Learn to Thrive in Life, Work and Beyond
NEST is a clinical practice that offers private therapy, group therapy, professional mentorship and training. All of our clinicians are LGBTQIA+, non-monogamy informed, harm reduction-allied practitioners. Work with one of our therapists to help navigate the experiences of trauma, create healthier relationships with substances, increase emotional resilience and improve your overall quality of life.
Our Clinical Team
NEST provides person-centered, trauma-informed psychotherapy and integration support to teens, adults and couples. We specialize in the integration of spiritual and psychedelic experiences. We are a fee-for-service clinic and do offer a sliding fee scale for those in need.
Erica Siegal, LCSW, Founder, Clinical Director
Erica Siegal (she/her) is a licensed psychotherapist, professional harm reductionist, community organizer and MDMA-assisted psychotherapy researcher. LCSW CA#86622
Erica founded NEST Harm Reduction to provide compassionate, trauma-informed services to individuals, groups and organizations. She combines a decade of mental health direct services work with a B.A in Hospitality Administration from Cornell University and a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Southern California, to create a unique, trauma-focused, compassionate care model that brings empathy, understanding and sustainability back into our homes, hearts and communities.
Erica provides tele-health psychotherapy to individuals, couples and teens and virtual harm reduction training and education to the public. She has worked in MDMA-assisted psychotherapy research since 2014 and offers mentorship and supervision to aspiring psychedelic professionals.
Fawn Miller, LMFT LPCC
Clinical Supervisor & Therapist
Fawn (she/her) has been working in the helping professions for over two decades, with experience working with adults and adolescents in various settings including residential, IOP/PHP, and outpatient tele-therapy. Fawn provides individual, couples/family, and group counseling services.
Andrew Amick, MA
Registered Associate MFT
Andrew (he/him) is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in anxiety, depression, identity, sexuality, self-esteem, substance use, and professional burnout, with a focus on LGBTQIA+ millennials, teens and young adults.
Chelsie Norton, MA
Registered Associate MFT
Chelsie (she/her) is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in non-abstinence-based substance use and spiritual and depth psychology. She offers an open, non-judgment and practical approach to improving overall quality of life, and is an advocate for non-traditional relationships.
Setareh Vatan, MA
Registered Associate MFT, Registered Associate PCC
Setareh (she/her) is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who specializes in substance use disorders, trauma-related difficulties, anxiety and depression. She incorporates both 12-step and harm reduction methods into her clinical practice.
Sydney Klatt, MSW
Associate Social Worker
Sydney (she, her) is an associate clinical social worker focused on trauma-informed care, anxiety, depression, and harm reduction. Sydney is trained in Narrative Therapy, CBT, DBT, and Trauma-Focused CBT modalities, as well as ketamine-assisted psychotherapy. Her work centers the LGBTQIA+ community.
Catherine Edelstein, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
Catherine Edelstein is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She received her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology at California State University, Long Beach, with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy. She specializes in complex trauma, anxiety, professional burnout and work life stress, and religious trauma.
Associate Social Worker
Jaclyn (she /her) is an associate clinical social worker and harm reductionist. Grounded in a systems based approach to psychotherapy, she views language as an intuitive system in witnessing our psyche and examining our culture. Her training in ketamine-assisted psychotherapy (KAP), MDMA-assisted psychotherapy and Guided Imagery and Music (GIM) has informed techniques whereby she invites your inner-healer into sessions while in ordinary states of consciousness.
Tara Rodriquez, MSW
Associate Social Worker
Tara (she/her) is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (#113549) who graduated from the Mental Health and Substance Use track at The Ohio State University. She is also a Certified Trauma Professional (CTP) and has trained in somatic methods (Hakomi, Somatic Experiencing), Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy, and Integrated Harm Reduction Psychotherapy. Areas of focus are substance use disorders, harm reduction, psychedelics, and trauma.
Executive Assistant &
Special Projects Manager
Sarah (she/her) is a Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee at Airport Marina Counseling Services and a final-year MA of Clinical Psychology student at Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is trauma-informed and TF-CBT certified. Her areas of focus are trauma and affirmative therapy. Sarah is passionate about helping individuals through traumatic experiences, life transitions, and grief.
Harm Reduction & Psychedelics
Humans have used psychedelic plants and altered states of consciousness for thousands of years for a variety of reasons; helping someone find their path, healing past traumatic experiences, growth and reflection. We acknowledge that Indigenous rituals, medicines and cultural ceremonies have existed long before the study and practice of psychology and our current government regulations. We believe in an individual’s right to cognitive liberty.
We also acknowledge that engaging in illegal behavior and using mind altering substances comes with its inherent risks and societal harms. Although medical research is progressing and decriminalization is slowly gaining speed, we acknowledge that people will engage with these powerful medicines regardless of the legal barriers that are currently restricting access.
Therefore, NEST is committed to providing support to people who choose to use psychedelics and other substances at their own discretion. NEST provides psychedelic integration services, a place to process, discuss and integrate altered states of consciousness.
Frequently Asked Questions
NEST Harm Reduction and Consulting provides accurate information, education and safety precautions regarding the use of psychoactive medicines & mind-altering substances. We do not condone or encourage any illegal behaviors or actions. We take a harm reductionist approach to the work that we do and we believe that an educated and informed public is the best way to ensure public safety.
The NEST online community is for support and education and is not designed for immediate crises. If you are experiencing a medical or psychiatric emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.
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