics (a somatic modality of trauma therapy)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • The Progressive Approach (Advanced EMDR training specific to parts work & dissociation)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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