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We support personal transformation so that you can experience meaningful, sustained results in your life that benefit the world around you.” 

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Meet Lauren

Lauren Taus, LCSW graduated summa cum laude from Barnard College at Columbia University in 2004 with a BA in Religion before continuing on to NYU for her Masters in Social Work. Lauren is licensed as a clinical therapist in both New York and California with a specialty in addiction and trauma treatment. 
As a clinician, Lauren integrates alternative modalities of treatment into her work. She trained with David Emerson under the supervision of Bessel van der Kolk at The Trauma Institute in Boston in trauma sensitive yoga, and she’s trained by the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) for MDMA assisted psychotherapy for complex PTSD. 
Meet Our Therapists

"Peel the layers back. True progress is a homecoming, a simple return to the wide goodness of your own heart." 

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Stephen Taus, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Stephen Taus MD graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1970. He’s been in private practice in San Pedro, California for nearly 50 years where he integrates alternative approaches such as acupuncture into his work.  
 

Dr. Taus is committed to supporting your health and wellness while creating a space of love and care. He is motivated by the unique relationship that exists between doctor and patient. Stephen is overjoyed o support the healing of others in partnership with his daughter, Stephen also enjoys long beach walks, reading books on self-development, meaningful conversations, and quality time with his two children and his granddaughter.

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Ryan Scott Brewer, LMFT

Ryan Scott Brewer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#117921) and Yogi who holds dual Master’s Degrees in Spiritual Psychology and Depth Psychology. With over 15 years of experience studying the mind/body connection, Ryan blends concepts and practices from Eastern philosophy like mindfulness and meditation in conjunction with Western advances in neuroscience and trauma recovery.

He is trained in EMDR and TRM for trauma work; and often utilizes concepts from Internal Family Systems to heal parts inside that have been burdened from difficult life experiences. Ryan has been trained by the Psychedelic Coalition for Health to offer integration work from psychedelic experiences as well as facilitating Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).

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Jaclyn Udell, ACSW

Jaclyn Udell (she/her) is an associate clinical social worker and harm reductionist. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in Chinese Literature and International Relations before continuing her studies at Tulane University’s School of Social Work for a Masters in Social Work. During her MSW program, Jaclyn completed 1000 hours of clinical work at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) as a Policy and Clinical Advocacy intern. 

Grounded in a systems based approach to psychotherapy, she views language as a resourceful 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.

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Stephen Taus, MD

Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, Stephen Taus MD graduated from Chicago Medical School in 1970. He’s been in private practice in San Pedro, California for nearly 50 years where he integrates alternative approaches such as acupuncture into his work.  
 
Dr. Taus is committed to supporting your health and wellness while creating a space of love and care. He is motivated by the unique relationship that exists between doctor and patient. Stephen is overjoyed o support the healing of others in partnership with his daughter, Stephen also enjoys long beach walks, reading books on self-development, meaningful conversations, and quality time with his two children and his granddaughter.
 
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Ryan Scott Brewer, LMFT

Ryan Scott Brewer is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (#117921) and Yogi who holds dual Master’s Degrees in Spiritual Psychology and Depth Psychology. With over 15 years of experience studying the mind/body connection, Ryan blends concepts and practices from Eastern philosophy like mindfulness and meditation in conjunction with Western advances in neuroscience and trauma recovery.

He is trained in EMDR and TRM for trauma work; and often utilizes concepts from Internal Family Systems to heal parts inside that have been burdened from difficult life experiences. Ryan has been trained by the Psychedelic Coalition for Health to offer integration work from psychedelic experiences as well as facilitating Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).

 

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Jaclyn Udell, ACSW

Jaclyn Udell (she /her) is an associate clinical social worker and harm reductionist. She graduated cum laude from Georgetown University in Chinese Literature and International Relations before continuing her studies at Tulane University’s School of Social Work for a Masters in Social Work. During her MSW program, Jaclyn completed 1000 hours of clinical work at the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) as a Policy and Clinical Advocacy intern. 
 Grounded in a systems based approach to psychotherapy, she views language as a resourceful 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.

 

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