Relationship Is Psychedelic
Centering relationship in transformational processes.
Hello! I’m Rafael Lancelotta (they/them)
Licensed Professional Counselor and Psychedelic Researcher
Ohio LPC License: C.2103795
National Board for Certified Counselors License: 1099497
I am a white Latinx (Cuban) non-binary transfemme therapist and Social Work PhD student who has been working in the field of mental health and studying psychedelics in various capacities for 10 years. I have worked as a person-centered, somatic psychotherapist utilizing cannabis and ketamine in the treatment of complex PTSD, treatment resistant depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and problematic substance use. I am currently only taking a very limited number of therapy clients on a case-by-case basis. I am primarily offering integration and educational/consultation services.
Conduct research to develop evidence-based treatments with psychedelics for mental health conditions.
Study the role of social support and therapeutic alliance in the outcomes of psychedelic-assisted therapy.
Advocate for ethical accessibility of mental healthcare to all people, particularly marginalized populations.
Support therapists in making ethically aligned clinical decisions with their clients in relation to psychedelic-assisted practice.
Support people in pursuing careers/educational paths that are authentically aligned with their passion.
Invite people to feel more connected to the present moment through one another.
Schedule a one-hour session in which I can help you preparing for or integrate psychedelic experiences.
This would include:
-Individuals who are starting ketamine infusions who would like to have a licensed therapist who understands the process help them prepare for and integrate their sessions.
-Individuals who have had or are planning on having an experience with a psychedelic and would like to have a safe space to talk about their experience and make the most of the time following the experience.
-Individuals who have had a challenging psychedelic experience who would like help with regulation and grounding. Note: this is not a crisis service. If you are in crisis, please reach out to harm reduction hotlines such as Fireside: https://firesideproject.org/
Schedule a 30 minute meeting to see if working with me would be a good fit.
Schedule a 1-hour case consultation for therapists and/or facilitators to meet about their clients.
Schedule a 30-minute educational session with me.
People who may benefit from this type of meeting include:
-Therapists who are interested in learning more about psychedelic-assisted therapy.
-Industry professionals who are curious about the ever-evolving field of psychedelic science.
-People who are wondering if psychedelic therapy would be helpful for them but aren’t sure how to go about finding a safe provider.
Schedule a one-hour educational session with me.
Schedule a free 30-minute meeting for students (prospective or currently enrolled) who are interested in talking about educational paths towards psychedelic-related careers.
My Approach & Values
Throughout the course of my work with therapy and psychedelics over the last decade, I have come to believe that relationship is the most critical element of healing processes. I believe that true, authentic relationship with self and others is vital to living fulfilling, joyous, and balanced lives.
My approach begins with basic connection with you to get to know you, to form a connection, and to better understand your context in life. From there we can determine what your goals are. In consultation and in integration work, I provide education about the mechanisms of psychedelic therapy, the nervous system, and trauma. I offer somatic-informed tools when appropriate at certain points of our work to understand and work through symptoms.
I value full client autonomy – that is to say that I trust that you have the capacity to determine what you need in any given moment, and I am here to support you in the process of feeling what that may be.
I value a collaborative process between practitioner and client. I don’t have all the answers, but I am here to support you in your journey to find the answers that align with your truth.
Finally, I value a grounded approach to psychedelic integration which incorporates physical, mental, relational, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
“When the other person is hurting, confused, troubled, anxious, alienated, terrified; or when he or she is doubtful of self-worth, uncertain as to identity, then understanding is called for. The gentle and sensitive companionship of an empathic stance… provides illumination and healing. In such situations deep understanding is, I believe, the most precious gift one can give to another.”
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