Mind Medicine Australia

Ella Shannon

Ella Shannon

Psychedelic Assisted Therapy for Mental Health

Ella Shannon is an accredited psychotherapist who has recently completed the very first Certificate of Psychedelic Assisted Therapy in the Southern Hemisphere. She works with the Mind Medicine Australia Team regarding the use of Psylocibin and MDMA for treatment resistant mental health issues. These medicines have been shown to be incredibly safe and much more effective than current treatment options when used in a therapeutic environment. Hear all about where Australia is up to in regards to these treatments and how to get involved. Ella also leads the Cairns Chapter of Mind Medicine Australia, working to reduce stigma and promote the legal, therapeutic use of these medicines. 

Ella is a Behavioural Scientist and psychotherapist specialising in Sex, Relationships and Trauma. She currently manages an NGO that supports victim / survivors of sexual violence as a day job, and has a small private counselling practice after hours, where she offers sessions to support people to integrate psychedelic experiences.