News: Going live in mid-April 2021, just in time for Bicycle Day

Psychedelic Peer Support Line

Real-time support — for when time doesn’t seem real.

Whether you or a friend are tripping right now, or need some help processing a past trip, we’re here to help.

phone — text — live chat


Fireside Project is looking to hire volunteers and on-call supervisors to staff the Psychedelic Peer Support Line. To learn more and to apply, please click here.

We’re also hiring a Director of Operations and a team of interns. To apply for an internship, click here, and to apply for the Director of Operations position, please click here.

Still have questions? please check out our live informational Q&A sessions on December 9 at 5:00 p.m. PST (register here) and January 9 at 10:00 a.m. PST (register here). These will be recorded!

Fireside Project's Inaugural Panel, 11/17/20

feat. Sen. Scott Wiener & MAPS Founder Rick Doblin
Our mission

Our mission is to help people fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences
by providing compassionate, accessible, and culturally responsive peer support, educating the public, and furthering psychedelic research, while embracing practices that increase equity, power sharing, and belonging within the psychedelic movement.

Our Team

Joshua White

Joshua White

Founder and Director

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Hanifa Nayo Washington

Hanifa Nayo Washington

Cultivator of Beloved Community

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Nicolai Lassen

Nicolai Lassen

Chief Technology Officer

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Kenneth Jønck

Kenneth Jønck

Solutions Architect

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Our Advisory Board

Brad Burge

Founder of Integration Communications

Former Director of Strategic Communications at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)

Dr. Julie Holland

Author, Psychiatrist

Medical monitor for MAPS studies using MDMA and cannabis to treat PTSD in war veterans; former Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.

Dr. Joseph Zamaria

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF

Director of Psychotherapy Training for UCSF Psychiatry Residency; Clinician and researcher in psilocybin-assisted group therapy trial for gay-identified men who are long-term HIV/AIDS survivors; clinician and researcher in upcoming Phase 2 trial of psilocybin-assisted therapy for Major Depressive Disorder

Dr. Jordan Sloshower

Psychiatrist and researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University

Co-founder of the Yale Psychedelic Science Group; investigator and therapist in two clinical trials of psilocybin-assisted therapy in the treatment of major depressive disorder

Dr. Nick Walker

Associate Professor of Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies

Neurodiversity scholar; co-founder and Managing Editor of Autonomous Press

Dr. Miranda Dunlop

Professor of Internal Medicine at UCSF

Associate Medical Director of the General Internal Medicine Clinic at UCSF Mount Zion

Dr. Katrina Michelle

Harm Reduction Expert, Holistic Psychotherapist

MAPS Zendo Project, Director of Harm Reduction; Adjunct professor at Fordham University School of Social Services & The Institute for the Development of Human Arts

Ryan Beauregard

Harm Reduction Expert

MAPS Zendo Project, Harm Reduction Programs Manager

Chelsea Rose Pires

Harm Reduction Expert

MAPS Zendo Project, Operations Manager; DanceSafe, Manager of Reagent Testing Kit Program; Nevada County Crisis Response Team, Supervisor

Annie Oak

Founder, Editor

Co-founder of the event production company Take 3 Presents; Founding editor of Lucid News and co-creator of the Women's Visionary Council (WVC); producer of the Women's Visionary Congress and community risk reduction workshops

Adam Rubin

Psychedelic Harm Reduction Activist

Harm Reduction Coordinator for RGX Medical; Take 3 Presents Risk Reduction Co-Lead; MAPS’ Zendo Project Supervisor; Founder of “It's Okay Harm Reduction

Mayanthi Fernando

Cultural Anthropologist, Educator

Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz

Viv Li


Former manager of Safe & Sound’s TALK Line

Anita Moran

Registered Nurse with a Mental Health Concentration

Former Program Director of Safe & Sound’s TALK Line

Daniel Sapoznick


Former manager of Safe & Sound TALK Line

Brian Bosschart

Digital marketing and Search Engine Optimization expert

Kelly Abundo

Major Gifts Fundraiser

Assistant Director, Major Gifts, Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health; former major gifts fundraiser for Planned Parenthood, American Red Cross, and the Arthritis Foundation


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