Sara Gael, M.A., L.P.C., Harm Reduction Officer

 Sara is a psychedelic therapist, educator, and risk reduction specialist. She began her MAPS journey in 2012 with the Zendo Project. Sara served as MAPS Director of Harm Reduction (2016-2020) and Harm Reduction Training and Education Coordinator (2014-2016). She contributed to the development of the Zendo Project training curriculum and has facilitated psychedelic peer support workshops worldwide. Sara was a sub-investigator for MAPS Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials researching the safety and efficacy of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for the treatment of PTSD. She is a MAPS Educator – helping to educate the next generation of psychedelic therapists. She served on the DanceSafe Board of Directors from 2019-2023. Sara teaches, writes, and presents on the topics of psychedelic-assisted therapy, harm reduction, peer support, and the potential of psychedelics as catalysts for individual, community, and collective healing. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.