About Nathaniel

Nathaniel serves as a community healer, licensed clinical social worker, ecotherapist and group facilitator. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Liberal Arts from Hampshire College with a focus in Educational Psychology and a Master's Degree in Social Work from Boston University with a clinical concentration in community-based mental health, along with a Certificate in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Nathaniel's practice is rooted in a blend of Traditional and Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies including ecotherapy, Celtic spiritual practices (currently training with Sli an Chroi, Pathway of the Heart), creative arts, clinical herbalism, group work and reiki meditative healing. Nathaniel offers psychedelic integration support, however, he does not offer any illegal forms of therapy or referrals to underground therapy.

Nathaniel served as the Education Coordinator and Adjunct Faculty for the Medicinal Plant Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst for 5 years with Dr. Lyle Craker. While at UMass, Nathaniel taught and developed undergraduate courses on plant shamanism, mentored college students exploring careers in sustainable agriculture, medicinal plants, clinical herbalism, ethnobotany and public health. Nathaniel has planned educational events including UMass Amherst's Herbfest and volunteered for Boston's annual Herbstalk conference which provides opportunities for students of all ages to learn about the healing science of medicinal plants. Nathaniel has led harm reduction workshops, hosted plant walks and served medicinal herbal teas at music festivals throughout New England.

In 2014, Nathaniel co-founded Psymposia, LLC and organized conferences, speaker workshops and events on ethnobotany, medicinal plants, psychedelic medicines, and harm reduction.

In 2016, Nathaniel co-founded the Boston Entheogenic Network, a community-based support group for individuals looking for a safe place to discuss altered states of consciousness and organized a historic and memorable conference highlighting Boston's role in the development of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Since 2018, Nathaniel has worked as part of the Boston clinical team conducting Phase 3 research on the use of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treating PTSD with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies.

Nathaniel is working with others to create a community healing center in Massachusetts for offering various spiritual and healing practices including creative arts, herbal medicine, yoga, meditation, reiki, tai chi, massage, shamanic journeying and drum/dance workshops and connecting with nature through gardening and farming.

Nathaniel maintains a private clinical office in Cambridge and offer individual and group sessions on the unceded land of the Massachusett tribes.

Nathaniel can be contacted via email

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