Julie Russell

Julie is a clinical psychologist practicing in the state of Utah, USA. Her background is in the field of neuropsychology, and she spent many years providing comprehensive neuropsychological assessment to retired NFL players, and to older adults diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases. Throughout her training and post-doctorate years, Julie worked on clinical trials providing psychiatric interviews and cognitive assessments to patients enrolled in a wide range of mental health studies and Alzheimer’s disease studies. Julie has observed first-hand the limitations of standard psychopharmacological approaches to treating mental health conditions and is hopeful that psychedelic treatments may offer greater relief to those who have not benefited from standard care. Julie joined the Numinus team in May of 2022 to work on psychiatric clinical trials involving novel pharmacological compounds and psychedelics, and became trained and certified to provide ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP). She initially provided KAP to individual therapy clients and is now serving as a psychedelic-assisted therapist in clinical trials. Her experience working personally and professionally with psychedelic medicines has given her renewed hope and passion to study and contribute to the development of treatments that help people deeply heal, and create a way of living that promotes their ability to flourish. While Julie is a native Californian and grew up a passionate surfer and ocean lover, she now calls herself a mountain woman and has become a backpacking enthusiast in the majestic ancestral homelands of the Shoshone, Paiute, Goshute, and Ute tribes.

Aditi Mukesh

Aditi is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, working in the lower mainland area of BC. She is currently completing her Graduate Certificate in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. She has additional training in experiential models such as “Somatic Experiencing” and “Gestalt therapy”. She has primarily worked with street entrenched populations, helping to reduce barriers in accessing services, supporting harm reduction, and promoting safety during the opioid crisis. She has an extensive background in substance use, having worked in several addiction treatment centers, and with families of those in addiction. She also has worked with youth in foster care, Indigenous people, LGBTQ+ individuals, clients with developmental disabilities, multicultural communities, and more. She has a passion for Psychedelic Assisted Therapy. Her approach is a combination of scientific research balanced with Indigenous spiritual traditions. She believes that honoring our relationships with Indigenous communities is vital to enhancing and sustaining the healing power of psychedelic medicines.

Martha Kezemidis

Martha is a psychotherapist, counsellor and yoga teacher. She has several years of experience working as a clinician in a variety of clinical settings and in leadership roles in the medical startup space. She is a lead facilitator with Numinus Training, teaching a wide range of courses. As a clinician Martha’s practice is person-centred and integrative, applying psychodynamic, transpersonal and somatic approaches to therapy. She has experience working with mood and anxiety disorders, acute and complex trauma, as well as grief, life transitions, identity issues, and stress and burnout. Her focus is on developing a strong therapeutic alliance, allowing clients to connect to their innate abilities to heal, gain resiliency and move towards living a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Martha has experience working in various settings within the psychedelic medicine space. As a clinician, she has helped to design clinical protocols in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), and has extensive experience facilitating KAP for individuals and groups. As a trainer, Martha has experience training clinical teams in a collaborative-care model of KAP as well as in designing and facilitating experiential trainings in KAP for healthcare providers. She has also served as a consultant on clinical trials involving novel psychedelic medicines. In her work as a clinician, trainer and consultant, Martha’s mission is to help shape the delivery of psychedelic medicine treatments with ethical integrity and a reverence for both the medicines and each individual’s journey and inner healing abilities.

Karine St-Jean

Karine is a psychologist since 2004. She deeply believe that the human being and the therapeutic relationship are the heart of every transformative journey. She offers a space where each person can connect with themselves, explore their challenges and strengths. Her curious and kind presence allows people to tap into their resources to navigate with more ease the issues they encounter in life and find well-being. Her proactive and pragmatic stance is supportive of this process. Karine is deeply interested in the healing potential of psychedelic-assisted journey and offers support to people exploring this realm. She offers harm-reduction and preparation and integration support. She has experience accompanying individual adults coping with anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, life transitions and eco-grief/anxiety. Benefiting from her background as an entrepreneur, she also offer a space for individuals to explore their relationship with their career and work-life balance. Her interest lies in holding a space where everyone can be fully seen and understood, as well as connect with their innate capacity to heal, find meaning and engage fully in life.

Maxime Bourgault

Dr. Maxime Bourgault is a senior psychologist and the Site Psychotherapy Director for Numinus Montreal. He completed his doctorate at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and has been practicing psychotherapy with individuals and groups since 2017. He works with teenagers over the age of 17, adults, and seniors facing a wide variety of challenges. While classically trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Max also integrates elements of Internal Family Systems, Young’s Schema Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) into his practice. This allows him to tailor his approach for the individual needs of each client, optimizing efficiency. Basic pragmatism fuels his on-going need to learn and integrate diverse therapeutic options. Max is passionate, compassionate, and open-minded. His genuine kindness is contagious, making it easy to be authentic around him. His passion for studying human potential has taken him all over the world, experiencing the benefits of many traditions first-hand. This includes the use of psychedelic medicines in traditional settings. He is currently part of the Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy Team and the Training Team at Numinus.

Dillon March

Dillon is Numinus' Senior Training Specialist and LMS administrator with Numinus Training. He is responsible for building all courses in our Numinus Training platform working with Subject Matter Experts to create content, slide decks, and other learning materials. Dillon is passionate about learning, instructional design, content curation, and languages. Dillon previously worked with D2L as the manager of their instructional design team, guiding the creation of a wide variety of academic and non-academic courses. He has extensive training experience across the non-profit, private, and public sectors in academic, learning and development, and professional development contexts.

Miriam Salazar-Vejar

Miriam is a Training Coordinator with Numinus, responsible for coordinating, implementing, facilitating, and evaluating Numinus' various training programs. She has been in the education and training sector throughout her career, including working in academia for 13 years as an Instructor, Academic Secretary, Program Director and Quality Assurance Coordinator in Chile. She has taught Film Studies, History and Culture, English Languages courses and led dissertations at Universidad Andres Bello (UNAB). Miriam has also worked in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors leading and implementing diverse learning initiatives and projects. She has extensive experience working with learning technologies such as Learning Management Systems (LMS) and online communities. She is passionate about all things learning, project management, innovation and technology. Miriam is a lifelong learner who is always looking for ways to keep abreast of knowledge and trends in her field.

Elizabeth McCoy

My eclectic background has offered me the opportunity to work and live with individuals and family systems inclusive of all abilities and ages (people of all abilities, sudden/chronic illnesses, grief and loss, trauma). I work with people who experience anxiety, depression, grief, negative self-talk such as “I am powerless”, “I am worthless”, “I am unlovable”, and other intrusive repetitive thoughts. My individual sessions and group classes allow you to find stability during the highs and lows of daily life, with your family of choice and your community. I believe in living a balanced life that honors mind, body and spirit. The focus of my practice is you. Together we will build a safe and trusting therapeutic alliance. I use holistic evidence & process-based practices that empower you to make informed decisions guided by your core values. It is my desire that you leave my office feeling, heard and supported even during the most difficult of times.

Paul Thielking

Dr. Paul Thielking is board certified in psychiatry, hospice & palliative medicine, and integrative medicine. Dr. Thielking is the principal investigator for a psilocybin enhanced group psychotherapy intervention for cancer patients with depression and a co-investigator on a study for ketamine-assisted psychotherapy for opioid use disorder. He has extensive experience with creating innovative group therapy interventions for patients with serious illness and has successfully integrated ketamine-assisted psychotherapy services within an academic outpatient oncology clinic for cancer patients with depression. Dr. Thielking was director of psycho-oncology at the University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute for five years and was previously an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Utah. He was also the medical director of the tobacco treatment program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He has extensive experience with medical students, residents and fellows. Dr. Thielking is a graduate of the California Institute of Integrative Studies’ Certification of Psychedelic Therapy and Research program.

Reid Robison

Dr. Reid Robison is a board-certified psychiatrist who was named Best Psychiatrist in Utah by Salt Lake City Weekly’s Best of Utah Body & Mind 2020. Dr. Robison is the co-founder of Cedar Psychiatry and serves as the Medical Director for the Center for Change, a leading Eating Disorder center. He was previously a coordinating investigator for the MAPS-sponsored MDMA-assisted psychotherapy study of eating disorders. As an early adopter and researcher of ketamine in psychiatry, Dr. Robison led a pivotal IV ketamine study for treatment-resistant depression by Janssen, leading up to the company’s recent FDA-approval of Spravato™. To date, Dr. Robison has guided thousands of ketamine therapy journeys and hundreds of Spravato™ dosing sessions. As a social entrepreneur, Dr. Robison has built a number of purpose-driven companies including Tute Genomics which was acquired by PierianDx in 2016. Dr. Robison is also an adjunct professor at both the University of Utah and Brigham Young University and is the founder of the Polizzi Free Clinic, a free mental health clinic for marginalized people based in Salt Lake City, Utah.