Cristie is a psychotherapist in private practice in New York City. She advocates for improving the understanding of non-ordinary states of consciousness as an avenue for the healing of trauma, and for the exploration of the self. Cristie completed a dual Masters degree in Mental Health and Counseling Psychology at Columbia University as well as a Masters in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, where her studies focused primarily on ritual and urban shamanism. She is a certified therapist by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy. She is currently working with MAPS on FDA-approved clinical studies, as a co-investigator and co-therapist with MDMA-assisted therapy for PTSD. She is also an educator and trainer to other professionals on psychedelic-assisted therapy, including the preparation and integration of experiences with psychedelics. She is trained in cultural competency to work with diverse minority populations. Cristie is a bicultural, bilingual, and multiracial Latina, born in Colón, Panamá, and raised between Panamá, Germany, and the USA.
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