Foundations of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (0102)
Psychedelic therapy training for mental health professionals | with Danielle Herrera | March 2023 - June 2023
Foundations of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (0101)
Psychedelic therapy training for mental health professionals | with Karina Sergi | October 2022 - February 2023
Danielle Herrera M.A. LMFT is an Ohlone Land (Oakland) based Psychotherapist providing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy (KAT), psychedelic integration, and harm reduction psychotherapy at Sage Integrative Health and in private practice. Her background working with The Harm Reduction Therapy Center, with Dr. Jennifer Fernandez at the California Center for Change, and with Homeless Children's Network informs her warm and emotion-focused decolonized framework, with attunement to systemic oppressions and violences that impact the individual within a complicated ecosystem. Danielle enjoys working with folks experiencing spiritual emergence, psychedelic integration, Queer BI&POC, people who use drugs, and others outside of the mainstream.
Karina Sergi is a licensed psychotherapist who has worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families in university, hospital, non-profit, research, and private practice settings and currently works full-time as a psychedelic-assisted therapist, facilitator and clinical researcher at Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Karina facilitates and investigates the use of psychedelic medicines in treating various mental health conditions in collaboration with organizations, including USONA, MindMed, and NYU. Karina has helped develop and launch clinical protocols and paradigms for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy. Future projects include investigating the use of psilocybin in treating Prolonged Grief Disorder and a collaboration with Dr. Richard Schwartz to study the combination of Internal Family Systems therapy and LSD in treating addiction. Karina holds certificates in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She has a personal interest in Afro-Syncretic and Latin American indigenous healing practices involving Ayahuasca as a spiritual sacrament and a strong desire to help return sacred medicines to the descendants of those from which it was taken. Karina maintains a small private practice in Los Angeles focused on psychedelic integration and treating codependency, intergenerational, and religious trauma in BIPOC individuals.