This week on Comes a Time, psychedelic medical practitioner Will Siu talks with Oteil and Mike about his experience with psychedelics and treating patients with them as a psychotherapist. Having received degrees from several of the most prestigious universities in the world, Will is incredibly knowledgeable on some of our favorite topics here on Comes A Time, and in this conversation the three discuss big business entering the psychedelic world and how that’s changed the dynamic of the field in recent years, finding your own version of sacredness, and much more. They also talk about why psychedelics aren’t a guaranteed cure to all problems, advice on coping strategies to ease stress and feel more connected with life, and Will’s unlikely journey that led him to become a psychedelic pioneer.
Will Siu, MD, DPhil, completed medical and graduate school at UCLA and the University of Oxford, respectively, before training as a psychiatrist at Harvard Medical School. He remained on the faculty at Harvard for two years prior to moving to New York City to further pursue his interest in psychedelic medicine as a practitioner and public advocate through speaking, writing, and social media. He is an advisor to Bexson Biomedical and People Science, and a co-principal investigator on a pilot research study exploring MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia. Will has been trained by MAPS to provide MDMA-assisted therapy, and maintains a private practice in Los Angeles where he provides individual psychotherapy and ketamine-facilitated psychotherapy. He approaches his work with the goal of lasting, patient-centered healing—using his skills and experience to help his clients find healing within themselves. He teaches and supervises therapists and psychiatrists as part of his clinical practice.
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