Sara is a psychedelic therapist, educator, and mentor with expertise in MDMA-Assisted Therapy, ketamine-assisted therapy and psychedelic risk reduction. She received her Master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University in 2012. Sara served as an Investigator for MAPS Public Benefit Corporation Phase 2 and Phase 3 clinical trials researching the safety and efficacy of MDMA-Assisted Therapy for PTSD and currently serves as a MAPS PBC Lead Educator and Associate Supervisor. She is the Lead Facilitator and former Course Director for the Integrative Psychiatry Institute Psychedelic Assisted Therapy Training.
In addition to her clinical work, Sara has worked at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) 501(c)(3) non-profit since 2013 where she has held multiple roles including Harm Reduction Officer and Director of Harm Reduction, overseeing the work of the Zendo Project and helping to support individuals having challenging psychedelic experiences in social and community settings. Sara is the harm reduction representative for the Denver Psilocybin Mushroom Policy Review panel and an advisor and former board member at DanceSafe.
Sara believes in the potential of psychedelics as catalysts for individual, community, and collective healing and for the careful integration of psychedelics into society. She is committed to helping train the next generation of psychedelic practitioners and co-creating a future where psychedelic therapies are available and accessible to all who could benefit from them. She lives in Boulder, CO.