First off: welcome.
Psychedelic healing can be one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences a person can go through, and we want to honor your decision to take these initial steps.
You may be thinking: Texas has barely legalized cannabis. How on earth can I have a safe psychedelic experience?
The key lies in the use of the word “therapy.”
Therapy specifically refers to emotional healing work done by a licensed professional. Licensure is provided by the state government, and therefore therapists must abide by the law if they want to keep that license.
This means that therapists cannot legally offer psychedelic medicines like psilocybin, MDMA, LSD, or ayahuasca. As it stands, the kind of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy that you’ve been hearing about in the news is still a couple years away.
However, therapeutic simply means to have a beneficial effect on the body or mind. Yoga, breathwork, meditation, and even psychedelics can thus be referred to as therapeutic without legal repercussions.
The gray area between psychedelic therapy and therapeutic psychedelic healing is where we operate. Although the law in Texas is not as lenient as Oregon or California, it is still possible to have a supported psychedelic experience in your area.
Benefits of Having a Therapeutic Psychedelic Experience
Where ten years ago they were kept to the shadows, today psychedelics are all over the news.
The most common medicine that our clients choose to work with is psilocybin mushrooms. Psilocybin has a variety of mental health benefits, most notably as a powerful anti-depressant. The fungi can elicit mystical experiences that can deepen a person’s relationship to themselves and the earth— which, it’s important to note, can help even emotionally healthy people.
We believe the transformation of consciousness is a fundamental human right. Whether you are pursuing psychedelic medicines for stress, anxiety, depression, or elevating your capacity for love and care, there is so much possibility available to you.
The Current Legislation on Psychedelics in Texas
Although psychedelics are still illegal in Texas, the winds of reform are sweeping the state.
On June 18th, 2021, Governor Greg Abbott signed House Bill 1802 into law. The bill will allow the state to study the efficacy of psychedelics like psilocybin, ketamine, and MDMA in veterans with depression, anxiety, or PTSD, as well as physical issues like chronic pain and migraines.
Although not a conventional psychedelic, cannabis laws are also evolving.
As of September 1st, 2021, it is legal for people with cancer or PTSD to get medical cannabis. In addition, the amount of THC in a product has been raised from the original 0.5% to 1%.
Activists all over the US are working hard to decriminalize psychedelics. Psilocybin and MDMA both have “breakthrough” status from the FDA, which means that the government considers them to be potentially more beneficial than current treatments. If this all goes well, we could see federal decriminalization as early as 2023.
Check out our Locations page to stay updated on growing legality of psychedelics.
Your Legal Options for Therapeutic Psychedelic Experiences in Texas
In Texas, you have two options for a therapeutic psychedelic experience: ketamine clinics and guided psychedelics journeys.
It’s important to note that unlike ketamine clinics, you do have to source your own medicine if you choose to pursue a guided psychedelic experience. If you have questions or concerns about this process, check out our Resources page.
1. Ketamine Clinics
Like cannabis, ketamine is not considered to be a traditional psychedelic.
However, it does provide legal transformational healing for a wide variety of mental health conditions, most commonly depression. The experience generally involves a dissociation from your default reality and sense of self, which allows for a different perspective on traumas or negative thought patterns.
Most ketamine clinics offer ketamine infusions, where the medicine is put into your body through an IV. It’s important to note that the therapy before and after the infusions varies. Some clinics don’t offer therapy at all, which can be disorienting if you go through a particularly intense experience.
If you decide to pursue this mode of healing, please be judicious in choosing the right clinic. You want a provider that is comprehensive, with adequate support before, during, and especially after the experience— integration is where the real magic of healing happens.
2. Guided Psychedelic Journeys
Also referred to as trip sitting, guided psychedelic journeys involve someone supporting you through the entire psychedelic experience.
These journeys are what we offer here at Psychedelic Passage. We support you through every stage in the process— preparation, the journey itself, and integration. All of our facilitators are experienced guides who have sat many times with a variety of medicines including traditional psychedelics, like psilocybin and LSD, as well as MDMA, ayahuasca, DMT, and cannabis.
We Provide Guided Psychedelic Journeys in Every Major Texas city
This list is not meant to be exhaustive. If one of our facilitators can physically get to you, then we will sit for you.
- San Antonio
- Fort Worth
- El Paso
- Corpus Christi
- Grand Prairie
Ready to Take the Next Step in Your Healing Journey?
From Amarillo to Corpus Christi, we’re here to help you through your entire psychedelic healing journey. You deserve a supported experience that is comprehensive and adaptive to your needs, and it would be our absolute pleasure to serve in this way.
If you’re ready to take the next steps, book a consultation call with us. We can’t wait to hear from you.