Therapist InfoAbout Me:
My name is Michou Olivera. I am a 53 year old lesbian woman, and my pronouns are proudly She/Her. Using mezzo and macro doses of mushroom medicine nearly every month since 2018, I destroyed 35+ years of severe alcohol, cannabis and nicotine addiction, debilitating CPTSD, depression, and anxiety from sexual and physical abuse, and from struggling since childhood with being born female and very masculine. Using mushrooms gave me the ability to truly connect to my authenticity and purpose. They also subdued my constant negative ruminating thoughts, helped me to rewire entrenched and outdated belief systems, and allowed me to deeply and sincerely embrace myself exactly as I am, a masculine woman. I continued working with mushrooms to help me through a life crisis, and a spiritual awakening on 4g of Golden Teachers in 2019 revealed that my purpose is not only to heal from my past, but to also help others connect to and understand Mushroom medicine and the process of safely and effectively utilizing it. Since 2018, I have dedicated my entire life to this work.Description of Services:
It is a sincere honor to be called to help connect people to their truth and higher consciousness though psychedelic mushroom medicine. I have passionately embraced my path as a psychedelic guide specializing in mushroom cultivation, psychedelic spiritual awakening, mindfulness, mushroom journey guidance, integration, consciousness-expansion, herbalism and mentorship. For the last five years, I have been asked to help others with overcoming adversities in life, rewiring negative thought patterns and belief systems, trauma healing, and learning how to navigate health/mental health and addiction challenges using mushroom medicine. I am asked to personally sit with those embarking on their first mushroom experiences, or to sit with those who seek to explore larger doses of mushrooms. Additionally, and I feel equally as important, I educate about the importance of destigmatizing psychedelic plant medicine, practicing safe, respectful and intentional consumption, and embracing the integration of what comes through. I feel it is deeply important to help people decipher and integrate what their psychedelic experiences have shown them, and I am honored to use my insight and experience into that realm.Credentials & Certifications: Life Coach, Mindfulness Practitioner, CBT
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesSpecializing In: Addiction, Anxiety and Depression, CBT, Mindfulness-based therapy, Psychedelic Preparation and Integration, PTSD, Relationships, and TraumaPrice Range: $25-$150
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
Depending on where someone currently is in their work, the overview of experience can look a few different ways. If you are seeking integration from a recent psychedelic experience, we will map key areas that you are seeking deeper insight into. If you are seeking a guided journey, we will begin by discussing any areas of fear and trepidation, then moving into personal intention and what can be expected before, during and after a journey. Every aspect of this work involves clear communication, zero judgment, and a whole lot of love, appreciation and positive encouragement.Intake Process:
The intake process begins either over the phone or in person. Here, we will talk openly about what you are ultimately seeking/feeling pulled towards. It is important for you to share what areas of your life you would like to explore further, or what challenges you are seeking to overcome. You are welcome and encouraged to ask me as many questions as you have. I am happy to answer them openly and honestly from personal as well as professional experience.
Having a candid conversation about your medical and mental health history is also very important, as it will allow me to discover if there are any underlying issues that would prevent psychedelics from being an ideal option for you.
Business Info444 Wisdom Way
Greenfield, Massachusetts, 01301
United States: 7:00 am - 5:00 pmMon7:00 am - 5:00 pmTue7:00 am - 5:00 pmWed7:00 am - 5:00 pmThu9:00 am - 5:00 pmFri7:00 am - 5:00 pmSatClosedSunClosed
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Where do I start about Michou? She’s incredible. I’ve been working with her since January and she has transformed my life in ways that are beyond words’ ability to describe.
As a psychotherapist in private practice myself, it is always relieving to connect with another individual in this helping profession who genuinely cares about others.
From the beginning of our work, I felt held by Michou and truly safe in her presence. She evoked tears during our initial phone consultation and immediately saw me in ways others don’t.
She is real, solid, understands me, holds space, offers empathy, validation, and compassion while challenging me in the ways that I need.
At the end of January, I experienced a house fire and the guidance and medicine Michou offered during that time were instrumental in my ability to move through that incredibly challenging period.
My medicinal journey with her has been incredibly impactful on my entire life, let alone my mental health.
As a lifelong patient myself in traditional therapy, I feel the medicine and guidance she offers have allowed me to heal beyond what therapy has ever provided in the past. I feel more grounded, centered and connected to myself than I ever have; with a deeper understanding of my wounding and the ways it affects my psyche.
Michou has guided me toward my truth, and once you have that knowledge, your world changes for the better. Life has opened up in ways I could never have anticipated.
Michou is always a gracious sounding board and can sit with you through the darkest parts of your past because she has faced her own.
I’m so grateful to have crossed paths with Michou, I rave about her to anyone that will listen. If you’re considering beginning a microdosing journey, you need to choose Michou as your guide. I promise you, it will be the best decision you make.
Michou is the best!
As a business professional and father, I found myself at a mid-life point, asking a lot of questions. Anxieties from the past and current, prioritizing the busy aspects of life, raising kids, surviving an 18 year marriage and divorce – all topics mixed together can feel overwhelming.
Michou not only took the time to teach me and understand why I was seeking such an alternative – something to make a significant change in my mindset.
Since my first journey with Michou, just three weeks ago, my life is already changed through integration.
– I have had some crucial conversations, I never thought possible,
– I have begun taking my health more seriously (down 10) by just being conscious of my decision
– I have done significant work and organization in my home
In general, the focus my first journey has provided was remarkable. I felt so safe, educated and prepared for what my experience might be like when working with Michou.
Forever grateful and enlightened…
I am tremendously grateful for Michou. Our first encounter was by phone and she taught me how to microdose. Microdosing had a profound effect on me and may have literally saved my life.
I have had Michou sit with me through two larger mushroom doses and she impressed me immensely. She clearly has vast personal knowledge of mushroom medicine. Her open hearted willingness to share this knowledge is generous and kind. She is insightful, intuitive, compassionate, and sensitive. She contains a profound strength that comes from a unique ability to be genuinely authentic to her true self. Her approach towards my complicated medical situation has been sensitive, intelligent, and wise. I feel safe doing this work with Michou. She has been a blessing in my life.
I came upon Michou via my wanderings online to find resources to learn about psychedelic journeying for healing. As a person who grew up in the “hippie” era, I was unusual in never trying or feeling the need to try psychedelics then. But as a therapist who already uses expressive and mindfulness practices in my work and in my own healing, I wanted to experience a journey to more fully understand how journeying works and how it could be mind-opening.
I so appreciated Michou’s respect for these powerful substances, and her knowledge of how to use them safely. At every step, she was open to my questions and curiosity about the experience and comfortable with me having my spouse with me at the actual session. She respected my request to take a quick covid test (for all of us) as well.
Her demeanor during the session was helpful, non directive but supportive, and any comments she made were in support of the session. She basically stayed “out of the way” but was available for interactions as needed and/or desired.
I also appreciate her presence as fully herself and authentic, but I liked that her energy was yin/yang together, a person more than just one gendered energy. This was important for me in the process.
As I slowly move into the therapeutic world of offering psychedelic assisted therapy in my realm, I know that I can count on Michou for advice and feedback and collaboration. She is a generous soul.
From the first conversation with Michou a few years ago, I knew I could trust her with details of my life. She has a way of disarming others and allowing everyone to be themselves. She fosters safety and comfort in her communication style. Our interactions have all been virtual, and I can’t wait for the in-person experience.
I am a psychologist in private practice with over two decades of clinical experience. Previously to going into my own practice full time, I was Director of Psychology and Psychology Training at a well-known local inpatient facility. I have treated hundreds of patients and have myself been a patient for decades. So, when I say that Michou is an OUTSTANDING AND BRILLIANT therapist, I am comparing her to the most experienced and extremely competent and talented people in the psychotherapeutic field.
I met Michou through a colleague of mine after having done one mushroom journey and several animal medicine journeys in Mexico and having become interested in exploring the utility of plant and animal medicines in expanding consciousness. I did four journeys with Michou and it is not an exaggeration to say that she helped me change my life in ways that traditional therapy never could. Each and every time, I experienced her as highly professional yet accessible and relatable, humorous, present, safe, solid in every way, and absolutely attuned to where I was. She had unprecedented clarity about where I was and where she needed to guide me. I had the sense that Michou was able to withstand all of my feelings with such calm and self-assurance that it made me unafraid to explore the most painful parts of my psyche. I literally felt that I could trust her with my life, which is a level of vulnerability for me that I have rarely, if ever, experienced in the presence of another human being. There are no words to express my gratitude to Michou for what she has helped me accomplish. I have since begun referring my own patients to her and have heard nothing but the most incredible reviews of her professionalism, expertise, compassion, and kindness. Choose Michou as your guide and I promise you, you will be in the safest, most capable hands and it will change your life!
When I first started looking into psychedelic medicine I came across Michou’s bio on an FB page. I liked what I read so I reached out. The first time I spoke with her I knew I found the right person for me. I felt we were meant to meet. Her personality and energy is genuine and I felt comfortable with her immediately. She came and sat with me during my first mushroom journey. I felt safe and was able to relax, which allowed for an amazing experience. I can’t thank her enough for her support, wisdom, and positive energy!
I feel tremendously fortunate to have found Michou. From our first contact by phone, I have found her to be consistently reliable, forthcoming, knowledgeable, and incredibly big-hearted. Our conversations helped me define my goals, and Michou’s deep understanding of this medicine has been invaluable in guiding me towards the best way to proceed on this journey. I have worked with her through microdosing, which has been nothing less than life-changing, as well as having her sit with me during a macrodose. As a sitter, she was attentive but also gave me the space I needed. Our integration sessions afterwards were critical. I will add that just knowing Michou is available if I ever need to talk or have questions has given me tremendous peace of mind throughout this process. She is wise, respectful, generous, and truly dedicated to supporting others’ transformation. I am so grateful to have found her.
I absolutely love Michou. She helped me through the toughest time in my life. I owe a lot to her and to mushrooms 🙂
When I first found Michou, I was struggling with low self worth, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and a bevy of other issues, The fact is, I loathed myself. I had tried traditional medicine and therapy for years, and found it only work to a point…never truly bringing me back to my authentic self. I have been working with Michou for the last year, and because of it, my life has become more beautiful. I no longer beat on myself, in fact I can honestly tell you that I love who I am today. With Michou’s guidance I have come to believe I am worthy of all good things, and not only that, but that I am all good things…
We feel honored Michou has been guiding us on our mushroom medicine journey.
I was called to introduce myself to Michou at a myco event, and then felt so blessed by her story and work. My partner was also touched by meeting her at that event.
We had been contemplating mushroom medicine, yet desired a guide to help. We decided after meeting Michou at that event that she was just the person to assist us.
Thankfully, Michou was in agreement! It was like she knew we were coming.
From the get go, Michou has been very approachable and accepting, down to earth and elevated, informative and kind. She respects our sovereignty, and is tender with us and the issues with which we work.
Furthermore, she is very accommodating of our special needs. We are inspired by her authenticity, heart, and wisdom.
Heartily, we are grateful to collaborate with Michou.
My partner and I had previously been to serveral cognitive and behavioral therapist who meant well but were very rigid in their process and approach. The idea of spending years in those settings to achieve the kinds of changes we were working towards was not encouraging.
After our first consultation with Michou we knew we were working with someone who understood us and our goals. She is both generous with her wisdom and experience while being extremely professional and exact in her instructions. Our journey so far has been a very positive experience where we have been impowered to take ownership over our mental and spiritual well being. Michou is very responsive to any questions and easy to work with. We can not say enough good about her.