What Is Psychedelic Integration?

After a psychedelic experience, individuals may encounter new perspectives, insights, and emotions that can be transformative but may also require careful processing and integration. Integration typically occurs in the post-session period and may extend for days, weeks, or even months after the experience.


Zina Ortiz

11/16/20211 min read

Ketamine and Cannabis Assisted Therapy for Complex PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression in Denver CO
Ketamine and Cannabis Assisted Therapy for Complex PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression in Denver CO

Psychedelic integration is a transformative process that I, as a Licensed Professional Counselor, offer as part of my therapy services. It involves helping individuals make sense of and integrate the profound experiences, insights, and emotions that arise during their psychedelic journeys into their daily lives.

Through reflective practices such as journaling, meditation, and creative expression, I assist clients in exploring the lessons and themes that emerged during their psychedelic experiences. Together, we work to make meaning out of these insights and connect them to their personal growth and life goals.

Emotional processing is a crucial aspect of integration. I provide a safe and supportive space for clients to navigate and heal any intense emotions, unresolved traumas, or challenging memories that may have surfaced during their psychedelic journeys. This allows for a deep level of emotional healing and integration. New issues arise during Psychedelic sessions, that sometimes, are not able to be addressed at that moment.

I also help clients translate the insights gained into practical changes in their lifestyle, habits, and relationships. By setting and implementing healthier practices, engaging in self-care, and pursuing meaningful goals, clients can align their actions with their newfound clarity and purpose.

As part of the integration process, I encourage my clients to connect with others who have had similar experiences. This sense of community provides validation, understanding, and a space for sharing insights and challenges.

Throughout the integration journey, I provide professional guidance, drawing on my expertise as an LPC. I offer a compassionate and non-judgmental environment where clients can openly explore their experiences, gain insights, and navigate any obstacles that may arise.

Psychedelic integration is a powerful therapeutic approach that goes beyond the psychedelic experience itself. It allows individuals to integrate the transformative aspects of their journeys into their daily lives, promoting personal growth, healing, and a deeper understanding of oneself.