Bringing Psychedelic Therapies To Marginalized People

2021 ⸱ 

Courtney Watson, LMFT, CST

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Psychotherapist and ketamine-assisted therapy clinic owner Courtney Watson explores how deep healing requires deep trust between client and therapist, and why Black, Indigenous and People of Color, Queer and gender diverse clients’ needs are best met by those whose lives are similar to their own.

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Courtney Watson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and AASECT Certified Sex therapist, and the owner of Doorway Therapeutic Services, a group therapy practice in Oakland, CA focused on addressing the mental health needs of Black, Indigenous & People of Color, Queer folks, Trans, Gender Non-conforming, Non binary and Two Spirit individuals. Courtney has followed the direction of her ancestors to incorporate psychedelic-assisted therapy into her offerings for folks with multiple marginalized identities and stresses the importance of BIPOC and Queer providers offering these services. She has received training from the Center for Psychedelic Therapies and Research at CIIS, MAPS and Polaris Insight Center to provide psychedelic-assisted therapy with a variety of medicines. She founded a non-profit, Access to Doorways, to raise funds to subsidize the cost of ketamine/psychedelic-assisted therapy for QTBIPOC clients.

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