Psychedelic Medicine

Psychedelic Medicine


You might have heard conflicting opinions about psychedelics. Perhaps you have had a psychedelic experience that you are trying to make sense of. Maybe you had a difficult trip or an eye-opening and mind-expanding experience that you are trying to understand. You don’t have to struggle on your own.


It’s not uncommon for people taking psychedelics to have a profound experience that shapes their thinking. Psychedelic experiences may expose old trauma, uncover long suppressed pain, provide insight into difficulties you experience, or provide you with a vision of the best version of yourself. However, the experience itself might dissipate with time with minimal or no benefit. Psychedelic integration therapy gives you an opportunity to consciously process the experience you had and learn to integrate its lessons into your life moving forward.


I have long believed that Non Ordinary States of Consciousness can facilitate personal growth, insight and healing. This interest led me to receive a certification in Psychedelic Assisted Therapies from California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS). Currently, besides my private practice I work at Polaris Insight Center providing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. In my private practice, working from a harm reduction perspective, I provide Integration Services and offer non-judgmental counseling to clients in developing healthier relationships with the tools they choose to work with.

Marina Bystritsky, Ph.D. offers evidence-based psychotherapy to people struggling with anxiety, OCD, and stress-related issues as well as to people seeking personal development and fuller, more meaningful lives. With an office on  Street in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood (between the Marina District, Pacific Heights, the Presidio, and Russian Hill), she serves clients from the city and from other San Francisco Bay Area communities including Sausalito, Tiburon, Mill Valley, Corte Madera, Marin City, and Larkspur.

2269 Chestnut St, Suite 

San Francisco, CA 94123

Tel: 415-458-2725