“Gerard Artesona is an Oakland based psychotherapist specializing in integration therapy.
His therapeutic approach bridges western psychology and entheogenic ritual & practice in order to support his clients on their healing journeys. He has worked in mental health for over 15 years.
Outside of his private practice, Gerard has worked in an inpatient hospital setting and has conducted integration groups supporting those undergoing ketamine assisted psychotherapy. Gerard has also taught yoga and mindfulness to inmates and has worked in group homes and in community mental health, where he focused on serving San Francisco’s Central American migrant population.
Gerard embraced the healing potential of plant medicines, principally ayahuasca (or yage) over 10 years ago. The perspectives surrounding these traditions have inspired and deepened his professional approach and overall understanding of wellbeing.”