facebook script image

Our Team

Our team members all have rich histories of psychedelic experience and confidential client work. Even more important, they are kind, understanding, and honest.

Our Team

Our team members all have rich histories of psychedelic experience and confidential client work. Even more important, they are kind, understanding, and honest.
daniel shankin

Daniel Shankin

Founder
Integration Coach

As a psychedelic integration coach, Daniel serves people with emerging spiritual visions as they weave their new-found truths into their lives in a way that is sustainable, harmonious, compassionate and wise. His methods are fiercely practical while maintaining space for mystery and magic to emerge. He offers time tested and scientifically backed tools so clients can create a life for themselves that is aligned with their deeper values and manifests measurable results that matter.

As the founder and director of Tam Integration, he’s committed to offering radically accessible and inclusive support and education for people who are wanting to transform, heal, and grow. Tam’s integration circles and online conferences enjoy a world wide audience and much critical acclaim.

He also leads the year long Mt. Tam Psychedelic Integration Coaching Program, training emerging leaders in the facilitation of transformational engagement.

He and his wife live in a tiny town in New England where they forage for mushrooms and throw rocks into creeks with their two young boys.

robin alexandra

Robin Alexandra

Women’s Integration Circle Co-Lead
Throughout her life, Robin has turned to psychedelics as allies in her continuing growth process. Nearly 40 years ago she experienced her first LSD trip and her connection with the Earth, understanding the sacredness of life, and her life-path was sealed. Through continued investigation and exploration, she developed an intimate relationship with sacred plant medicines. First addressing alcoholism, she started a focused journey of self-awareness and healing in her late 20’s. Women’s new moon circles, living in the mountains of CO, Paganism, and Native American ritual influenced her increasing commitment to her community and the Earth. These practices along with Buddhist meditation, Reiki, and yoga prepared her for a rigorous ayahuasca and psilocybin mushroom training with two lineages. She offers lifestyle coaching, microdosing protocols, and is a psychedelic preparation & integration ally. A multimedia artist with a studio in Sonoma County, CA, she also co-leads the Tam Women’s Psychedelic Integration Circles and speaks about the importance of joy and play in daily life.
jessica armstrong

Huggie Bear (aka Jessica L. Armstrong, Ph.D.)

Women’s Circle Co-Lead

Huggie Bear (aka Jessica L. Armstrong, Ph.D.), is a licensed clinical psychologist and psychedelic guide practicing in the San Francisco Bay area. She uses evidenced-based treatments and collaborative approaches with care providers of other disciplines to support healing and improve quality of life for her patients. She recently began her own practice, The Head and The Heart Psychotherapy Center, where she primarily sees adults for individual therapy and offers preparation and integration support for the journey. In her role at the San Francisco Preventive Medical Group, she collaborates with Mischa Grieder, ND, using an integrative, comprehensive, and holistic team approach to treat chronic and complex medical and mental health conditions using IV ketamine.

Throughout the years, her work with a diverse array of individuals and settings has allowed insight into pain, suffering, health, and recovery from multiple angles. Her specialty is working with people who have experienced trauma, substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, and other chronic conditions that can contribute to suffering. She also helps people with grief and loss by offering support in processing and integrating these experiences. Through her work as psychologist and guide, she aims to help people connect with their own inner healer so that they can feel empowered to follow their valued paths with greater commitment and ease.

Jonathan "Quest" Brown

Jonathan "Quest" Brown

Men’s Circle Co-Lead

Jonathan “Quest” Brown is a conscious creative, sacred medicine practitioner, and integration coach. Following the passing of his mother in 2018, he turned to yoga and psychedelics for healing and subsequently became a certified yoga teacher, reiki master, among other titles. Today, Quest serves as a conduit, melding shamanic practices and indigenous technologies with modern tools to offer his distinctive blend of creativity and wellness. He assists others in realizing that they possess the power to heal themselves.

Jonathan "Quest" Brown

Donte Hall

Men’s Circle Co-Lead

Donte Hall is a dedicated Integration Coach and the host of transformative men’s work containers. With a lifelong passion for the healing arts, Donte has harnessed the timeless principles of personal growth and spiritual awareness to facilitate profound personal transformations.

Drawing from the power of principles such as the law of attraction and mindfulness, Donte guides individuals towards holistic growth and self-discovery. As a Tam Integration Certified Coach and Condor Approach Certified Coach, his mission is to empower men on their path to self-realization, believing that a more emotionally intelligent male population can contribute to a better society.

Jean Johnson

Jean Johnson

Women’s Integration Circle Co-Lead

Jean has been a student of personal growth, self-healing and transformation for over 20 years, and is a registered yoga instructor with 1200+ hours of formal training and over a dozen years of teaching experience. She began in earnest to address a lifetime of depression, anxiety and addictions in the summer of 2019 through the skillful use of psychedelic assisted psychotherapy. She is extraordinarily grateful to
share that she is now free of anti-depressants and addictive substances for the first time in her adult life. Life is not perfect, but the ongoing use of these medicines is helping her to continue to heal. She is now committed to giving back in this sacred medicine space.

eric sienknecht

Dr. Eric Sienknecht

Integration Circle Co-Lead
Ketamine Assisted Therapy

Eric Sienknecht, Psy.D., is a licensed Clinical Psychologist and Co-founder of Polaris Insight Center, a ketamine-assisted psychotherapy clinic in San Francisco. He received his B.A. in Philosophy and World Religions from Georgetown University in 2000 and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from California Institute of Integral Studies in 2011. He has undergone training in psychedelic psychotherapy with the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) and serves as Sub-investigator and Study Therapist on the Phase 3 MDMA-assisted psychotherapy clinical trials for treatment of PTSD. His areas of expertise include treatment of depression, chronic pain, trauma, and integration of psychedelic experiences. His professional interests include psychoanalysis, consciousness research, mystical and peak experiences, mindfulness, and studying the synergistic effects of yoga, music, and psychedelics. He writes articles for Chacruna.net and Psychedelic Support Network and presents regularly at psychedelic conferences on topics such as Set and Setting in Psychedelic Therapy and Ethics of Psychedelic Therapy and Research.

chrysantilus

Chrysantilus

Social Media Maven

Chrysantilus is a Filmmaker and Psychedelic Content Creator.

Her YouTube Channel is a harm reduction resource, dedicated to psychedelics and sacred plant medicine, all about demystifying and destigmatizing the trip. She has created several short films, music videos, and is currently editing a pilot series called “Trippin” with Hannibal Burress and Isolaman Media. In addition to Plant Medicine videos, she details and archives her Burning Man experiences on her YouTube Channel “Chrysantilus” as a resource for the Burning Curious.

Start Your Integration Today

When you’re ready to put your shoulder to the stone and do the work of becoming the person you know you can be, reach out to us, and we’ll be here.

14 + 6 =