Psychedelic integration is a specialized therapy for processing the emotions, thoughts, and experiences that occur when using hallucinogenic drugs. The caring mental health professionals at Greenpoint Psychotherapy use different therapies to integrate your psychedelic experience. People in New York City and throughout the Greater New York metropolitan area can access this therapy through telehealth appointments. Call the office in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn today or request an appointment online to learn more about how to use your psychedelic experience to improve your life.

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What is psychedelic integration?

Psychedelic integration is a therapeutic intervention that helps you process the thoughts, feelings, and sensations you experience when using hallucinogenic drugs.

Your psychedelic episode may be recreational (like at a party with friends) or clinical (if you receive psychedelic-assisted therapy).

Some clients seek psychedelic integration before using hallucinogens. During this type of therapy, you learn what to expect during your psychedelic experience and the potential risks.

The most powerful hallucinogen is LSD. An overdose of LSD doesn’t directly kill you, but it can lead to your death by causing a “bad trip.” You may experience such severe hallucinations that you’re unaware of your actions and accidentally kill yourself.

How does psychedelic integration differ from psychedelic-assisted therapy?

Psychedelics (hallucinogens) are sometimes used in therapy because they separate your conscious brain from difficult emotions and memories, allowing you to remember and experience trauma and other events locked in your subconscious.

As a therapist guides your psychedelic-assisted therapy, you can use your altered consciousness to gain insight into the emotional, mental, and behavioral challenges you may face.

Greenpoint Psychotherapy doesn’t offer psychedelic-assisted therapy. They also can’t recommend or suggest using psychedelics. But they can teach you about the risks before you use them and provide therapy to sort through the experience afterward.

Why would I need psychedelic integration?

As psychedelic drugs change or enhance your thoughts, senses, and perceptions, you may experience one or more of the following:

  • Altered perception of time
  • Heightened awareness or understanding
  • Intense sensory experiences
  • Spiritual experiences
  • Hallucinations

If you were alone or with friends when you used psychedelics, your experience might leave you confused, elated, energized, depressed, and overwhelmed. You may even be traumatized by the experience.

Chances are you have many questions about what happened and what it means to you, especially if you have a spiritual experience with symbolic images or remembered past events. That’s when psychedelic integration can help.

What should I expect during psychedelic integration?

Psychedelic integration explores all your questions and aids in understanding what you experienced. Your Greenpoint Psychotherapy provider helps you learn what the information means and discover how to use it to guide your life.

The primary goal of integration is to take the feelings, lessons, and insights and translate them into actions to improve your life.

Call Greenpoint Psychotherapy today or book an appointment online to learn more about psychedelic integration.