SELF: I’m a Therapist Who Tried MDMA—Here’s How the Experience Shaped My Perspective on Psychedelic Therapy

Summary: In SELF Magazine, Sara Reed, M.S., LMFT, shares her experience as a trainee in our MDMA Therapy Training Program. As part of this training, Reed opted to participate in our study wherein treatment providers in training received MDMA-assisted therapy to expand first-hand knowledge about the modality.

“Although the current research exploring MDMA-assisted psychotherapy is promising, my experience revealed to me the need and importance of culturally responsible care in psychedelic-assisted therapy,” explains Reed. “Centering a person’s culture and identity—whether that’s their customs, language, religious beliefs, or simply how they’ve experienced the world—leads to better clinical outcomes.”

Originally appearing here (Archived)