Client Services and Programs
Psychedelic-assisted Therapy in Canada
While Psychedelic-assisted Therapy continues to gain mainstream acceptance and a large body of evidence-based research and science continues to grow, psychedelics continue to be a restricted or prohibited category of substances in Canada. Additional psychedelics showing extraordinary potential as healing and transformative medicine such as psilocybin, MDMA, and LSD remain banned from any use in Canada outside of trials and research.
Psychedelic-assisted Psilocybin Therapy for Mental Health Challenges including Anxiety, Depression and PTSD
UPDATE AS OF September 15, 2021
At ATMA Journey Centers, we continue to work with Health Canada to open this door further for Canadians suffering from mental and emotional conditions, including depression, anxiety, and PTSD, among others. Currently, Health Canada is NO longer considering Section 56 Exemption applications for mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety and PTSD. We are hopeful for a positive response as we discuss other avenues for offering psychedelic treatments to a growing population of Canadians looking for alternative pharmaceutical options, which have been largely ineffective.
Legal Psychedelic-assisted Psilocybin Therapy for Palliative Care and End of Life Distress
Welcome! The information below will allow you to understand what psilocybin-assisted therapy can offer. Please review your initial eligibility prior to filling out the initial intake form the link for which is found further down this page. Once your information is received and eligibility has been confirmed ATMA will connect with you to begin the process of applying for this treatment.
What is Psilocybin Therapy?
How can ATMA help me access Palliative Care Psilocybin-assisted Therapy?
Building on this sacred foundation of trust, the client can enter into the medicine to discover truths about their illness, self, and relationships with others. Counseling sessions with a therapist often bring healing before the medicine work even starts, and together the whole protocol can provide a sense of calm reprieve in these diffcult days.
What will this cost?
At ATMA Journey Centers, we have qualified personnel to help with the Section 56 Exemption Application, including compilation, submission, and follow-up with Health Canada. ATMA has a protocol that has allowed for a very high rate of exemption approvals for submitted applications. As you can imagine, this process takes considerable time, with our ATMA team providing dedicated support to guide through each client.
Once application eligibility is confirmed, ATMA will request the administration fee. If financial costs would be a barrier for you, please reach out to us.
Therapy Sessions – Pre and Post sessions*
*You may have this covered either by Alberta Health or through your personal health coverage.