Karina Sergi, M.S., MFT
Karina is a licensed psychotherapist who has worked extensively with individuals, couples and families in university, hospital, non-profit, research and private practice settings and currently works full time as a psychedelic-assisted therapist, facilitator and clinical researcher at Pacific Neuroscience Institute in Los Angeles, CA. Karina facilitates and investigates the use of psychedelic medicines in the treatment of various mental health conditions in collaboration with organizations including USONA, MindMed and NYU. Karina has helped develop and launch clinical protocols and paradigms for Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy and future projects include investigating the use of psilocybin in the treatment of Prolonged Grief Disorder and a collaboration with Dr. Richard Schwartz studying the combination of Internal Family Systems therapy and LSD in the treatment of addiction. Karina holds certificates in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy from The California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).
She has a personal interest in Afro-Syncretic and Latin American indigenous healing practices involving Ayahuasca as spiritual sacrament and strong desire to help return sacred medicines to the descendants of those from which it was taken.
Karina maintains a small private practice in Los Angeles focused on psychedelic integration and treating codependency, intergenerational and religious trauma in BIPOC individuals.