Meet the Founders

Dr. Sandra Newes


Sandra Newes, Ph.D.

Dr. Sandra Newes is a Licensed Psychologist with over 25 years of clinical experience. She is an experienced psychedelic-assisted psychotherapist and specializes in anxiety, chronic stress, trauma and recovery. She has provided Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy through Concierge Medicine and Psychiatry since 2019 and brings a deeply trauma informed and resiliency focused approach to the work.  She was originally certified through the   Living Medicine Institute’s Certificate program, and she is the co-founder of the current training program.  She has also participated in training through the Polaris Institute, Chacruna Institute, MAPS, the PRATI institute and others, and is a member of the Boston Psychedelic Research Group.

She also studies earth-based medicine traditions, ancestral medicine, rites of passage, and has a deep appreciation for how ceremony and ritual, nature connection, and ancient wisdom traditions support healing. 

Dr. Signi Goldman


Signi Goldman, M.D.

Dr. Signi Goldman is a board certified psychiatrist and psychotherapist and a certified provider for Psychedelic Assisted Therapies and Research through the California Institute of Integral Studies and has completed training through the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). She has practiced in multiple clinical settings and  her extensive knowledge of research-based use of psychedelics in medicine informs Concierge Medicine and Psychiatry’s Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy program for Mental Health.

Dr. Goldman has been practicing outpatient Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy for many years and also focuses on teaching and training through the https://livingmedicineinstitut....

She is also a trained Rites of Passage guide through the Rites of Passage Council and has a profound respect for the intersection of psychedelic medicine, nature-connection, and indigenous, ceremonial ways of healing