Alison McQueen, MA,  LPC, ATR

CLINICAL DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER AND PSYCHEDELIC THERAPIST

 

Alison is a licensed professional counselor and psychedelic therapist as well as the Clinical Director and Co-Founder of Medicinal Mindfulness. Trained in MDMA-assisted, Cannabis-Assisted, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Therapies, Alison also specializes in art therapy, somatic (body-centered) trauma work, harm reduction and psychedelic integration. Her clinical work focuses on mindfulness-based trauma and depth work, conscious parenting and women’s issues. 

Alison has a Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (Art Therapy emphasis) from Naropa University, over three years of training in somatic trauma work with the Somatic Training Institute, as well as advanced training and experience as Sub-Investigator and MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapist/Researcher in the Phase 2 MAPS sponsored and FDA-approved study for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Alison has completed Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training with the prestigious Ketamine Training Center and has co-developed Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy protocols and trainings with her husband and The Center for Medicinal Mindfulness co-founder Daniel McQueen. 

Bringing together over a decade of experience in the mental health field, clinical research experience in psychedelic therapies, and four years of international experience in therapeutic art education in the Czech Republic, Alison works skillfully and empathically with individuals and groups in cultivating lives of meaning and authenticity. 

Alison believes that no one does this work alone, and is inspired by a transparent and collaborative feminist approach to psychotherapy. Your stories, your wisdom, and your vulnerabilities are safe with her. We invite you to reach out so that she may support you on your journey.

Practitioner’s Statement. . .

My calling is to do my part to resolve trauma on the personal and global level, and I am deeply passionate about alternative and holistic therapies. For this reason, I co-founded Medicinal Mindfulness, a grassroots consciousness organization supporting individuals in safe, sacred, and legal altered states exploration and in developing ‘right relationship’ with the substances they are using. I partner with Holos Health in providing mental health counseling to medical cannabis patients and their families. I’m honored to be featured in the documentary Psychedelic Soldiers discussing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress in veterans. I also presented MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy: It’s Criminal that this is Illegal at a Psychedelic Shine event.

Areas of Specialization

Trauma & Depth Work
Psychedelic Integration
Conscious Cannabis for Mental Health
Art Therapy
Conscious Parenting

 

Learn more about Alison

I deeply trust in the basic goodness within each of us, and I have immense faith in the resilience of the human spirit.  I am passionate about creating safe and healthy containers for growth and transformation.

I practice as a licensed counselor, art therapist, and somatic (body-centered) trauma specialist with a private practice focused on mindfulness-based trauma and depth work, conscious parenting and women’s issues, psychedelic integration and cannabis use support for physical and psychological well-being. I have a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (Art Therapy emphasis) from Naropa University,  over three years of training in somatic trauma work with the Somatic Training Institute, as well as advanced training and experience as a MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapist in the Phase 2 MAPS sponsored study for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Bringing together over a decade of experience in the mental health field, clinical research experience in psychedelic therapies, and four years of international experience in therapeutic art education in the Czech Republic, I work skillfully and empathically with individuals and groups in cultivating lives of meaning and authenticity.

I believe that no one does this work alone, and I am inspired by a transparent and collaborative feminist approach to psychotherapy. Your stories, your wisdom, and your vulnerabilities are safe with me. I invite you to reach out so that I may support you on your journey.