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. We’ll offer support by phone, text, and live chat.
THE APPLICATION PERIOD TO BE PART OF THE FIRST COHORT OF VOLUNTEERS ON THE PSYCHEDELIC PEER SUPPORT LINE CLOSES THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 15. To apply, please click here.
Fireside Project's Inaugural Panel, 11/17/20feat. Sen. Scott Wiener & MAPS Founder Rick Doblin
Our mission is to help people fulfill the potential of their psychedelic experiences
including 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.
Founder and Director
Hanifa Nayo Washington
Cultivator of Beloved Community
Support Line Director
Chief Technology Officer
Chief Product Officer
Our Advisory Board
Brad BurgeFounder of Integration Communications
Former Director of Strategic Communications at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS)
Dr. Julie HollandAuthor, 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 ZamariaAssociate 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 SloshowerPsychiatrist 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 WalkerAssociate Professor of Psychology at California Institute of Integral Studies
Neurodiversity scholar; co-founder and Managing Editor of Autonomous Press
Dr. Miranda DunlopProfessor of Internal Medicine at UCSF
Associate Medical Director of the General Internal Medicine Clinic at UCSF Mount Zion
Dr. Katrina MichelleHarm 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 BeauregardHarm Reduction Expert
MAPS Zendo Project, Harm Reduction Programs Manager
Chelsea Rose PiresHarm Reduction Expert
MAPS Zendo Project, Operations Manager; DanceSafe, Manager of Reagent Testing Kit Program; Nevada County Crisis Response Team, Supervisor
Annie OakFounder, 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
Mayanthi FernandoCultural Anthropologist, Educator
Professor of Anthropology, Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz
Former manager of Safe & Sound’s TALK Line
Anita MoranRegistered Nurse with a Mental Health Concentration
Former Program Director of Safe & Sound’s TALK Line
Former manager of Safe & Sound TALK Line
Kelly AbundoMajor 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
Meena ThiagarajIndependent Pharmaceutical Consultant
Currently based in London, and having lived in several other countries, including Kuwait, The Philippines, Slovakia and Germany, Meena brings an international perspective to peer support and harm reduction.