Dr. Katelyn Kalstein is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a Master's in Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture. She is known for her work as lead facilitator at 40 Years of Zen (Dave Asprey's (Bulletproof) neurofeedback center in Seattle) and more recently as Clinical Director at Field Trip Health in Los Angeles.
Dr. Kalstein started her career as a pre-med student on her way to traditional medical school, but after spending a year in India studying Ayurveda, yoga, and meditation, she knew she could not enter a field that was disease-focused, and one that did not acknowledge nutrition, lifestyle or the body-mind connection as being essential to health.
She received her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine and master's in acupuncture from Bastyr University in 2016.
For her own personal healing and growth, Dr. Kalstein traveled to Brazil yearly for over 10 years to participate in the Church of Santo Diame, who utilize the plant medicine Ayahuasca as their central sacrament. She has a personal history of severe depression and suicidality, and credits psychedelics with putting her depression into remission.
After being invited to Dr. Phil Wolfson's ketamine training in 2018, she began her journey with ketamine. Over the past five years she has seen ketamine's tremendous power to help patients with chronic, unremitting depression and other mental health complaints. She is thrilled to finally have a safe, legal and accessible way to provide patients with the healing and transformational power of psychedelic medicines.
Dr. Kalstein has studied with the Institute of Functional Medicine, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and MAPS.
As a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Kalstein practices within the context of Naturopathic Principles. She chooses therapies based on the patient's interest and values, as well the Naturopathic Therapeutic Order, which focuses on choosing therapies which cause the least harm before moving up the ladder to higher force interventions like drugs and surgery.
She approaches psychedelic work from a trauma-informed and harm reduction viewpoint, greatly informed by her own experiences over 20 years, as well as academic training from CIIS and MAPS.