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Desmond Wallington, PhD


Desmond Wallington, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who works with helping people with Ketamine-Assisted Therapy. He also worked on the history Initiative 301 campaign in Denver that decriminalized psilocybin mushrooms. His political activism in the Denver campaign opened the door for him to gather petition signatures for the 2020 Decriminalize Nature DC campaign to decriminalize entheogenic medicine—including ayahuasca—in Washington DC. Dr. Wallington found his way to The Unchurch as a member of the Executive Board of the Psychedelic Club of Denver. He believes that everyone, from all walks of life should have access to plant medicine. Dr. Wallington earned his PhD in Counseling Psychology and MS in Community Counseling from Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK. Prior to becoming a licensed psychologist, Dr. Wallington worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor. While at OSU, Dr. Wallington conducted research in forgiveness and American Indian Enculturation. Dr. Wallington’s passion for working with entheogenic and psychedelic medicine stems from his American Indian heritage his passion on integrating his ethnic heritage with his professional training. Prior to working with psychedelic medicine, the majority of Dr. Wallington’s work centered on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Dr. Wallington has found expanding his practice to include psychedelic work has resulted in more dramatic and drastic results than his previous modalities like talk therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing.

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