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.

Stephen Thayer

Dr. Steve Thayer is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychotherapist. Dr. Thayer began his career in the U.S. Air Force where he served as the Barksdale Air Force Base Mental Health Clinic Officer-In-Charge, managed the Barksdale Alcohol & Drug Abuse Prevention & Treatment (ADAPT) Program, provided therapeutic and assessment services, and counseled military leadership about community mental health concerns. Since leaving the military, Dr. Thayer has specialized in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy and is the lead facilitator for several ongoing psychedelic medicine clinical trials. Dr. Thayer is an adjunct professor teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in counseling skills, clinical psychology, and personality theory. Dr. Thayer is a supervisor and trainer of ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and co-hosts the Psychedelic Therapy Frontiers Podcast.

Deanna Rogers

Deanna has been working with plant medicines for over the last decade for personal healing and discovery. She has worked with the Temple of the Way of Light, The Integration Circle, and has run her own private practice for the last five years. She has also collaborated with psychedelic leaders such as Double-Blind Magazine and Psychedelics Today. She has worked in this field for the last ten years and has supported hundreds of people with many aspects of plant medicine and psychedelic experiences including applicant assessment, program design, preparation, retreat facilitation, group processing, and integration support, and has run several psychedelic harm reduction focused consultation groups for healthcare professionals. Her goal is to empower people to cultivate a deep connection to self, to help integrate trauma and align to their path going forward. She has trained with and is inspired by Indigenous Healers, Dr. Gabor Maté, Compassionate Inquiry, Somatic Experiencing, and is currently doing her master's in counseling psychology. Curiosity and compassion are two of the main tools that she brings to this work.