Alison K. McQueen, MA, LPC, ATR-BC, ACS
Alison McQueen, LPC, ATR-BC, ACS (she/her) is the Clinical Director and Co-Founder of the Center for Medicinal Mindfulness. She practices as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Art Therapist, Approved Clinical Supervisor and Psychedelic Specialist. Trained in MDMA-assisted, Cannabis-Assisted, and Ketamine-Assisted Psychedelic Therapies, as well as Psilocybin Support Services and Harm Reduction, Alison also specializes in art therapy, somatic (body-centered) trauma work, and psychedelic integration. Her clinical work focuses on mindfulness-based trauma and depth work, conscious parenting, and post-traumatic growth. Alison served as Sub-Investigator and MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapist/Researcher in the Phase 2 MAPS sponsored and FDA-approved study for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder. In 2019 she completed Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training with the prestigious Ketamine Training Center, and since 2014 she has been co-developing Cannabis-Assisted Psychedelic Therapy protocols and trainings with her husband Daniel McQueen. Alison was educated by advanced practitioners in Psilocybin Support Services and Harm Reduction. In addition to this, she has successfully completed Psychedelic First Aid Training through Psychedelic Sitters School which includes CPR certification, psychedelic mental health crisis intervention and suicide intervention training.
Alison holds a Master of Transpersonal Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Art Therapy from Naropa University (2012) and over three years of training in somatic trauma work with the Somatic Training Institute. She also teaches somatic trauma interventions at Psychedelic Sitters School. Bringing together 15 years of experience in the mental health field, clinical research experience in psychedelic therapies, and four years of international experience in therapeutic art education in the Czech Republic, Alison works skillfully and empathically with individuals and groups in cultivating lives of meaning and authenticity.
Alison believes that no one does this work alone, and is inspired by a transparent and collaborative feminist approach to psychotherapy. Your stories, your wisdom, and your vulnerabilities are safe with her. We invite you to reach out so that she may support you on your journey.
Trained in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with the Ketamine Training Center, 2019