The Harvest Wholeness Center was established in 2022 with the intention of introducing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy to Montana, beginning with the therapeutic use of ketamine. We believe decades of research and evidence-based models show that ketamine and other soon to be legal psychedelics should be widely accessible as transformative therapeutic treatments.
We are advancing a model of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy that is collaborative and empowering, and we seek to reflect this in our support for both our clients and by building a community of intentional, trained, licensed, practitioners to integrate into their own therapeutic practices. If you are interested in integrating Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy into your practice, contact us for information on certified training:
Meet our Psychedelic Therapy Team
Director, Death Doula & Yoga Instructor
A certified Death Doula, Shamanic Practioner and yoga instructor, Kaley is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle based Telos Transformational Therapies. Kaley believes that cutting-edge psychedelic medicine can often provide a unique opportunity to deeply understand and process the most challenging, confusing, and painful parts of our lives. By integrating the entirety of one’s life in a meaningful way, including insights from psychedelic experiences, Kaley believes people are able to free themselves from self-criticism, unhealthy cycles of relating to others, and emotional pain.
Kaley earned her bachelors in communication from the University of Montana and specializes in relationship building, networking, and communication development. She embraces elders for who they are–real human beings, who deserve to be treated as such.
LCSW / Clinical Social Worker & Administrator
Linea Maxwell is a licensed clinical social worker with extensive experience helping veterans, elders, families, children, adolescents, caregivers and other individuals navigate life’s challenges with wholeness. These challenges include caregiver stress/fatigue, grief and loss, family conflict, relationship stress, career changes, life changes, financial stress and anxiety. Linea is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle based Telos Transformational Therapies, and recognizes the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational healing potential of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Linea’s approach is both client-centered and positively oriented towards growth and empowerment.
Gifted in cultivating strong and trusting therapeutic relationships, Linea has a passion for connecting with clients and helping them cultivate and achieve their goals. She is currently working with remarkable clients who are courageously awakening through transformational experiences and taking their healing into their own hands.
MSW, SWLC / Therapist & Wholeness Guide
Adam’s personal experience and passion for supporting clients working through trauma using non-ordinary states of consciousness led him to train as an integration specialist for psychedelic experiences. He works with clients to help them integrate these experiences in a way that builds their agency and helps them articulate and pursue the life changes and outcomes they desire. Adam’s vision is to empower clients to move themselves from “just” coping to growing and thriving.
A former Griz linebacker, Adam graduated from the University of Montana with a BS in Sociology and earned a Masters of Social Work from the University of Cincinnati. Following his degrees, Adam continued to study and expand his deep passion for supporting positive behavior change, including certifications in healthy weight loss coaching and as a yoga instructor. Adam’s passion as a therapist, instructor and coach is to help clients integrate mind, body, and spirit throughout their healing journey.
Adam is married and the father of six children. He has a passion for yoga, kayaking, skiing, hiking, and biking. He loves to cook and work in the garden with his family. Spending as much time as possible in the diverse ecosystems of Montana is one of the many ways Adam grounds himself and his family.
Meet our Clinical Staff
Dr. Sidney Shaw
EdD, LCPC / Clinical Mental Health Consultant
Dr. Sidney Shaw has masters and doctorate degrees in counseling and has been a mental health counselor since 2002. His clinical experiences include working in rural community mental health, school counseling, adventure-based counseling, medical clinic settings for native peoples, and private practice. Sidney takes an interpersonal approach to counseling by attending closely to the relationship with clients while incorporating evidence-based strategies. His main areas of experience are in working with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, and grief. Part of human life is struggling with challenges at times and Sidney collaborates with clients to compassionately navigate each person’s adversities and unique experience.
Sidney has conducted trainings at national, regional, and state levels and was twice selected as the keynote speaker for a state counseling association annual conference. He is a certified speaker with the Montana Happiness Project. He has published in peer-reviewed journals including The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, The Family Journal, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, The Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, and Counseling Today. Sidney is the co-author of a professionally published video through Alexander Press on the topic of cultural humility in counseling. He is currently the chair of a dissertation on ketamine-assisted psychotherapy and is conducting a separate study on therapists’ experiences providing psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy. When not teaching, counseling, or wrestling with statistics, he enjoys trail running, hiking, biking, playing guitar and mandolin, and spending time with his family.
Physician Assistant (PA) / Medical Director
Trish brings her expertise as a physician’s assistant (2001) and registered nurse (1994) to Harvest’s clinical team with experience including family practice, orthopedics, hospitalist teams, long-term care, and medical services administration. Trish worked at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center before returning home to Montana where she enjoys cycling, cross county (a lot) and downhill (on occasion) skiing, spending time in nature, reading, gardening, cooking and hunting.
Commited to providing compassionate and comprehensive care in a safe and supportive setting, Trish values human dignity and believes that all people deserve an opportunity to work through life-limiting challenges, learn and grow, and become their whole selves.
Rafael Gonzalez-Vizoso, MD
Supervising Physician / Co-Founder of Telos Transformational Therapies
Dr. Gonzalez-Vizoso started his education at Brooklyn College where he earned his BA in chemistry while fulfilling his pre-med requirements, graduating Cum Laude. He completed his medical school education at Harvard Medical School where he also did a year of research in Tropical Medicine. After an extensive career in medicine, in 2019 Dr. Gonzalex-Vizoso co-founded Telos Transformational Therapies in Seattle to provide training and to build a network of Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy practitioners.
Dr. Gonzalez-Vizoso’s interest in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy was sparked by the dearth of options available for mental health patients in crisis as well as people with addiction disorders. This induced him to delve into the latest research in the use of psychedelics for mental illnesses. He has used ketamine as an anesthetic in the emergency medicine setting as aid for painful procedures and rapid sequence intubation for over 25 years and is very familiar with the use and safety profile of ketamine. During his training for KAP, Dr. Gonzalez-Vizoso experienced firsthand the amazing effects of ketamine. In association with veteran, ketamine trained psychotherapists, he has become increasingly active in the field of applying psychedelics in the setting of mental illnesses and hopes to continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
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President & CEO
A nationally renowned community builder and serial entrepreneur, Kavan Peterson has successfully built a half dozen businesses and launched innovative new models for housing, care and community. In collaboration with Dr. Bill Thomas, Kavan helped co-found Kallimos Communities and the “M.A.G.I.C.” multigenerational housing model recognized by the Wall Street Journal and New York Times as a critical new solution to combat isolation and housing insecurity.
Kavan is proud to join the cutting-edge of mental health transformation and trail-blaze one of Montana’s first centers for psychedelic therapy through the Harvest Wholeness Center. Kavan is trained in Core Competencies in Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy with Seattle based Telos Transformational Therapies and is a lead facilitator in the global Liberating Structures participatory design and complexity science movement.
Harvest Board of Advisors
Co-Founder of Seattle-based Telos Transformation Therapies, Scott Ross has conducted over 150 ketamine-assisted psychotherapy sessions.
Scott’s training and interests include Jungian psychology, transpersonal therapy, Internal Family Systems, process-oriented psychology, relational psychoanalysis, existential therapy, and contemplative/mystical traditions. Scott’s degree is in mental health counseling, and he is also certified in chemical dependency counseling.
Dr. Ellen Bluett
Dr. Ellen Bluett completed her fellowship in integrated behavioral health and health psychology with an interest in providing evidence-based mental health services to patients in primary care as a means of increasing access and decreasing stigma. Clinically, her specialty areas are posttraumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, disordered eating, and geropsychology. Overall, she really enjoys the translation between science and practice that she experiences firsthand every day. She loves that she gets to teach, engage in research, see patients, and work with the community at large. Honestly, it’s one of the most versatile degrees out there! As a clinician, there is nothing more rewarding than helping someone heal and create a life worth living.
Dr. Mark Shortt has more than a decade of experience working in the ﬁeld of consciousness, psychedelics, and holistic health. Most recently Mark held the position of director of education and training for Field Trip Health, the nation’s largest KAP provider. Prior to Field Trip, he worked at an integrative psychiatry practice in Silicon Valley facilitating ketamine-assisted psychotherapy sessions for individuals and groups. Mark’s approach to psychedelic-assisted therapy encompasses mindbody medicine, breathwork, and psychiatry. Mark holds certiﬁcation from the Ketamine Training Center and the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) Psychedelic Training and Research Program.
Dr. Bill Thomas
Dr. Bill Thomas is an author, entrepreneur, musician, teacher, farmer and physician whose wide-ranging work explores the terrain of human aging. Best known for his health care system innovations, he is the founder of a global non-profit (The Eden Alternative) which works to improve the care provided to older people. He is the creator of The Green House® which Provider Magazine has called the “pinnacle of culture change” and Minka Homes, Kallimos Communities and the “M.A.G.I.C.” multigenerational housing model. Dr. Thomas also developed the Senior ER model of care and is now working to transform American health care through development of radically new “value-based” home and community-based care delivery systems.
Samite Mulondo is a world-renowned musician, war refugee and humanitarian who travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing power of music. Featured in numerous documentary films, Samite’s profound music healing has transformed former child soldiers in Africa, supported people with terminal diagnosis and awakened memories in elders living with dementia. Samite joins Harvest as a guide in the exploration of the role of music in psychedelic healing.
Kyrie’s passion for story has led to a career in film, to studies of depth psychology, and ultimately to her work with aging, dementia and altered states of mind. She has her master’s in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her thesis explored the anti-aging myth in America and major neurocognitive disorders/dementia as an embodiment of the trickster archetype and its facilitation of growth on a cultural level via the integration of elders into American society. Kyrié is a prominent anti-ageism activist and lecturer and co-creator of the “M.A.G.I.C.” multigenerational housing model with Dr. Bill Thomas.