None of the practitioners on this page provide Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PAT). Under current Australian legislation this service is illegal outside of sanctioned medical trials.
However, with the attention these treatments are receiving, MMA is aware that people around Australia are choosing to pursue them outside of legal settings. The aim of this directory is to provide a resource to improve safety for those who are choosing to do so. Practitioners are able to provide professional advice within their scope of practice from a harm reduction perspective.
- Practitioners listed below have all undertaken our world class Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (CPAT).
- Practitioners work in a private capacity and are not employed by MMA.
- Practitioners may be trained as psychiatrists, GPs, psychologists, psychotherapists, nurses, counsellors, specialist physicians, social workers, occupational therapists, art/behavioural therapists, etc. and may be multidisciplined (including breathwork, CBT, EMDR, somatic therapies, tapping and more).
- Practitioners may charge different rates and your treatment may be eligible for a Medicare rebate or private health insurance rebates.
- Clients need to check this with the practitioner in advance.
- Clients need to determine whether a particular practitioner is suitable for their individual circumstances.
New South Wales
Byron Bay, 2481
Qualifications: Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Neurolinguistic programming master practitioner, Psychosomatic Therapist, CPAT Graduate
Dr. Mario Alam is the founder of World Doctor and the creator of the RESET program and retreats. A qualified GP and holistic practitioner, Mario, sits on the advisory board of Mind Medicine Australia. Dr. Mario marries his training in Western Medicine with years of learning from greatest of spiritual teachers from around the world.
RESET is a unique transformative program that provides a simple yet powerful framework to safely let go of the densities of emotions held in our bodies that contribute to dis-ease and disempowerment. RESET encompasses various modalities from around the world including Soul Line TherapyTM, Psychosomatics, Neurolinguistics, Energetic Healing and Alignment.
p: 0419 622 426
Qualifications: MB BS, Psychiatry Registrar, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Addiction medicine, medical/radiation oncology, palliative care
Clinical Counsellor and Coach
Qualifications: Grad Dip Counselling, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Ecotherapy, Clinic and Online sessions for 1:1 and Groups. Working within a Psychodynamic Psychotherapeutic framework, incorporating Process Oriented, Relational, Somatic and Transpersonal models of therapy : Altered States Integration, Trauma and Anxiety. Special interest in Neurodiversity.
Hollie Bakerboljkovac is a therapist and coach with a background in natural and ancestral health, altered states and sacred space, martial arts and functional movement, offgrid living and Women’s Mysteries.
Hollie honours life’s transitions and promotes self care-based lifestyling, facilitated through counselling & coaching, personal & community development and feminist values. She is passionate about empowering people to live an unlimited and unbound life.
Hollie has a respectful disregard for the status quo and mainstream culture. She promotes choice and believes in the capacity of human beings to do extraordinary things.
Point Piper, 2027
p: 0417 282 460
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: BPsych, Postgraduate Diploma in Transpersonal Counselling & Psychotherapy, NLP Master Practitioner, Practitioner of “Universal Psychotherapy”, Trainer Certificate in therapy with “OH” Cards, Practitioner of “Systemic Modelling”, Recall Healing Level One, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Relationships; Family Therapy; Life Coaching; Life Transition and Adjustment Issues; Integrative and transpersonal Psychotherapy
Nelly studied Psychology at Moscow State University for 4.5 years (as part of a combined bachelor’s and master’s degree), but did not finish, as her family immigrated to Australia. In Sydney, she spent a year at Macquarie University to complete her bachelor’s degree in psychology. Then there was a gap of 20 something years when she successfully ran her own international travel business.
But her destiny called her to work on the tasks her soul chose for this life and in 2016 she returned to the study and practice of psychotherapy in Russia for 5 years, including Gestalt, internal family systems, family constellations, systems modelling and transpersonal psychotherapy and counselling.
Nelly works as a relationship therapist and counsellor focusing on intimate and family relationships, helping clients overcome negativity and pain, gain inner strength, and feel more confident in their lives and relationships.
p: 0439 945 042
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: M.Ed (Hons) in Pastoral Guidance, Diploma of Analytical Psychology (Zurich)
p: 1300 867 888
Qualifications: MB BS FRANZCP, CPAT Graduate
Dr Ted Cassidy is Co-founder, Executive Chair of the Board and Chief Medical Officer of Monarch Mental Health Group. He has been delivering innovative mental health treatment services for over 20 years, including TMS.
Dr Cassidy has worked extensively since 2014 in the field of developing next-step mental health treatments for patients with depression, anxiety and related mental health conditions. Dr Cassidy previously founded and owned The Hills Clinic group and hospital, the first purpose built private mental health hospital in Australia. From 2004 to 2017 he was the Medical Director, during this time more than 10,000 patients with Mental Illness were assisted in the Northwest of Sydney.
Monarch Mental Health Group has 25 clinics over Australia. Please visit their website to find a clinic closest to you.
p: 0428 830 985
Qualifications: Registered Nurse, remote area nurse, alcohol/other drugs counsellor, medicinal cannabis consultant, massage therapist, death/dying nurse, CPAT Graduate
Michael Adel Giurgis
Yogi | Zenthai Shiatsu Therapist
p: 0491 014 696
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: Bachelor of Applied Science (MRS), Diagnostic Radiography (Sydney University), CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Yoga, zenthai shiatsu, breathwork, sound healing, ecstatic dance, meditation, brainwave entertainment, and ancient freedom technologies to support optimum health and overall wellbeing.
Michael’s path was ultimately led by Spirit and has thus taken him to the most ancient sacred sites and shamanic traditions around the world. His healing style is a unique blend of modern day science mingled with ancient healing psycho-technologies of ecstasy. A Quantum healer, holistic health practitioner, neuroscience enthusiast, Michael prides himself through heart based therapy and focused Intention.
Byron Bay, 2481
Qualifications: BA in Integrative Psychotherapy, Gottman Clinician Level 1, Adv Dip Transpersonal Counselling, Dip Relationship Counselling, somatic psychotherapy, gestalt, psychodynamic, emotion focused therapy, eco psychotherapy, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Entheogenic integration relationships, grief, anxiety, transpersonal, spiritual emergence, psycho-dynamic, client-centred psychotherapy
Samantha is a qualified Psychotherapist and the creator of The Byron Psychotherapist and co-creator of Akin Psychotherapy. For over a decade Samantha has been immersed in the practice and integration of understanding the connection between the psycho and the spiritual.
Samantha’s own journey has given her an understanding and a reverence for the intricacies of this human existence. She supports individuals and couples in navigating the complexities of life and uncovering old patterns and habitual ways of being.
p: 0405 488 850
Qualifications: Psychology Masters (Coaching Psychology) (Sydney University), CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Positive Psychology
Qualifications: CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Trauma, sexual assault, domestic/family violence, grief/end of life anxiety
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: MA Counselling & Applied Psychotherapy, BA Political Science (Hons), Post Grad Dip of Energetic Health, Somatic Psychotherapy, EMDR Therapist, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Jennifer is the founder of Psychotherapy Central, a Director of the International Energetic Healing Association, and an Ambassador for A Sound Life charity and The Embody Lab. She is a licensed Clinical Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Energetic Healer. She has worked in the psychospiritual field for the last 20 years with specialisations in attachment injuries, Complex Trauma and spiritual emergence.
Jennifer’s passion is the integration of psychotherapy and energetic healing as methods to change consciousness. She has worked for over 20 years with a vast array of eastern meditative practices, different shamanic techniques and Western healing modalities. She is part of the accreditation team for the IEHA & has written many training programs for practitioners and clients. She works in private practice in Sydney.
Bondi Junction, 2022
Qualifications: Degree in Cultural Anthropology. Trained in Jungian Psychoanalysis and Transcultural Psychology & Psychotherapy. Research on Shamanism carried out in Nepal, Mexico and on the Gnawa’s trance rituals in Morocco (University of Urbino, Perugia and Rome, Italy). Integrated Breathwork facilitator. CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Jungian Psychoanalysis, Breathwork/Bioenergetics, Transcultural Psychology, Legal ethical and safe integration assistance following experiences of altered states of consciousness
p: 0283 541 204
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: MB BS FRANCP BCN, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Consultation liaison psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry
I have wide ranging interests, including the area of complex adaptive/emergent systems, a way of thinking and engaging with complexity and unknowns
In the latter period of my career I have been working with neuromodulation of various sorts, using these methods to leverage neuroplasticity to assist engagement and response to other modalities of treatment including psychotherapy
This intellectual and practical background enables/supports an integrative approach to my work and readily incorporates the role of psychedelics when they become legally available
Holistic Therapist/Support Worker
p: 0432 554 043
Available for Telehealth
Qualifications: Bachelor of Human Services, Bachelor of Criminology & Criminal Justice, EFT Level 1 & 2, CPAT Graduates
Specialisations: Development/Attachment, Trauma, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Addiction
I have developed my own independent practice: Grow & Flow – Holistic Healing in the beginning of 2022. I focus on healing trauma and attachment adversities through self-awareness; critical self-reflection; and critical self-analysis.
I guide clients into an inner-directed; somatic process that supports self-awareness of stuck/blocked feelings and emotions. My practice is predominantly meditative based as a means of travelling approaching, acknowledging, addressing and releasing old wounds.
Surfers Paradise, 4217
p: 0420 647 701
Qualifications: Bachelor in Psychology, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and meditation, expressive therapies, trauma informed practice, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Somatic, mindfulness, humanistic, internal family systems, extensive experience with altered states of consciousness within legal contexts
Gus is a trained Psychologist, originally from Brazil, who has been calling Australia home since April 2012. With years of experience in psychological assessment and intervention, currently running a private practice on the Gold Coast, providing psychological service to adults and young people with a range of presentations: depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, substance abuse, among others.
Gus has a vast experience and special interest in treating trauma and its repercussions. In his spare time Gus enjoys sports, yoga, art and travelling. Gus is passionate about assisting people to go through change and transformation.
Astrid de Ruiter
p: 0401 624 757
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: MSc (Physics, minor in Environmental Sciences), Grad Dip Counselling (ACAP), Grad Dip Holistic Counselling, Post Grad Dip Psychology (QUT), MTIA/ UMASS Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) teacher, Level I training in IFS, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Somatic, mindfulness, humanistic, internal family systems
Astrid is a registered counsellor/psychotherapist (PACFA Clinical member) in private practice and an internationally certified Mindfulness teacher with over 15 years of experience. In their work, they draw on a combination of somatic, mindfulness, humanistic and IFS (Internal Family Systems) approaches.
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: BSc Psych & Management/Marketing (Monash University), Grad Cert & Grad Dip in Professional Counselling (Swinburne University of Technology), MCOUNS (University of Queensland), Ongoing PhD (University of Queensland), CPAT Graduate (Mind Medicine Institute)
Specialisations: Humanistic & Holistic approaches for: Grief and Loss; Trauma work (including parts work & Trauma-informed Yoga); Existential Crises; Logotherapy (Meaning Making); Culturally & Spiritually informed-care & Transcultural/ Multicultural Issues.
Amirah has been in the mental health industry for almost 15 years. She has worked with children on the spectrum, provided end of life care, and engaged in various trauma work including humanitarian industries (i.e. refugee & asylum seekers). Amirah’s focus and research has been in navigating existential concerns and trauma through the overarching transcultural society that Australia presents with.
Amirah’s interest in CPAT is due the restrictive medical model which leads us away from appreciating the impacts of culture and faith (CALD) in mental health.
p: 0883 572 348
Qualifications: Bachelor in Arts in Christian Counselling, Bachelor in Health Sciences, Honours in Psychology, Master in Psychology (Clinical) Adelaide University
Specialisations: Interpersonal Neurobiological approach, Trauma-informed practices, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
Paula began studies with a B.A. in Theology/Psychology/Counselling, gaining a counselling qualification that saw the beginning of her work as a psycho-therapist in 2000. Paula then graduated with a Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Adelaide and later attained AHPRA endorsement to practice as a Clinical Psychologist.
Paula has over 20 years of experience in providing psycho-therapeutic services, including education, within a variety of settings including schools, community agencies, government health and Child Protection. Paula currently runs a private practice within Connect Health Care, an integrated health care clinic. Her practice is undergirded by the commitment to support individuals as they discover their own dignity and personal empowerment. Paula’s therapeutic model is informed by a wide range of therapeutic frameworks and an integration of these to create an individually tailored model of care for each client.
p: 0402 303 763
Qualifications: Bachelor of Health Science – Adelaide University, Masters of Chiropractic – Macquarie University, CPAT Graduate
p: 0404 071 178
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach, Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Certified Havening Practitioner, Psychedelic Assisted Therapist
Specialisations: Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Stress, Issues. Addiction, Chronic Pain, Depression, Family, Conflict, Life Coaching, Obesity, Parenting, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Sleep or Insomnia, Spirituality, Weight Loss, Women’s Issues, Sexuality, LGBTQ+
Whilst my therapy style is mostly informed by body focused or somatic therapies, I also draw on acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), the Havening techniques and internal family systems in my therapy work.
I am also a psychedelic assisted psychotherapist and can assist people with harm reduction and integration.
Qualifications: BAppSc (Psych Honours), M Couples and Relationship Counselling, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Narrative therapy, schema therapy, inner child work, mindfulness/thought stopping, relaxation techniques, relationship building
Ascot Vale, 3032
Mental Health Clinician
Qualifications: BBSc (Psychology), Post Grad (Family Therapy), MASW, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Cognitive behavioural therapy, EMDR modality, emotion-focused therapy, interpersonal therapy, family systems therapy, somatic psychotherapy, acceptance/commitment therapy + TFCBT
Virginia has over 20 years’ experience as psychotherapist and consultant working with Individuals, couples and adolescents. Virginia feels strongly that in order for clients to gain the most from counselling, they must experience a safe and compassionate space to express themselves and work though their personal challenges, while also finding ways to enjoy the experience of personal growth and change that occurs in therapy, which can be both painful at times and challenging.
Virginia creates a space that is warm, non-judgemental and welcoming. She is passionate and committed to supporting clients to develop helpful strategies, skills and tools which they can then take away from sessions and bring into their lives to create the positive changes they want, or help clients to better deal with relationship or life difficulties they are facing.
p: 0481 083 644
Qualifications: Registered psychologist for 20+ years, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Process-oriented psychology, acceptance + commitment therapy, mindfulness, emotion focused therapy, schema therapy, interpersonal therapy, art/play therapy, equine therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy
Sue has worked internationally and in schools as a drug/alcohol counsellor and gambling/addiction specialist. She also has experience with trauma, couples, anxiety and depression, grief, etc.
p: 08 9583 5945
Available for telehealth
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Bachelor of Psychology Postgraduate Diploma of Health Sciences (Addiction Studies), Diploma of Integrative Nutrition, Health Coach, Master of Leadership, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: EMDR, Trauma, Leadership
Cherie has worked as a registered Psychologist for 23 years across clinical, community and forensic settings. She developed advanced skills in clinical practice and trauma treatment, and advised authorities in a medico-legal capacity. Extending her knowledge and skills into the industry of business and health, Cherie built a successful group private practice to increase access to mental health services for her community. Leading a full team of professionals, she gained a passion for the art of building an authentically constructive team culture while maintaining strong organisational viability & sustainability.
During her 8 years as a Psychology Board of Australia approved professional supervisor of registered, intern, and registrar psychologists, Cherie further developed her capacity for inspiring the professional excellence and personal growth of individuals and teams. Recognising the significance of not only the personal life, but also the work-life, of an individual Cherie developed facilitation, research, and coaching skills to therapeutically support the enhancement of the worker & the working experience. Cherie now brings forward the culmination of almost 30 years of study, research and experience in clinical, leadership and business practice to the service of her clients.
p: 0428 372 873
Qualifications: Bachelors of Science, Psychology, Graduate Diploma Counselling, Breathwork Facilitation, Certificate in Expressive Therapies, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Breathwork, Trauma informed counsellor, Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Graduate (2022), Neuro-Leadership
Rheanna is a registered counselor and experienced, non-ordinary states space holder. She is currently self-employed and specializes in facilitating breathwork as an expressive therapy.
She has a passion for psychedelic science, helping organizations build healthy cultures and elevating our human potential.
She is an active mother to 3 children, a life-long student who enjoys travel and will never turn down an opportunity to eat tacos.
p: 0897 511 084
Available for telehealth
Qualifications:Bachelor of Psychology (Honours First Class), Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology), Certificate Psychedelic Assisted Therapy
Specialisations: Trauma, Mood Disorders, Family and Parenting/Developmental Issues, Integration for Non-ordinary States of Consciousness, Addiction.
Justin is an experienced psychologist in private practise in WA’s southwest. Justin taught Cognition and Developmental Psychology at University level for many years. He has an abiding interest in trans-personal psychology and human potential. As a martial arts teacher and keen gardener, Justin believes people – like sacred plants – grow towards the light given favourable conditions.
p: 0450 357 159
Qualifications: Science Double Major: Human Biology & Anatomy; Human Movement & Recreation Studies, Post Graduate Diploma Psychology, Masters & Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy, Member of International Yoga Teachers Association (IYTA, 1991), CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Addiction medicine, medical/radiation oncology, palliative care, mood/anxiety disorders, integration of mystical states of consciousness
Mark has worked in the government mental health sector for last 17 years, and previously managed a residential therapeutic community for complex/co-morbid substance abuse. He is a registered Medicare provider with significant experience in altered state integration work, including psychedelics, meditation and holotropic breathwork. Mark has a focused interest in the integration of spiritual and mystical experiences.
Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Qualifications: BPsych(Hons), Graduate Diploma (Arts Therapy), Masters in Therapeutic Arts Practice (M. T.A.P), registered ‘Yoga Australia’ teacher, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Integration therapy, mindfulness, ecopsychology
I take a therapeutic arts-based companioning approach, held by the values of curiosity, trust, and emergence (grace). As a companion, I walk alongside, supporting the development of the inquirer’s own inner-knower/ healer through an attuned, curious attentiveness into lived and living experience. With loving respect for you and your path, I hold faith in its ultimate direction being one inseparable from healing and wholeness.
My therapeutic approach is mindfulness-based (bringing awareness to the present moment), underpinned by existential psychology (asking broader questions, exploring purpose & meaning), and rooted firmly in ecopsychology (exploring ways to deepen our relationship with earth and spirit to improve physical and mental health). My way of being with clients (inquirers) is loving and very direct.
Medical Doctor, Counsellor, Coach
San Diego, CA, USA
p: +1858 436-4701
Qualifications: Certified Psychedelic Therapist, Member American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, Fellow Australasian College of Emergency Medicine, Diplomat American Board of Emergency Medicine, CPAT Graduate
Specialisations: Preparation, integration and pre and post-psychedelic harm reduction, Clinical Hypnosis, ACT/IFS trained
A profound understanding of anxiety and depression from both lived experience and that of a medical doctor. I have a 30+ year career in Emergency Medicine. Trained and practiced in clinical hypnosis over past 4 years, practiced self hypnosis over 40 years. A strong foundation in, and understanding of the biological, developmental and psycho-social interplay as contributing to your psychic distress. A decades long practice in Buddhist-based meditation practice
In an Emergency
Contact crisis support helplines:
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue: 1800 512 348
MensLine Australia: 1300 789 978
1800Respect (sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse): 1800 737 732
Kids Helpline: (5-25 years): 1800 55 1800
Headspace: 1800 650 890