Ketamine-Assisted Therapy Centre in Vancouver

9am-5pm Monday-Friday

Therapy Team

Terri Dewar

REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLOR

Terri, a Registered Professional Counsellor with the CPCA (Canadian Professional Counsellors Association), brings over five years of dedicated experience to the field, particularly in the drug and alcohol recovery sector. In addition to her role as a middle school counsellor and educator, she has honed her skills in Vancouver and Bowen Island, BC.

Terri’s wellness counselling approach revolves around addressing the complete well-being of individuals—mind, body, spirit, and emotions. Grounded in mindfulness, she combines evidence-based modalities to navigate and transform both conscious and subconscious blocks. Trained in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy (PAT) through ATMA Training, she is actively pursuing certification as an Internal Family Systems (IFS) facilitator—an evidence-based modality closely linked with psychedelic integration therapy.

Terri’s belief in the profound healing potential of non-ordinary states of consciousness is rooted in her professional and personal experiences with psychedelics and breathwork. This conviction allows her to create a safe and supportive environment, guiding clients towards meaning and growth on their therapeutic journey.

Shannon Tully

Registered Psychotherapist

Shannon, a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a background in Speech-Language Pathology, boasts experience as a concurrent disorders counsellor in the substance use field. Drawing from a diverse range of treatment modalities, including inner child work, attachment-based approaches, and spiritually-informed practices, she demonstrates a holistic approach to therapy.

Having been actively involved in the MAPS Phase 3 Clinical trial using MDMA-Assisted therapy for PTSD, Shannon co-facilitates a monthly psychedelic integration group. Her keen interest in working with altered states reflects a belief in their therapeutic potential for emotional, psychological, and spiritual healing.

Rose Ebrahimi

Registered Social Worker

Rose, a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University, boasts a rich background in community-based agencies, including experience at Field Trip’s Toronto Clinic. Specialising in eating disorder/disordered eating treatment, as well as rehabilitation and disability, Rose employs a variety of therapeutic modalities, including Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based practices, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Beyond her professional expertise, Rose is trained in Ketamine, MDMA, and Psilocybin Assisted Therapy. She envisions a future where these treatments are more accessible, allowing individuals to receive support without the burden of stigma. In her personal life, Rose finds joy in playing the piano, foraging with her dog, and immersing herself in any body of water.

Medical Team

Dr. Sheehan Chowdury

Medical Director & Chief Psychiatrist

Dr. Chowdhury is a board-certified psychiatrist and is the Chief Psychiatrist at Field Trip Health. Dr. Chowdhury completed his medical degree from the University of Calgary and then completed his psychiatry residency program at the University of British Columbia before completing a geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the University of Alberta. His keen interest and expertise in neurostimulation led him to develop rTMS programs across the country and helping run the Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) program at a tertiary hospital in the Vancouver metropolitan area. Dr. Chowdhury is also at the forefront of bringing psychedelic-assisted therapy to patients.

Dr. Nicholas Misri

Psychiatrist

Kayla Cribley

Nurse Clinic Manager

Kayla serves as the Nurse Clinic Manager at Field Trip Health Vancouver where she brings a wealth of expertise to our clinic. Her background spans diverse areas of nursing, starting from residential care into the intricate world of cosmetic dermatology. These varied experiences have honed her adaptability and resourcefulness, qualities that seamlessly translate into her role here. Kayla’s profound understanding of our clinic’s therapeutic approach drives her dedication to nurturing sustainable mental health outcomes.

Committed to healing and support, Kayla actively contributes expertise in neuroplasticity and psychedelics, amplifying our clinic’s transformative mission. Kayla is deeply committed to enhancing the well-being of our clients. She approaches her role with enthusiasm, exuding a positive nature and a friendly demeanour that aims to create a welcoming environment for all seeking our services.

Outside of work, Kayla finds joy in hiking, exercising, and staying active, embracing a balanced lifestyle beyond her professional endeavours.

Nav Momi

Clinical Operations Lead

Nav is a seasoned registered nurse with a decade of healthcare mastery across hospitals, community care, and private practice. Her holistic approach to patient-centred care merges physical recovery with emotional well-being. This ethos propels her to establish deep therapeutic bonds, fostering comprehensive healing. Field Trip Health resonates with Nav’s values. She’s fascinated by psychedelic therapies and finds her purpose there.

Nav’s journey epitomises Field Trip Health’s essence: patient-centric care, holistic focus, and innovation. Together, they pave pathways to well-being, uniting Nav’s personal values with the clinic’s mission.

Beyond work, Nav unwinds in nature’s embrace, exploring new horizons. An avid guitar learner, she weaves melodies into her busy schedule.

Mark Pabustan

Nurse Practitioner

Mark Pabustan, NP(F), earned his Master’s Degree in Nursing- Nurse Practitioner in 2021 from the University of Saskatchewan. He presently works in the emergency department and is passionate about primary care, men’s health, and psychiatry beyond emergency medicine. In psychiatry, Mark’s focus is on utilizing ketamine for the treatment of depression, anxiety, and PTSD.

Melanie Brown

Nurse Practitioner

Melanie is a Nurse Practitioner who is passionate about shifting the paradigm in mental healthcare. Working over a decade in acute and primary care settings, she has observed the limitations of conventional treatment options in truly addressing the root causes of many people’s suffering. Melanie is driven by a holistic approach to healing and believes that psychedelic medicines, when used safely and responsibly as adjunctive tools, can be transformative in their capacity to reconnect people with their inner wisdom and innate capacity to heal.

April Bakonyi

Nurse Practitioner

Have questions?

Call us at (604) 359-9661  or email us at [email protected] 

Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy

Experience a breakthrough in mental well-being with ketamine-assisted psychotherapy, a fusion of ketamine's mental clarity and fresh perspective with psychotherapy targeting the root cause(s) of trauma. Crafted for individuals seeking alternatives to conventional treatments, it nurtures profound insights and expedites breakthroughs for effective relief.

Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS)

Discover a revolutionary non-invasive approach to mental health with Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). Tailored for those resistant to traditional treatments, rTMS optimises brain function, offering targeted relief for conditions like depression and anxiety, allowing you to reclaim control over your well-being.

Pain Management

Elevate your pain management with ketamine, a superior approach that modulates your brain's pain perception. Tailored to your needs, it not only reduces pain intensity and frequency but also offers a distinct pathway to regain control and discover relief.

Psychotherapy & Counselling

Partner with our therapists who specialise in working with the most challenging cases. With expertise in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD (including for first responders and veterans), relationship issues, grief, addiction, and eating disorders, our professionals provide a safe and supportive space for profound self-discovery, ensuring your journey to mental well-being is expertly guided.

Group Therapy & Workshops

Join our supportive community through Group Therapy and Workshops, fostering connection and personal growth. Led by experienced facilitators, these sessions provide a collaborative space for individuals to share, learn, and navigate their mental health journey together.

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy

A pioneering treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Integrating the therapeutic benefits of MDMA in a supportive setting, this therapy offers profound healing and relief from the burdens of trauma, paving the way for lasting recovery and newfound resilience.

Psilocybin-Assisted Psychotherapy

Experience profound relief and transformative growth as psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy provides a safe space for introspection and healing, offering hope and renewed vitality in the face of depression and end-of-life distress.

Our philosophy

The Vancouver Health & Wellness Centre is designed to create a break from the urban momentum. With a gorgeous view of False Creek, and a five minute walk to Granville Island, and significant emphasis on natural light and plant life, the space is carefully designed with your healing and comfort in the foreground.

Our Vancouver treatment team specialises in substance use, issues related to being neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD), trauma, relationship issues, mindfulness, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy (short term), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Somatic Experiencing (SE), PsychK, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

We're proud to work closely with our Canadian veteran population, first responders, healthcare workers, and Indigenous communities.

Common conditions we treat

ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder)

ADHD may affect different facets of daily life. Our experts provide personalised approaches and interventions to assist individuals in handling symptoms, cultivating enhanced concentration and overall wellness.

Addiction and Stimulant-Use Disorder

Overcoming addiction, particularly stimulant-use disorders, necessitates all-encompassing assistance. Our addiction specialists deliver evidence-based therapies and approaches to aid individuals in liberating themselves from the patterns of substance dependence, paving the way toward a journey to recovery.

Alcohol Addiction

Triumphing over alcohol addiction demands specialised care. Our team of addiction specialists provides evidence-based interventions and supportive guidance, leading individuals on a path toward recovery and fostering a healthier lifestyle.

Anxiety

Anxiety, marked by persistent worry and unease, has the potential to impact daily life. Our therapists extend personalised support and deploy effective coping strategies, aiding in the management and alleviation of symptoms, nurturing a sense of calm and overall well-being.

Bipolar 1 Disorder and Bipolar 2 Disorder

Individuals facing Bipolar 1 and 2 Disorders undergo significant mood swings. Our mental health experts implement customised interventions to stabilise mood fluctuations, delivering support and strategies to effectively manage the distinctive challenges associated with bipolar disorders.

Bulimia and Anorexia

Navigating eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia necessitates a nuanced approach. Our dedicated team provides compassionate care, addressing both the physical and emotional dimensions of these conditions, fostering a healthier connection with food and body image.

Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Regional Pain Syndrome, Sciatic Pain, Nerve Pain

Managing chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia, regional pain syndrome, sciatic pain, and nerve pain requires a holistic strategy. Our specialist team collaborates to evaluate and create personalised treatment plans, integrating diverse modalities to effectively manage and alleviate pain, enhancing overall well-being.

CPTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

CPTSD, resulting from prolonged trauma with additional symptoms such as emotional dysregulation, negative self-beliefs, and interpersonal difficulties, requires specialised care. Our therapists, trained in addressing complex trauma, provide support and therapeutic interventions to help individuals regain control and stability in their lives.

Depression

Battling depression, characterised by persistent feelings of sadness and loss of interest, can be an overwhelming experience. Individuals may grapple with feelings of guilt, poor concentration, sleep impairment, and even suicidal thoughts. Our mental health professionals provide empathetic guidance and evidence-based therapies, aiding individuals in navigating through depressive symptoms and striving towards a brighter emotional state.

End-of-life distress

Confronting end-of-life distress introduces unique emotional challenges that affect both individuals and their loved ones. Our compassionate team of specialists extends personalised support to navigate this sensitive time, offering comfort, coping strategies, and a supportive space for those grappling with the complexities of end-of-life experiences.

Grief

Grieving is a unique process for every individual. Our empathetic therapists offer support throughout the grieving journey, providing coping strategies and a compassionate space to navigate the complexities of loss.

Indigenous Trauma

Indigenous Trauma encompasses psychological distress stemming from historical and cultural factors within Indigenous communities, rooted in colonisation and cultural suppression. Our approach integrates a culturally sensitive framework and traditional healing practices to address the distinctive challenges faced by Indigenous individuals and communities.

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)

Grappling with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), a pervasive and intense form of depression, necessitates a comprehensive strategy. Our experienced team provides therapeutic interventions designed to address the complex nature of MDD, facilitating healing and promoting recovery

Migraines

Chronic migraines can profoundly impact daily life. Our healthcare professionals collaborate to identify triggers and implement effective management strategies, providing relief and enhancing overall quality of life.

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)

OCD is characterised by distressing intrusive thoughts and repetitive, time-consuming behaviours that can be challenging to navigate. Our therapists offer structured interventions, including exposure and response prevention, to assist individuals in managing obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviours, promoting a sense of control.

Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a depressive episode that can occur after a recent pregnancy. Our mental health experts offer sensitive and tailored support, addressing the emotional challenges that may arise during the postpartum period, fostering a positive and nurturing environment.

Trauma and PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)

Trauma and PTSD can deeply impact mental well-being. PTSD encompasses symptoms of hyperarousal, re-experiencing like flashbacks, avoidance behaviours, often accompanied by sleep disturbances and mood alterations. Our trauma-informed therapists create a safe space for individuals to process and heal from traumatic experiences, utilising evidence-based therapies to promote resilience.

PTSD for Veterans and First Responders

PTSD in Veterans and First Responders represents a specialised form of post-traumatic stress disorder uniquely shaped by military and emergency service experiences. Our expertise lies in tailored interventions addressing the distinct stressors encountered in these roles, recognizing and addressing the challenges associated with duty-related trauma.

Relational Issues

Confronting challenges in relationships is essential for overall well-being. Our therapists specialise in couples and family therapy, fostering a safe and constructive space to tackle communication issues, build resilience, and enhance healthier connections.

Have questions?

Call us at (604) 359-9661  or email us at [email protected] 

Coverage Options

Our clinic staff can help confirm your health insurance coverage. Your treatment may be partially or fully covered if you have extended health benefits, a worker’s compensation claim, or were injured in a motor vehicle accident.

Coverage options available to you may include:

  • All third-party insurance
  • Extended health benefits
  • Worker’s compensation
  • Motor vehicle accident insurance

Please check your coverage in your company’s extended health plan. Please note that for payment, all major credit cards, debit, and personal cheques are accepted.

Insurance Eligibility

For your convenience, we offer you a list of insurers who typically cover psychotherapy services, however we recommend that you call your insurance provider directly to confirm the extensiveness of coverage and documentation required.

  • Blue Cross
  • Canada Life
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • CINUP
  • Cowan
  • Desjardins Insurance
  • First Canadian Insurance
  • Corporation
  • Great West Life
  • Greenshield
  • Group Health Benefits
  • Solutions
  • Group Source
  • iA Financial Group
  • Johnson Group
  • Johnson Insurance
  • Manion
  • Manulife
  • Sun Life Financial

Financing Options:

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with multiple reputable third-party financing partners, offering clients the opportunity to finance their treatment and conveniently spread payments over time. For more information on this accessible option, please feel free to inquire with our dedicated staff who are available to assist you with any questions or concerns.

Have questions?

Call us at (604) 359-9661  or email us at [email protected] 

Directions

Parking

There is 2 hour street parking available in front of the clinic or a nearby paid parking lot on 1585 West 2nd Avenue. However, please make alternate travel arrangements on any day that you are undergoing ketamine therapy or other psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy.

Public Transportation

Our Vancouver clinic at 1450 Creekside Drive is conveniently accessible via public transit. For detailed directions and schedules, we recommend using TransLink, the regional transportation authority. From various locations in Vancouver, you can take buses or SkyTrain services to reach the clinic. Feel free to visit https://www.translink.ca/trip-planner for a personalised transit route to ensure a smooth journey to our Vancouver location.

Finding The Health & Wellness Centre

When you arrive at the building enter the double glass doors and follow the hallway on the left to unit 500.

Accessibility

Wheelchair Accessible. Service Animal Friendly

Surrounding Area

This is Field Trip Health’s recommended clinic for clients residing in these locations:

  • Surrey
  • Victoria
  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Langley
  • Maple Ridge
  • Chilliwack
  • Squamish
  • Whistler
  • Whiterock
  • Smithers
  • Airdrie, AB

Have Questions?

Call us at (604) 359-9661  or email us at [email protected] 

Have questions?

Call us at (604) 359-9661  or email us at [email protected]