Alison K. McQueen, MA, LPC, ATR
Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Art Therapist, and Somatic Trauma Specialist
Aspenroots Counseling LLC in partnership with Holos Health
"If you have come here to help me, then you are wasting your time…But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."
I deeply trust in the basic goodness within each of us, and I have immense faith in the resilience of the human spirit. I am passionate about creating safe and healthy containers for growth and transformation.
I practice as a licensed counselor, art therapist, and somatic (body-centered) trauma specialist with a private practice focused on mindfulness-based trauma and depth work, conscious parenting and women’s issues, and cannabis use support for physical and psychological well-being. I have a Masters degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology (Art Therapy emphasis) from Naropa University and over three years of training in somatic trauma work with the Somatic Training Institute, as well as advanced training and experience in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of complex post-traumatic stress disorder with the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Bringing together over a decade of experience in the mental health field, clinical research experience in psychedelic therapies, and four years of international experience in therapeutic art education in the Czech Republic, I work skillfully and empathically with adults, adolescents, and couples in cultivating lives of meaning and authenticity.
My calling is to do my part to resolve trauma on the personal and global level, and I am deeply passionate about alternative and holistic therapies. For this reason, I co-founded Medicinal Mindfulness, a grassroots consciousness organization supporting individuals in safe, sacred, and legal altered states exploration and in developing ‘right relationship’ with the substances they are using. I partner with Holos Health in providing mental health counseling to medical cannabis patients and their families. I'm honored to be featured in the documentary Psychedelic Soldiers discussing MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for the treatment of post-traumatic stress in veterans. I also presented MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy: It's Criminal that this is Illegal at a Psychedelic Shine event.
I believe that no one does this work alone, and I am inspired by a transparent and collaborative feminist approach to psychotherapy. Your stories, your wisdom, and your vulnerabilities are safe with me. I invite you to reach out so that I may support you on your journey.