Shauna Sedler, (she/her), is the owner of Bird’s Eye Wellness and has been a practicing, board certified psychiatric/mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP) since 2016. She has over 10 years of experience in the healthcare field in both inpatient and outpatient settings providing care to individuals of all ages. As a PMHNP, Shauna is dual certified in psychopharmacology and psychodynamic therapy. She aims to create a trusting, non-judgmental space that cultivates a safe container for people of all identities, races, genders and walks of life. Through trauma-informed approaches, her style of therapy also includes a blend of insight-oriented, mindfulness, transpersonal, humanistic and Internal family systems approaches. She holds a non-pathologizing view of mental illness and chooses to focus on exploring each persons unique journey and challenges. Shaunas own psychedelic experiences have offered profound personal growth and healing, which have inspired her pursuits to create a safe and supported setting for others to access this type of treatment. She has completing a year-long psychedelic assisted therapy certification program through the Integrative Psychiatry Institute out of Boulder, CO, as well as additional training in MDMA-assisted therapy through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies based out of San Jose, CA. Bird’s Eye Wellness, PLLC was born in 2022 in an effort to provide compassionate, holistic and patient-centered mental health services to the community. What began as a small private practice blossomed into a vision for an integrated and dynamic center for healing and wellness. We believe that healing does not have to occur alone in the shadows; by building community we foster healing and lift each other up.
Carli comes to Bird’s Eye Wellness with a License in Clinical Social Work and specialized training in EMDR, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems and somatic psychotherapy. At her practice in Newington, NH she offers intensive EMDR, trauma-focused support, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and psychedelic integration. Through supporting clients with processing trauma, she has witnessed the true human potential of healing when the body, mind and soul are given the space and resources they need. It was through this work that Carli became interested in Psychedelic-assisted therapy and the possibilities of further expansion. She feels that one of her most significant tools is her own therapeutic and consciousness-expanding work, because they have allowed her to understand both the profound growth and vulnerability that healing requires. This special combination of brain and heart-based knowledge allows her to provide a safe space for her clients to move through their wounds with both intuition and insight. Carli holds a clinical license in the States of NH and ME and is a graduate of the UNH Masters in Social Work program. She chose to pursue a degree in social work because, in addition to wanting to help people on individual levels, she has always been motivated to understand and effect change within larger powers at play. In fact, she often considers therapy to be a form of emotional activism. Carli is currently enrolled in the Integrative Psychiatric Institute’s Psychedelic Assisted Therapy training with specialized focus on providing Ketamine and Psilocybin Assisted Psychotherapies and MAPS MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy model. She has a special interest in exploring the intersection of trauma processing and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
Jessica Whitten MS, LCPC (she/her/they/them), was born and raised on Maine’s rocky coast with various training, schooling and life experiences in New Hampshire, The Virgin Islands, New Mexico and Colorado. She received her Bachelor of Science in Family Studies from the University of New Hampshire, Master of Science in Clinical Counseling from the University of Southern Maine, and her EMDRIA Certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from the Colorado Center for Alternative Psychology. Living in Santa Fe, New Mexico was an integral part of incorporating the spiritual aspect of counseling into her practice, where she was able to participate in courses and ceremonies of indigenous, feminist, and earth-based traditions. Most recently, Jessica has graduated from a fellowship program for Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP), with the Integrative Psychiatry Institute in Boulder, Colorado. This training also included a certificate program with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), of San Jose, California. These two programs cater specifically to the research, history and implementation of of ketamine, psilocybin and MDA in psychotherapy. Jessica’s post-graduate experiences as a therapist include managing a mobile crisis intervention team, assessing lethality and levels of care, working as an in-home family therapist, and an individual out-patient therapist. Jessica began her own private practice in 2010, consciously welcoming clients of all genders, sexual identities and orientations, identities, races, religions, ethnicities and national origins. Jessica’s personal approach to therapy is blending traditional and unconventional practices, encouraging personal growth and healing in a compassionate and non-judgemental setting. She believes each individual is whole and complete, regardless of obstacles that may currently be present, and that Psychedelic Assisted Therapy facilitates a sacred rediscovering that innate wholeness, collecting possible fragments of ourselves, and finding compassion and contentment at any age or stage of life. She is elated to be a part of Birds Eye Wellness, and offering a safe, intentional container for all those who seek healing.
Annick McIntosh (she/her) is an ordained interfaith chaplain through the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine. She considers herself Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR) but grew up attending Quaker meetings and still finds resonance with the values and traditions of Quakerism. Annick came into relationship with psychedelics over a decade ago, but only since 2018 has she cultivated a more intentional relationship that led her down the lifelong path of her own inner work and psychedelic activism. In 2020, she began an interfaith chaplaincy program at the Chaplaincy Institute of Maine, and she focused on providing psychedelic chaplaincy support to Mainers. Additionally, she has worked as a Psychedelic Peer Support Volunteer at Fireside Project, a psychedelic call line, since 2021. Her mission as a chaplain is to provide Mainers with equitable access to psychedelic information, sourcing, and care. Psychedelics have been used as a sacrament and technology in indigenous communities for millennia. The current Western psychedelic movement is a direct result of what we’ve learned, co-opted, and adapted from indigenous cultures. Through her own work with psychedelics, Annick has become acutely aware of how important it is to balance the inner work of psychedelics with outward activism. As a chaplain for Bird’s Eye Wellness, Annick offers support over zoom for those who wish to explore the intersection of their ketamine experiences and spirituality and/or religion. First sessions with Annick are free of cost. Subsequent sessions are $20/hour and half of the session fee will be donated to the Indigenous Reciprocity Initiative through Chacruna (https://chacruna-iri.org/donate/).