Unlocking Healing Potentials Towards Happiness
The Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy Program at The Happy Clinic at the Center of Inner Transformations
Welcome to The Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy Program at The Happy Clinic at COIT. Our revolutionary mental health program is designed to provide you with a cutting-edge, holistic, evidence-based approach to your mental health and well-being. Explore the fusion of psychotherapy, cannabis, and alternative techniques to transform your journey toward healing your mind and emotions.
Our legal Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy Program is designed to explore the therapeutic potential of cannabis using harm reduction strategies and evidence-based therapies to keep you safe, healthy and happy during your journey, under the guidance of licensed clinical health professionals.
At The Happy Clinic, we understand that traditional therapeutic approaches may not always be the perfect fit for everyone. We offer alternative therapies to support those who are seeking relief or healing with the therapeutic potential of the plant-based medicine cannabis. Discover a new path towards self-discovery and healing with our unique mental health program designed to give you supportive, transformational and comprehensive treatment.
Why Alternative Mental Health Treatments?
- 85% of individuals find alternative mental health treatments appealing due to personalized approaches. (Source: National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health)
- 92% of individuals believe that holistic treatments are important because they treat the root cause rather than just symptoms. (Source: American Psychological Association)
- 68% of U.S. adults supported the legalization of marijuana by 2021, indicating a more accepting attitude towards alternative therapies. (Source: The Pew Research Center)
- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) underscores the importance of holistic approaches, as evidenced by the increasing integration of mindfulness, yoga, and other complementary practices into mental health treatment.
- The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) reports that mind-body interventions like meditation and relaxation techniques have shown promise in managing anxiety and depression.
- Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests that medical cannabis has been associated with symptom relief in conditions like chronic pain, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.
- The Global Drug Survey reports that around 15% of respondents who used psychedelics reported improved mental health symptoms, illustrating the potential impact of these substances on psychological well-being.
- According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology, only about 35% of individuals experience significant improvement after receiving traditional talk therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or psychoanalysis. Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests that medical cannabis has been associated with symptom relief in conditions like chronic pain, epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression.
In an era of evolving mental health awareness, traditional treatments are proven inadequate. People want better healing for their emotional, psychological, and behavioral suffering. Talk therapy alone doesn’t help everyone. Traditional psychoeducation doesn’t help everyone, neither does mental health counseling and pharmaceutical drugs. The Westernized mental health industry has been statistically ineffective for much of American history. However, cannabis has been used to heal spiritual and emotional wounds for thousands of years. This is recognized ancient history.
We incorporate traditional therapies alongside alternative therapies to provide you an alternative approach to healing your mind. We offer personalized care, a focus on the mind-body connection, and innovative techniques to address the core of mental health challenges. Our intention is to provide you an experience that is more appealing, personal and can lead you to work through your mental health in a positive and healthy way using holistic methods.
Exploring the Synergy
Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy is an integrative approach that combines the wisdom of psychotherapy with the potential healing properties of cannabis. This approach is grounded in the belief that when used mindfully and responsibly, cannabis can act as a catalyst for profound self-discovery, emotional processing, and personal growth. With this type of therapy, A happier mind can be only a few inhales away.
How Does it Work?
Our Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy is provided by licensed therapists who are experienced in both psychotherapy and alternative healing methods. We provide a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space for you to explore the potential healing benefits of cannabis while working on yourself. We call this HAPPY LAND.
Our program is designed and overseen by Sonia Singh, LCSW, LCADC, PHD candidate, also known as The Happy Therapist, who is the founder and creator of The Happy Clinic. She is a double board licensed psychotherapist who has been practicing in the mental health industry for over 15 years. She began her journey to heal people with cannabis after being trained by SAMHSA- The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration through a specialized training program, and then spending nearly a decade working in traditional state and grant funded mental health and substance abuse agencies. She recognized a social need and a disparity, or unfair treatment conditions for mental health sufferers who could benefit from a legal alternative medicine to stop their suffering:
“I wanted better for the people around me, especially my clients. They weren’t getting the right help and were suffering. Over time, I realized that I felt wrong for referring people to do things that repeatedly didn’t work for them. I then went along the path to spend many years training to create a safe space and a program for people to get help with cannabis and their mental health at the same time.”
Cannabis is carefully integrated into the therapeutic process. Rather than using it solely for recreational purposes, our program focuses on the intentional and controlled use of cannabis as a tool to enhance self-awareness and facilitate introspection.
Every individual’s journey is unique. Our therapists work closely with you to understand your needs, concerns, and goals. Based on this information, a personalized treatment plan is created, outlining the frequency of therapy sessions, the types of therapeutic techniques to be used, and the integration of cannabis.
Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy can help you explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences on a deeper level. It may enhance your ability to confront challenging emotions, patterns, and beliefs, leading to profound insights and personal growth. Click here to learn about how our cannabis assisted psychotherapy program can help you deal difficult emotions, patterns, and beliefs.
Stress and Anxiety Reduction
Cannabis has been known to have potential stress and anxiety-reducing properties. When used mindfully and as part of a therapeutic process, it can help you relax and open up, making it easier to engage with the therapeutic work. Click here to learn more about how cannabis assisted psychotherapy can help you address your mental health symptoms.
Creativity and Insights
Some individuals find that cannabis can enhance their creativity and help them see situations from different perspectives. In a therapeutic context, this can lead to creative problem-solving and fresh insights into long-standing issues. Click here to learn how cannabis assisted therapy can heal your mind and enhance insight and the creativity in you.
Is This Approach Right for You?
Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy is not suitable for everyone. It’s important to go through a thorough assessment process with our experienced therapists to determine if this approach aligns with your needs, medical history, and treatment goals. Click here to learn if cannabis assisted psychotherapy is right for you.
History of Cannabis for Therapeutic Use
Cannabis has a rich history of therapeutic use, dating back centuries across various cultures. Its documented use for relaxation, pain relief, and emotional processing highlights its potential for holistic healing. Click here to understand more about the history of cannabis. Click here to learn about the history of cannabis use for therapeutic purposes.
Why Alternative Mental Health Treatments Matter
A Personalized Path
Alternative treatments address the uniqueness of each individual. Trauma, anxiety, and depression manifest differently in everyone; a personalized approach increases the likelihood of successful outcomes.
Our program acknowledges the interconnectedness of mental and physical well-being. Techniques like mindfulness, visualization, deep breathing and meditation empower you to influence your emotional state positively.
Our program combines evidence-based psychotherapy techniques with the potential benefits of cannabis to create a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan. This approach is tailored to each client’s needs, ensuring a personalized journey towards healing and growth.
Our team consists of experienced and licensed therapists who specialize in both traditional psychotherapy and alternative approaches. We are committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for our clients, where they can explore their emotions and experiences with the guidance of professionals.
Throughout the program, clients are educated on mindful and responsible cannabis consumption. We prioritize harm reduction education and safety, ensuring that clients understand the potential risks and benefits of integrating cannabis into their therapeutic journey.
Every client undergoes a thorough assessment to determine their suitability for the Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy Program. Our team considers individual medical history, mental health needs, and treatment goals.
Customized Treatment Plan
Based on the assessment, a customized treatment plan is developed. This plan outlines the frequency of therapy sessions, the integration of cannabis, and the goals to be achieved throughout the program.
Therapy sessions are conducted by licensed therapists who specialize in various therapeutic approaches. These sessions provide a space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.
We track the progress of each client throughout their journey in the program. Regular check-ins and assessments allow us to make necessary adjustments to the treatment plan, ensuring the best possible outcomes.
Our Service Approach: Healing Our Mental Health
Cannabis Assisted Psychotherapy
Explore the synergy of psychotherapy and cannabis, guided by licensed professionals. Our approach is rooted in safety, education, and mindful consumption to unlock insights and self-awareness.
Cannabis Psychiatry & Medication Management
Cannabis psychiatry skillfully combines the evidence based and scientific knowledge of the endocannabinoid system, the power of holistic healing with the practice of modern psychiatry, using cannabis as a psychopharmacological tool.
In Person Groups
Engage with like-minded individuals in a supportive, in-person setting. Group dynamics foster shared understanding and collective growth.
Telehealth Individual & Group Sessions
Experience our program from the comfort of your space. Individual and group telehealth sessions provide flexibility without compromising the transformative experience.
Special Events, Retreats & Workshops
Immerse yourself in specialized events, retreats, and workshops that complement your healing journey. Connect with experts, natural medicines, and innovative techniques.
Commonly Asked Questions
Is Cannabis Legal and Safe?
We adhere to legal guidelines and prioritize your safety. Our professionals ensure responsible cannabis use within a therapeutic context.
Is This Program for Me?
If you’re seeking a holistic, personalized path to healing trauma, anxiety, or depression, our program is tailored for you. Our professionals assess your needs and create a unique treatment plan.
Are Telehealth Sessions Effective?
Absolutely. Our telehealth sessions provide the same level of care, engagement, and transformative potential as in-person sessions.
How Do I Get Started?
Reach out to us via phone or email to schedule an assessment. Our team will guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.