Rev. Kristen Psaki, M.Div
ORDAINED MINISTER, PSYCHEDELIC THERAPIST, SOMATIC TRAUMA SPECIALIST CANDIDATE
Kristen is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and lifelong seeker of the sacred. Living in growing reverence to the ancient wisdom of plants and the Indigenous cultures that preserved these medicines and practices, Kristen trusts in the transformative power of Love and roots deeply in the knowing that healing and justice are possible in this life.
Kristen received her Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC (2014) with a focus in psychology & religion and a concentration in depth theology, a Jungian-rooted approach to unlocking the mysteries of psyche & soul, an approach which informs her life and work. She is credentialed in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy through the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness and assists in teaching this modality to psychotherapists, clergy and chaplains with Psychedelic Sitters School and is an advocate for the presence of trained religious professionals in psychedelic therapy. Kristen holds advanced training in Ketamine Assisted Therapy through the Polaris Insight Center and is in training as a somatic (body-based) trauma specialist through the Somatic Wilderness Therapy Training Institute. She also completed a certification in Psychedelic First Aid, a mental health crisis intervention and wilderness first aid training, and has four years of experience professionally serving in clinical settings.
Kristen specializes in working with clients living with depression, treatment-resistant depression, anxiety and PTSD from a soul and somatic based perspective. She creates space to turn toward the pain of life in order to explore the deeper layers of who you are and who you are becoming. Trained as an end-of-life and crisis chaplain, Kristen also specializes in Psychedelic Therapy for End-of-Life and is committed to returning death to its sacred place in life.
Lover of ceremony and forever a student of the unseen world, Kristen was raised Catholic and joined an evangelical Christian community as a teenager before surrendering into the guidance of Buddhism and the practice of Yoga as a young adult. She currently finds connection and truth through the earth-based practices of her ancestors and the guidance of spirit and song. She welcomes your path just as it is. Kristen identifies as a white, cis-gendered, queer and temporarily able-bodied who grew up with class privilege. Kristen invites a heart-centered exploration of systems of oppression into healing journeys knowing that the work of collective liberation is both external and internal and that all of us – need all of us – to be free.
Areas of Specialization
- Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy
- Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy
- Psychedelic Therapy for End-of-Life
- Soul and Somatic-BasedTrauma Work
- Depression, Anxiety, PTSD
- Grief, Loss, Death & Dying
- Spiritual & Religious Trauma
- Spiritual Emergency/Emergence
- Sex & Gender
- Oppression & Liberation
- Psychedelic Preparation & Integration
- Ritual & Ceremony Instruction
- Spiritual Care for Healing & Transformation
Psychedelic therapy is often inherently spiritual, mystical, and numinous in nature for many of my clients and I am professionally trained to navigate these experiences in a way that affirms and uplifts your agency on the path.
My therapeutic approach is guided by the intelligence of the plant or sacred medicine teacher in concert with your inner healing intelligence and my knowledge and skill as a psychedelic therapist.
I listen for the language of your longing, and meet you there. As a somatically-oriented practitioner, I invite you into an exploration of the wisdom of your body and your intuition to guide the way. I introduce you to mindfulness practices, ceremony, ritual and earth-based prayer, and with your consent weave these elements into our work together. Given my professional training and experience, I speak a number of spiritual and religious languages and meet you where and how you make meaning in this life.
My personal spiritual practices are at the root of it all. I commit to cultivating my relationship to plant medicine and psychedelic medicine through safe and sacred journeywork practices. I work to tend to my relationship with Spirit and my well ancestors – of blood and affinity – and to the Earth herself, one of my greatest teachers. Nourishment looks like sitting still by a stream deep in the mountains and listening for the movement of that Great Mystery – and also sharing a meal around a wooden table and touching the hands of those that I love.
Rev. Kristen Psaki, M.Div is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister and earned her Masters of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary in NYC (2014). She holds advanced training in Mindfulness-Based Psychedelic Therapy through the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness as well as training in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy through the Polaris Insight Center. Kristen is trained as an end-of-life and crisis chaplain having completed four units of Clinical Pastoral Education including a year-long chaplaincy residency with St. Anthony North Health Campus in Westminster, CO (2016), a Level III Trauma Center. Kristen specializes in Psychedelic Spiritual Care for Healing & Transformation as well as Psychedelic Spiritual Care through Death, Dying, Grief & Loss.