Setareh Vatan, MA
I am an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor that utilizes depth psychology as a foundation in my therapeutic work with individuals suffering from various dependencies, including problematic substance use, and co-occurring mental health conditions. I have received numerous comprehensive trainings in psychedelic-assisted psychotherapeutic modalities, including the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy training and Polaris Insight Center’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy training.
I acquired my Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Through the process of going through graduate school, I discovered that human suffering is perhaps less pathological and more of a process manifesting from the unconscious. Carl Jung proclaimed that, “until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.” I believe that psychedelics are an effective way to access and work with the unconscious, and that such encounters could mend the pain at the root of human suffering and promote a sense of wholeness that contribute to lasting changes in an individual’s life.
I am an advocate for the soul and work in the service of the psyche to bring unconscious material to the conscious to facilitate transformation and growth. I am a lover of animals and nature, and a connoisseur of adventures.