Cathy Schneider, LCSW
Working together to unearth patterns, heal old wounds, and find new ways of being.
Therapy for adults and teens ages 15+:
- Trauma & Healing
- Grief & Loss
- Life Transitions
- Psychedelic Exploration & Integration
- Spiritual & Existential Questioning
Everything must break open in order to live. The seed must break open in order for the tree to grow. The egg must break open in order for life to emerge. The Earth must be turned and the cloud must burst. You were never meant to stay in your shell.
Thomas Lloyd Qualls
If you are in crisis, contact the Hope Center at (970) 306-4673, the Colorado Crisis Line at (844) 493-8255, or The Trevor Project at (866) 488-7386.
Peer support line for help with psychedelic use and experiences: Fireside Project at 623-473-7433.
Plant medicine/psychedelic preparation & integration resources: Nectara.co
For spiritual crisis or emergence, visit Spiritual Emergence Network for resources and/or help.
Therapy can be daunting -- let's connect to ease any fear or hesitation. I bring a sense of humor and an easy, informal approach to this deep and meaningful work. Compassion, warmth, and validation are a central part of the process.
Therapy is a meeting of minds, hearts, and spirits between a person seeking and another person holding space. I hold a mirror to help reflect what is under the surface including patterns, dynamics, ways we treat ourselves, or deeply held beliefs about who we are in the world. Together we reach back to find where these patterns or thoughts began then seek to heal old wounds when we have the safety of the current moment to provide stability.
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Psychedelic therapy, Altered state therapy, Integration work, Psychedelic-aided therapy - many names for similar kinds of work. The use of plant medicines or psychedelics may lead to an altered state where senses can be distorted or enhanced, perceptions can be mildly to extremely challenged, and meaning can be difficult to find during use. 'Use' can mean a spiritual experience, recreational exploration, or finding one's limitations. In psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy, these medicines are used as tools for specific and intentional reasons including feeling stuck during other therapeutic work, healing from trauma, spiritual/existential exploration, etc.
Resources to add:
erowid.org, rollsafe.org, dancesafe.org, tripsafe.org
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A note about diversity is important to add in a secion. "Ethical practice needs to consider the larger sociopolitical context surrounding psychedelics, particularly with issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), as well as social justice. Psychedelic-assisted therapy and the current psychedelic renaissance is embedded within a White-dominant medical framework . There is a significant lack of diversity within the field of psychedelic researchers, with Indigenous people and people of color underrepresented both as researchers, therapists, and participants in studies . Psychedelic science has been criticized for its lack of cultural humility, or the acknowledgment that we are bound by limitations of our social backgrounds and often unaware of our own privilege . This lack of diversity stands in stark contrast to the fact that psychedelics have been part of the spiritual practices and cultures of Indigenous people throughout the world and have historically been frequently condemned by Western cultures. As a result, the "discovery" of psychedelic-assisted therapy by Western medicine has been criticized as another example of colonialism or cultural appropriation that repeats a history of oppression ."
Guiding and Sitting