Kyle Keller is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), and Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapist by the California Institute of Integrative Therapies (CIIS). He has received his (Parts A-B) certificate for MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
Kyle has 16 years of experience, in the field of mental health, working across a wide variety of settings including crisis clinics, homeless shelters, treatment facilities and within jails and prison. He draws inspiration from various psychological and philosophical orientations, scientific models, and art forms. He first came across psychedelic research from the 1950s and 1960s while studying transpersonal psychology in his undergraduate psychology program, and has since been curious about their implications across multiple domains of knowledge, including psychology, philosophy, history and sociology. Of particular interest, is the longstanding relationship that human beings have had with psychedelic substances, and how these may play a role in the shaping of both culture and belief system across cultures and millenia.
Kyle is also a musician, and aims to deepen his understanding of how music, art and design can be leveraged to optimize "set and setting", and contribute to the curation of healing experiences. He strives to incorporate creativity and collaboration into every interaction.
Kyle currently practices as a Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapist and plans to help facilitate MDMA and psilocybin therapy as these become available for clinic use.
Kyle has experience working with PTSD, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ mental health and specializes in working with OCD (including religiosity, and “pure O”). He also enjoys working with spiritual development and existential crises, and promoting mental health access to emergency responders. He is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), trauma-informed care, psychodynamic, transpersonal, Jungian, integrative, interpersonal, behavioral, humanistic and existential modalities.