RAFAEL LANCELOTTA, Psychotherapist
Rafael Lancelotta is a graduate from the University of Wyoming in Mental Health Counseling. He has worked as a wilderness therapy guide with adolescents and young adults experiencing a wide range of emotional and psychological challenges. He has also worked as a counselor at the Behavioral Health Services unit of a psychiatric hospital treating severe and persistent mental illness and medically supervised drug and alcohol detox. He has worked on several research projects studying the epidemiology of 5-MeO-DMT use in the global population and is also the administrator of 5meodmt.org, an online forum dedicated to hosting community discussions on harm reduction, integration, and safe practices around 5-MeO-DMT use. He is interested in the use of psychedelics paired with therapy for increased resiliency, mental health, and openness. He believes that the counseling relationship is essential to deepen, enhance, and actualize the benefits of psychedelic-assisted therapy. He is passionate about finding ways to make psychedelic-assisted therapies available to all those who may benefit from it as well as helping to raise awareness as to responsible clinical applications of psychedelics/entheogens.
AVIVA BANNERMAN, Psychotherapist
Aviva graduated from Naropa University with a Master’s Degree in Somatic Counseling Psychology and a concentration in Body Psychotherapy. As a Registered Psychotherapist, she has worked with lower-income and homeless populations at the Naropa Community Counseling Center, and she has specialized in working with women at the Colorado Women’s Center. Passionate about harm reduction, Aviva has also worked as a peer support specialist at festivals with organizations such as Zendo, providing emotional support for those who have ingested too many substances. Working from the belief that all people are doing the best they can with the tools that they have, Aviva offers a non-judgmental approach in which clients can feel comfortable exploring their thoughts, feelings, and sensations, diving deeply into personal issues, and uncovering patterns that no longer serve them. She encourages her clients to get comfortable with the uncomfortable and learn to not only accept, but also appreciate the more difficult parts of one’s self. Aware of the strong healing capacity of psychedelics, she feels passionate about the movement toward psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and honored to assist clients on their unique journeys toward health and well-being.
ANDRES ZAMBRANO, Psychotherapist
Andrés graduated from Naropa University with a Master’s Degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy. Andrés has a holistic approach to psychotherapy, rooted in the belief that healing is most effective if it addresses the full range of the human experience, including body, mind and spirit. His perspectives on healing stem from his personal work in different wisdom traditions of the world: Andrés has received training in shamanic traditions of South, Central, and North America. He completed his yoga teacher training in India, studied massage therapy in Thailand and has practiced chinese martial arts for several years. Additionally, he worked for three years as a wilderness field guide in a wilderness treatment program with and emphasis on addiction. Andrés is devoted to being an unconditional support for his clients, walking beside them as they heal their deepest wounds and rediscover the wisdom of their body along the way.
LETA HUNT, Psychotherapist
Leta is originally from Indiana, where she received her BA in Psychology from Butler University. During her time at Butler she contributed to health psychology research, particularly investigating the relationship between spirituality and health. After graduation, she ventured out to Denver to attend the University of Denver where she received her MA in Counseling and spent time working with the homeless and incarcerated youth. These experiences sparked her interest in trauma and finding effective treatments. Leta believes that no one is “bad,” but rather the subconscious has found creative ways to help one survive and stay safe. She is passionate about helping people to feel like their authentic self, and to trust their body, mind, and spirit. She is here to hold space for you and guide you on the trek to conquering your personal mountain.
EMILY BOSCHENSTEIN, Psychotherapist