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Peter Shorts, LCSW

Peter Shorts, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker in the states of California and Hawaii practicing since 2011. He is a graduate of California State University of San Bernardino with honors in Psychology (BA), He received a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the same institution in 2011.  He is an award recipient for his research on substance abuse and child welfare reunification, and a member of NASW, APA, Psi Chi, and APPA. He obtained additional certifications from the UC Berkeley extension professional program in Neuroscience Assessment, he is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Depression and PTSD from the Beck Institute, and Psychedelic Research and Therapy from the California Insitiute of Integral Studies (CIIS). He is a MAPS trained clinician, and researcher. Peter is a co-founder of the Palm Springs Psychedelic Society and supporter of Psychedelics in Recovery (PIR).  Peter is a student of the Grof Legacy Breathwork Project and a lifelong learner. He is an indigenous BIPOC ceremonial person with a deep respect for the ancestorial technology and wisdom carried by Him and others on the Red Road.

His psychotherapy may combine CBT, (REBT, DBT), Somatic Breathwork, mindfulness, neurobiology of trauma, narrative, psychodynamic, and solution focused therapy. "My intention is to co-create a non-judgmental space with you to observe the behavior, identify the underlying emotions and thoughts, and seek an appreciation of the foundational needs being sought. With this information we can understand why we do what we do and decide what is next to support a life that best suits us.”

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