Inspired by Authentic Connection

NEST, short for Network of Emotional Support Teams, is a Southern California based harm reduction training, consulting and direct care provider serving organizations and individuals through direct and indirect experiences of trauma and prevention. NEST provides strategic consulting services for public and private organizations, live events, and community groups at any scale. We also provide proprietary compassionate care training models to providers, operators, teams, and the public. We are dedicated to building, teaching and implementing sustainable harm reduction principles across industries worldwide.

NEST VISION

We believe people should be empowered with the tools to stay informed and emotionally connected before, during and after experiencing crisis or secondary trauma.

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NEST MISSION

Our mission is therefore to train, educate and empower organizations responsible for the wellness of their workers and customers, while directly training and supporting the professionals who are on the frontlines of secondary trauma.

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Harm Reduction for Everyone

We believe harm reduction can inform the way we do business, the way we treat our patients and patrons, and the way we take care of our own emotional health in order to elevate all aspects of safety and wellness.

WHO WE ARE

Erica Siegal, LCSW & NEST Founder

Erica Siegal is a professional harm reductionist, community organizer and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy researcher. 

Erica founded NEST Harm Reduction Consulting to provide compassionate, trauma-informed care, trainings and on-site services to events, communities and professionals in the field. She combines a decade of direct services work with a B.A in Hospitality Administration from Cornell University and a Master in Social Work from The University of Southern California, to create a unique, consumer-focused, multi-system care model that brings compassion and sustainability back into our communities, both large and small. 

In addition to her community outreach and event services experience, she also works as a psychotherapist researcher on the Phase 3 FDA-approved MDMA-assisted psychotherapy clinical trials in Los Angeles, California.

NEST provides trained and vetted team members to support our harm reduction services:

  • On-Site Teams

  • Training & Facilitation Staff

  • Administrative & Operational Management

  • SPACE Fellowship Trainees

WHO WE SERVE

Event Entertainment Companies

We provide safety, wellness and harm reduction services to festival producers, venue operators, and events of any scale. This includes operational planning, staffing, training, post-event integration, and direct on-site services.

Private Companies & Executive Teams

NEST empowers corporate leaders and their teams with trauma-informed trainings, dedicated process groups, and a broad spectrum of harm reduction consulting services, beginning with an organizational assessment.  We believe better workspaces create better, human-oriented outcomes that serve the bottom line.

Compassionate Care Providers

We provide harm reduction training, group support and other resources to those who serve on the frontlines of primary and secondary trauma, including emergency responders, integrative psychotherapists, and other harm reductionists.

Community & Government Organizations

The NEST harm reduction approach is successfully applied to local and community initiatives that address safety, wellness and emergency protocol services. We provide tailored programming to agencies, events and orgs.

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