We believe healing and knowing the goodness of life is our nature and birthright, we have a training mission dedicated to making high quality, legal psychedelic therapy available to all who seek it.
PSI Faculty & Staff
Director of Education
Saj Razvi is the Director of Education at PSI. He is a psychotherapist and former clinical researcher in the MAPS Phase 2 trial of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. He is faculty at Mind Medicine Australia and taught PTSD studies at the University of Denver. He is one of the primary developers of the Psychedelic Somatic Interactional Psychotherapy (PSIP) modality which is a next generation, primary consciousness oriented psychotherapy. The focus of PSIP is to maximize the relational and autonomic healing capacity of psychedelic medicine to treat complex, childhood developmental trauma. Saj's primary focus is to train clinicians to provide legal, effective psychedelic treatment in their private practice settings utilizing readily accessible medicines such as cannabis and ketamine. He provides PSI trainings and supervision to students internationally. In 2015, he was part of a harm reduction effort that was unsuccessful. Saj is open about these events and invites you to read his story here.
Dr. Mignon Walker
Medical School: Stanford University School of Medicine
Training: USC Department of Family Practice, PSI Practitioner Training, Ketamine therapy training
Dr. Mignon Walker has recently joined the PSI team as the prescribing physician for practitioners in the states of California & Utah, and she is the medical faculty advising on the use of these medicines in a psychotherapeutic settings. Dr. Walker notes that a healthy nervous system is the key to managing stress and maintaining healthy relationships. "The somato-limbic resolution achieved with PSIP is an absolute game changer for patients and providers."
She has found the traditional Western medical model to be unsatisfying in its inability to resolve the underlying causes of disease. Her experience of using PSIP with her patients is that the core, non-verbal, nervous system reactivity and disregulation, that was previously treatment resistant due to being hidden in dissociation, is able to be accessed and resolved. “My patients organically return to a healthy, relaxed, fluid, trusting state…it is remarkable and fulfilling to see that kind of progress." She is excited to be part of the PSI training mission noting that "psychedelic medicine combined with self-directed subconscious somatic processing is the future of mental health. I have studied other methods and PSI has developed a model that is novel in the psychedelic space. It democratizes psychedelic treatment, and is more safe and effective than sitter or integration models.”
Dr. Anna Fekete
PSI Teaching Assistant
Edyta Halicka is the Enrollment Director at PSI. She has graduated from English Studies and gained her professional experience in the customer support field. She is a former licensed massage therapist, fascinated in psychotherapy and somatic work. Edyta is a natural born organiser and a community builder and has successfully organised numerous bodywork and movement workshops in her hometown in Poland. Her interest in psychology and psychotherapy is focused on healing trauma, she has completed Internal Family Systems Level 1 training and is constantly expanding her knowledge in the trauma therapy field. Her explorations resulted in getting interested in psychedelic therapy, which eventually led her to connection with PSI.
Dr. Fekete has been a teaching assistant in numerous PSI trainings as an instructor candidate. She has extensive training and professional experience in clinical psychology, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, psychoanalysis, couples/marriage therapy, CBT, EMDR, systemic constellations, psychedelic assisted psychotherapies, as well as life and business coaching.
She has 25+ years of professional experience, having worked with a broad range of psychological and relationship issues, psychiatric disorders, and neuropsychological conditions both in clinical and in private settings. She specializes in anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, grief, relationships, life transitions, and psychedelic processing and integration.
Nicki Wharton is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in Salt Lake City and in the PSI instructor training program as a teaching assistant. She is a trauma-informed therapist who specializes in working with women who are survivors of complex-developmental trauma and PTSD. In her work with survivors, she quickly learned that trauma cannot be healed from traditional talk therapy and cognitive behavioral approaches. Trauma is held in the body- not the rational thinking mind. As an Attachment-Focused EMDR trained therapist, Nicki found this modality useful in the treatment of PTSD but noticed its limitations in treating traumatic dissociation. "The truly overwhelming and worst traumas people have are also the most numb and unreachable."
Nicki now uses Psychedelic Somatic Interaction Psychotherapy (PSIP) to help her clients process through the layers of dissociation and trauma held in their bodies. The psychedelic medicine used in this work is cannabis. Nicki is "super passionate about using cannabis in psychotherapy because psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy is already here, legal, and accessible in most states." Nicki is now more hopeful than ever to be able to help facilitate real healing from the chains of trauma.